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KBA and Paragraphics Showcase UV Capabilities at Open House

KBA North America held a successful UV printing and coating open house at Paragraphics Inc. with live demonstrations of several special effect UV printed jobs on a KBA Rapida 105 41-inch sheetfed press, along with presentations from related UV and coating vendors.

Keep Moving

Innovations come to life when Thilmany employees partner with Appleton Mfg.

Anilox Roll Book Available

Joseph P. Trungale announced that he has obtained the last remaining inventory of the book titled "The Anilox Roll--Heart of the Flexo Press."

Clean Coating

Turn to a contract coater to resolve issues surrounding safe waste disposal and environmental compliance.

Upgrade the Old, Bring in the New!

Noven Pharmaceuticals may not be a household name, but the patented creation of this 500-employee company helped revolutionize the way people receive

Need a Hand?

Improper roll handling boils down to one thing: loss. Lost workers, lost productivity, and perhaps most import, lost money.

Pilot/Lab/Technical Facilities

Is there a problem with your process? Fix it! These technical facilities stand ready to help.

FTA Sponsors TAPPI Conference Sessions

Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) will sponsor two sessions at TAPPI’s PLACE Conference September 25-28, 2005, in Las Vegas, NV. Surface Treating for Flexography and Substrate Effect on High Quality Graphics will be moderated by FTA’s technical director Rick Mix.

Stork Cellramic to Sell Alphasonics Equipment

Anilox roll manufacturer, Stork Cellramic, a div. of Stork Materials Technology, has reached an agreement to market and sell Alphasonics’ Alphasound cleaning equipment in North America.

A Cut Above

It’s taken more than "the luck of the Irish" to grow Connemara’s $40 million converting operation, which was founded in 1997.

Introduction to Roll Handling

Proper roll handling methods are required to ensure plant personnel safety and to minimize losses associated with roll damage.

Advances in Coating

Recent technology advances in the web coating process have led to an improved process with the capability to produce products with a wide range of characteristics. These advances have occurred in all parts of the process, with major advances in coating application, on-line inspection instrumentation, and process control systems.

TAPPI's Coating Conference and Exhibit Features Compelling Keynote Speakers

As of January 31, 2005, the exhibitor list for TAPPI's Coating Conference and Exhibit April 17-20, 2005 in Toronto, Canada, includes several prominent companies and a line-up of compelling keynote speakers.

Nordmeccanica Technology Supports New Dupont/Von Roll Isola USA Laminator Production Line

Nordmeccanica’s technology is behind the Duplex Combi Horizontal 1700 laminator, the machine supporting the start-up of a new laminator production line by DuPont and Von Roll Isola USA to support DuPont Nomex Laminate Systems.

Why Tension?

Why is tensioning such a crucial first step? What are the benefits of a well-tensioned web? What is the right amount of tension for your product? Don’t slack off now...keep reading for these answers and more.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 1

You won’t find your company’s future in a crystal ball, tarot cards, or tea leaves, but you might find it in Peter Drucker’s advice: "The best way to deal with the future is to create it."

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 2

Robert Marsh continues to look at the future of coating and laminating.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 3

Dr. William Llewellyn looks at the potentially dynamic marketplace in Asia.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 4

Elizabeth Park provides an overview of the current status of self-adhesive laminates in the graphic arts industry.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 5

To make or to buy? This decision is faced by many managers in the converting industry today. Mark Chappell outlines the benefits of utilizing contract manufacturers.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 6

Web processing is not a piece-part manufacturing process, so don’t try to analyze it that way.

Management Buys Out Galileo Vacuum Systems

Officials at Galileo Vacuum Systems report the manufacturer's CEO, Pietro Profumo, is leading a management buy-out of the Italian company from Fata Group, the company's former majority shareholder.

Kampf Adds Ion Industrial Static Control to Slitters/Rewinders

Ion Industrial reports Kampf GmbH & Co. will integrate Ion Industrial static control systems on its slitter/rewinder equipment in order "to optimize web-handling speeds through the use of Ion's high-performance static neutralizers."

CEMA Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals for Converters 2004 Slated for Mid-November

Converters and converting industry professionals interested in upping their operations' slitting and rewinding expertise can "Tap the Experts!," at the upcoming Converter Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) seminar (Nov. 16-17, 2004, Atlanta, GA, USA).

Karlville and Martin Automatic Partner to Provide Higher Productivity on 300D Seamer

Karlville Development Group and Martin Automatic say a new alliance between the two companies can help provide higher productivity for converters investing in Karville's 300D high-speed, non-stop seamer.

Inks, Coatings, Compliance

Packaging engineers are designing new products to meet the growing demand for food packaging items that can be prepared quickly and conveniently by the

Heidelberg to Show New Dymatrix Die-Cutter at Graph/Converting Expo

At Graph Expo/Converting Expo 2004 (October 10-13, 2004, McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, USA), Heidelberg USA will unveil the new Dymatrix 106 CSB die cutter to the North American market.

Spartanics New Web Portal Provides Purchasing Guide for Converters

According to Spartanics, its newly expanded web site provides converters and package prints with "a comprehensive guide to high-precision techology for die-cutting, color-matching, automated counting, and finishing applications.

St. Paul Coater Ups Release Liner Production after New Coating Line Install

Rayven Inc. reports it recently installed a new 72-in. coating line in its St. Paul facility. According to the provider of laminating, coating, and converting services, the new line's design is proprietary but utilizes a control system manufactured by Control Assemblies Co.

Polytype Switzerland to Host Another Polyshow

Polytype Converting SA reports it will host another edition of its Polyshow, October 28 and 29, 2004, in Fribourg, Switzerland.

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