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,

Investment to help growth for converter

Amcor Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, has made an investment in Flexible Holding Inc., Seattle, WA, to help accelerate FHI's growth through its wholly-owned

Self-wound label acts as release liner

Self-wound interleaved ribbons and labels for thermal-transfer printing are available from Media Solutions Inc., Longmeadow, MA, and IIMAK, Amherst, NY.The

Vinyl film eliminates layer of polyethylene

An Aclar-laminated rigid-vinyl film eliminating the middle layer of polyethylene is available for high-barrier pharmaceutical applications from Klockner

Packaging films edible, water soluble

Completely edible water-soluble packaging films are available from Chris Craft Industrial Products, South Holland, IL.The Monosol LXP-1832 films are cold-water

Films utilize capacity of cast polyethylene

Laminated films designed for packaging of toner cartridges have been introduced by Web Technologies, Oakville, CT.Copy-Pat films are a custom-engineered

Printing system offers quality performance

A solventborne rotogravure printing-ink system that provides ultralow retained solvents when adhesive or extrusion-laminating treated and on polyvinylidene-chloride

Idler rolls respond to web movement

The company's line of large lightweight idler rolls is designed for use with wide webs in low-tension applications. The low inertia of these precision

Folder produces envelope-type covering

The DHR-15 dental headrest folder is designed to produce an open-sided envelope-type covering that is slipped over the headrest of a dental chair or similar

Coating system provides lustrous results.

The multiple coating technology system produces high-gloss coatings, metallic finishes and related special effects. The system is available on the company's

Image processor offers color monitoring

The model IP-25 image processor is designed as an alternative to basic video systems. It offers wide-web printers built-in automatic color monitoring

Salvage system removes, doctors roll stock

The jumbo roll-salvage system is designed for visually inspecting, removing and doctoring printed roll stock of all kinds. The system will process 50-in.

Intertec completes purchase of Maclean Hunter US.

Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER, formerly part of Maclean Hunter Publishing is now a part of Intertec Publishing Corp., Overland Park, KS.On Jan. 31, Intertec

Winding system suited for long lengths

The winding system is designed for slitting and spooling exceptionally long lengths of tension-sensitive medical laminates onto a single core. It features

Densitometer provides printing parameters

The company has added the IQ 150 to its line of intelligent portable densitometers. The model is the most basic of the series and provides only the most

Laser alignment determines shaft offsets

The Rotalign laser alignment is designed with a visible laser beam to determine shaft offsets and angularity with micron resolution, even over separations

Cups developed for viscosity measurements

A set of Shell cups are designed for use in the laboratory or for calibrating process viscosity-control equipment. The cups were developed to optimize

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,

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