Inspection System Balances Print Quality with Economy

A 1998 acquisition gave the Teich Group a foothold in Poland. Now, the addition of an AVT print defect detection system on a Schiavi press is saving time, reducing waste, and enhancing print quality.

Coating Operation Starts a Tradition of Growth

Venture Coating Technologies, located in what once was a Wisconsin cornfield, is striving to be much more than a budding converting plant. Moving the process along is a slot-die coater assembled by Dri-Tec.

Wide-Ranging European Converter Keeps on Moving

Spain's flexible packaging market is booming, and Enplater S.A. is right there among the leaders.

Develop New Products with the Aid of a Pilot Line/Lab

Our updated guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment provides information that can help you better serve your customers—and maybe even enter new markets.

Roll Cleaning Systems: Taking Advantage of Technology

Is your operation's roll cleaning system like the "dishwasher" my family used to have when I was a kid? When asked if we had one, my mother would reply

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs A-L

Guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment, A thru L: Acumeter, Akron Coating, B.F. Perkins, Black Clawson, Brampton, ChemDevelopment, Chemair/Polytech Labs, Converting Machinery Technologies, Dummore, Enercon, Euclid Tool/Machine, Fronter Industrial, Faustel, General Forumlations, Geometric, Glenro, Holyoke, KAPCO, Killion Lab (Davis-Standard), Kroenert, Labelon, and Lamart.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs M-Z

Pilot lines and research equipment facilities guide, M thru Z: May Coating, Megtec, Microseal, Mylan Technologies, New Era Converting Machinery, Pillar, Polymer Science, Polytype America, Polytech North America, Print/Con-Printing and Converting Research Center, Tekmatex Inc., Texmac Inc., UCB Chemicals Corp., Viscor, and Yasui Seiki (USA).

Technology Puts Converter "In-Line" for More Success

Phoenix Packaging, which made its name with in-line technology for producing popcorn bags, is taking its innovative ways into other areas.

A Basic Understanding of Chill Rolls

Application: The fundamental knowledge from a basic understanding of roll design, function, and construction can help when purchasing a new roll, evaluating a new product or process, and troubleshooting.

Solving the Problem of Press Part Replacements

Clear Lam Inc., an Elk Grove Village, IL, converter of films, foils, and poly laminates, prides itself on delivering "a good quality product, excellent

Study Assesses the Future of Release Liners in Europe

Manufacturers of release liners and the converters and laminators that use them, in Europe and beyond, are experiencing a challenging trading environment. With pressure building on prices due to raw material increases, as well as on margins, the industry continues to seek ways of delivering better quality, at better prices, to wider markets.

Barrier Layer Protects CDs from Skips and Scratches

Optimanufacturing is turning out a new product designed to protect the surface of a compact disc. A unique laminating process makes it work. Compact discs

Release Papers: New Trends Are Driving the Market

Release papers provide the base for a pressure-sensitive label system that runs the gamut from generic mailing labels to high-specification applications

When Employees Become Owners... A Happy Ending

The "closing" of a former Champion-owned paper mill and several converting facilities proved to be a blessing for the employees—now owners—of one-year-old Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.

Coating Operation Cleans Up Its (Trim Removal) Act

When your company converts critical materials for manufacturers of electronic circuit boards, product purity is of the utmost concern--and eliminating

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