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Two's Better than One

Atlantis Plastic adds second W&H extrusion line to continue its growth strategy in films.

Harder Than Chrome

Can you beat chrome for a roller surface covering? In some applications, hardcoats may offer the physical and chemical properties you need.

Q&A with Jeff Damour

As outgoing president of CEMA, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Assn., Jeff Damour shares his thoughts about the state of the US converting industry today.

Automatic Roll Change

Digital Deliberations

Baker Self Adhesive Label Co. has invested in digital technology to expand its printing capabilities with an Omega Digicon HS converting line from AB Graphic Intl.

Print Quality Sealed!

MFM turns to Bell-Mark to improve flexographic printing on its line of weather-resistant materials.

From Foil to Film

Fleksotisk Logar has purchased a six-color GIDUE F-Combat film press, the first sold in Slovenia. The 280-mm-wide flexographic press is equipped with six UV lampheads with integral chill rollers for heat management and joins a range of five existing flexo printing presses at the company.

Blue-Chip Printing

Rapid growth for Aztec Labels has prompted the company to install a second Nilpeter FB-3300 narrow web press to increase capacity.

The Power of One

CCI increases operational efficiencies with VantagePoint solution.

Trends & Technical Solutions

Filmic release liners are used in many pressure-sensitive applications today. The market for filmic release liners is growing at a rate of 10%/yr, fueled in part by the emergence of premium applications that require the level of optical clarity, water resistance, flexibility, or fiber-free performance films can provide.

Blurring the Lines

Bigger is better. At least that's what more and more sheet-fed converters are finding as they try to increase their competitive edge in an even more competitive marketplace.

Collaboration is Key

Haremar Plastic Mfg. Ltd. has established long-standing and mutually beneficial relationships with key suppliers, most notably Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering and Dow Plastics.

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.

More of the 411 on RFID

The buzz around the RFID industry is still moving rapid as many gear up for the EPCglobal Gen 2 standard. Check out the hottest headlines in RFID in the past twelve months as PFFC presents its 2nd annual RFID review.

Packaging Must Open Up to Single-Pass Inkjet

In recent years inkjet has made big strides, and single-pass, drop-on-demand, full-color printing systems are emerging as credible competitors to current technology in many sectors.

Diversified Carton Printing

With more than 500 people at manufacturing sites and design and sales centers across North America, Specialized Packaging Group (SPG) designs and manufactures folding cartons and packaging machinery for the consumer products industry.

"Small Guy" Equipped for Mega Growth

Dave Clarke, VP and general manager of Mega Plastics, a Clinton, MS-based converter of plastic bags and film for industrial packaging, refers to the nine-year-old company as one of the "smaller guys" in its field. But it's not likely to stay that way for long.

Introduction to Roll Handling

Proper roll handling methods are required to ensure plant personnel safety and to minimize losses associated with roll damage.

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