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Contamination Combat

In the current economic climate, converters are under pressure to increase efficiency, cut costs, and eliminate waste. How can this be achieved without compromising quality standards? One key area that should receive close attention is how contamination and static can be removed from the production process.

Xanté Acquires Degrava Systems

MOBILE, AL Xant Corp. has acquired Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, a supplier of narrow web digital color printing systems, color management software, consumables,

Carton & Box

Preset, Print, Perfect Board Speedmaster XL 105-P press with perfecting device can print and perfect at speeds to 15,000 sph. End-to-end preset abilities

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS: June 2009

Gearing Products Offered Company offers a comprehensive range of standard open gearing products including spur, helical, miter, bevel, worms, and worm

Cautious Optimism for Economy in 2009

SAN DIEGO, CA The latest in a yearly series of surveys on corporate issues from The Ken Blanchard Cos. shows executives and company leaders are somewhat

Stress & Strain

A properly tensioned web always will lead to better slitting. Good tensioning is important up to, through, and out of the slitting blades. A poorly tensioned

Experience Speaks - June 2009

Greg Smith Shares Management Style in Experience Speaks

Harper Donates to Clemson's Sonoco

CHARLOTTE, NC When Clemson Univ. cut the ribbon on its new Harris A. Smith Building, representatives of global anilox supplier Harper Corp. of America

Clean Cut

While converters look for new ways to manage costs, faster job setups are possible as slitting equipment becomes more accurate and efficient.

A&V Distributes Flint Letterpress Plates

CHARLOTTE, NC Flint Group reports Anderson & Vreeland, Bryan, OH, will distribute Flint's line of nyloprint printing plates and processing equipment for

Extreme Slitting

The ability to slit very narrow widths is all in a day's work for Metlon Corp., which converts finished rolls in widths as small as 0.0078 in.

People News - June 2009

Kenneth C. Glade is appointed VP of sales for North America at Polytype America Corp., Converting Div., USA, Hackettstown, NJ. In conjunction with opening

Slitting Directory

COMPANY, LOCATION WEBSITE or PHONE NUMBER ACPO Ltd., Oak Harbor, OH www.acpo.com Adhesive Applications Inc., Easthampton, MA www.adhesiveapplicationsinc.com

MLP Celebrates 25 Years

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (MLP USA Inc.) is celebrating a quarter of a century of innovations in 2009. MLP USA markets Mitsubishi

Critical Trends: 2009 PFFC Survey

The PFFC exclusive annual survey on Critical Trends impacting our industry was eye opening, at the very least. The data Penton Research has gathered since

Lean & Green

As your customers look to improve their sustainability efforts, new substrates on the market offer recyclability and weight reduction with no loss of performance.

Growth Strategy

In the midst of these uncertain economic times, even some successful companies are hesitant to make major capital purchases, fearing what tomorrow may or may not hold. But one flexible packaging converter has been busy purchasing equipment — and companies — to ensure its future is as bright as its past.

Gravure Shows Off Its Best

Naples, Fl | The Packaging & Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA) honored its best, in the presence of 120 registered attendees, during its annual Operational Conference

Natural Beauties

Natural Beauties New York-based packaging designer Anthem Worldwide has developed sustainable packaging for Revlon's new Almay Pure Blends natural makeup

Global Corporations Cut Emissions

Washington, Dc | Twenty-one companies, all partners in World Wildlife Fund's Climate Savers Program, announced an estimated 50 million tons of voluntary

Cut to Save

Label printer Skanem AS is under pressure to change its waste handling process

The Coefficient of Winding Trouble

In winding, the important coefficient of friction (COF) is always about the two surfaces that will come in contact as the entering layer hits the winding

International Conference Debuts in Italy

Piacenza, Italy | Nordmeccanica, a supplier of coating and laminating machinery to the worldwide flex-pack industry, held its first International Technical

Rx for ER

Rollprint develops innovative packaging, including a chevron header pouch designed with input from operating room personnel.

Why So Many Anilox Rolls?

A standardized process can be defined as one that represents a single way of doing an activity in which all employees do the activity the same way all

People - May 2009

Dr. Gary A. Baum is designated the 2009 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medalist by TAPPI, Norcross, GA. He served as director of corporate R&D for James River

Plasma Power

Confused by the terminology surrounding surface treatment? Learn how corona, gas corona, and true atmospheric plasma treaters differ to find the best system for you.

Stop Tribocharging Your Products

The cheapest and most reliable way to solve a static problem is to stop it before it starts. Prevention is the best cure. Most static problems start with tribocharging between two different materials that touch and separate.

Enercon Partners to Advance Nonwovens

Enercon Industries has partnered with The Inst. of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech Univ. to advance the functionality of nonwovens and technical textiles.

Gaining Ground

Thanks to a hybrid press from Heidelberg, the ability to switch between water-based and UV inks gives Carded Graphics a competitive edge.

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