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Senate Republicans push amendments to Clean Air Act

A group of Senate Republicans is seeking to amend provisions of the Clean Air Act dealing with operating permit requirements, monitoring requirements,

Deciphering the complexities of the core/shaft/unwind relationship.

When designing a core/shaft/unwind system for a particular application, there are many factors to consider. What are these considerations, and how do

Core selection - the difference between success and failure.

Proper core selection can mean the difference between converting success or failure. Here are things to consider when making your choice.A commitment

Don't forget your unwind!

Neglecting to give the appropriate consideration to the unwind and unwind roll handling can be a critical mistake.The unwind stand can be one of the most

Foil and potatoes can be a dangerous combination

I recently came across an interesting article in Food Chemical News (Oct. 9, 1995) with implications for converters of foil intended for foodservice applications.

Paper manufacturer's report shows marked sales increase

During the first half of 1995, AssiDoman, Forestry and Paper Group, had a turnover of SKr 11.3 billion, an increase of 39% over the SKr 8.1 billion during

Regulation, competition drive the adhesives industry

Perhaps the biggest reason for the rapid change in the adhesives business is the Environmental Protection Agency's push to eliminate volatile organic

Pollution and politics: how green will the new year be?

As new environmental issues arise, some old standbys are coming up for review and revision. One thing is certain: Change is on the way.As 1996 gets underway,

Label maker modifies tried and true business form

Polka-disc labels, developed by Polka Dot Products Inc. and converted by Web Label, are designed for easy removability from diskettes.Polka Dot Products

Emerging markets: doing business in Latin America.

An industry expert from Brazil discusses the exciting opportunities - and challenges - that await as Latin American markets open up to the world.Doing

New measurement technology improves web control.

A new type of load cell uses an electromagnetic transducer to achieve more reliable tension measurement, reportedly resulting in improved machine performance,

Flexo/screen proves to be a winning combination

A Mark Andy flexo press helps Topflight combine the advantages of rotary screen and flexo without requiring a heavy dollar investment.The motto on the

Product liability and food safety reforms move along

Although Congress is deeply embroiled in resolving budget and related issues, "behind the scenes" progress continues to be made in the areas of product

Fresh produce offers converters opportunities for healthy sales

With flexible packaging forecast to hit almost $15.5 billion in 1995, many converters are frantically looking toward the emerging fresh produce market

Economic Forecast: More of the Same, Unless...

A senior economist at DuPont predicts that 1996 will look a lot like 1995, unless, of course, the unpredictable occurs.If past is prologue, and if 1995

Brake and clutches improve to meet industry demands.

Brakes and clutches for tension control are available in many configurations for virtually every converting application. Like all parts of the industry,

Improved paper chemistry provides multiple benefits

Don't assume that the chemistry of paper is of interest only to your paper supplier. If you convert paper, what you don't know can hurt you.If you effortlessly

Viscosity system saves ink and improves print quality

By choosing a Norcross in-tank viscosity control system for its new press, Lally Pak improved both its process printing and efficiencies of operation.There

Examining trends in drives and motors

AC technology is clearly the wave of the future, but its eventual displacement of DC technology is still a long way off. And what about brushless DC?

Opportunities abound in an emerging Indian market

Joint ventures in foreign lands are one way to capitalize on an emerging market. In India, lowered import duties and revised foreign exchange regulations

"Partnering" helps get press up to speed

Viking Label and Packaging faced production delays with ink foaming problems until DIP Co. stepped in and gave its partner a helping hand.When Viking

KAPCO hits grand slam in pursuing custom markets

Baseball player Joe Carter invents a converted product that now replaces what for generations has been a down-and-dirty - but mostly sticky - situation.

Pollution prevention makes good sense

If you generate less waste, you will have less waste to dispose of. It's common sense, and it's cost-effective, but some companies still need convincing.In

Measurement technique improves metallized PP

Metallized polypropylene films continue to improve, thanks in part to advancements in noncontact, quantitative surface measurement techniques.In the snack

Commission clarifies OSHA's "egregious violations" policy

Two recent decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) clarify the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Islamic marketing opportunities opening up for converters.

Islam - with over 1 billion adherents worldwide - is the fastest growing religion in the Western world. Over 5 million Muslims live in the US alone, worshipping

New relationship challenges old ways

The year 2000 is just around the corner, and the transformation from a manufacturing to an information/service-based economy will continue to cause significant

Die-cutting developments continue unabated.

Fierce competition among cutting die manufacturers is resulting in a better, less expensive product for all converters, and it's not going to stop here.What

Converting capabilities grow in Caribbean nations.

Using Puerto Rico as a shining example of successful plastics/packaging industrial expansion (particularly for pharmaceuticals), many other Caribbean

Economic restructuring in Central European enterprises.

A discussion paper published by the Center for Economic Policy Research, London, England, interprets the evidence on enterprise restructuring in Poland,

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