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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 2015 Quarter 1 Issue

  • Vacuum-Coated & Metallized Materials Market Forecast

  • Vacuum coating uniformity: 101 ways to get it wrong
  • 2014 Matteucci Technical Excellence Award papers
  • Basic causes of coating & drying defects: Part 1
  • Printed Electronics USA 2014: A technology review
  • R2R plasma-enhanced CVD for electronic devices & ultra high-barrier applications: Part 1

  • Ultra low-migration, solvent-free laminating adhesive; the case for solvent acrylic adhesives; managing overspeed in tangent shear slitting; ISCST Insights: Applying coating science to industrial practice

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Industry News

Fraunhofer FEP and partners present research results on ultra-thin flexible glass Fraunhofer FEP and partners present research results on ultra-thin flexible glass

Fraunhofer FEP with partners from Corning Inc. and DTF will present recent findings on ultra-slim glass today during the 2015 Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition in the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA. They will also exhibit glass samples at a ...

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Building BOPP film capacity in China for the long term? Building BOPP film capacity in China for the long term?

By Simon King, managing director, PCI Films Consulting, Ltd Contacts within the Chinese BOPP film industry suggest that a further 2 million tonnes of new BOPP film capacity is to be installed in China over the next three years. This new investment will expand the domestic film...

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Flex Films (USA) Announces Availability Of New Heat-Sealable Polyester Films From KY Plant Site. Flex Films (USA) Announces Availability Of New Heat-Sealable Polyester Films From KY Plant Site.

As converters and brand owners look for new flexible packaging solutions, Flex Films (USA) is proud to announce the availability of plain and metallised heat-sealable BOPET films from our US manufacturing facility in Elizabethtown, KY. “Since the start-up of our new 270,000 s...

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Catbridge Machinery to supply slitters for Bemis Recapitalization Program Catbridge Machinery to supply slitters for Bemis Recapitalization Program

Parsippany, NJ-based Catbridge Machinery has been selected by packaging-converting giant Bemis Company, Inc. (Neenah, WI), as the primary vendor for its slitter/rewinder recapitalization program. The multi-year program will provide a significant number of new slitters to vari...

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"Energy Bag" program diverts 6,000 lbs of plastic waste from landfills "Energy Bag" program diverts 6,000 lbs of plastic waste from landfills

Dow Chemical Co. co-sponsors pilot program. Collaborative effort demonstrates a recycle-to-energy alternative that diverts plastic waste from landfills   Every day, Americans generate over four pounds of waste per person.  Despite the proliferation of recycling progra...

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US packaging adhesives demand to rise 1% a year to 2019 US packaging adhesives demand to rise 1% a year to 2019

US demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to increase 2.8 percent per year to 6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion.  A turnaround in construction activity, combined with the expanding use of adhesives and sealants in manufacturing and assembly, will und...

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Industry Events

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Mar 03 - Mar 05 | Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL
2015 FPA Annual Meeting
Mar 04 - Mar 05 | Lake Buena Vista Palace, Buena Vista, FL
GAA Gravure Global Summit 2015
Mar 09 - Mar 11 | Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Web Handling Seminar
Mar 10 - Mar 12 | Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
ICE Europe 2015
Mar 10 - Mar 11 | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach, CA
uv.eb WEST 2015
Mar 16 - Mar 16 | University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
AWA Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Forum 2015

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