OMET Partners with Clemson's Sonoco

OMET S.r.l. has formed a partnership with Clemson Univ.'s new Sonoco Inst. of Packaging Design and Graphics.


Inspect Web for Quality EasyInspect 100% web inspection system detects defects and irregularities in film, optical film, paper, foil, nonwovens, and laminated

Positive Signs From Italy

The Italian printing and converting machinery industry, represented by ACIMGA, reported a sales increase of 4% in 2008

Graphics Expo Attracts Thousands

Technology, networking, and education brought thousands of graphic communications professionals together for the annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Exposition and Conference

MGI Wins Product Of the Year

Melbourne, Fl | MGI Digital Graphic Technology's JETvarnish digital inkjet spot UV coater has been named the Best Product of the Year for 2009 from the

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Foam Tape Suitable For Wound Care WINDOR, CT | Scapa Medical has introduced Scapa 4005-800A, an extremely soft and conformable p-s polyurethane foam tape

Experience Speaks: John Rebecchi

Senior Vice President of Disc Graphics Inc. Hobbies | Besides golf and motorcycles, I am nearing completion of my Ph.D. program at Walden Univ. How did

Narrow Web & Label Reporter: April 2009

Aquaflex, Duncansville, PA, reports 2008 sales revenue increased 73% over 2007. Fasson Roll North America, Mentor, OH, is the recipient of the 2008 Environmental

Carton & Box Reporter: April 2009

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Chicago, IL, has partnered with Advanced Disposal Services to operate Advanced Disposal's materials recycling facility

Hit the Apex at CMM

There's something about a trade show that gets me all fired up. Although I admit that over the years I've also been known to say, Not another one! No

The Great Span Length Debate | Part 2

Last month, we debated roller spacing (a.k.a. web span length) relative to cost, safety, out-of-plane deviations from gravity, bagginess, and misalignment. Let's continue the debate.

Ink Room Audits Expose Deficiencies

Management of ink rooms takes many forms and may be controlled and staffed by the converter or by the ink supplier and sometimes a combination of both.

Phoenix To Build rPET Line

Phoenix Technologies announces the construction of its first commercial recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) line for the production of the company's LNOc brand food-grade resin.

New Film Line Has Many Features

Nelmar Security Packaging Systems has ordered a second three-layer Varex blown film extrusion line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

Elsner Celebrates 75th Anniversary

HANOVER, PA Elsner Engineering Works is marking the company's 75th anniversary as a third-generation, family-owned and operated business. Elsner was founded

NineSigma Solves Sustainability Challenges

As more companies continue to incorporate sustainability into their technology and knowledge projects, many are turning to NineSigma's open innovation solutions for answers.

Seminars for Engineers Increases Offerings

Seminars for Engineers is adding new web handling and converting seminars, which are held in the US and in Germany, and also can be held onsite in-house at a company's request.

Choosing a Gietz

Consolidated Graphics announces the purchase of a Gietz 1060 FSA Foil Commander to be installed in the company's subsidiary PBM Graphics plant

CAC Celebrates 35th Year

WIND GAP, PA Converter Accessory Corp. (CAC), founded in 1974, is enjoying its 35th anniversary this year. Says Jeff Damour, My father, Larry Damour,

Toray Sees Results Of Green Project

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI Toray Plastics (America) Inc. reports that environmental projects launched in 2004, which are part of a comprehensive sustainability

BJBall Papers Adds Pemco Sheeter

SHEBOYGAN, WI Krber PaperLink Group reports BJBall Papers, Auckland, New Zealand, has purchased a Pemco SHM 1650 Dual Rotary (DR) sheeter through sales

ABBA Rubber Intl. Celebrates 50th Year

ONTARIO, CA For half a century since its fouunding in 1959, ABBA Rubber Intl. has been serving the roller needs of customers around the world. According

PEOPLE - April 2009

Erhardt + Leimer names Udo Skarke CEO of its North American headquarters in Duncan, SC. He replaces the retiring David Merritt. Todd Guzzardo is promoted

Students Help Pregis Reduce Scrap

DEERFIELD, IL Pregis Corp. has been able to reduce scrap by $80,000 annually and improve safety at its Plymouth, IN, plant as a result of findings by

KBA, FLEXcon Partner on Substrates

KBA North America has collaborated with pressure-sensitive film maker FLEXcon Co., Spencer, MA, to premiere three unique substrates for the KBA Rapida 106 41-in. sheetfed press.

FTA Presents Green Awards

The Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) recognizes four companies through the ninth Annual FTA Environmental Excellence Award program.

Victory Lane

When you arrive at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, for the 2009 edition of CMM Intl., put the pedal to the metal to ensure you

Not Just a Pretty Face

The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators, Fort Mill, SC, bestowed this year's top Metallized Product of the Year Award, named in honor of PFFC's former publisher Peter Rigney, to Graphic Packaging Intl.

The Show Circuit

Two events coming in May will provide opportunities to see new equipment and products, to hear about emerging technologies, and to network with industry

Static Specified

Static performance should be specified and designed into new equipment, and it should be a deliverable when developing a new product.

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