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Industry News - June 2014
June 1, 2014

Industry News on the package printing industry, including Eaglewood Technologies, Sartomer, Graco, Trinity Graphic, Prisma, Pillar Technologies, Nilpeter

Punching Out a Preventive Maintenance Punch List
January 1, 2008

It seems things are built so well these days that we hardly think about maintenance until something goes wrong. However, when your livelihood and the livelihood of your employees depends on your printing equipment functioning properly, the onset of system failure is not the time to be thinking maintenance. If you are in the business of converting certain types of films, foils, and even some papers into packaging, you know that before printing on any of these substrates, their surfaces must be treated in some way to improve their receptiveness to various inks, coatings, or adhesives. To ensure your surface-treating systems are working properly,

Pillar Technologies Receives Distribution Rights for Empire Treater Rolls’ Glass Steel Treat Roll Technology
September 19, 2007

HARTLAND, Wis.—Pillar Technologies, a leading manufacturer in surface treatment equipment for the extrusion, printing, coating, and laminating industries and Empire Treater Rolls, manufacturer of rollers for corona and plasma treater stations have signed an agreement that provides Pillar worldwide distribution rights for Glass Steel Treater Roll (GSTR) technology installed in new Pillar corona and controlled atmosphere treater stations. Rob Hablewitz, sales manager for Pillar Technologies said “the GSTR dielectric technology allows us the opportunity to supply our customers an additional asset in our industry proven product line. The GSTR technology has already proved to be one of the most reliable, consistent and durable rolls

Think Ahead, Treat it Right
January 1, 2007

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” The profound words of Confucius couldn’t better explain the importance of corona surface treatment prior to printing on plastic materials. With corona treating, or any surface treatment system, the goal is to increase the material’s surface energy to provide wettability and adhesion. But, treating a substrate can be ineffective when the system is not properly run and maintained. For this reason, converters should be aware of how to effectively process their materials. Over/Undertreating When a corona treating system transfers too much or too little energy to a substrate, a

CPP EXPO, A Success
December 1, 2006

PARAMUS, N.J.—At the recent CPP EXPO (co-located with PACK EXPO International and PROCESS EXPO), the concept of “bringing the supply chain together” was physically demonstrated within the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2006. According to CPP EXPO show managment, the combined attendance of the three events over the course of five days totaled 45,676, not including exhibitor attendance of 25,666 or a combined total of 71,407. Of the attendee total, 22 percent indicated converting/package printing and related services as their primary business. About 3,490 visitors indicated interest in package printing equipment/supplies; 3,106 were looking for innovations in coating/laminating, while 2,573

Is it Time to Bump the Bump Treating
January 1, 2006

BUMP TREATING IS a way of life in a package printing plant. Re-treating substrate surfaces before going to press helps provide a consistent and predictable print quality. Skipping it can leave a print job littered with pinholes, poor ink adhesion, and other printing blemishes. Progress made in recent years in surface treating equipment has extended the longevity of treatment applied following extrusion, but printers still rely on bump treatments for successful runs. In fact, according to Ralf Weber, marketing, Erhardt + Leimer Inc., the trend in surface treating leans more toward multiple treatments. This is due to several reasons, Weber said, including: • Increased printing

Executives and Exhibitors Looking Toward CPP Expo
September 20, 2005

LAS VEGAS, Nev.— New products, new ideas, new business in converting technology will be showcased at the new Converting and Package Printing (CPP) EXPO which will debut in Las Vegas, September 26-28, 2005, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.  H.A. Bruno LLC, the organizers, estimate there will be close to 250 exhibitors at the show; the event includes a comprehensive conference program. Many exhibitors are showcasing solutions and new technologies for the first time while others introduce new product lines to the U.S. marketplace. These include: • Fife debuts the New D-MAX Series Web Guiding Systems; these are pre-engineered, pre configured guiding systems

Special Treatment
January 1, 2005

Surface treating technology makes printing on plastic substrates possible, but not just any off-the-shelf equipment will do. PRINTING ON FILMS without first treating the substrate surface is a lot like skydiving without a parachute. It's possible, but the result is going to be a mess. Luckily, there are several surface treating options, each with advantages for different applications. Of the three main kinds of treaters, corona treaters are the most common, according Tom Gilbertson, Enercon Industries Corp.'s vice president of applications engineering. They are used for most applications and are less expensive alternatives compared to atmospheric plasma and flame treaters. Atmospheric plasma

Onpress?Surface Treating
May 1, 2004

AAA PRESS INT'L AAA Press carries the full Enercon line of corona treaters and accessories, including the TL Max and XL Series Narrow Web Corona Treaters. These treaters feature easy electrode maintenance, increased treating power, and ducting for ozone removal. Surface tension measurement solutions are also available. Write 705, Visit www.aaapress.com, Corona Designs Aluminum, steel, or composite industrial rolls (treater, nip, and idler) up to 34˝ in diameter and an overall length of up to 370˝. Treater rolls include PowerTreat compound, PowerCoat epoxy, PowerTuf ceramic, silicone sleeves, or hypalon. Standard idler rolls include various finishes and special machined surfaces. Write 706, Visit www.coronadesigns.com Corotec