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

More Laminating Diversity Equals More Success

What do the apparel, automotive, marine, shoe, juvenile car seat, and medical industries have in common? Not a lot, really, except for one small textile-to-foam

Latest Gravure Technology Launches Converter into Fray

Imagine you're a paratrooper. Your mission: to launch yourself out of a plane, drop to the earth, hit the ground running, and go into battle. Sounds risky,

French Fry Fascination Brings Big Business to Bonar

Two Black Clawson coextrusion lines bring Bonar into the world of institutional french fry packaging. And what a big world it is.

Electrically Heated Rollers Are Top Technology Choice

The Thermalon line of electrically heated rollers from American Roller Co., Union Grove, WI, has won the 2000 Technology of the Year Competition sponsored

Folder/Gluer Broadens Markets for Contract Converter

A Vesta folder/gluer is giving Dyno Press an edge, allowing it to convert larger and more complex cartons and POP displays.

AIMCAL Turns 30

As AIMCAL—the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators—celebrates its thirtieth birthday, it is a time to reflect on the years past and the opportunities ahead. And to reflect on the many individuals who have contributed their wisdom, their time, and their energy to the Association. AIMCAL has been very fortunate to have had some very wise men and women involved with the Association over the years.

System Keeps Static Buildup Problems Under Control

"It's not a good idea to stick your hand in the mouth of a growling dog." Yet, says Dave Shanks, senior process engineer at Avery Dennison's Lowell, IN,

Converter Plays Key Role in Mercosur Trading Group

Uruguay's leading flexible packaging converter, ISMA S.A., is located in Montevideo, the nation's capital city and the center of Uruguay's industrial

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

Dixie Toga Continues to Make Its Mark as a Leader

Dixie Toga's flexible division—Itap Bemis—settles into a new home with top-flight equipment producing both gravure and flexo products.

Getting Off to a Smooth Start with a New Coater

With a combined 50 years of experience in the converting industry, William R. Arndt and Michael R. Nowak decided to start their own coating business,

Flexible packaging converter treats its customers right.

When Flex-Pak purchased a new laminator for snack food packaging, it made sure that bare roll corona treating was included as a means of increasing quality

Popcorn packaging leads converter down new paths.

Himac helps Phoenix by downgauging its susceptor film, giving greater coverage for the material.Phoenix Packaging has parlayed its expertise in microwave

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