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Building quality into the web printing process

This is the first in a three-part series on video web inspection. The series will present the technological basics, define concept and principals essential

Film offers food packagers green marketing opportunity

When ICI Films decided to develop the first polyester foodpackaging film using post-consumer recycled (PCR) content nearly a year ago, we did so believing

Difficult employee terminations should be handled with care.

One of the toughest jobs an employer sometimes has to face is the handling of difficult employee terminations. Because of the potential legal pitfalls,

Open mind, careful questions mean managerial success.

Like it or not, virtually every action or nonacntion a manger takes will be interpreted by employees is some way. Therefore, even the way managers ask

Consortium proves quality growth of flexo printing

As a result, flexographic printing is now used to print sophisticated packaging and point-of-sale advertising, and process color is printed on a routine

Quick changeovers, quality top bagmaking demands.

Manufacturers and suppliers of bagmaking machinery and equipment are finding that quick changeover, servo drives and computer controls are essential in

Strong growth predicted for flex-pack industry

With shipments planning to reach $15.5 billion by the end of the year, the fifth annual State of the Industry Report from the Flexible Packaging Association

Conserving weight, space earns praise for flexible

Bags and pouches demonstrating innovation in reducing waste and increasing cost effectiveness were rewarded with top honors by judges for the Flexible

Company develops line of cost-saving packaging

A Pennsylvania packager responds to the diaper industry's growing demands for high-performance compression diaper bags. These bags, which are tightly

Innovative uses, creativity earn honors from AIMCAL

Judges for the Package/Label of the Year Award, sponsored by the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, praised new applications

Computerized dispensing provides ink management

It was a big week for Malcolm Clare, operations vice president, Transprint USA, the country's largest gravure printer of heat-transfer designs used to

Solid-waste proposals still considerable at state level.

Solid-waste legislative proposals at the state level targeting packaging issues decreased only slightly in 1994, according to Single Service News, the

Flexibility key in today's changing business world.

Organizations that fail to change, and change quickly, face certain death.Today's organizations must constantly change in order to survive. Every year,

Options, sensor designed for web inspection

The company offers the Supervision Plus package of video web-inspection options that include high resolution, a three-chip camera and a TSI-01 hand-held,

Coating module allows in-house production

The in-line coating module retrofits to most presses and web-handling equipment, allowing label producers to convert off-the-shelf face stocks and release

Steam bar controls curl in web processes

The Curlguard system is designed to control curl in paper web processes. It incorporates a steam distribution bar to apply uniform steam to the web. Curl

Calibration fixture measures UV light source

The SS5107 calibration fixture directly measures ultraviolet-light source performance on light-wand-equipped curing systems. The liquid light guide for

In-feed section meets stringent standards

The company offers a redesigned in-feed section for its R200 press. The section features a more compact design and stability allowing customers to meet

Software system designed for analysis

The Expertalert predictive-maintenance software system has been reengineered and released as a network version and compatible with Microsoft DOS and Windows

US converter sells Brazilian interest

Riverwood International Corp., Atlanta, GA has announced it has completed the sale, of just under 50% interest in Riverwood's Brazilian operation, Igaras

Shredders provide recycling advantages

The company's core shredders are designed to handle cores and butt rolls up to 8-in. in diameter at a speed of 40 fpm and shred up to 8 tons of cores/hr.

Video system measures on microscopic scale

The FT[Angstrom]200 is a flexible optical and video system for laboratory use in measuring contact angle, absorption, wettability, surface tension and

Micrometer allows air-gap adjustment

A new device with a micrometer allows easy access, high-accuracy air-gap adjustment of electrode assemblies on the firm's corona-treating stations. The

Static eliminator bar neutralizes webs

The E-series static eliminator bar is designed to neutralize positive and negative changes on webs made of plastic, glass, fabric and paper. When used

Familiarity with change no surprise in this industry

Last year was a surprising year for the metallizing industry in a number of ways. The shortage of polyester film contrasted with ample supplies in 1993.

AIMCAL selects 3 finalists for technology award

Three finalists have been announced for the 1995 Technology of the Year Award sponsored by AIMCAL, the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters

Holograms continue to gain in converting applications.

The annual conference on holographic technology addresses a wide range of issues facing this industry today. This article presents a recap of some of

Package, vehicle sticker earn holographic honors

Several holographic products were honored in the Awards for Excellence in Holography competition presented by the International Hologram Manufacturers

State legislative action includes removal of 2 bans: 1994

Legislative activity on the state level for environmental issues relating to flexible packaging continued to surface during 1995, however, no major legislation

Metallizer, orienter to increase films capacity

New equipment installations will boost the worldwide capacity of the Films Division of Mobil Chemical Co., Pittsford, NY, during 1995.The addition of

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