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Box Plant Rises from the Ashes to New Heights

Imagine showing up at your plant one morning--and it's not there. A fire has decimated your entire operation. Your equipment, inventory, and files are

When Employees Become Owners... A Happy Ending

The "closing" of a former Champion-owned paper mill and several converting facilities proved to be a blessing for the employees—now owners—of one-year-old Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.

Coating Operation Cleans Up Its (Trim Removal) Act

When your company converts critical materials for manufacturers of electronic circuit boards, product purity is of the utmost concern--and eliminating

It's Definitely a Bull Market for High-Performance Films

When I was in college, one of my classmates who lived in my dorm tried heating a pot pie on a plastic plate in the oven. Needless to say, the oven and

More Laminating Diversity Equals More Success

What do the apparel, automotive, marine, shoe, juvenile car seat, and medical industries have in common? Not a lot, really, except for one small textile-to-foam

Decorative Films Served by Multilayer Structure

Allied Converters Inc., reportedly the largest sheeter of cellophane and polypropylene in the US, has just gotten bigger. The driving force behind this

On-Line Purchasing Saves Time, Money, and Space

Business-to-business e-commerce, the sale of products and services directly over the Internet, is rapidly becoming big business-even for small companies.

Converter Can't Seem to Stay Out of Business

When Robert Curran sold his three label companies in 1987, he figured he was out of the converting business for good. Today, he not only owns a folding

Latest Gravure Technology Launches Converter into Fray

Imagine you're a paratrooper. Your mission: to launch yourself out of a plane, drop to the earth, hit the ground running, and go into battle. Sounds risky,

Golden Cylinders Go to Gravure's Very Best

The Gravure Association of America (GAA) started a new tradition when it presented the 2000 Golden Cylinder Awards at its annual convention April 6th

Bagmaking Operation Is There When Customers Call

Ray Glenn, VP of Apollo Plastics, Jersey City, NJ, never went to medical school, but his company's approach to customer service sometimes makes him wish

Globalization Is Driving Force Behind Fast-Growing NPE

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) reports NPE 2000 will surpass every previous NPE in size, diversity, and global impact when it comes to McCormick

Selecting the Right Tensioning System for the Application

Choosing a tension control system can be intimidating, especially with the large array of systems available. Understanding the basic systems, which all

Variations on a FluteAICC Honors the Best in Corrugated

Roaring into the Future!" was the theme of the 9th International Corrugated Packaging Design Competition sponsored by the Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC). AICC presented the awards at its annual meeting in Chicago, IL, November 6, as part of the joint AICC/TAPPI Corrugated Week '99.

French Fry Fascination Brings Big Business to Bonar

Two Black Clawson coextrusion lines bring Bonar into the world of institutional french fry packaging. And what a big world it is.

Managing Your Way Through a ''Green'' Future

We have struggled through the environmental wars with many successed, but the battles are far from over.

Electrically Heated Rollers Are Top Technology Choice

The Thermalon line of electrically heated rollers from American Roller Co., Union Grove, WI, has won the 2000 Technology of the Year Competition sponsored

Human/Machine Interface Offers Best of Two Worlds

HMI software brings operator and equipment together in new ways for more efficient machine control and better communication.

Converted Solutions Slitter/Rewinder Boosts Productivity on Laminating Line

As Web Dynamics moves forward with a grant to expand its range of lamination processes, a new Consol slitter/rewinder provides the flexibility to expand its range of materials.

Negotiating an Acquisition: Nine Steps to Success

There are many types of negotiations, and all are unique. A skilled negotiator in one setting will not necessarily be expert in others. This generally

Flexible Packaging Strategies for 2002: In Summary

With improving technologies in materials and processing, flexible packaging plays an increasingly important role in many markets. Multilayer stand-up

Tape Converter Stands Up to Goliath with New Press

A flexo press from Bell-Mark makes a large contribution to Filmex Corporation, a smal specialty tape converter.

Folder/Gluer Broadens Markets for Contract Converter

A Vesta folder/gluer is giving Dyno Press an edge, allowing it to convert larger and more complex cartons and POP displays.

AIMCAL Turns 30

As AIMCAL—the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators—celebrates its thirtieth birthday, it is a time to reflect on the years past and the opportunities ahead. And to reflect on the many individuals who have contributed their wisdom, their time, and their energy to the Association. AIMCAL has been very fortunate to have had some very wise men and women involved with the Association over the years.

Seventy-Five Years and Counting for Bancroft Bag

With people living longer these days, a few of you actually may remember 1924. But if you don't (or if you weren't even alive yet), there are a few things

System Keeps Static Buildup Problems Under Control

"It's not a good idea to stick your hand in the mouth of a growling dog." Yet, says Dave Shanks, senior process engineer at Avery Dennison's Lowell, IN,

Cartonmarker Adds Flexo to Give Customers a Choice

Colbert Packaging expands its capabilities by adding a second Mark Andy narrow web flexographic press to its stable of equipment.

Drupa 2000 Celebrates Change on a Global Scale

Drupa 2000 has a new "byline"-- Print Media Trade Fair. It also has two new halls, many new features, and a new cycle. But not everything has changed.

FPA Winners Prove Again How to Do More with Less

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Washington, DC, presented its 1999 Top Packaging Awards to seven companies for flexible packages that broke

Converter Plays Key Role in Mercosur Trading Group

Uruguay's leading flexible packaging converter, ISMA S.A., is located in Montevideo, the nation's capital city and the center of Uruguay's industrial

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