ITW Foils Issues Guide to Metallic Effects

“Designed to Shine” gives benefits of metallic effects for printers and converters, including ways to use the effects without hurting the environment

Smokin' Hot Cigarette Cartons Are Top Product of the Year

The Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators presents nine awards for its Vacuum Metallized or Coated Product Competition plus one coveted Sustainability Award.

SVC To Explore Future Innovation at Annual Symposia

SVC announces its vacuum coating education tutorial courses and technical program for its upcoming TechCon 2012, slated for April 28—May 3 at the Santa Clara Convention Ctr., Santa Clara, CA

New BOPP Plant Starts Up in Egypt

NOIDA, INDIA | The UFLEX Group has commissioned its new greenfield BOPP film plant in Egypt, about 40 km from Cairo. The 8.7-m-wide, 500-mpm coextruded

SVC Holds Ambitious Technical Conference

CHICAGO, IL | The Society of Vacuum Coaters held an ambitious TechCon Technical Conference April 16-21 at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk. This year,

EMA Launches Information Series on Metallized Paper & Film

The European Metallizers Assn. (EMA) has published the first brochure of what it says will become a series of brochures that will deal with industry related topics

AIMCAL Awards: Canisters Blow Away Competition

At the Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminator's annual management meeting March 20-23 at the Boulders Resort in Carefree, AZ, top honors were

Galileo, Rusnano JV Enjoy Growth Separately

CAREFREE, AZ | At a meeting with Galileo Vacuum Systems' CEO Pietro Profumo and VP Paolo Raugei during AIMCAL's March Management Meeting, Profumo revealed

Galileo, Rusnano JV Enjoy Growth Separately

At a luncheon meeting with Pietro Profumo (CEO) and Paolo Raugei (executive VP) of Galileo Vacuum Systems during the March 20-23 Management Meeting in Carefree, AZ

Market Update: Coating & Laminating Special Report: Still Growing

In the world of packaging, vacuum-coated products offer converters and brand owners three key properties: barrier, aesthetics, and sustainability. Barrier

Galileo-Nanotech Vacuum Coating Partnership

Galileo's CEO, Pietro Profumo, presented an overview of Galileo-Nanotech, the new joint venture between Galileo Vacuum Systems and Russian Nanotechnology Corp. (a.k.a. RUSNANO)

Dunmore Marks 40 Years

BRISTOL, PA | This year Dunmore Corp. joins The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) in celebrating 40 years in the industry.

A future for photovoltaics

Some areas of vacuum web coating have progressed in the past decade, others have lagged behind. A hot topic 20 years ago was transparent barrier coatings.

AIMCAL Sees Economic Gains

FORT MILL, SC The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators has released results from its fourth quarter survey, the Economic Index. Results

AIMCAL Announces Matteucci Awards

AMELIA ISLAND, FL | Following in the tradition of past Fall Technical Conferences, the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL)

Very Revealing

Multifilm Packaging, Elgin, IL, is introducing its D-Met de-metallization process, which partly removes metal from a metallized film, leaving a clear window in an otherwise metallized design.

Green Is Global

While functional excellence remains a given, buyers and converters of packaging and labeling materials are influenced strongly by other market drivers

AIMCAL Sustains Technology-Hungry

Myrtle Beach, SC | The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators featured two short courses preceding the official opening day's sessions

AIMCAL Energizes Business Leaders

PALM SPRINGS, CA It's no secret that winter meetings for most associations are anything but grueling, particularly when they're held at such posh resorts

Metal Is in the Mix

This year's winners of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) competition truly reflect the composition of the organization's

Melamine Revisited

Barrier-coated flexible packaging, both metallized and clear, is a much-favored choice among brand owners and retailers across the globe today. It offers

Holographic Plastics

Vacumet Corp. has launched HoloPRISM holographic plastics, a complimentary extension of HoloPRISM papers, with applications in consumer, cosmetic, personal care, and entertainment packaging; gift wrap; labels; and publications.

Coaters Assist Move Toward Solar Energy

LITTLETON, CO Two new OptiLab roll-to-roll vacuum sputter coaters from General Vacuum Equipment (GVE) are aiding Ascent Solar Technologies (AST) in its

SVC Plans TechCon 2008

The 2008 of the Society of Vacuum Cleaners' (SVC) 51st TechCon will take place April 21-22, in Chicago. The program will address a number of technological breakthroughs and point to the most important, promising, and attractive developments for the future.

Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007

AWA Alexander Watson Associates have published the Vacuum Coated Papers & Films World Sourcebook 2007. This report is the successor of the industry standard Metallized Papers and Films World Sourcebook 2004.

4th Ed. AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference Goes to Print

The 4th edition of the AIMCAL Metallizing Technical Reference will go to print shortly. In addition to updates in the seven existing chapters from the 3rd edition, the latest edition has been expanded with new chapters with information on the vacuum web coating processes.

AIMCAL and SVC Establish Scholarship Fund

AIMCAL and the Society of Vacuum Coaters have agreed, using the resources of the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation, to establish the Bernard Henry AIMCAL and SVC Scholarship Fund the honor of the late Bernard Henry. The scholarships are open to students worldwide to attend qualified instructors of higher learning.

AIMCAL Announces Speakers at Summer School 2007

AIMCAL is offering two tracks for this year's Summer School, being held August 6-9, 2007, in Minneapolis, MN: Web Handling and Web Coating and Laminating. Speakers for these tracks include: Dr. David Roisum, PFFC columnist Timothy J. Walker, Dr. Ed Cohen, Dr. Al Pocius, and Dr. Ted Lightfoot.

AIMCAL Holds Summer School

Now in its 9th year, AIMCAL's Summer School assembles consultants and educators for four days of focused technical sessions. This year's schools will be held in Minneapolis, MN, August 6-9 and New Delhi, India, August 20-21.

Knowledge = Power = Success

Training. It's as essential to the growth and vitality of a converting operation as air and water are to all living things. Many companies have in-depth,

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