Tape Makers Merge

Easthampton, MA | Stik-2 Products has merged with Dielectric Polymers, Holyoke, MA, and the two entities will operate as Adhesive Applications (

Digital Detection

Online digital authentication uses a direct link between a brand product examiner and a secured computer that automatically performs a “genuine or fake” verdict. This provides an instant warning if fakes are uncovered, enabling brand owners to react rapidly to combat defrauders.

Forensic Packaging

Counterfeiting is far from victimless; it's also nothing new. What is new is its scope and diversity, which is creating parallel markets in many product categories.

Flexo Forum Fervor

The hope of learning new strategies and technology that would sustain business despite a turbulent economy inspired approximately 1,200 fervent attendees

New Roller Services Company Forms

Orange, CA | Integrity Roller Services Inc. is newly formed to meet converters' roller fabrication needs. Company reportedly is capable of manufacturing


Flexible Die-Cutting at Lower Cost The Eagle 360 flexible plate rotary die-cutting system provides cost reductions to 50% compared to solid dies. Replacement

FTA Member Is First Flexo SGP Printer

Ronkonkoma, NY | Flexographic Technical Assn. reports that member company Global Packaging, Oaks, PA, is the first flexo printer certified by the Sustainable

Experience Speaks - July 2009

President of Rayven Inc. Hobbies and outside interests | Hunting, fishing, skiing, and flying airplanes How did you get into the converting business?

WS Packaging Earns Green Award

Green Bay, WI | WS Packaging Group has won the Business Friend of the Environment Award for environmental innovation from the Wisconsin Environmental

PNEAC Offers Video on Hazardous Waste

Oakbrook, IL | Printers' National Environmental Assistance Ctr. (PNEAC) offers a training video on the manifest form that must be used for all hazardous

Simpsons Stamp-Worthy? D'oh!

Simpsons Stamp-Worthy? D'oh! Launched in 1990, The Simpsons earns a commemorative USPS postage stamp to celebrate its 20-year anniversary, and it makes

People News - July 2009

Toray Plastics (America), North Kingstown, RI, names Tonya McBride national sales manager and Justin Larson sales representative for the Lumirror Polyester

Alcan Launches Sustainability Campaign

Paris, France | To coincide with World Environment Day on June 5, Alcan Packaging launched its internal Sustainability Moments campaign

Omet Holds Open House

Lecco, Italy | Omet held an open house during the Converflex Expo in March, welcoming more than 50 converters to its headquarters and Technology Centre.

Third Gietz for Toshima Printing

Tokyo, Japan | Toshima Printing Co. has ordered its third Gietz FSA 1060 Foil Commander, which makes this the 14th Gietz press in operation at Toshima.

Radiation Reader

Radiation Reader OneDose, manufacturered by Sicel Technologies, Morrisville, NC, is a patient dosimetry verification system that measures radiation dose

Trending Upward Proactively

Last month I asked in my editorial, Are We There Yet? I proceeded to report my experience at a recent association meeting where attendance was somewhat

How To Measure Total Asset Utilization

The concept of Total Asset Utilization (TAU) was introduced in an article by Jeffrey T. Luftig, Ph.D., titled An Overview of a Productivity Metric for

Film Charge Causes Winding Static

Valuable product is delivered to customers in wound rolls. Unfortunately, the wound rolls often contain product defects, dust particles, and static charge. To satisfy their customers, manufacturers work hard to eliminate defects, dust, and static.

News Clips - June 2009

Piedmont Plastics, Charlotte, NC, entered a strategic partnership with LOFO High Tech Films, Weil am Rhein, Germany, to distribute LOFO's Tacphan, Aryphan,

Canadian Students Win Phoenix Challenge

CHARLOTTE, NC Two Canadian students were declared winners of the 12th Annual Intl. Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, which took place at Harper

Users Get Inside Track at EUGI

ORLANDO, FL Nearly 350 attendees, including PFFC, gathered at the Hilton Walt Disney World Hotel May 17-20 to take part in the EskoArtwork Worldwide 2009

Green Packaging Demand To Reach $43 Billion in 2013

US demand for green packaging is projected to increase 3.4%/yr to $43.9 billion in 2013


JUNE 15-16 & 17-18 | Roller Performance & Winding Workshops, AIMCAL Converting School, Microtel, Rochester, NY; 17-18 | Principles

Anchor Adds Aquaflex

Anchor Printing, Bloomfield Hills, MI, recently took delivery of two Aquaflex ELS servo presses. Andrew Weitz, general manager, says, We have a broad

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS Slitter Has Many Benefits Model TBS60 slitter features a web width of 610 mm, an unwind diameter of 800 mm, a rewind diameter of 610

ILS Adds Newest HP Digital Press

HAMILTON, OH Innovative Label Solutions (ILS) and Atlanta, GA-based Hewlett-Packard staged an ILS open house on April 23 following in the robust tradition

Carton & Box Reporter

CardPak Inc., Solon, OH, received an Evolution in Manufacturing award from Smart Business magazine honoring companies that have adopted green initiatives

Contamination Combat

In the current economic climate, converters are under pressure to increase efficiency, cut costs, and eliminate waste. How can this be achieved without compromising quality standards? One key area that should receive close attention is how contamination and static can be removed from the production process.

Xanté Acquires Degrava Systems

MOBILE, AL Xant Corp. has acquired Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, a supplier of narrow web digital color printing systems, color management software, consumables,

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