FMN | November 27th, 2017

An N.V. Publication FLEX

November 27, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 24

Market News


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APR Summit Yields Packaging Data

Converters Expo Comes To Charlotte Since 1997, Converters Expo has brought professionals from across the converting industry to Wiscon- sin to share the latest technology, products, and ideas. Converters Expo is adding a new show, Con- ver ter s Expo South, which will debut on February 6, 2018, in Char- lotte, North Carolina, at the Char- lotte Convention Center. Sponsors of Converters Expo South include Pinnacle Converting Equip- ment, AccuWeb, BST North America and Valley Grinding & Mfg. These companies will join 60 other vendors offering converting services to com- plete products using paper, film and nonwovens through rewinding & sheeting; folding & finishing; coating, laminating & adhesives; flexographic printing & inks; packaging, ware- housing, shipping & logistics; equip- ment and associated engineering; as well as testing and product develop- ment, along with many others. The exhibit f loor will be open from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm and will in- clude a complimentary lunch buffet and happy hour. For exclusive content and breaking news please visit

O n November 11th, label converters and industry suppliers from across the United States gathered at All Printing Re- source’s Glendale Heights, Illinois, Technical Center to discuss production trends and market opportunities in the narrow web flexible packaging marketplace. Industry experts repre- senting areas including press technology, tension and registra-

% Participating Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Converters Serving Each Sector



Shrink Sleeves


Non-Shrink Sleeves






Stick Packs






10% 20% 30% 40% 50%

% Converters

Source: LPC, Inc.

tion control, corona treating, process optimization and UV LED technology educated attending converters on current trends, opportunities, troubleshooting production challenges and ap- plying application solutions throughout the day. Earlier in the year, APR commissioned market research firm LPC, Inc. to carry out an extensive research initiative, which

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