Converting365 Newsletter

Digital technology and sustainable solutions: How to reach generation YZ

June 1, 2021

“As consumers and future employees, generations Y and Z are the target of marketing and recruiting initiatives by the packaging sector. But where and how do you reach out to this generation? Marketing experts and recruiters are eyeing the generation of young people born after 1995 with great interest.”

International Converting Exhibition USA and The Association Of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminator’s R2R Conference to Come Together in Orlando this October

May 18, 2021

"International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA (ICEC USA)—America’s leading trade event for paper, film and foil converting—announces the co-location of the ICEC USA 2021 event with The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL)’s Roll 2 Roll Conference (R2R)..."


Younger Generations Leading Momentum for Sustainable Packaging

May 5, 2021

"New data reveals that consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, led by a younger generation who are overwhelmingly willing to pay more for packaging that they consider to be eco-friendly..."



Enercon Industries Corporation Releases New Technical Paper

May 3, 2021

"The converting industry relies on surface treatment to improve the adhesion of engineered films and foils that would otherwise be unreceptive to bonding with inks, coatings, and adhesives. However, many companies want to know which technology is the best of them all..."

The value of specialized experience: Assessing the road ahead for plastic packaging

April 29, 2021

"Another major change has been in ink, which used to be mainly solvent-based but now converters and their customers are looking for “greener” options and this has seen a large uptake in water-based technology – both inks and lacquers. The only problem is that water-based requires higher surface tension to secure good adhesion and thus needs a higher-powered surface treatment..."

GAA to combine operations with AIMCAL

April 20, 2021

"The board of directors and membership of the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) have voted unanimously to combine with the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators.

The deal also has been unanimously approved by the AIMCAL board of directors and is expected to be finalized by Aug. 31, 2021, pending the positive outcome of due diligence activities..."