Author archive for Converter

  • Karlville launches new low cost, quick change short run stand-up pouch making machine

    By Converter on November 20, 2018
    Karlville recently launched its new pouch making machine, the KS-DSUP-400 at Pack Expo International 2018 in Chicago, USA. The KS-DSUP-400 machine, manufactured in Europe, is a compact easy to use machine designed for short run conventionally and digitally printed pouches. The main advantages are quick changeovers, typically 15 minutes and very low scrap rate, typically not using more than 20meters […]
  • Increased productivity using matrix waste removal

    By Converter on November 19, 2018
    A packaging label producer, based in the East Midlands, approached Impact looking for a way to handle the matrix waste from their high-speed label printer. The sticky window punched trim was creating an issue, halting the production process for rewinding, removal and disposal. The addition of the matrix removal system to their operations, means that productivity has been dramatically increased […]
  • New scientific study verifies the benefits of carbon fibre components for the printing and papermaking industries

    By Converter on November 19, 2018
    A new academic study has verified the benefits of carbon fibre components for use in the printing, papermaking and related industries. Professor Dr. Lutz Engisch from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences presented the results of his research for the first time at the recent ERA Packaging & Decorative Conference in Turin on 7 November. Trend towards carbon fibre “There […]
  • Be LED by IST (UK)

    By Converter on November 19, 2018
    Converters looking for a compact and efficient drying system for their rotary and flexo presses should talk to IST (UK) about the new LEDCure SCR technology for labels. LED is gaining momentum as printers look to find a lower energy and more sustainable drying system which can still provide them with excellent quality and performance results. This system (which includes […]
  • “Closing the Loop” technology showcase opens eyes to new possibilities

    By Converter on November 19, 2018
    Delta ModTech’s 2018 Technology Showcase was designed to highlight advancements in closed-loop machine technology. It did, but the two-day event also opened eyes and minds to a world of other opportunities in branding, products and processes. Every few years, Delta ModTech invites clients and partners to a showcase at its facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s showcase, held 11-12 September, […]
  • artimeltlinerless applications, components and where special attention should be paid to

    By Converter on November 19, 2018
    The use of linerless labels has increased steadily in recent years. The variety of application possibilities is developing all the time and the growth potential for these labels is massive. Based in Sursee, Switzerland, artimelt AG has 20 years of experience and thus knows what counts in this application field. As a manufacturer of high-grade hot melt adhesives, the company […]
  • The Key to Rewinding is Strain!

    By Converter on October 25, 2018
    When rewinding there are three main factors to control – Tension, Nip Load and Wind Torque – these forces and torques can be viewed as the stress and strain in the product being rewound. By ensuring they are actively monitored and controlled you will end up with an improved final product, whether it be paper, foil, plastic film, wire or […]
  • Comexi cloud change the way converters manage the laminating processes

    By Converter on October 22, 2018
    The digital revolution has changed the entire world and now is shaking our industry as well. Comexi lamination offers the perfect tool for converters to make the most of the amazing opportunities that the new digital era brings to the converting sector: Comexi Cloud. From now on our customers will keep one step ahead of their competition. This tool will […]
  • Hamilton steals the show at Flexotech Print Awards 2018

    By Converter on October 22, 2018
    Leading UK label manufacturer, Hamilton Adhesive Labels, took gold in the process labels category and went on to steal the coveted overall Supreme Winner award for its outstanding Queni Koi label design at this year’s FlexoTech Print Awards. Hamilton’s distinctive flexographic print fuses rich colour and bold tones with high-end print quality. A silky matte finish was given to the […]
  • It’s All About Converting in Louisville

    By Converter on October 22, 2018
    ICE USA – the leading exhibition dedicated to the converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials in the Americas — will be April 9-11, 2019 at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center. WHY LOUISVILLE? Moving ICE USA to Louisville brings the leading converting show closer to the heart of the industry. “We had received feedback from […]