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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 1 Issue

  • Global Vacuum-Coated & Metallized Films Market Forecast
  • Review of pro flex 2013 technical presentations
  • R2R sputter coating on flexible-glass substrates
  • Characterization of process defects on R2R metallizers
  • Vacuum system benchmarking for improved production
  • Better film vacuum processing via science application
  • 2013 Matteucci Award-winning technical papers
  • Layer-by-layer coatings for enhance shelf life; Printed Electronics USA shows industry becoming a serious force; laser finishing

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Industry News

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Union Grove, WI-based American Roller rolls out the new Arcotron CL800, a break-through in corona covering technology. The CL800 is a premium ceramic covered roller designed for the most unforgiving surroundings. The new CL800 is highly recommended for conventional corona-tre...

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Thin-film solar cell achieves record 20.9% efficiency Thin-film solar cell achieves record 20.9% efficiency

Solar Frontier, in joint research with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), has reportedly achieved 20.9% conversion efficiency on a 0.5 cm2 CIS cell. This is a world record conversion efficiency for thin-film photovoltaic technologies, be...

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Michelman Wins Innovation Award for Engineering from Cincinnati Business Courier Michelman Wins Innovation Award for Engineering from Cincinnati Business Courier

Michelman took home an Innovation Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier at an awards ceremony held April 10, 2014. The company received the award in the Engineering category. According to the Business Courier, “the winner achieved a significant milestone in advanced engine...

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AWA GLOBAL RELEASE LINER CONFERENCE: Summary of this year’s event AWA GLOBAL RELEASE LINER CONFERENCE: Summary of this year’s event

Release liner is a major contributor to the success of many industries today, from tapes and gaskets to baking papers, medical disposables, and, of course, pressure-sensitive labels. Annually, it is the subject of the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition,...

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Packaging Dynamics Corp. to buy specialty converter Pac Paper Packaging Dynamics Corp. to buy specialty converter Pac Paper

Chicago-based Packaging Dynamics Corp. will acquire the business operations of Pac Paper, Inc. Pac Paper, located in Vancouver, WA, manufactures and sells a broad range of specialty paper packaging products primarily for foodservice, food processing, agricultural, and industrial ...

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Olympus Partners to acquire Pregis Corp. North America Olympus Partners to acquire Pregis Corp. North America

Private-equity firm Olympus Partners, Stamford, CT., has agreed to acquire Pregis Corp. North America, a protective packaging materials and systems manufacturer, for an undisclosed amount.  The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of May. “Olympus Pa...

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Industry Events

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Apr 28 - Apr 29 | Convention Ctr., Baltimore, MD
INFO*FLEX 2014
May 03 - May 08 | Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL
2014 SVC TechCon
May 05 - May 05 | University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
AWA Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Forum 2014
May 08 - May 14 | Fairgrounds, Duesseldorf, Germany
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