Bison Bag, a full-service flexible packaging converter based in Lockport, NY, has placed an order for a 10 color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Miraflex II M press. This will be Bison Bag’s fourth flexographic press and its first from W&H.
Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, announced that JohnsByrne has successfully completed their Eagle Cold Foil Certification Course (ECFC). The comprehensive 8-hour program is geared toward improving production understanding and techniques of press operators.
C-P Flexible Packaging, Inc. has purchased Flexo Transparent, headquartered in Buffalo, NY. Mesirow Financial acted as exclusive financial adviser to Flexo Transparent, a portfolio company of ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and Sidereal Capital Group.
We sat down and discussed bag/pouch making with Sanjay Amin from Mamata Enterprises, Inc., Scott Fuller from CMD Corporation, Raul Matos from Karlville, James F. Pease from Sun Centre USA, Jesse Rosenow from Totani America, James Russell from Modern Manufacturing Services, LLC, and Joe Vannieuwenhoven from B&B Packaging Technologies. What follows are the excerpts from that discussion.
From continued exhibit space expansion and attendee increases, the flagship Converters Expo returns to Lambeau Field for the popular one-day event. Two weeks later, ICE USA 2019 makes its Louisville debut.
Hot on the heels of the second-annual Converters Expo South, which was held on February 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina, comes the flagship Converters Expo. Now entering its 12th year, the event returns to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, from March 27-28.
The second Converters Expo South took place at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on February 5. With more than 80 exhibitors and about 420 on-site attendees, the event marked 50 percent and 10 percent increases in both categories, respectively, from the inaugural show in 2018.
Digital printing. The continuation of rigid-to-flexible. Recyclability. The ongoing importance of product differentiation. Combating the negative stereotypes of plastic. These trends — and a whole lot more —are covered in our annual executive forecast.
It’s no surprise that in the year since we looked at lidding film for food applications for Flexible Packaging’s readers, the industry has changed. We’re now seeing developments and trends in sustainability/recycling, peel and reseal functionality, and improved barrier for longer shelf life.