Monday, March 05, 2018
Static brushes, strands of tinsel, and ionizing cords are passive dissipators that can neutralize static charges on webs, polymer covered conveyance rollers, and unwinding rolls. These passive dissipators need only to be grounded to operate. Active dissipators like static bars have power supplies. Passive dissipators do not but are often installed so that they touch webs or unwinding rolls. Is this necessary? Read on to find out.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Steady growth and expansion of the flexible packaging industry is going to rely on three growth factors: innovation and technology in products, growth in new and existing markets, and the ability to quickly adapt to changing consumer behavior and preferences. In this post, we’ll talk more about how innovation and technology in products will drive growth for the converting and flexible packaging industry.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Static sparks on a winding roll can shock operators, damage thin coatings such as release layers, and deposit spots of static that can cause stacks of labels to block. To suppress sparks on a winding roll and to have low static when the roll is unwound in the next operation, the static control system must accomplish two goals. Read on to find out more from Kelly Robinson at Electrostatic Answers.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
In this second blog from Alison Keane, we’ll talk more about how expansion in new and existing markets, with emerging markets and a growing global middle class acting as key factors, will spur new growth for the converting and flexible packaging industry.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Good news for the Flexible Packaging Industry! Positive and steady growth is forecasted for the next five years. Read on to learn more from part one of this four part blog series, with special post contributor Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association.
Monday, November 06, 2017
There is sometimes an “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” attitude towards exhibitions, especially when they continue to be successful. But anyone at ICE USA can tell you this is not our approach. Read more in this interview with the new show manager, Julie Ford, about what's new in 2019.