AIMCAL and CEMA Boards Say 'Yes' to Strategic Merger

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) reports its Board of Directors, along with the Board of Trustees of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), have voted to merge the two trade organizations.

Foiling Counterfeiters

With hologram use becoming commonplace, manufacturers turn to OVDs for a higher level of security protection.

Redefining Plasticizers in Inks and Coatings

The dictionary defines plasticizers as any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to keep them soft or pliable. For the purpose of

Toxic Release Inventory: AIMCAL Urges Members that Report Deadline Imminent

Toxics Release Inventory reports are required by EPA by July 1 every year. New rules stipulate companies handling more than 100 pounds of lead or lead compounds during any calendar year, starting 2001, must file a TRI.

Need Practical, Usable Solutions? Go to AIMCAL Summer School

Converting challenges affecting your bottom line? If so, then AIMCAL's summer school (July 22 through 25, 2002, Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte, NC) is for you and your operation.

Coating Control, Quality, & Paperboard Packaging

It is often forgotten the vast majority of folding cartons are coated with either a water-based or ultraviolet (UV)-cured coating. In fact, most new presses

School's IN for Summer: AIMCAL Extends Curriculum

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has added a full track of courses to it highly acclaimed summer school curriculum and extended the 2002 session by one day, the industry group reports.

Annual AIMCAL: Ethics with Success

"How do we maintain a sense of ethics in today’s success-driven business world when others all around us seem to bend the rules at their convenience?"The

Got Web Coating Wisdom? AIMCAL's Call for Fall Papers

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) has issued its annual call for papers for its fall technical conference, which is slated for October 21–23, 2002, at the Hilton Sedona Resort, Sedona, AZ, USA.

Metallizer Makes a Winning Wager

What recession? With a new facility, two new Galileo metallizers, and an ei3 electronic communications network, Vacumet Corp. doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word.

Coating and Laminating Special Report

Five related articles examining today's coating/laminating industry peers into the future of this key industry niche.

Overcoats Offer Protection (and You Don't Have to Button Up)

Printed paper is a key ingredient in many packages and labels. And whether the printing provides information, graphics, or both, it has to be protected.

Control of Adhesion and Removal of Heat Sealable Tops on Polymer Containers

Application: By reviewing peelable seals for lid-tub applications, the authors summarize basic peel and seal mechanisms and discuss variables and methods that control seal and peel properties. They offer suggestions for design to achieve optimum peelable seals.

Polymers / Laminations / Adhesives / Coatings / Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Slitting Adhesive-Coated, Low-Strength Films

Low-strength films, such PE or cast PP, sometimes are coated with an adhesive and slit into customer-sized rolls. Low-strength films do not have sharply

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