Board Converting News, April 6, 2020

General Converting (CONT’D FROM PAGE 28)


“We have 70 quality managers,” Mickiewicz says, refer- ring to all of the employees. GCI is an SQF (Safe Quality Food) certified facility, achieving a perfect score of 100. Walking through the plant there is a lot of WIP on the floor. One reason is because some cartons aren’t glued until they are ready to be shipped. This ensures that they run efficiently on a customers’ automated case packing systems. “That way the cartons are fresh and not set,”


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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Makers of single and dual-width Timesaver® Anvil Covers, the premier urethane anvil cover for corrugated die cutting. Timesaver® covers feature a unique construction of solid steel backing and solid steel locking components to ensure a precise fit every time – a vital dependability difference that means seamless installation and a perfect cutting sur- face. C.U.E., Inc. also offers Dura-Latch and Cor-Lock anvil covers, in addition to urethane Lead Edge Feed Wheels.


Dicar offers a complete line of urethane products for the corrugated industry including Tapiton® Die Cutting Covers, DuraBlue® Boltless Anvil Covers, the Equa-Mount® Equal- izer®, and a full range of Lead Edge Feeder Replacement Wheels and rollers.

Barry explains. “They’re going to experience a difference in opening force on their equipment with something that is glued today versus something that was glued three months ago. So the cartons are printed and diecut and then we let them sit in WIP until they need them.” Plans are underway to free up more space by reducing the size of the aisles in warehousing. In addition to the machine lines, the manufacturing area includes other departments that all offer in-house ef- ficiencies. For instance, GCI stores roll stock and makes its own sheets on a Jagenberg Syncro Sprint Sheeter. The in-house pre-press department makes all of the printing plates. New plates are made for every job, even repeat orders. “Bob made the decision a few years ago to remake them every time we print. It’s about quality control,” Mick- iewicz says, adding that customers are only charged once. For additional quality control GCI makes its own cutting dies and contracts with its ink supplier, Superior Inks, to manage the on-site ink room. The full-time structural designer, Travis Young, has worked at the company for 14 years and has experience as a die maker and equipment operator, giving him a unique perspective when it comes to knowing which carton de- signs will run most efficiently on the equipment. GCI obtains all of its electrical energy through wind power. Some customers include that information on their cartons as a selling tool. About the only services that are outsourced include windowing and foil stamping. There is a lot of WIP on the floor because some cartons aren’t glued until they are ready to be shipped.


The EMBA group supports a complete line of corrugated converting machinery for the worldwide market. EMBA’s Quick Set technology enables the highest productivity across a broad range of converting equipment, from mini to super jumbo. EMBA also includes the McKinley jumbo line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters as well as ser- vice, rebuilds and upgrades for both EMBA and McKinley.


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Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for packaging. Maro- tech Inc. also manufactures state-of-the-art dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes in packaging.



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