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Mastering the Art of Industrial Papermaking

A Closer Look at High-Quality Machining Blades In an age dominated by digital mediums, the craft of papermaking remains revered skill. From the forest to the bustling mills, the creation of paper is a collaboration of precision and innovation. Within this complicated relationship are industrial knives and blade–engineered for each process with unparalleled accuracy and. . .

Flexographic Printing: What is it and How Should My Company Be Using it?

Flexographic printing is a hot topic in the world of printing. Using flexible printing plates and high-speed printers, this method of printing has been hailed as both innovative and disruptive and using it properly may be the key to success for printing businesses. But what is flexographic printing, and how can your company use it?. . .

The State of Mergers and Acquisitions in The Converting Industry

The converting industry, like many others, is changing rapidly. Globalization and increased competition have taken a toll on many smaller companies. Not only that, to compete in the modern world of business, mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers have become quite common. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the state of mergers and acquisitions. . .

The Growing Vegetable Trend and Its Relationship With Food Processing

Dieticians and physicians, rejoice! More Americans than ever are eating fruit and vegetables – and demand is only predicted to grow in the future! According to market research firm Packaged Facts, Americans continued to consume fresh produce at a growth rate of 1.3% between 2011 and 2016. These annual gains are expected to continue through. . .

Snacking On Something Tasty? Think About How It Got There

Americans love snacking. Snacking is one of the most popular pastimes in America. According to Mintel, 94% of Americans snack at least once per day – and more than half of all adults snack 2-3 times a day. Whether you’re binging on a Netflix show, watching the big game, or just looking for a tasty. . .

The User Experience Behind Great Water Bottle Design

Bottled water is the most popular beverage in the United States. This is most likely a combination of a variety of factors, including its convenient and cold, an increased focus on healthy beverage options, and large-scale marketing pushes from manufacturers like PepsiCo and Coca Cola. Regardless of the reason, one thing is clear – bottled. . .

Industry Update: The State Of Mergers & Acquisitions In The Printing Industry

The printing industry has gone through some major changes in the past few years. Our discussion below covers the reasons for the changes more deeply – but the punchline is that the pace of mergers and acquisitions in this industry has increased dramatically in the last 5-10 years, creating a much different landscape that is. . .

High Speed Printing Presses Command High Quality Industrial Knives

Speed drives almost all technological innovations. The assembly line was built because Henry Ford wanted to put his cars together more quickly. The internet was created because data transfers between information agencies were too slow. The airplane was invented because the Wright Brothers thought that ocean-based transport took too long – and they thought of. . .

The Emergence Of Craft Brewing – Understanding The Effects Of This Trend On The Labeling Industry

The craft brewing industry is huge in the United States – and shows no signs of slowing down. While domestic “macrobrews” still lead the pack in terms of overall sales volume, craft breweries have been experiencing staggering growth. In 2012, the overall market cap of the craft brewing industry was $10.2 billion. By 2016, this. . .

Dispelling Myths: Three Common Misconceptions In The Paper Industry

Sometimes, the paper industry gets a reputation for being bad for the environment. But the modern paper industry is far from destructive. In fact, the paper industry as a whole has made great strides in recent years towards sustainability, especially as renewable resources and environmentally-friendly business models become commonplace. In this article, we’ll take a. . .