A King of Shrink Contender

Decades ago, Elvis firmly established Memphis, TN, as home to where records and kings are made. David Seuss, VP of sales for fourth-generation-owned Color Craft Label Co. (a dynasty in its own right) also in Memphis, has his own hopes and dreams. No more-pleasing music to the ear could be heard than for Color Craft some day to be crowned king of shrink-sleeve labels.

Brave New Slitting World

With run speeds in excess of 600 meters per minute, set-up times down to mere minutes, and today’s technology of laser positioning knives and cores, turret rewinds, automatic discharge onto conveyors, labeling and pre-shrinking the material to be ready for dispatch, slitting has entered a new era.

Taming Plastics

Plastics may be flexible, brittle, or stretchable; thin, medium, or thick; clear to opaque; really easy to tear, easy to tear, tough to tear, or impossible to tear; have excellent "memory" or have no "memory"; react readily to heat or don’t react to heat at all; allow air to pass through them or actually prevent bullets from passing through them. You get the picture. So how do you cut, crease, and perforate such incredibly diverse (and perverse) materials

Custom Slitter a Basic Success

Converdis, a div. of Cascades Paper and a manufacturer and distributor of packaging products, produces 55,000 metric tons/yr at its Berthierville, QC,

Slitting Debris: Cracking the Case

Dust and debris are a common but unwanted side product of slitting. Slitting debris comprises the small particles that break off a product's edge during the slitting process. It is created through fracture and abrasion. Uncontrolled slitting debris will lead to defects in your customer's product and equipment downtime.

Fast & Flawless

Spectratek is converting thin-gauge holographic films at high speeds, thanks to new equipment from Stanford Products.

Inspection Perfection

Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. sees customers’ acceptance soar with AVT’s Apollo system on its slitter-rewinders.

Catty Corp.: Flex-Pack Converter

Catty Corp. is so proud of its success and its new equipment, including a Deacro slitter and a Bobst Champlian press, it wants to let... THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.

Titan Slitter Is the Choice for Spanish Converter

Plsticos Industriales S.A., Valencia, Spain, recently commissioned a new, fully automated Titan SMA 900 slitter/rewinder from Valmet Converting in an

Dead On Slit Rolls

When is overkill good? When you need to go beyond what's normally required. "We're there," says RTG Films, Chalfont, PA. With Deacro, it jumped into precision slitting and now gives its customers... DEAD ON Slit Rolls

Stripe Slitting: The Challenge of Staying within the Lines

Lines make life more difficult. Remember coloring as a child. At first it was just you, your crayons, white paper, and free expression. Life was easy.

Strand Tracking Problems on Your Slitter/Rewinder

A slitter/rewinder has two goals: Divide the web into strands (slitting); and create uniform individual rolls (winding). This plan has three potential

Cutting to the Chase

As Chase & Sons broadens its facility and capabilities, the converter eliminates tension control problems by replacing chucks and rollers with new products from Double E Co.

Slitter Cuts Changeover Time

Brand Packaging Ltd., one of the U.K.'s largest privately owned manufacturers of flexible packaging materials, is getting big results with its recent
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Appleton Mfg Custom Slabber for Nonwovens

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