New Name for FSEA

The Foil Stamping & Embossing Assn. changed its name to the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn., on March 1, keeping FSEA as its acronym.

Platemaking Upgrade

Nu-Maber, a flexographic printing plate production company, purchased two Concept 505 XP DW processors from DeGraf to replace two large-format washers.

Joint Venture for Gravure Cylinders

A joint venture for the development, manufacture, sale, aftersales, and service of gravure cylinder-making equipment has been announced.

Gravure System Is at Tech Center

Polytype Converting's Technology Center now is equipped with the pressurized gravure chamber system AGS 2500 S “System BASF” from Pagendarm.

Making Pouches With Speed

Ampac Flexibles reports the installation of a new Totani Model BH-80HVLLLS-M pouching machine in its Elk Grove Village, IL, facility.

People News: March 2009

John Chrysikopoulos joins Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, as its new managing director. He comes from the Investment Banking divs. of Goldman Sachs and

Reader Reaction: Top Ten Products for Converters

Top Ten Products for Converters

Crowning Benefits

Many industrial manufacturers rely on crowned rollers. A crown is a shape or diameter profile necessary to compensate for deflection and obtain uniform nip pressure distribution

Flexible Packaging Association 2009 Award Winners

The Flexible Packaging Assn. (FPA), honors 24 packages in its 2009 Achievement Awards Competition. Here is a look at the top award winners.

Bloomer Plastics Converts Custom Films

Manufacturer of custom converted and embossed films that converters, Bloomer Plastics supplies more than 32 million lb of film to customers as far away as Europe and Asia

Edelmann and Codimag Web Offset Semi-Rotary Web Presses Are for Short Runs

In the evolution of print, there have been many discoveries, inventions, and improvements that have shaped the industry as we know it. There are a variety

What's New Products: March 2009

Install Brakes Easily The CD2 module for company's CD Series brakes is said to make installation and setup easier, improve performance, make brakes more

Web Exclusive: Web Cleaners

India’s need for higher quality print products leads New Delhi-based label converter Regal Creative to install Teknek web cleaners.

Examining Recession Resistance

In PFFC's December 8 edition of E-Clips e-newsletter, I asked readers this question: With consumers opting to eat at home more and spending down, is the

Flexible Packaging Wipes Out Waste

New flexible packaging for cleaning wipes from Method Products offers a 60% reduction in plastic compared to the canisters

How Much Misalignment Is Trouble?

Shear wrinkles are the most common wrinkle mechanism, forming a diagonal crease and appearing to walk across rollers like an inch worm. The way to create

How To Find Green Projects

One of the sad responses to the sustainability movement has been bogus compliance, sometimes known as This involves invalid claims, no proof, hidden tradeoffs,

Triple Play for Nordmeccanica

Piacenza, Italy | Nordmeccanica announces the third North American installation within 18 months of its Triplex Combi Vertical multi-ply coater/laminator.

Film Line Saves Time, Money

Irvine, CA | B. Braun, a global supplier of healthcare products, has improved the economies of film processing with the installation of a new Davis-Standard

Flex-Pack Summit

Norcross, Ga | TAPPI PLACE announces the 2009 Flexible Packaging Summit, to be held in Columbus, OH, April 28-30. Included will be the two-day Consumer

Portal to Information

Fort Mill, Sc | The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) announces the establishment of the Converting Portal, an information

Changes at Sartomer

Exton, Pa | Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Co. is restructuring its Americas division, eliminating 17 positions at the Exton headquarters,

Lab Facility Gets Support

Minneapolis, Mn | Mocon is partnering with Clemson Univ. and Sealed Air to support the new Cryovac Flavour Mark Retort Laboratory. To that end, Mocon

People News: February

Ilene Gordon, president and CEO of Alcan Packaging, is named the Best Executive (for non-services businesses-more than 2,500 employees) at The 5th Annual

Extrusion Line Adds Efficiencies

Cincinnati, Oh | Ampac Flexibles has added a Windmoeller & Hoelscher extrusion system in its Auburn, WA, facility. Dan McFarland, president of Ampac's

Graph Expo Beats the Odds

Reston, Va | Despite bleak worldwide economic news that had dominated the media in the preceding weeks, Graph Expo 2008 exceeded expectations and enjoyed

Pilot Line Has New Coating System

Fribourg, Switzerland | Polytype Converting reports a new coating system for functional coatings available on its pilot line. The technology centre is

Narrow Web & Label Reporter: February

Challenging Labels Are Winners DEER PARK, NY | Overnight Labels won two awards when the IAPHC (International Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen), with

February Carton & Box Reporter

Soft Box Concept Honored RICHMOND, VA | Chesapeake Corp. earned runner-up recognition in the cartonboard category at the UK Packaging Awards, sponsored

Cartons Go Upscale

Tom Wynne, VP of manufacturing at Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics, figured the first three manroland presses worked so well, the fourth shouldn't

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