Board Converting News, June 15, 2020

To Test Or Not To Test (CONT’D FROM PAGE 34)


infection with a related virus from the same family of viruses (called coronavirus), such as one that causes the common cold. Therefore, even a positive antibody test may not definitively indicate a prior COVID-19 in- fection. Furthermore, the notion that employees with antibodies are “immune” to COVID-19 is also specula- tive: both the WHO and the CDC caution that it is not yet known whether having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last. Notably, the CDC itself recommends that antibody tests should not be used to make decisions about returning persons to the workplace. The bottom line: Employers should carefully consider the pros and cons of performing and relying on COVID-19 tests. If companies do decide to implement testing of em- ployees returning to the workplace, they should implement cautiously crafted policies, procedures, and training to en- sure the confidentiality, legality, and safety of all involved in the testing (both tester and subject). Finally, employers should still require – to the greatest extent possible – that employees observe the other basic infection control prac- tices in the workplace (such as social distancing, wearing personal protective equipment, regular handwashing, and other measures) to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Reach Joel Greenwald at or (845) 589-9300.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 36 years of experience, USA and International. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available.


Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated Products and Stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.


SUN Automation Group® is a global industry leader provid- ing corrugated box plants with innovative equipment for feeding, printing and converting. The wide range of prod- ucts are proven solutions for increasing production, effi- ciency, and profitability. With 24/7 on-site technical support, SUN Automation is known for its great service and care. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.

HP Approves BCM Inks’ Digital Overprint Varnish

Cincinnati, Ohio based BCM Inks, a manufacturer of high intensity water flexo inks, coatings, and digital primers for the direct print corrugated graphic packaging and display industry, recently had its digital overprint varnish approved by HP. The 8869HP overprint varnish (OPV) is running suc- cessfully on HP’s single pass digital press, the C500. The 8869HP OPV is a fast drying water based eco-friendly product. It provides exceptional gloss, impressive rub re- sistance, and fantastic slip resistance. “Our R&D team responded to the challenge to devel- op an extraordinary product for the HP C500 single pass digital press,” said Robert Callif, President of BCM Inks. “Even though our main business is focused on traditional flexo printing for the corrugated industry, we responded to our customers’ request for a digital overprint varnish that performs as well or better than our standard water flexo OPV. We realize digital print is a complement to direct print flexo, therefore, we will continue to put our R&D resourc- es behind the development of innovative digital and flexo products for the corrugated market.” Visit for more information on 8869HP and the rest of BCM Inks’ product offerings.


June 15, 2020

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