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Road to “4.0”: Press Automation Supports Narrow Web Profitability

FTA Article, By Steve Leibin of Matik   Narrow and mid web printer/converters are faced with numerous challenges, namely: decreasing order sizes, shorter time to market, increasing number of SKUs, shortage of skilled employees, intricate complexity of jobs, rising quality and consistency requirements; plus, of course, constant demand for lower prices.   Experts agree: “The Read more…

Matik, Inc. hires Mauro Consalvi as sales director for OLBRICH

Matik, Inc. is excited to welcome Mauro Consalvi as the newest addition to its sales management team. Consalvi will be responsible for North American sales of OLBRICH coating/laminating products. “Mauro brings extensive knowledge of coating and laminating machines,” says Steve Leibin, president at Matik. “His broad experience in managing sales representatives and directing sales activities 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…

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…

Easy Open Application in Flexible Packaging: Shrinkable Film Used in PET Bottles

Hot shrinkable wrap, also referred to as shrink film or shrink wrap, is a versatile polymer material used for the packaging of finished goods. Heat is applied to the film – by either a conveyor heat tunnel or an electric or gas heat gun – which catalyzes the film to shrink tightly around the item Read more…

Easy Open Application in Flexible Packaging: Bags & Sacks

  Flexible packages are made from elastic—flexible materials which are easily formed after filling them with a product. The main material used in the production of flexible bags and sacks is plastics. The flexible packages are made from films and flexible laminates. They are used in retail and institutional food and non-food as well as Read more…

Avery RFID Converter Academy

Matik is happy to greet label customers at the Avery RFID Converter Academy in Mentor, OH today and tomorrow. RFID is growing, learn how you can grow your business with RFID. We are explaining various RFID converting technologies and Melzer in-line RFID concerting-testing-encoding solutions. Learn more about Melzer > https://bit.ly/2EUoeGy

ICE-EUROPE Munich, advanced European paper, film and foil converting equipment

Attending ICE-EUROPE Munich? Learn about advanced European paper, film and foil #converting equipment from OLBRICH, Hall A6, Stand 510; SEI Laser, Hall A5, Stand 1558; and Kelva, Hall A5, Stand 196