Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, officially has opened its first U.S. facility in Wilson, NC. Focusing on small-diameter tubes, the plant boasts a high-speed tube line as well as space for several additional packaging lines.
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.
Thirty years ago, Soltvadkert, Hungary-based Material Plastik opened its doors with nothing more than a plastic extruder and four employees. Today, more than 120 workers operate its converting equipment to provide packaging for CPGs such as Nestlé and Coca-Cola, among others.
Hurricane Maria went down as the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years, and considering the fact that another powerful storm – Hurricane Irma – made landfall just weeks earlier, Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents were in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.
We recently caught up with Tim Roddy, Erhardt + Leimer’s technical sales manager, who discussed the most problematic of the three tension zones, the value proposition of tension control equipment and future industry trends.
The presence of static can result in a number of issues – such as poor print quality, tiny holes that appear in extruded film or blockages in machinery equipment – but dust attraction remains arguably the biggest challenge in a sector concerned with quality control
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.
Contract converters can help their clients – converters and printers – control their overhead costs and speed time to market. They can also leverage their expertise in particular processes, so that their clients can better hone in on what they’re good at.
Among the articles in the August 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn about efforts taken toward packaging sustainability, read the converter news, notes on the upcoming PACK EXPO, and much more!