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 packaging industry, like much of the world around us, is making strides to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The flexographic printing market is not exempt from these trends and, as printers begin to feel pressure from customers to become more sustainable, it is important to consider how and where to implement these changes.
We sat down and discussed printing equipment with Ryan Vest from MacDermid, Rodney Pennings from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), and Tom Apple from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation. What follows are the excerpts from that discussion.
Heat transfer rolls are common in many converting processes today. As engineered film and specialty substrates become more prevalent, the use of these engineered rolls has increased even more. Yet, the physics of heat transfer rolls are often misunderstood. This can result in incorrect roll specifications and improper use that can directly affect web quality.
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.
TC Transcontinental Packaging is launching one of the first-in-market, 100 percent recyclable, multilayer barrier standup pouches in North America in partnership with Harney & Sons, an American tea company, for its loose tea flexible plastic pouch.
FPA is helping to bring together a wide variety of processing industry professionals, resources, and services by partnering with ProFood Tech (March 26-28, 2019, McCormick Place, Chicago) in the ProFood Tech 2019 Partner Program.
Sun Chemical has launched SunCure Accuflex UV, a new UV ink system for primary and secondary food packaging that is not manufactured with Bisphenol A (BPA)-based materials and meets low migration specifications.
Maxcess has announced a new Carbon Fiber Dead Shaft Idler Roll from Webex. Composed of a lightweight carbon-fiber composite, the new dead shaft idler rolls promise higher load capacities with lower inertia.