Board Converting News, February 22, 2021

2021 IOY Competition (CONT’D FROM PAGE 1 )

that are directly related to the mechanical converting pro- cess. Innovations should benefit the paperboard packag- ing industry through enhanced efficiency, quality, produc- tivity, and/or safety of converting plants. The “mechanical converting process” covers all oper- ations that involve direct contact with corrugated, folding carton, or rigid box substrates, i.e., printing, cutting, creas- ing, scoring, stitching, gluing, material handling, etc. Entries must be received by Friday, June 4. The entry form can be found online. Past IOY Competition Machinery Winners include: • 2016: Gemini North America/Barberan High-speed, high-quality digital printer • 2012: JB Machinery – KleenPlate, plate wash eliminator • 2008: HIDE-Pack – Inline R.F.I.D. Embedding System for Flexo Folder-Gluers • 2004: Alliance Machine Systems Int’l, LLC – ALF-MAX the Robotic Palletizer System • 2001: Curioni USA Inc. – Extend-O-Slot • 1998: Pamarco Inc. – Fiberlyte Anilox Roll • 1995: Langston Corp. – Rotofold Folding System Visit for more info. Ques- tions about the IOY Competition can be directed to Cindy Huber, Director of Conventions & Meetings, at chuber@ or Laura Mihalick, Senior Meeting Manager, or (703) 836-2422.

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