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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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Industry News

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Since the development of BOPA film in the 1970s, 2-stage sequential stretching has become the favored technology for the production of bi-oriented polyamide (BOPA) films. However, in recent years, end uses have emerged that have required more balanced film properties and simultan...

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Max Daetwyler names Stamey as doctor-blade technical production mgr. Max Daetwyler names Stamey as doctor-blade technical production mgr.

Johnny Stamey has been named Doctor Blade Technical Product Manager for Max Daetwyler Corporation. He will cover the US, Canada and Mexico markets in his new role, preforming pressroom audits and training. Johnny has worked in the printing industry for 27 years and spent the ...

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BOBST sharpens focus in coating operations; appoints Merklinger as Head of Product Line Coating BOBST sharpens focus in coating operations; appoints Merklinger as Head of Product Line Coating

In recent years BOBST has committed major investments to infuse new strength and resources dedicated to the development of coating equipment, achieving successful global growth in a number of key specialty applications. The latest project for the supply of a new aluminium lacquer...

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AWA Label Release Liner & Adhesives Technology Seminars set for Sept. 8 in Chicago AWA Label Release Liner & Adhesives Technology Seminars set for Sept. 8 in Chicago

Two upcoming one-day seminars organised by AWA Conferences and Events will be of particular interest to suppliers within the pressure-sensitive materials value chain. The AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar and the AWA Adhesive Technology Seminar both take place at the Hyatt...

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Former P&G packaging director to keynote 2014 IMDA Symposium Former P&G packaging director to keynote 2014 IMDA Symposium

Mike Ferrari, founder and president of Ferrari Innovation Solutions LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 IMDA Symposium and Exhibit Hall, Oct. 22-23 at the DoubleTree Chicago North Shore Hotel & Conference Ctr. in Skokie, IL. Ferrari's presentation is "The Golden A...

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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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