Board Converting News, February 8, 2021

Supplier Reports, Part 2 (CONT’D FROM PAGE 34)


ly supported ultra clean slotting. There are no pinch points, crushing the board between roller surfaces, required for board transport. “ECT/BCT/FCT values are preserved for optimized cor- rugated sheet choice and potential paper cost savings. In- dependent tests have confirmed results of more than 20 percent box compression strength than any other convert- ing technologies. A truly cost reducing and sustainable conversion process. “EMBA Total Maintenance Program continues to be ex- panded and enhanced, featuring our Helpdesk VPN sup- port and online service capabilities.” Call (440) 360-7940. Email GEO. MARTIN Emeryville, California: Dan D’Angelo reports, “2020 was a year for the record books for Geo. Martin, as well as the

ARC INTERNATIONAL www.ARCInternational .com

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.


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; hhs systems ensure efficiency and precision. With hhs Xcam Box Monitoring and non-contact flap gluing of corrugated board, hhs offers every option for quality assurance in the production of corrugated boxes with flexo folder gluers. 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.

rest of the world. The year started off with business as usual. Orders were good, manufacturing was busy and we had a growing back- log. Then in early March, COVID created widespread havoc as shel- ter in place orders were issued and most businesses were instructed to close or streamline operations.

Dan D’Angelo

“Government regulations brought about changes in the way we conduct business. We were suddenly dealing with many challenges on multiple fronts. Daily health checks and workplace hazard assessments were now mandatory. New policies and practices for social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting were instituted. Some employees began working remotely, creating obstacles that we had to quick- ly overcome to continue to service our customers. Cou- pled with all the new ways of doing business, there were supply chain concerns with parts and materials. Needless to say, like many others, we had our hands full. “Initially, requests from customers for delayed installa- tions were received. Then, requests received for extended shipping dates created challenges in planning production. Somehow, throughout this time, the pieces just seemed to fall in place. “Normally, delays in shipping and installations would cause major disruptions to shop operations and workflow, but what was normal about 2020? The delay requests al- lowed us to adapt the new requirements for doing busi- ness, as well as to shuffle jobs and to create space to accommodate projects that had initial long lead time pro- jections. It also allowed us to accelerate some R&D and other projects we had in the pipeline. With all things con- sidered, the Geo. Martin team pulled together and made the very best out of a stressful and challenging situation. “As we entered the fourth quarter, we began to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Geo. Martin experi-


Cimex writes affordable yet powerful CAD/CAM software for the packaging and diemaking industries. We also offer numerous samplemakers, etc., to fit all needs and budgets.


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.


Corrugated Replacements, Inc. is a production powerhouse that manufactures high quality machine parts and replace- ment parts for the corrugated and paperboard converting industries. CRI can redesign, engineer, and manufacture any part while providing a rapid turn-around rate, keeping machines running at their peak performance and limiting down time.



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