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Converting Quarterly – the official technical magazine of AIMCAL
covers the web-processing technologies of solution, extrusion and vacuum coating; laminating; film manufacturing; flexographic and gravure printing; slitting, sheeting and other finishing methods.

In the 2014 Quarter 2 Issue

  • Slitting: From knives to winding to roll discharge
  • US Flexible Packaging Market Forecast
  • Real-world testing of metallized, barrier packaging
  • "Multi-chamber" machine design for paper metallization
  • Ten pitfalls in developing low-defect coated products
  • Laser-engraved ceramic cylinders for gravure coating
  • Gauging system configurations for coating lines
  • 2014 AIMCAL Product, Technology & Sustainability Awards

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Sealed Air to establish new global HQ in Charlotte, NC Sealed Air to establish new global HQ in Charlotte, NC

Packaging converting giant Sealed Air Corp. today announced that it is establishing a new global headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company will relocate to a modern, state-of-the art, environmentally-sustainable campus that will become the headquarters for its divisions, researc...

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FSEA White Paper: Initial study into impact of high-visibility enhancements on shelf presence FSEA White Paper: Initial study into impact of high-visibility enhancements on shelf presence

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has released a white paper detailing an initial study on the effect of high-visibility enhancements on consumer purchasing behavior. As noted in the white paper, the study showed clear advantages to foil stamping on packaging, i...

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Titan slitter/rewinders to celebrate 50th anniversary with UK open house on Sept. 16-17 Titan slitter/rewinders to celebrate 50th anniversary with UK open house on Sept. 16-17

Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. is celebrating 50 years of excellence in slitting & rewinding technology for its range of TITAN slitter rewinders with an Open House event to mark the occasion.  The Open House is being held at Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd. in Bedford (U...

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Flexible batteries for wearable devices can be cheaply printed Flexible batteries for wearable devices can be cheaply printed

A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, CA, has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manuf...

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New web-guide control offers superior power, advanced features New web-guide control offers superior power, advanced features

To be introduced at Labelexpo Americas 2014 in Chicago, the new EVO 150 web-guide control is said to provide superior power and advanced features in the smallest control yet. The unit is a 24-VDC web-guide controller featuring 150 watts of power with the ability to control brushe...

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Global market for plastic, flexible OLED displays to reach $16 billion in 2020 Global market for plastic, flexible OLED displays to reach $16 billion in 2020

IDTechEx forecasts that the market for plastic and flexible OLED displays will rise to $16bn by 2020. This is one of the conclusions highlighted in the latest report OLED Display Forecasts 2014-2024: The Rise of Plastic and Flexible Displays. The new market research report includ...

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