CMM and DiTrolio offer new technology center
NASHUA, N.H.—To help converters from around the world better understand how they can combine both narrow- and mid-web converting technologies, CMM and DiTrolio Flexographic Institute have teamed up to create a new Technology Center at CMM International 2007 in June at the Rosemont Convention Center.
The new “Narrow to Mid-Web Technology Center” will feature operating equipment from leading manufacturers producing actual jobs on the show floor all four days of the event. More than 15,000 converting professionals from around the world will be able to see various jobs being produced using both narrow and mid-web equipment.
“The new Technology Center fills a void in the marketplace,” says Jim Enos, CMM show director and vice president of PennWell Corporation. “Although there are shows where converters can see narrow web technology and other shows focus on mid-web, this new Technology Center will bridge the gap between narrow and mid-web printing and converting.”
These sentiments were echoed by Vince DiTrolio, founder and CEO of DiTrolio Flexographic Institute. “This will be a very unique and valuable experience for CMM attendees,” DiTrolio emphasizes. “Converters will be able to meet with technical people from the world’s leading equipment suppliers on the show floor as well as receive certification training as part of the conference program.”
Located just outside of Chicago, the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute has trained and placed several hundred press operators throughout North and South America since its founding in 1999. The Institute works closely with the leading industry suppliers and associations to provide certified training at all skill levels.
Enos adds that the new Technology Center also was created in response to attendees’ requests to see more running equipment on the show floor. “In addition to creating a variety of new pricing packages to help exhibitors bring more running equipment to CMM, we have created two new Technology Centers that will feature jobs being printed and converted from raw material to finished products.”