Unlike as in previous years, there weren't a lot of shakeups in 2016. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't a solid year for the top North American converters.
July 1, 2017
Compared to the lists of the past few years, the 2017 Flexible Packaging Top 25 Converters list may seem, well, ordinary. While this year was not without its share of M&A's, they were all fairly minor to some of the big shake-ups the industry has seen in the past.
The right film does a whole lot more than just protect a product. It can also help it stand out on the store shelf, enable high-quality printing and include characteristics that permit consumers to observe or experience the product prior to purchase.
In today’s eco-conscious society, businesses and consumers alike strongly care about products that are manufactured using sustainable practices. Brands, suppliers, retailers, printers and consumers all want to claim that they are green and doing their part to take care of the planet.
Narrow- and mid-web converters able to manage short- to medium-run sizes are seeking new and innovative technologies to make them more competitive. The materials and equipment suppliers are responding, introducing new technologies and techniques.
Flexible Packaging recently caught up with Roman Barski Jr., Kuraray America’s senior director of sales, for an overview on how Kuraray resins and raw materials are continuing to impact the packaging industry.
During the first 100 days of President Trump’s Administration, a number of Presidential Executive Orders (EOs) and White House Directives were issued, including the ones pertaining to reducing the regulatory burdens on domestic manufacturers.
The FPA Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Committee has been extremely busy responding to the Trump Administration’s Executive Orders and White House Directives on the regulatory burdens of domestic manufacturers.
Pearl Technologies has released the new UltraFlex HD, a close tolerance punch attachment that combines the edge quality of traditional zero-clearance units with lower cost of operation and ease of use comparable to Pearl’s popular Flex Unit product line.
Simco-Ion has released its new IQ Power HE Nozzle, a high efficiency monitored static-neutralizing nozzle that offers exceptional ionization performance with significantly lower air consumption compared to other nozzles.