Webinars

    Flat Release – The Secret to Improved Label Converting

    Flat Release – The Secret to Improved Label Converting

    12.09.21 - 12.09.22

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 11 AM ET

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    Labels have become a ubiquitous product as every generated good requires some form of identification from providing product information to ensuring proper receipt from deliveries.  Label usage continues to grow.  This demand must be delivered by those supporting the label production process.  

    Substrates coated with the proper silicone can generate a release liner that provides the answer to a converter’s need for faster speed.  Having a stable release profile from process start-up through full run speeds, accounting for varying needs across end use applications, is critical for ensuring uninterrupted workflow.  Achieving flat release imparts consistency that allows for faster run times, increased throughput, and satisfies new demand on label converters.             

    During this webinar, our team of experts will focus on understanding label construction, the label conversion process, and silicone solutions for those potential conversion problems.

     

    Elkem Silicones has more than 4,200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. 

    Speakers

    Brian Casey, Team Leader, Research and Innovation, Fluids, Elkem Silicones
    Julia Souther, Business Development Manager, Release Coatings and Sil PSAs, Elkem Silicones


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    Epson Automation

    Epson Automation

    11.16.21 - 11.16.22

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    This webinar will be a discussion about efficient use of Capital, Human Resources and Assets in Label Printing.

    Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson’s goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050.

    Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around JPY 1 trillion.

    Epson America, Inc., based in Los Alamitos, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Facebook, Twitter YouTube, and Instagram.

    Speakers

    Mike Pruitt, Industrial Printing Product Manager, Epson SurePress
    Michael Nyman, Digital Label Press Engineer, Epson SurePress


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    Visual and Haptic Effects for Shrink Sleeves

    Visual and Haptic Effects for Shrink Sleeves

    09.14.21

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / 11:00 AM EST

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    Shrink sleeves differentiate packaging on the shelf since they accommodate many different shapes and offer 360º coverage providing a no label look.  ACTEGA’s presentation will focus on trends and opportunities for visual and haptic effects when producing shrink sleeve applications.

    • Shrink Sleeve Market
    • Trends
    • Special Effects using Inks and Coatings


    ACTEGA is an innovation leader and the preferred solution provider for specialty chemicals in the packaging industry. We are committed to innovation, agility and value creation. We promote new ideas and think outside the box. We actively drive technological change. We focus on meeting our customer’s needs. Whatever we do is aligned with our identity and brand values.


    Speakers:

    Wolfgang HoffmannHead of Market Management Labels, EMEA, ACTEGA
    Shawn ScheelApplications Team Leader, Wide Web at Harper Corporation of America, ACTEGA


    What You Don’t Know About Specialty Labels to Grow Your Bottom Line

    What You Don’t Know About Specialty Labels to Grow Your Bottom Line

    05.20.21

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    Thursday, May 20, 2021 / 1:00 PM EST


    Through innovation, advancements in R&D, technology and more, the Mactac of today offers a vast portfolio of PSA-coated paper and specialty film solutions for hundreds of industries and applications, including durable goods labeling, product identification, barcoding and instruction labeling, security and safety labeling, health and beauty products, and food and beverage labeling. We’ve defined specialty our own way – providing exceptional support to our customers to help them grow their businesses and diversify their product offerings.
    In this webinar, viewers will learn about a selection of the latest and greatest non-traditional products Mactac has to offer, including:

    ·       LINTEC® Products
    ·       Thinner Film Products
    ·       Peel & Reseal Products


    Mactac’s ongoing vision is to bring increased value to our customers by expanding upon our core strengths in adhesive innovation, distribution, and personalized service. Further enhancing our product diversification, adhesive formulation capabilities and capacity to the industry, Mactac recently acquired Duramark Products Inc., previously known as Ritrama USA. With the acquisition, Mactac has added more facilities and locations to our network, expanded film capabilities and capacity by adding world-class coaters and advanced automation technologies.


