Enterprise Labeling Solutions offer an efficient way to meet the needs of OSHA compliance for labeling of chemicals.Read more
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
News | New Products
The SWIFT system is said to allow brand protection and security at high volumes for an affordable cost
Duropack, now part of DS Smith, has raised its market share in Europe and sharpened its focus on packaging, reports OEP
Company will launch enhancements to the integration with EskoArtwork at the upcoming DSCOOP X event
Metallized BOPP film is said to provide good barrier and a treated surface for printing, as well as good heat seal strength
The 8000Tdi web gauging system features a high-powered processor that capture and shares information in real time
POP 2015, targeting the entire supply chain for package printing, will feature brand owners as well as machinery suppliers and printers
Guardian chucks offer new handwheel, journal seat, and housing design
Directories | Reports
PFFC brings you exclusive White Papers from our online sponsors.
Visit Kelly on Static from Static control expert Dr. Kelly Robinson, president of Electrostatic Answers; Kelly has 27+ years of experience in problem-solving and consulting.
Visit Tim's Web Lines to handle and wind your paper, film, foil, and similar products. Take advantage of Tim’s 25+ years just like over 100 converters have.
Visit Mark's Coating Matters from fluid coating expert Mark D. Miller; Process improvement and project management for precision roll-to-roll coating applications.
Visit Marketing Mojo for dynamic marketing insights from Stephanie Millman that inspire new ideas on how to stay on top of your customer’s mind.
Visit Yo’s Yarns to share the thoughts, impressions, experiences, and news that impact the converting industry. . . or anything else that happens to be on her mind!
Visit Tom's Poly Ploys, where Tom will be writing on various topics that the typical polymer processor would encounter on the job.
- July 19, 2013
According to TLMI, conventional press manufacturers have had to raise print and production performance levels to their highest standards due to challenging market forces over the past decade. These include a mature market with high capacity levels, increased consolidation rates, and sharply increased digital press sales. The TLMI Press Index will track the sales of new narrow web presses into the North American marketplace on a quarterly basis.
As indicated in the 2013 North American Label Study (NALS), an estimated 150–155 new narrow web label presses were sold into the North American marketplace in 2011 and about 80–85 in the first three quarters of 2012. In response to the positive feedback received from association members about the Conventional Press Index published in the NALS, TLMI will continue to obtain data from press manufacturers and feature the Conventional Press Index in the association’s Biannual Index & Trend Report.
The index, which is available to TLMI members, will indicate quarter-over-quarter movement for North American press sales from January 2011 to the most recent quarter. Press manufacturers are also being asked to quantify the number of presses that are sold into each major packaging sector: labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons, enabling TLMI members to track narrow web machine sales in the non-labeling package decoration categories.
TLMI president Frank Sablone, says, “I would like to thank and acknowledge TLMI’s press supplier members for their assistance and cooperation in participating in this important new feature for the TLMI Biannual Index & Trend Report. Without their input, the Press Index wouldn’t be possible, and the TLMI Board of Directors is confident that this section will be a key part of the Index & Trend Report moving forward. Additionally, it allows TLMI press manufacturing members to have access to critical data, and to gauge the general health or contraction rates the market is undergoing at any given time. This is the only index of its kind currently in the marketplace, and we are confident that TLMI members will find this a valuable tool and an asset to the report.”