Board Converting News, May 17, 2021

DS Smith Invests (CONT’D FROM PAGE 42)


• Expansion of its barrier technologies, such as the com- pany’s recent piloting of “Touchguard,” a packaging coating that resists the transmission of viruses, and its patented Greencoat, a moisture-resistant alternative to wax coating. • Analysis of different fibers in recycled paper and corru- gated packaging to optimize its resilience and recycla- ble properties. That work could include adding chem- icals, heat or even friction to make individual fibers bond better, providing more strength. DS Smith’s Now and Next strategy was launched in the fall of 2020 and includes industry-leading goals, focused on the circular economy. As well as conventional target areas of reducing car- bon emissions, water reduction and less waste to landfill, the sustainable packaging company has challenged itself to cut 250,000 heavy truck journeys from the roads, re- place a billion pieces plastic from supermarkets and online shopping and educate five million young people in the cir- cular economy. EskoWorld 2021 Helps Packaging Specialists Get Connected Between May 17-21, hundreds of online attendees will take part in the EskoWorld’s annual technology showcase, with a packed program focusing on the digital transformation of the packaging industry. With more than 80 sessions, demonstrations and workshops lined up, the virtual event will bring packaging supply chain partners together across five days, enabling them to learn, share and discover the latest innovations. “EskoWorld 2021 is all about connecting packaging professionals,” said Melissa Plemen, Esko Sr. Director of Inside Sales and Marketing. “Our agenda is packed with workshops, discussions and demonstrations to highlight how Esko solutions are able to digitize, automate and con- nect industry processes to boost operational efficiency, reduce waste, and increase print quality, as the industry progresses on its digital transformation journey.” The full schedule features everything from software best practice workshops and product familiarization road- map sessions through to dedicated educational sessions, such as an in-depth Color Standards masterclass with Esko Senior Color Product Specialist Mark Samworth (May 18). The week-long event will also feature group round ta- ble discussions, including the eagerly anticipated ‘What do they think?’ (May 20) where four flexo industry experts discuss the problems faced by the industry today and into the future. “Roadmap sessions, panel discussions and presenta- tions highlighting the numerous opportunities for digital transformation are just a few of the ways attendees will be able to get the most out of this event,” said Pleman.


Profero Systems the leader in double facer heating and traction section conversions along with other performance enhancing products. Featuring products from Contact Bars and Compensating Rolls to New Glue Machines and Double Facers.


Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated Products and Stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.


SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader provid- ing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of prod- ucts are proven solutions for increasing production, effi- ciency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its great service and care. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.


May 17, 2021

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