The one-week countdown begins for the introduction of something unique to the web-processing, converting and finishing industries—a combination technical journal / business-to-business trade magazine. The all-new CONVERTING QUARTERLY, the official publication of the Assn. of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, will bring a solid collection of valuable, informative technical articles and Q&A technical columns regularly to your InBox—starting next week when the premiere issue mails. Its heart—the emphasis on technical content covering web handling, web coating, vacuum coating, laminating, printing, slitting and rewinding, and finishing—is unavailable anywhere else in the marketplace.
Vol. 1, No. 1’s market focus on Printed Electronics & Photovoltaics reveals, through a series of articles, the vital role web processing plays in these burgeoning, new industries. Along with the insights of IDTechEx’s Dr. Peter Harrop on what PE/PV needs to succeed, you’ll find a terminology and print-process primer from Dr. Malcolm Keif of Cal Poly along with three technical articles covering PE-product manufacturing, surface treating for PV applications and inkjet printing for printed electronics. Next come a variety of technical-journal pieces, leading off with the two Matteucci Award-winning papers from the 2010 AIMCAL Fall Technical Conference. Further contributions are provided on tension-control technology, integrated motor/drive systems and the first of a multi-part series on web-coating defects.
CONVERTING QUARTERLY also gives a nod to the B2B-magazine angle. The first issue offers comprehensive coverage of the new ICE USA 2011 tradeshow, as well as a handful of other converting-related conferences. Our stable of departments includes Breakthroughs (short items on new technical achievements), Patent Profiles (abstracts on recent awards and applications), Market Monitor (a concise look at material end uses) and Technology Watch (new products from industry-leading suppliers).
Beyond all the benefits of CQ in print, even more technical resources are available on our Website: www.convertingquarterly.com. First off, a complete digital edition of the print magazine can be downloaded. On a more timely basis, industry news is posted each business day, and five technical Blogs are updated frequently by a range of experts. You can also stay in the loop with CONVERTING QUARTERLY E-NEWS, our weekly news and Blogs eNewsletter. If you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the magazine, the digital edition, CQ E-News or all three online today.