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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

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

Bag machine adds value to customer-oriented operation.

A new FMC servo draw bag machine fits right in at All-Pak, a company that takes customer needs very seriously.When Fred J. Faletti founded All-Pak Inc.,

Bagmaking machines adapt to conquer new markets.

In 1962, when Herbert Baier, president of Peco, Fairfield, NJ, entered the converting business, the state-of-the-art blown film line was making extruded

Independent Packaging: the "restart" of something great

Independent Packaging arose from the ashes, but it wasn't easy. Now, after only 18 months, IP is on track to produce 1 billion bakery bags this year.Perhaps

Bagmaking operation refuses to stand still

As the plastic bag operation at Shields Bag & Printing Co. continues to grow and evolve, 32 Battenfeld Gloucester production lines keep pace.In 1954 Gene

Bagmakers add a strong link to quality chain

Sengewald USA believes in high quality equipment all along the line. Amplas bagmakers fit perfectly into that philosophy.Sengewald USA, Marengo, IL, is

Adapting flexible system in trim-recovery operations.

Product output improves after James Rivers' Flexible Packaging Group installs a new air handling system for trim recovery and reprocessing on a cast extrusion

Reynolds subsidiary in Spain benefits from technology transfer

Grafiba SA, a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals Co., started as a manual converter of paper bags and has grown into one of the first firms in Spain to use

Costa Rican converter expands Latin market

Empaques Universal, headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, is Central America's largest flex-pack converter with sales of $25 million.The firm has plants

Printer responds to tougher environmental standards

New regulations nailed a solvent done considered environmentally friendly. Poly-Pak Industries scrambled to meet the new standards and combat a wave of

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

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

Converter's expansion plan brings clean room for bags.

A Wisconsin custom blown-film and bag converter has been growing steadily for the last several years, primarily because they use low-density polyethylene

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