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Converting, Sheeting, Packaging.... Korber PaperLink to Showcase Range of Solutions at Graph/Converting Expo 2004

At Graph and Converting Expo 2004, Körber PaperLink North America reports it will highlight its full line of systems for paper and tissue converting as well as its sheeting and packaging systems in booth 148.

A Touch Above

With its unique supply-chain system and a commitment to taking care of customers, Raflatac delivers service that's ... A Touch Above

Union Industries Orders Nordmeccanica Laminator

Nordmeccanica reports that Union Industries, Providence, RI, USA, has placed an order for the installation of the manufacturer's solvent-free laminator, the Super Duplex Compact SL.

Vacumet Atlanta-Area Operation Expansion Nearing Completion

Vacumet Corp. reports its new plant, located in Austell, GA, USA, will be onstream by November 15, 2004.

Shear Slitting Can Provide Advantages

The Word on Winding

Winders may not cost six million dollars, but like that 1970s television phenomenon, The Six Million Dollar Man, we have the technology to build them better, stronger, and faster.

Bayer Bio Products Announces Latest Efforts to Combat Product Tampering and Counterfeiting

Bayer Biological Products reports several new developments in its ongoing effort to combat product tampering and counterfeiting. Bayer BP says shrink-bands are a safety feature now being used on every one of its liquid-filled products.

Battenfeld Gloucester Says MDO Provides Enhancements to PE; OEM Spotlights K Show Offerings

Battenfeld Gloucester says its new MDO (machine-direction orientation) unit provides enhancements to polyethylene film; OEM also to show new 9-layer die at K Show fall 2004.

How to Influence Gloss and Friction Coatings or Cast Films by the Chill Roll Surface Design

The chill roll surface layer and design have important technical influences on extrusion coating and cast film processes.

Darwin Would Approve

Since its founding, Vacumet has pursued the goal of meeting the needs of its customers by adapting to changes in the marketplace. Now, the company has done it again with a new division and a new plant.

Exercising Environmental Responsibility: Part 3

The columns appearing in this space for the past two months presented instances in which people were not being environmentally responsible in their jobs.

Chicago-Based Packaging Dynamics Corp. to Expand Laminating Capabilities with Iuka Acquisition

Packaging Dynamics, Chicago, IL, says its acquisition of Ormet Corp.'s Iuka Lamination Div. will help extend the converter's lamination-related product development capabilities.

Structured for Success

Accelerate the development of a new product and improve your chance of success by using structured product development procedures.

Metso Corp. Finalizes Sale of Converting Group (Valmet) to Bobst Group

Metso Corp. reports it has agreed on the sale of its converting group to Swiss Bobst Group for an estimated EUR 75 million, with the final price being determined on the balance sheet values at the closing date.

'Tour' Valmet's Sheeter Range Online in Five Languages

Valmet Converting reports that "a complete 'tour' of its range of high-precision sheeters is now available online in five languages."

Just Rolling Along

Optimize production rates and control costs with a rolling ring linear driver system.

Coating Success

Improve your coating process with ongoing technical efforts. It will bring you ongoing rewards.

Adhesion of Coatings to Aluminum Foil

Application: The composition and chemistry of an aluminum foil surface are important to achieve good wettability, bond formation, and durable adhesion on this substrate.

A New Enhanced Polyethylene for Extrusion Coating and Laminating

Application: Using metallocene catalyst technology provides an enhanced polyethylene with excellent heat sealing performance in extrusion-coated and extrusion-laminated constructions.

Retrofitting Older Sheeters

A dual rotary knife retrofit on an older sheeter can improve equipment productivity and reduce waste effectively.

United Graphics Intros In-House Sheeting with Valmet's TSK Model

Valmet Converting reports United Graphics Inc., Mattoon, IL, USA, will introduce in-house sheeting into its sheet-fed printing operation with the addition of Valmet's TSK sheeter.

Winding Better Rolls

It's not obvious how winding adds value to your product (it does), but it is obvious when it's done poorly.

Black Clawson to Install Coating Line for Window Films Producer

Black Clawson Converting Machinery Inc. reports it will manufacture, install, and start-up a film coating line for Commonwealth Laminating and Coating, Martinsville, VA.

Polytype Battenfeld Partner in POLYCOAT

Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering, USA, and Polytype, Switzerland, announce a strategic alliance "to integrate advanced extrusion coating and laminating technology into complete converting systems for the converting industry."

Valmet Sells First Sheeter in Spain

Valmet Converting reports it has sold its first sheeter in Spain to the converting company Proembasa.

Delivering Quality on Time

Ohio-based converter RiverCor competes at the "cutting edge" with the installation of an SHM 1450 dual rotary precision sheeter from Körber PaperLink.

Dead On Slit Rolls

When is overkill good? When you need to go beyond what's normally required. "We're there," says RTG Films, Chalfont, PA. With Deacro, it jumped into precision slitting and now gives its customers... DEAD ON Slit Rolls

Metallizer Makes a Winning Wager

What recession? With a new facility, two new Galileo metallizers, and an ei3 electronic communications network, Vacumet Corp. doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word.

A Primer on How to Put Substrates Together

To extrusion coat, extrusion laminate, or film laminate? If a composite construction is your goal, there is more than one way to get there.

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