Green Is Global

While functional excellence remains a given, buyers and converters of packaging and labeling materials are influenced strongly by other market drivers

Conserve Energy

The web coating and laminating process is dependent on fossil fuels, petroleum, coal, and gas as a source of energy. Historically in the US, there has

What's New

The Scientific Sample Sizer lab-scale take-off module for company's measuring extruder systems enables customers to generate specimens quickly and automatically

What's New Products: February

Sensors Are Accurate Smarteye X-Pro Model XP10 high-speed, dual-function sensors are designed to perform as either precision registration mark sensors

Experience Speaks: Jason Grossman

President of Paragon Label Co. Motto: Treat customers and employees even better than you expect to be treated. Go the extra mile to make somebody's day

Meeting the Sustainability Challenge Without Compromising Barrier Performance

It is clear by now that retailers are the main drivers of the sustainable packaging movement, and they have put their money where their mouths are.

News Clips

Amcor, Mundelein, IL, is one of only two companies within the containers and packaging sector to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index,

NPE to Highlight Emerging Technology

Washington, DC | A multi-exhibitor Emerging Technologies Pavilion will debut at NPE2009, the international plastics exposition scheduled for June 22-26

Badger Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Greenville, WI | Badger Plug, celebrating its 75th anniversary, began by manufacturing wood core plugs in a small brick building on the banks of the Fox

Platemaking System Aids Growth

Amherst, NY | Packstar Flexible Packaging is bringing more of its plate production in-house with new solutions from Kodak. Adding to its other Kodak products,

View From Down Under

This month's editorial strays from the norm. One of PFFC's E-Clips e-newsletter subscribers voiced an opinion to which I felt you'd enjoy responding.

How Much Misalignment Is Trouble?

Most converting equipment suppliers and manufacturers take care to ensure the rollers of their machines are aligned. Designing for good alignment, machining

How To Become a Green Printer

What is sustainability? According to the World Commission on Environment & Development, it is Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the

AVT Updates Integration Process

Hod-Hasharon, Israel | Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) announces the next AVT-GMI integration steps in its long-term One Company strategy. The sales

Inkjet Press Is a Big Winner

Foster City, CA | EFI reports its Jetrion 3025 inkjet system enabled the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corp. (CBPMC) to print 13 million tickets


Cognex Corp., Natick, MA, appoints Tom Nash president of the Surface Inspection Systems Div. NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, CA, names Craig Wolf

Spooling System Expands Markets

Lancashire, UK | SJA Film Technologies has invested in a 24-station spooling machine from Double R Controls that allows SJA to convert a wider range of

Passing the Torch

Milwaukee, WI | Anguil Environmental Systems, supplier of air pollution control and VOC abatement equipment, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year,

Learn UV/EB Benefits at RadTech Conference

Bethesda, MD | RadTech Intl. will present uv.eb WEST 2009 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX in Los Angeles, CA, February 17-18. The two-day conference

Biodegradable Plastics to Gain, Says Study

Cleveland, OH | Demand for biodegradable plastic in the US is expected to rise more than 15%/yr to 720 million lbs in 2012, valued at $845 million. This

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Vodka Label Wins Big RICHMOND, VA | Chesapeake Corp. recently captured top honors in the labeling category at the UK Packaging Awards sponsored by Packaging

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Vodka Label Wins Big RICHMOND, VA | Chesapeake Corp. recently captured top honors in the labeling category at the UK Packaging Awards sponsored by Packaging

Color Control

Independent Printing Co. (IPCO), Martinez, CA, may be just two years shy of its 100th Anniversary, but this is one label converter/commercial printer

Eco Inks

While sustainability has attracted greater attention from converters and suppliers alike in recent years, the importance of ink in the process sometimes

A Host of Options for Brand Security

In today's converting and packaging environment, security needs are changing constantly. Security features traditionally used only on important documents

Credit Chaos

What a year 2008 turned out to be. A crisis that began in the subprime lending marketplace escalated into a full-blown credit freeze. Governments across

Creating e-Pedigrees

Variable data marking and coding isn't a foreign concept to most package converters. For years, many have been placing variable data on packaging materials

GOA Is Bilingual

The Printing Assn. of Florida (PAF), headquartered in Orlando, will stage the 34th edition of Graphics of the Americas (GOA) at the Miami Convention Center

What's New Products

Inks Low in VOCs Triumph sheet-fed process inks from Kohl & Madden feature a low-VOC ink technology that is high in renewable raw materials and is said

Alan Lane

Operations manager at Huhtamaki's Fulton, NY, plant Personal motto | If you haven't got time to do it right the first time, where are you going to find

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