NPE Show Moves to Florida in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC | SPI, the plastics industry trade association, has decided to hold the next edition of the triennial NPE international plastics exposition

CPP Expo Reports Near-Record Crowd

PARAMUS, NJ | H.A. Bruno, producer of the CPP Expo, reports 3,579 attendees at the October 5-7 event in Las Vegas, NV, nearly setting a record. The show

TLMI Gives Members a Shot of Confidence

SCOTTSDALE, AZ | The Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Gloucester, MA, held its 2009 Annual Meeting October 18-21 at the Westin Kierland Resort. More than 350

Experience Speaks: Lisa M. Trajkovich

VP/COO of Protect-all Inc. Management style | Lead by example. Motto | By failing to plan, you plan to fail. How did you get into the converting business?

Critical Trends Face-Off

Exclusive PFFC research analyses critical issues within each of four major converting industry sectors.

Experience Speaks: David Premo

VP/General Manager of Adhesive Applications Inc. Management style | Hands off. Hire exceptional talent and give them space to thrive. What is the key

A Converting Renaissance?

Late October brought people out of early hibernation to association meetings. PFFC editors made the rounds at two annual gatherings — both held October 18-21 — for the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) and the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI).

New Roles for Converters

The process technology now in routine use in the converting industry will perform a key role in the commercialization of several advanced, high-technology

Experience Speaks: Dhuanne Dodrill

President of Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. Management style | Promote a culture of collaboration. Hobbies | Reading, travel, and for my creative side,

Face-Off

Exclusive PFFC research analyses critical issues within each of four major converting industry sectors.

Catching Up, Looking Up

First, thanks to all who sent me well wishes. The pelvis is on the mend, and the wheel chair no longer is in use — nor the pain meds! I'll be able to abandon my title as armchair philosopher soon.

Show Preview: ICE Heats Up

With 300 exhibitors from 17 countries, ICE Europe 2009 the 6th International Converting Exhibition is nearly sold out.

Experience Speaks: Wayne Etchells

Executive VP of Metlon Corp. Management style | Hands on Hobby | Fishing How did you get into the converting business? I started working at Metlon in

Face-Off

This monthly Face-Off permits a comparison of responses to a total of 30 questions that were posed to four industry segments, including flexible packaging; unprinted rolls and sheets; tapes, labels, and tags; and paperboard products.

An Armchair Philosopher

News flash: I've become an armchair philosopher, although not by choice

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