Music City plays host to converters attending the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s annual conference and exhibition.Read more
Folding carton and corrugated converters will find equipment displays and educational opportunities in die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, and more.Read more
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EVOH allows conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
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The iAmp2 amplifier reportedly saves set-up time and simplifies web tension measurement
The reports shows the material known as nylon has a number of applications, including some found in the converting industry
ECG seminar will feature a wide range of topics and break-out sessions
The Novamelt location in Germany, where hot melt p-s adhesives are produced, is expected to play a key role in the integration of the two companies
According to a study from the Corrugated Packaging Alliance, shipping in corrugated containers saves 10.4 percent annually compared to RPCs
The 2015 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition, which recognizes excellence through the entire converting process, is accepting entries
A recent show in China was the occasion for the introduction of the modular ‘Concept’ and a carbon fibre chamber doctor blade
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- February 16, 2011
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL | Spartanics updates its previously published “Laser Cutting Technical Guide” drafted in 2008, Parts I and II, with a new 2011 version offering improvements in state-of-the-art laser die-cutting and other benchmark data detailing its particular suitability for variable marking applications.
A preface to the 2011 edition sites:
The “short” list of applications where laser die cutting is often best-match finishing technology now includes: finishing printed products from digital, screen, offset and ALL printing presses; label converting; packaging lines; plastics decoration; insurance cards, ID cards, and other plastic cards; flexible solar panels; membrane switches, flexible circuits and other electronics products; aerospace components; metal parts and products; RFID labels, cards and tags; P-O-P displays and promotional magnets; textiles; automotive components; medical devices, among others. The list of materials that are successfully and most economically cut or marked by laser die-cutters continues to grow—from abrasives, to nearly all plastic materials, many metals, and even wood...
With a continuous stream of laser die-cutting benchmarks, the 2011 white paper reveals there are now hybrid sheet-fed and roll-fed laser die-cutting machines permitting interchangeability in addition to the capability of achieving web speed benchmarks of 100+ mpm without sacrificing cutting quality.
To access the full paper, click here and select the downloadable pdf,