At well over 1 million sq ft and growing, the triennial plastics showcase will have operating equipment at 400+ booths.Read more
PFFC's "On Print" columnist Dene Taylor will present educational session on packaging.Read more
The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success.Read more
The high barrier performance of EVOH, even after abuse, has allowed for conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
News | New Products
Guardian chucks offer new handwheel, journal seat, and housing design
New version of the Sanilox system can be seen on company’s redesigned website
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
Thermoplastic elastomers are said to protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages
The company has had a busy and productive decade as a supplier of protective packaging solutions
An impressive array of speakers also will address economic trends, building winning organizational cultures, and more
SpearRC developed to offer PET bottle the benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
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- July 26, 2013
My personal learning curve for 3D printing is pretty wide. You experts out there, tell me and our website visitors and E-Clips subscribers: What impact do you think 3D printing will have on the converting industry--if at all?
Sporadically, I receive news about how 3D printer technology has been implemented, or I'll receive information about educational events focusing on this new technology. Do you see 3D printing as a disruptive technology for our industry? If not, why not; or if so, how?
Let's start an exchange of information here with your comments, experience, or more questions.
And if you want me to go find more information about this technology, let me know!
If you're as confused as I am about 3D printing, check out this video on YouTube.
Some cool stuff! But is it a technology converters will use? Maybe we're at the bleeding edge of a new technology not too unlike digital printing when it first arrived on the scene about 20 years ago.
My friends call me . . .