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

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

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