News Ticker – July 22, 2010

Converting Influence fall meeting to focus on industry growth areas
Converting Influence logoSet for Sept. 23 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, the next Converting Influence event offers “Networking, Displays and Insights on Converting Growth Areas.” The special half-day program features a panel of company executives who have led the way to expanding business. Participants span converting from paper & tissue to film, laminates and nonwovens. A variety of supplier informational exhibits, a buffet lunch and a tour of the adjacent FVTC Print Center round out the meeting. Cost is $50 for attendees from member companies and $60 for non-members. More info (Read my blog post on “Converting Automation, Efficiency and The Next Big Thing”  from the Converting Influence spring meeting.)

PCMC iMpact 2010 draws 300 flexible-packaging professionals
Held at Green Bay’s (WI) historic Lambeau Field, the two-day Paper Converting Machine Co. symposium brought together more than 300 converters and package printers June 23-24. Unveiled was the company’s technologically-advanced Fusion CI-flexographic printing press. Key features of the Fusion include new standards for environmental friendliness and operator simplicity; 2,000-fpm speeds; efficient automated wash-up and drum-washing systems; improved sustainability with 30% less energy consumption than competitive presses; and low cost per impression. More info

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