    Speakers:

    Kevin Clunie, VP Sales and Marketing, Mactac

    Cassandra Semonin, Marketing Manager, Mactac
    Kim Hensley, Sr Marketing Manager, Mactac
    Katsu Araki, Business Development, Mactac


    Meeting the Challenges of Diecutting New Thinner Liners

    Meeting the Challenges of Diecutting New Thinner Liners

    04.15.21

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 / 2:00 PM EST

    New thinner film and paper liners are becoming more popular and may offer advantages to the converter, include cost savings, an increased number of labels on a specific size roll, and weight reduction.   

    Whether you’re considering a thin 92 gauge or thinner filmic carrier, or a hard, dense Hi-impact liner, converters may run into similar challenges. We will discuss these challenges and the solutions in this webinar, including: 

    • How are the changes in Packaging playing a part in thinner liner product interest?
    • Anvil roll condition and the importance of it
    • Press maintenance and the important role it contributes
    • What effects do press components play in success?
    • Heat and thermal expansion concerns
    • Ideas to implement to increase productivity and success
    • Maxcess solutions to increase output, including RotoRepelTM Adhesive Control

    Speakers:

    Butch Schomber, Product Development and Innovation, Maxcess


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    Inkjet Advantage: Automated Performance

    Inkjet Advantage: Automated Performance

    03.11.21

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    Inkjet technology is relatively straightforward and lends itself to automation. Many of the required functions of the press which were previously controlled by manual and mechanical actions are electronically monitored and necessary adjustments made with a robotic controller.

    This means for the label convertor accurate registration resulting in repeatable colors and fine resolution text, high throughput with volumes of more than 1 million square foot/ month and less labor input for running and maintaining the press.


    Speakers:

    Mike Pruitt, Industrial Printing Product Manager, Epson SurePress
    Mike Nyman, Industrial Printing Applications Engineer, Epson SurePress



    Uncertainty: The Silent Barrier to Business Growth

    Uncertainty: The Silent Barrier to Business Growth

    11.11.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

    While societal and economic questions persist, label converters have the opportunity to modernize their pressrooms at an affordable price point. Mark Andy, a global printing press manufacturer, is joined by converters to discuss the buying process and how printers can upgrade to next-generation technologies to meet increasing demand.

    Speakers:

    Michael Mullen, President and CEO, Capital Label
    Alexander Mercon, Digital Press Manager, Mark Andy





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    Optimizing Label & Narrow Web Converting Performance

    Optimizing Label & Narrow Web Converting Performance

    09.30.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND


    Efficient production has never been more important in the label and narrow web industry. But achieving increased throughput and productivity is a difficult approach, requiring end-to-end attention in all areas along the production line.
     
    In this webinar, experts at Maxcess will illustrate how they provide a single source for the latest equipment needed for an efficient label press and end product. With product lines spanning diecutting, guiding and inspection, tension control, and a variety of rollers, this webinar will cover all of the essentials needed to stay ahead of the curve — and strategies for implementing them — at this critical time for label production.
     
    Topics:
    • Major trends driving the need for efficiency
    • Strategically updating components in your production       
    • How Maxcess International serves as an end-to-end solutions provider
     
    Speakers:
    • Darrell Whiteside - Regional Sales Manager, Maxcess
    • Butch Schomber - Global Marketing Manager - Business Development, Marketing, Maxcess
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    COVID-19

    COVID-19's Impact on the Label Supply Chain

    04.23.20

    NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND


    UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of label materials, is joined by two converters to discuss how coronavirus has impacted the supply chain. They will detail the benefits of a secure supply chain, how the virus has impacted label demand, safety measures instituted at their facilities, and projections for the future.

     

    Topics:

    • Company response to coronavirus
    • Safety measures put in place
    • Communication among all levels of the supply chain
    • Benefits of a secure supply chain
    • Current demand for labels
    • The label industry's value on full display


    Speakers

    • Tim Kirchen, Senior Vice President, Americas, UPM Raflatac
    • Jeff Buchanan, Director, Paper Laminates Business, Americas, UPM Raflatac 
    • Robert Parker, owner, Label King
    • Thomas Dahbura, President, Hub Labels

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