Board Converting News, June 6, 2022

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introduce gluing systems to meet the demands of this mar- ket segment. Baumer hhs has gained years of experience applying pressure-sensitive adhesives, and incorporated the results in redesigning its gluing system for corrugated applications. To name just three of these innovations: • The 100-kg (220 lb) melter has a new tank design for optimum, energy-efficient melting • The adhesive flow regulator on the 100-kg (220 lb) melter ensures very uniform feeding and application of adhesives within narrow tolerances and across all speed ranges • The fluid mechanics of the nozzle on the proven appli- cation head have been re-engineered to support even more uniform application at high glue volume The undulating surface of corrugated board requires consistent and high-quality application of about 250-550 grams per square meter (0.5-1.2 lbs/Yd2) of adhesive to even out the surface so that a box can be reliably sealed Consumers are also very aware of the amount of pack- aging involved in e-commerce. The volume of used boxes and plastic material goes against the values of sustainabil- ity, making consumers feel responsible for the ecological aspects. Their response is the same when small, usual- ly lightweight products are packaged with an excessive amount of packing material in big corrugated boxes, gen- erating even more waste. Considering this situation, it is not surprising that pa- per-based lightweight boxes and mailers made of solid board or microflute are on the rise. A lightweight blouse does not need to be shipped in a thick corrugated box. A book with high inherent stiffness does not need a thick corrugated pouch. Microflute, solid board and paper are the better choices for this packaging. Applying less glue is another way to reduce material consumption and costs. On more even surfaces such as paper, folding carton board, and microflute, it suffices to apply only 50-150 grams per square meter (0.1 - 0.3 lbs/Yd2) of pressure-sen- sitive adhesive. Applying only as much adhesive as neces- sary is the efficient and smart alternative both ecologically and economically. However, the requirements on applica- tion quality may be higher than corrugated in this case. Snuff Back: A New Coating Application Baumer hhs has added the HP 550 SB coating appli- cation head to round out its product portfolio. “SB” stands for snuff back, which means that the nozzle closes against the direction of adhesive flow, creating a negative pres- sure that pulls the material back inside the head. It has the effect of cutting off the glue flow in a more rapid and clean way, preventing any residual tailing from the nozzle. The application head can apply 150 grams per square meter (0.3 lbs/Yd2) in perfect quality. Flat substrates usu- ally require a layer thickness of only 50-100 grams per with little effort by the user. Lightweight Shipping Boxes


ARC International is a world leader in the manufacturing of roller products for flexography. The latest nano-technology laser engraving in our NC and NV manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers.


AES is a leading full-service provider of integrated convey- ance systems specializing in scrap, trim, and dust. AES en- gineers custom scrap systems and works as a partner in process improvement to help businesses achieve greater profitability, productivity, and sustainability. Products include balers, shredders/hoggers, core shredders, filters, fans, and specialized dust control and collection systems. AES is the ex- clusive distributor for the AirShark Rotary Material Separator. For a wide variety of new and used equipment on to- day’s market, visit our website at BAUMER HHS CORPORATION hhs is a global leader in advanced gluing, camera verifica- tion and quality assurance systems for the packaging indus- try. Zero-defect quality and elevated production speeds are key parameters in the manufacturing of corrugated boxes. With hhs Xcam Box Monitoring and non-contact flap gluing of corrugated board, hhs offers every option for quality as- surance in the production of boxes with flexo folder gluers. AMERICAN CORRUGATED MACHINE BLOWER APPLICATION COMPANY (BLOAPCO) BloApCo has served the corrugated industry since 1933 with a variety of scrap handling solutions, including Hori- zontal Floor Shredders, Trim Cutters, and Material Handling Fans and Conveying Systems. BloApCo Shredders allow for continuous shredding and pneumatic removal of sheet waste stacks of all sizes, roll slab, cores, and carton scrap.


Leading manufacturer and installer of quality retrofits, up- grades and replacement parts for S&S and Prime Flexo Folder Gluers. Specialists in reconditioning of S&S Flexo Folder Gluers, including ink, air and electrical systems.


Serving the corrugated box industry since 1991, Chicago- based Corrugator Belt Service LLC maintains corru- gator belts for peak board quality and performance.



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