Recycling wrapping paper? Gift bags? Here’s what holiday packaging can go in blue bins.

Article by Wyatte Grantham-Philips from USA Today ‘Tis the season for gift giving. And waste.  If you’re surrounded by endless wrapping paper, festive bows and Christmas cards this holiday, it’s important to note proper recycling protocols — especially for paper products, the most recycled material in the U.S, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “Millions of Americans can Read more…

Automotive manufacturing chooses carbon dioxide lasers

Carbon dioxide laser-processed components find their way into almost all areas of a typical vehicle. Article by Louise May from Industrial Laser Solutions Modern automotive manufacturing uses a broad range of different materials, including plastics, metals, textiles, glass, and rubber. High-end and luxury vehicles may feature state-of-the-art carbon fiber alongside traditional materials such as wood Read more…

Orbytel expands capabilities and reduces time to market with SEI Laser

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—Happy customers are the measure of success at Orbytel Printing & Packaging, which specializes in delivering high-quality printed labels and folding cartons for any-size order, quickly at an affordable price. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has a mix of digital and traditional printing equipment to help deliver on that promise. Until recently, Read more…

SEI Converting Open House

SEI Laser recently held a converting open house in October at their facility in Italy. Attendees also joined the presentation virtually. Here’s what happened at the event. Paperone 7000, the system designed for the processing of packaging and folding carton in B1 format, flagship of the homonymous family of laser systems designed for digital laser Read more…

SEI Introduces Paperone 7000 Packaging and Folding Carton Digital Converting and Finishing System

SEI Laser announces the introduction of the Paperone 7000 packaging and folding carton digital converting and finishing system. It is the most technologically advanced system for digital converting and finishing of B1 sheet materials. Paperone 7000 is the new modular laser-based solution for real-time digital die cutting and creasing. It is compatible with paperboard, cardboard, Read more…

Laser diecutting on solventless laminators in applications for flexible-packaging materials

Article by Giancarlo Caimmi in Converting Quarterly Diecutting, in the traditional mechanical version, has been used in web-related converting since the early days of the technology. Initially, it was used to cut see-through windows in postal envelopes. Then, with the growth of paper packaging and flexible packaging, it was used to provide additional value to Read more…

West Hartford packaging/printing technologies distributor Matik finds growing niche

Article in the Hartford Business Journal by Matthew Broderick   Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in mid-March, many sectors of the U.S. economy have been severely impacted. Certain goods, however, such as food, online alcohol sales, and personal hygiene products have had tremendous growth. The hand-sanitizer market alone is expected to skyrocket from Read more…

Press Release: Lombardi Converting Machinery Grows in North America

Lombardi Converting Machinery S.p.A., headquartered in Italy, has appointed Matik, Inc. as the distributor and service provider for its printing and converting equipment. The product line includes modular narrow- and mid-web flexographic presses, from 13 to 43 inches, hybrid inkjet presses and label finishing equipment. “We are proud to announce that Matik and Lombardi have Read more…

Kelva Web Cleaning System Solves Fiberglass Dust Problem for Carlisle, a Manufacturer of Roofing Underlayment

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.— Carlisle Construction Materials, located in Carlisle, Pa., had for many years been looking for a solution to minimize fiberglass dust dispersed into the air during manufacturing of its Water and Ice Protection (WIP®) 100 self-adhesive shingle underlayment. The Kelva noncontact web cleaning system, distributed in North America by Matik, Inc., delivered. It Read more…

OLBRICH SUCCESSFUL WITH A FURTHER ORDER FOR A LACQUERING LINE

At the end of 2019, we, the Bocholt based market leader for coating systems, received a contract from a well-known German producer of panel shaped materials for facades. OLBRICH will supply the production line including drives & controls and complete scada system and thus equip the customer with state-of-the-art technology. The new line is characterized Read more…