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News | New Products
Company will launch enhancements to the integration with EskoArtwork at the upcoming DSCOOP X event
Metallized BOPP film is said to provide good barrier and a treated surface for printing, as well as good heat seal strength
The 8000Tdi web gauging system features a high-powered processor that capture and shares information in real time
POP 2015, targeting the entire supply chain for package printing, will feature brand owners as well as machinery suppliers and printers
Guardian chucks offer new handwheel, journal seat, and housing design
New version of the Sanilox system can be seen on company’s redesigned website
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
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- August 01, 2009, By Yolanda Simonsis, Associate Publisher/Editor
It's no secret exhibitions and conferences have experienced a trend toward a more compact size. The Converting Machinery/Materials Conference and Exposition (CMM), held June 2-4 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr. in Rosemont, IL, followed suit with the added challenge of a global recession to lower the number of attendees and exhibitors alike.
While attendance was the smallest the show has ever experienced at 1,850, a total of 150 exhibitor booths attracted quality leads, accounting for some upbeat activity on the show floor. The June 6-9, 2011, edition is once again slated for Rosemont.
Show features included the following highlights:
- Bestowal of a Converter of the Year award to deserving honoree Dan McFarland, president of Ampac's Performance Printed Films group. (Visit PFFC, June '09, p38, or www.pffc-online.com/flexpack/main/paper-growth-strategy-0609).
- A pre-show golf tournament debuted, co-sponsored with DiTrolio Flexographic Inst.
- Pre-show conferences/workshops featured PFFC's “Web Lines” contributor Timothy J. Walker.
- The Maxcess Univ. Conference Week, hosted by Maxcess Intl., included web handling instruction as well as hands-on demonstrations.
- A first-time State of the Converting Community panel brought together the chief editors of the five top industry publications.
- A mega-session of general interest to all focused on “Sustainability in Practice: Green Washing & Beyond.”
- Technology Centers focused on flexible packaging, narrow to mid-web converting, and folding cartons.
- Networking opportunities included a delegate luncheon, coffee break, and on-floor receptions.
- On the final day of the show, a Smartcar give-away was awarded to Tom Engel of Quad Plus LLC.
Here and in subsequent issues, readers will find an assortment of products that PFFC editors collected from CMM exhibitors.