Converting machinery

New mold for heat-set PET
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New mold for heat-set PET

At the Krones booth the Generation 3 Contiform stretch blow mold was on display. Its key value proposition is low maintenance and zero lubrication.
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Digital printing for flexibles enables strategic runs
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Digital printing for flexibles enables strategic runs

The HP Indigo 20000 digital press brings disruptive technology to the flexible package printing space, allowing converters to offer brand owners œstrategic runs, with shorter run lengths, customization, flexibility to change packaging design, and other options at speeds to 138 ft./min. in Enhanced Productivity Mode.
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A converted converter

Of all the topics of conversation that percolated at the recent Graph Expo in Chicago, one that surfaced frequently was the one about how commercial printers are eyeing the packaging materials market now that their traditional markets—magazines, catalogues, direct sales materials—have been hit so hard by the digital revolution.
Proud owners at McCourt Label pose beside their new digital label press.
Machine Case Study
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Digital label printing opens new business opportunities

McCourt Label of Lewis Run, PA, one of the oldest label printers in the U.S, recently introduced digital technology to their flexo-based label printing business by adding a digital label press.
NIR 6000 Series
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Sensortech: Moisture analyzers

The NIR 6000 Series analyzers provides converting specialists with an effective process management and control tool.
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Garant: Flat, satchel bag making machine

The Matador NG flat and satchel bag making machine from Garant Maschinenhandel (part of The Windmöller & Hölscher Group) produces bread bags, gift bags, die cut handle shopping bags, and snack bags in a wide range of sizes: widths from 2.36-in to 14.96-in, cutoff lengths from 6.3-in to 30-in, and maximum gussets of 5.5-in.
Machine Product Brief
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Enercon: Corona treater improves ink adhesion

Designed to improve ink adhesion on high-speed flexographic presses and digital printing applications, Enercon’s CoronaFlex corona treater meets the diverse needs of narrow web printers by offering flexible integration options, the ability to improve wettability on a wide range of substrates, and an intuitive touch screen that guides operators to improved treating performance.
Machine Case Study
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Eco services help bottler reduce blow-molding energy costs

Implementation of consumption monitoring and process control tools help The Midwest Coca-Cola Bottling Company to significantly reduce blowing pressure and electricity use.
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Emerging print-related digital technologies could be game changers

In this exclusive survey conducted jointly by Packaging World and Cal Poly GrCI, there’s much to be learned about impending changes in the packaging supply chain.
Machine Product Brief
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INX International Ink: Digital narrow web press

The new Komori NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow web press opens the door for label converters, direct mail and packaging printers looking to transition into digital printing.
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