Board Converting News, March 7, 2022

Registration Opens For Amplify, The Print Finishing, Embellishment Event Amplify, the Print Finishing & Embellishment Event, a col- laborative venture of the Association for PRINT Technol- ogies (APTech) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Associa- tion (FSEA), will mark its debut June 14-16, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center and invites print finishing professionals across the industry to register online to en- joy the three-day trade show, immersive educational pro- gramming and events, including a Sustainability Summit. Amplify sets its sights on raising the standard for metal- lic decorating techniques, folding and gluing, UV coating, laminates, laser cutting, binding, embossing, diecutting, and direct mail by showcasing the brands, products, equip- ment, software, and experts involved in the processes. Across the show floor, attendees will discover innova- tive product solutions throughout the entire finishing val- ue chain essential to their business success. Amplify will connect the contributors in the print finishing cycle—from design and embellishment to binding and direct mail, in- cluding Print Finishers & Binders, Carton and Label Manu- facturers, Digital & Offset Printers, Direct Mail Service Pro- viders, Greeting Card & Invitation Manufacturers, Book & Publication Producers, Creatives & Brand Owners. Print finishing and embellishments are the creative elements and the emotional appeal of printed products. These products involve many specialties and multiple ma- chines working in harmony. Mirroring the complexities of the print finishing and embellishment cycle, Amplify is set to connect the brands, machinery, key players, and pro- cesses involved to create eye-catching printed products. Amplify also offers an Immersive Learning Experience— three days of education curated for print finishing, binding and embellishment professionals: • UV Coatings Trends and Technologies • Direct Mail—How Direct Mail Is Surviving and Thriving • Applications for Digital Decorating Technologies • Metallic Decorating—Growing Application • Value Added Sales for Print • Cannabis Packaging Growth and Opportunities • Workflow Improvements with High-Volume Folding Carton Finishing • Bindery Efficiencies The Learning Experience also features the Sustainabili- ty Summit—A three-hour program to run from 1:00 to 4:00 on Monday, June 13, at the Minneapolis Convention Cen- ter. The Summit is dedicated to examining sustainability is- sues in print and packaging, especially around recyclabil- ity of products with special finishing applications. These include hot, cold and digital transfer foils, UV coatings, as well as paper and paperboard. Full details of the program and a complete line-up of speakers and programming will be available soon. To learn more about Amplify, visit , or contact via email at


OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone™ dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.


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.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.


March 7, 2022

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