Among the articles in the November 2018 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the products featured at this year's Labelexpo Americas 2018, read the latest Roundtable on static control, and much more!
Today, about 30 percent of manufacturing employees are women. While you might think that this is a substantial representation, it’s actually a number that has stayed pretty consistent since the 1970s. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, though women make up nearly half of the overall workforce, they remain underrepresented in the manufacturing industry.
The biennial Labelexpo Americas show took place from September 25-27, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. As is the case with Labelexpo, many exhibitors planned special product launches to complement their participation at the event.
Mondi and Werner & Mertz are introducing a new, patented innovation in 2019: A 100 percent recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels. The pouch replaces conventional flexible packaging for Frosch products and features a pioneering design that overcomes many shortcomings of the recycling process.
Historically, HQC is a custom molding company. However, as the Oswego, Illinois-based company grew out of a garage shop to an 80,000 square-foot facility, it only made sense for leadership to consider adding more services. One that Blair Pasternak, HQC president, has always had his eye on is flexible packaging – and that’s where Joe Haske enters this story.
Typically, the catalyst that leads a converting production team to upgrade their tension-management or web-guiding equipment, or even to install new components for the first time, will be quality problems that are obvious in the finished roll or material.
The Flexible Packaging Association recently held its 2018 Fall Executive Conference at the InterContinental in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was preceded by the association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. This issue of the FPA Update highlights some of the presentations.
Mark your calendar for the FPA 2019 Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2019. The meeting, to be held at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, is the flexible packaging industry’s premier event.