Metallizing

AIMCAL Energizes Business Leaders

PALM SPRINGS, CA It's no secret that winter meetings for most associations are anything but grueling, particularly when they're held at such posh resorts

Metal Is in the Mix

This year's winners of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) competition truly reflect the composition of the organization's

Melamine Revisited

Barrier-coated flexible packaging, both metallized and clear, is a much-favored choice among brand owners and retailers across the globe today. It offers

Holographic Plastics

Vacumet Corp. has launched HoloPRISM holographic plastics, a complimentary extension of HoloPRISM papers, with applications in consumer, cosmetic, personal care, and entertainment packaging; gift wrap; labels; and publications.

Coaters Assist Move Toward Solar Energy

LITTLETON, CO Two new OptiLab roll-to-roll vacuum sputter coaters from General Vacuum Equipment (GVE) are aiding Ascent Solar Technologies (AST) in its

SVC Plans TechCon 2008

The 2008 of the Society of Vacuum Cleaners' (SVC) 51st TechCon will take place April 21-22, in Chicago. The program will address a number of technological breakthroughs and point to the most important, promising, and attractive developments for the future.

Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007

AWA Alexander Watson Associates have published the Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007. This report is the successor of the industry standard Metallized Papers and Films World Sourcebook 2004.

4th Ed. AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference Goes to Print

The 4th edition of the AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference will go to print shortly. In addition to updates in the seven existing chapters from the 3rd edition, the latest edition has been expanded with new chapters with information on the vacuum web coating processes.

AIMCAL and SVC Establish Scholarship Fund

AIMCAL and the Society of Vacuum Coaters have agreed, using the resources of the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation, to establish the Bernard Henry AIMCAL and SVC Scholarship Fund the honor of the late Bernard Henry. The scholarships are open to students worldwide to attend qualified instructors of higher learning.

AIMCAL Announces Speakers at Summer School 2007

AIMCAL is offering two tracks for this year's Summer School, being held August 6-9, 2007, in Minneapolis, MN: Web Handling and Web Coating and Laminating. Speakers for these tracks include: Dr. David Roisum, PFFC columnist Timothy J. Walker, Dr. Ed Cohen, Dr. Al Pocius, and Dr. Ted Lightfoot.

AIMCAL Holds Summer School

Now in its 9th year, AIMCAL's Summer School assembles consultants and educators for four days of focused technical sessions. This year's schools will be held in Minneapolis, MN, August 6-9 and New Delhi, India, August 20-21.

Knowledge = Power = Success

Training. It's as essential to the growth and vitality of a converting operation as air and water are to all living things. Many companies have in-depth,

Sweets Success

Located in the industrial left bank of Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine's bustling capital city, Ukrplastic is the nation's largest flexible packaging converter.

Leader of the Six-Pack

Members of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators hitched their horses to a Texas hoedown-style venue at the annual winter meeting

Leader of the Six-Pack

Seven winners and one “leader of the pack” flaunt their looks and high-tech features in AIMCAL’s annual competition.

Metallizing Matures

Innovative use of metallized products will drive future growth as traditional markets begin to slow.

Fast and Juicy

Graphic Packaging Intl. (GPI), Marietta, GA, has teamed up with Oscar Mayer to offer hot dogs that are juicy and ready to eat after 35 sec in the microwave.

New Metallizing Process

Celplast Metallized Products has developed a process for metallizing standard 48 g PET films, giving metal adhesion values that are equivalent or superior to those of chemically-treated metallized PET.

A Super Idea

Celplast Metallized Products, Toronto, ON, Canada, has developed a process for metallizing standard 48-ga PET films that reportedly results in metal adhesion

Puttin' On the Ritz

Marketing glitz and glamour equally share the limelight with technical merit in this year's annual metallized and coated products competition, staged by AIMCAL, the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators.

Metallizing Makeover

Celplast reinvents its business model to focus on value-added specialty films.

AIMCAL Blogs Launch

AIMCAL launched four blogs August 1, 2005 covering web coating and laminating, vacuum web coating, web handling and converting, and specialty web coating.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 1

You won’t find your company’s future in a crystal ball, tarot cards, or tea leaves, but you might find it in Peter Drucker’s advice: "The best way to deal with the future is to create it."

The Mettle of Metallizers

Published back in 1997, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, 2nd ed., stated: The field of vacuum metallizing serving the packaging industry

AIMCAL Awards, Page 2, PFFC, March 2004

AIMCAL recognizes winners of its annual competition for opening new markets and for technological superiority.

The Family Breadwinner

AIMCAL recognizes winners of its annual competition for opening new markets and for technological superiority.

The Global Metallizing Market

Dr. William Llewellyn, senior consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., highlights current market trends from AWA's forthcoming Metallized Films and Papers: Global Sourcebook 2004.

Darwin Would Approve

Since its founding, Vacumet has pursued the goal of meeting the needs of its customers by adapting to changes in the marketplace. Now, the company has done it again with a new division and a new plant.

Totally Rockin' Metal

This year's EMA Awards prove the glitz of metallizing truly rocks.

AIMCAL Winners Pulsate with Panache

For the 2003 edition of the Vacuum Metallized or Coated Product Competition of the Fort Mill, SC-based Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters

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