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Variations on a FluteAICC Honors the Best in Corrugated

Roaring into the Future!" was the theme of the 9th International Corrugated Packaging Design Competition sponsored by the Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC). AICC presented the awards at its annual meeting in Chicago, IL, November 6, as part of the joint AICC/TAPPI Corrugated Week '99.

French Fry Fascination Brings Big Business to Bonar

Two Black Clawson coextrusion lines bring Bonar into the world of institutional french fry packaging. And what a big world it is.

Managing Your Way Through a ''Green'' Future

We have struggled through the environmental wars with many successed, but the battles are far from over.

Electrically Heated Rollers Are Top Technology Choice

The Thermalon line of electrically heated rollers from American Roller Co., Union Grove, WI, has won the 2000 Technology of the Year Competition sponsored

Human/Machine Interface Offers Best of Two Worlds

HMI software brings operator and equipment together in new ways for more efficient machine control and better communication.

Converted Solutions Slitter/Rewinder Boosts Productivity on Laminating Line

As Web Dynamics moves forward with a grant to expand its range of lamination processes, a new Consol slitter/rewinder provides the flexibility to expand its range of materials.

Negotiating an Acquisition: Nine Steps to Success

There are many types of negotiations, and all are unique. A skilled negotiator in one setting will not necessarily be expert in others. This generally

Flexible Packaging Strategies for 2002: In Summary

With improving technologies in materials and processing, flexible packaging plays an increasingly important role in many markets. Multilayer stand-up

Tape Converter Stands Up to Goliath with New Press

A flexo press from Bell-Mark makes a large contribution to Filmex Corporation, a smal specialty tape converter.

Folder/Gluer Broadens Markets for Contract Converter

A Vesta folder/gluer is giving Dyno Press an edge, allowing it to convert larger and more complex cartons and POP displays.

AIMCAL Turns 30

As AIMCAL—the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators—celebrates its thirtieth birthday, it is a time to reflect on the years past and the opportunities ahead. And to reflect on the many individuals who have contributed their wisdom, their time, and their energy to the Association. AIMCAL has been very fortunate to have had some very wise men and women involved with the Association over the years.

Seventy-Five Years and Counting for Bancroft Bag

With people living longer these days, a few of you actually may remember 1924. But if you don't (or if you weren't even alive yet), there are a few things

System Keeps Static Buildup Problems Under Control

"It's not a good idea to stick your hand in the mouth of a growling dog." Yet, says Dave Shanks, senior process engineer at Avery Dennison's Lowell, IN,

Cartonmarker Adds Flexo to Give Customers a Choice

Colbert Packaging expands its capabilities by adding a second Mark Andy narrow web flexographic press to its stable of equipment.

Drupa 2000 Celebrates Change on a Global Scale

Drupa 2000 has a new "byline"-- Print Media Trade Fair. It also has two new halls, many new features, and a new cycle. But not everything has changed.

FPA Winners Prove Again How to Do More with Less

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Washington, DC, presented its 1999 Top Packaging Awards to seven companies for flexible packages that broke

Converter Plays Key Role in Mercosur Trading Group

Uruguay's leading flexible packaging converter, ISMA S.A., is located in Montevideo, the nation's capital city and the center of Uruguay's industrial

Curtain Coating Technology Can Mean Big Benefits

Curtain coating belongs to the class of premetered coating methods. The term "premetered" indicates that only the exact amount of fluid to be coated onto

Specialty Products Are Custom Made in the U.K.

Specialization is something that seems to be burgeoning in the converting industry. From short-run specialty bags to the season/holiday-changing colorful

Shorter Turnaround Time Drives Move to CTP

Founded in 1928, Steketee-Van Huis (SVH), Holland, MI, produces high-end folding cartons for customers across the US

High-Barrier Packaging: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Food retailers bank on the fact that consumers notice the "image" of a product-basically, its packaging. But what about the product's overall performance:

Converters See Hurdles Ahead in Digital Printing

Last May Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER and Intertec Publishing conducted a focus group on the topic of digital technology and its impact on the converting

Clean Room Environment Makes Excellence a Priority

In an aggressive effort to increase sales, the management team at Autotype Americas Inc. decided to make some bold moves that have paid off handsomely

Integrated Information System Can Boost Profits

In today's competitive business environment, leading manufacturers in the converting industry are beginning to discover how enterprise business applications

Dixie Toga Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leader

Dixie Toga's flexible division—Itap Bemis—settles into a new home with top-flight equipment producing both gravure and flexo products.

Bringing a New Dimension to 3-D Imaged Packaging

You're at the store pondering the many choices of toothpaste. Over the years you've sampled everything from tartar control types to baking soda brands.

The Good Times Keep Rolling -- At Least for Now

"Anything that cannot go on forever will stop." So said the late Herbert Stein, chairman of president Richard Nixon's Council of Economic Advisors. It

Getting Off to a Smooth Start with a New Coater

With a combined 50 years of experience in the converting industry, William R. Arndt and Michael R. Nowak decided to start their own coating business,

Converting Coverage Grows at Graphics of the Americas

Graphics of the Americas Global Printing & Converting Exposition will celebrate its silver anniversary February 4-6 at the Convention Center in Miami

Vision-Based System Wins the Battle Against Defects

The technology currently being developed and utilized by the Israeli military is among the most sophisticated in the world. The transfer of this technology

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