Critical Trends Face-Off

Plant capacity utilization in 2008 was lowest in the Tapes, Labels & Tags segment, with median figures at 66% (almost 20% of these respondents had 50%

Paper or Plastic?

Annually, AWA Conferences & Events holds its label release liner seminar prior to the Labelexpo shows in Brussels and Chicago. This year's seminar in

Expo News Raises Eyebrows

The pace of exhibition news has quickened and raised some eyebrows as the year draws to a close, but I have to wonder if it comes as the result of needed

CMM Replaced by ICE USA

ST. ALBANS, UK | As of November 13, Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd. (MBE) announced the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of the CMM Converting Machinery/Materials

Appleton Offers Free Lifetime Support

APPLETON, WI | Appleton Mfg. Div. provides lifetime technical support to its customers by phone or e-mail at no charge, whether they purchased their equipment

ChemInstruments Adds Sales Reps

FAIRFIELD, OH | ChemInstruments is reorganizing and expanding its sales representation in Europe. Three of its existing Manufacturers Representative organizations

PRINT Attendance Down, Quality Up

RESTON, VA | Graphic Arts Show Co. reports a total of 28,678 exhibitors and attendees from 94 countries came to Chicago, IL, for the PRINT 09 show, held

NPE Show Moves to Florida in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC | SPI, the plastics industry trade association, has decided to hold the next edition of the triennial NPE international plastics exposition

CPP Expo Reports Near-Record Crowd

PARAMUS, NJ | H.A. Bruno, producer of the CPP Expo, reports 3,579 attendees at the October 5-7 event in Las Vegas, NV, nearly setting a record. The show

TLMI Gives Members a Shot of Confidence

SCOTTSDALE, AZ | The Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Gloucester, MA, held its 2009 Annual Meeting October 18-21 at the Westin Kierland Resort. More than 350

Experience Speaks: Lisa M. Trajkovich

VP/COO of Protect-all Inc. Management style | Lead by example. Motto | By failing to plan, you plan to fail. How did you get into the converting business?

Critical Trends Face-Off

Exclusive PFFC research analyses critical issues within each of four major converting industry sectors.

Experience Speaks: David Premo

VP/General Manager of Adhesive Applications Inc. Management style | Hands off. Hire exceptional talent and give them space to thrive. What is the key

A Converting Renaissance?

Late October brought people out of early hibernation to association meetings. PFFC editors made the rounds at two annual gatherings — both held October 18-21 — for the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) and the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI).

New Roles for Converters

The process technology now in routine use in the converting industry will perform a key role in the commercialization of several advanced, high-technology

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