• Davis-Standard’s Laboratories prove valuable in supporting customer goals

    By Converter on April 26, 2018
    It’s no secret that Davis-Standard has the industry’s most extensive laboratory capabilities for both extrusion and converting applications. With R&D labs in Pawcatuck, Conn., Fulton, N.Y., and at the company’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China, customers have multiple options for making parts for proof-of-concept, experimenting with new resins, conducting materials development, and testing equipment prior to making large capital investments. According […]
  • New Era converting machinery enters into agreement with adept converting

    By Converter on April 20, 2018
    New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Adept Converting Equipment, Inc. whereby Bruno Raynes, Adept’s owner, will join with New Era to service Adepts’ clients’ web converting equipment needs. Adept Converting is a manufacturer’s representative organisation based in Peterborough, NH. They have been serving clientele across North America for 25 years, and will bring an expanded […]
  • Hamillroad Software to showcase Bellissima DMS at FTA’s INFOFLEX 2018

    By Converter on April 9, 2018
    UK based prepress company Hamillroad Software will be exhibiting at INFOFLEX 2018, 7-8 May 2018, in Indianapolis, IN (booth #509). Hamillroad is proud to be exhibiting at INFOFLEX 2018; an exhibition where the most innovative technological developments, products and services for the flexographic printing and converting industry are on show Danielle Kinsella, Hamillroad’s marketing director, said: “Since launching Bellissima DMS […]
  • Flex Films develops unique Polyester Film proving that ‘Soft is the New Strong’

    By Converter on April 3, 2018
    Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore! Flex Films – the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex has developed an innovative bi-axially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film with a unique velvety and luxurious surface at its manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown Kentucky in the United States. The new soft touch film FLEXPET F-STF […]
  • Next generation web sensing and guiding solutions

    By Converter on December 19, 2017
    TTS Systems has been appointed as the UK and European technical distribution partners for Roll-2-Roll Technologies, based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. The range includes next generation sensing and control solutions for the converting industry. Its current line of products is web edge and width measurement sensors, inspection sensors, and a variety of web guiding solutions for different converting applications. The […]
  • First rotary die cutting machine of its kind sold in the USA

    By Converter on December 15, 2017
    DCS USA Corporation, distributor of Taiwan-based-company Sysco Machinery, sold the first rotary die cutting machine of its kind on the American continent to Minnesota-based-company, Pepin Manufacturing. The multi-stations rotary die cutting machine with laser is scheduled to be installed in Pepin’s brand new 18,000sq ft facility in Wabasha, MN at the beginning of 2018. Sysco’s machine, built to handle a […]
  • Color Label expands digital label business

    By Converter on December 8, 2017
    Mark Andy has announced the recent sale of a Mark Andy Digital Series to Color Label. The family-run business has been a player in the industry for a long time, beginning as a commercial print shop in 1865 and later adding a label division in 1998. The digital hybrid press was installed early November in the operation’s Saint Louis, Missouri […]
  • Overall equipment efficiency improved by 53 per cent with Asahi Photoproducts AWP Water-Washable Plates

    By Converter on December 5, 2017
    Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, recently reported that Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Asahi Photoproducts and its North American Distributor CTGA after an exhaustive benchmarking process in its search for an improved platemaking process. Gateway operates three manufacturing locations serving the United States and Canada and produces packaging for consumer packaged goods […]
  • Xeikon Café North America kicked off with opening of new Innovation Centre

    By Converter on October 20, 2017
    At the Xeikon Café North America, which took place on October 17 and 18, in Chicago, Xeikon unveiled a number of initiatives and new hires as part of the ongoing expansion of its North American organisation. The opening of the event marked the unveiling of Xeikon’s new Innovation Centre, providing an insightful and realistic experience of the Xeikon solutions. In […]
  • Dow Performance Silicones to deliver talk on new BOPP silicone slip additive

    By Converter on October 18, 2017
    Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, will deliver a technical talk on its new Dow Corning HMB-6301 Masterbatch — a slip additive for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film — at the Applied Market Information (AMI) Multilayer Packaging Films Conference, November 7-9, 2017, Maritim Hotel, Cologne, German. Jean-Pierre Patte, senior sales developer at Multibase SA, […]