COF Testing: Why Does it Matter?

Coefficient of friction (COF) is a property critical to the optimum processing and handling of packaging from filling operations through to the consumer.

Dyne Levels Part 1

Surface energy is a fundamental property of solids and varies from low in plastics such as PE to high for glass and metal surfaces. Surface tension is

Joining to Advance Packaging

CAMBRIDGE, MA Nano-Terra, a privately held company focused on the commercialization of industrial applications of surface chemistry, reports two technology

Treater Agreement Reported

HARTLAND, WI Pillar Technologies and Empire Treater Rolls, Fishers, NY, have signed an agreement that provides Pillar worldwide distribution rights for

Improve Induction Sealing Productivity

A new white paper from Enercon Industries explains the application variables packagers should look for when troubleshooting inconsistent induction sealing.

Polymag Tek Inc Receives CE Certification and Enters the European Market

Polymag Tek, designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products.

Treat 'em Right

Offset printer adds corona treating to its eight-color press and improves print quality on a new product line: in-mold film labels.

Spot Less

There are several web cleaning technologies available for various converting applications, including static elimination, simple vacuum, multimodal, contact

Cut With Glass

Energy bills getting you down? Cut costs by switching to glass-covered rolls for corona treatment.

What Static Can Do is Shocking

Why is static electricity a concern to converters of moving webs? It can cause four problems.

Mastering RFID

This article analyzes existing ESD control standards and interprets them for RFID label converting. In addition, available static control methods in RFID converting are examined along with a case study for static control on an RFID tag insertion module for a narrow-web press.

Static is Gone, Price is Right

As with any successful operation, there are challenges to meet and overcome. One such challenge Bison Bag has faced over the years is getting static electricity under control on several of its machines, especially some of the older bag machines.

Mastering RFID, Part 2

This second of a two-part series covers development of an ESD protection program.

Model Mock-Ups

Driving its equipment to unconventional new levels, Haney PRC creates model mock-ups.

Keeping it Clean

Today's cleaning equipment requires a slightly higher degree of sophistication. "The days of the two-by-four cleaner are gone," Cannon notes. He adds the converter now has a number of alternative web cleaning solutions including air systems (suck, blow, or a combination of both), ultrasonic systems, and contact cleaners.
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