Treat 'em Right

Offset printer adds corona treating to its eight-color press and improves print quality on a new product line: in-mold film labels.

Spot Less

There are several web cleaning technologies available for various converting applications, including static elimination, simple vacuum, multimodal, contact

Cut With Glass

Energy bills getting you down? Cut costs by switching to glass-covered rolls for corona treatment.

What Static Can Do is Shocking

Why is static electricity a concern to converters of moving webs? It can cause four problems.

Mastering RFID

This article analyzes existing ESD control standards and interprets them for RFID label converting. In addition, available static control methods in RFID converting are examined along with a case study for static control on an RFID tag insertion module for a narrow-web press.

Static is Gone, Price is Right

As with any successful operation, there are challenges to meet and overcome. One such challenge Bison Bag has faced over the years is getting static electricity under control on several of its machines, especially some of the older bag machines.

Mastering RFID, Part 2

This second of a two-part series covers development of an ESD protection program.

Model Mock-Ups

Driving its equipment to unconventional new levels, Haney PRC creates model mock-ups.

Keeping it Clean

Today's cleaning equipment requires a slightly higher degree of sophistication. "The days of the two-by-four cleaner are gone," Cannon notes. He adds the converter now has a number of alternative web cleaning solutions including air systems (suck, blow, or a combination of both), ultrasonic systems, and contact cleaners.

The Stats on Static Control

When I was a kid, my father proved himself a powerful wizard when he magically stuck a balloon to the wall just by rubbing it on his head. Of course,

Zapping Static

Battling static buildup in its slitting process, one nonwovens converter gets results with Simco's static elimination systems.

Film Wettability Not So Simple

When it comes to the subject of everyone has some degree of experience. However, the wetting of a film by a printing ink is a complicated physical/chemical

Some Things to Remember About Dynamic Surface Tension

Most flexible packaging plants can measure surface tension of their films by using dyne solutions. The dyne solutions are chemical mixtures that have

Atmospheric Plasma

Converters of hard-to-treat and thicker substrates will benefit from using an alternative to corona treating—the atmospheric plasma method.

DuPont Chemical Solutions Acquires French Surface Protection Biz Unit

PARIS, FRANCE -- According to DuPont Chemical Solutions, as part of its strategy for sustainable growth, the co. has reached a business agreement with

Enercon Industries | Surface Treating

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