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Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging

We are sharing this article from PPFC-Online.  Susan Stansbury author. Flexible packaging makes the most of converters’ capabilities, from printing, to form/fill/seal, pouches and many aspects that are the growth stars of the industry.  Market drivers include...
Sourcing activity for Tungsten Carbide

Sourcing activity for Tungsten Carbide

Hardedge Tool found an interesting article and video on Thomasnet that we would like to share. Click HERE for video and article. “This Thomas Index Report is sponsored by Leading Edge Metals and Alloys, a leader in providing high-quality and hard-to-find...
Converting Blades – get better results

Converting Blades – get better results

Getting the best performance of your converting blades allows you to obtain the longest life, highest quality cuts, and maintain cutting efficiency. Blades that meet the ideal specifications for your converting machine and cutting material provide optimum performance...
Looking for New Slitting Equipment?

Looking for New Slitting Equipment?

Here are a few things that you might consider:What is the minimum slit width?The general rule is that if the slit widths are greater than 1” (25mm), a center-wind slitter rewinder is recommended.  If the slit widths are less than 1”, a center-surface slitter...

Selecting An Ideal Blade Material for Your Slitting Process

Read an interesting article by Heather Vreeland from American Cutting Edge and we want to share it:Films, vinyl, fabrics, non-wovens, laminates, paper, and heavy film are often manufactured onto large, bulk material rolls. These rolls are too large to utilize in the...
50% of Manufacturers Saw Data Breaches in Past Year

50% of Manufacturers Saw Data Breaches in Past Year

According to Thomas Publishing – A new survey suggests that half of U.S. manufacturers experienced a data breach in the past year and that one in 10 saw “major” cybersecurity issues.The latest annual Manufacturing and Distribution Report from...
New Life for Old Blades

New Life for Old Blades

Spinning their way through the horizon lines of 41 states, an estimated 53,000 wind turbines are producing electricity across America. However, just like any other product, turbine blades wear out or are replaced by newer, better models.What’s left are 122’ long...
PET FOOD PACKAGING AND HOW THEY’RE ENABLED BY THE RIGHT BLADES

PET FOOD PACKAGING AND HOW THEY’RE ENABLED BY THE RIGHT BLADES

The latest in Packaging News from TGW tells us that Pet food is a growing industry. Customers are looking for higher-quality, grain-free foods and pet food companies are adapting to changing tastes and packaging preferences to ensure that they capture this market and...
Predictions for manufacturing in 2019

Predictions for manufacturing in 2019

According to John Wiborg from CTE – Cutting Tool Engineering:In 2019, we expect a continued strong, robust manufacturing sector. Even if there is some slowdown, the challenge for many companies this year remains, “How do we generate more with less?” as they face...