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Visit Kelly on Static from Static control expert Dr. Kelly Robinson, president of Electrostatic Answers; Kelly has 27+ years of experience in problem-solving and consulting.

Visit Tim's Web Lines to handle and wind your paper, film, foil, and similar products. Take advantage of Tim’s 25+ years just like over 100 converters have.


Visit Mark's Coating Matters from fluid coating expert Mark D. Miller; Process improvement and project management for precision roll-to-roll coating applications.

Visit Marketing Mojo for dynamic marketing insights from Stephanie Millman that inspire new ideas on how to stay on top of your customer’s mind.


Visit Yo’s Yarns to share the thoughts, impressions, experiences, and news that impact the converting industry. . . or anything else that happens to be on her mind!

Visit Tom's Poly Ploys, where Tom will be writing on various topics that the typical polymer processor would encounter on the job.


Montalvo Offers Web Tension Upgrades on Wide Range of Equipment

GORHAM, ME | To increase converters’ productivity and profitability, the Montalvo Corp. provides web control system upgrades for users of narrow web presses, printing presses, corrugators, laminators, cutters, slitters, sheeters, filmers, extruders, waxers, die-cutters, and embossers.

The company’s Consulting Page details a number of examples of upgraded electronic web tension controls, load cells, clutches, safety chucks, brakes, brake pad assemblies, and other products.

The company is said to specialize in providing analysis, upgrades, and service of web tension control systems used in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and plastic films industries as well as packaging, medical and high-tech applications.

This rebuilt machine (above, right) includes a new unwind tension control systems, upgraded brake with fan cover, Montalvo ES live roller load cells to replace an old dancer system, idler rollers, a repaired/inspected hydraulic pump and motor, and replaced hoses, fittings, filters and gauges.


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