Industry experts delved into some of the most important topics affecting converters today.
Greg Hrinya, Label and Narrow Web Associate Editor12.16.17
On November 9, All Printing Resources (APR) hosted the inaugural Narrow Web Flexible Packaging Summit at its Glendale Heights facility, just outside Chicago, IL, USA. In addition to live press demonstrations, panel discussions and networking opportunities, industry experts delved into some of the most important topics affecting converters today.
Among the issues discussed were ink adhesion and the benefits of corona treatment, and best practices for prepress and color consistency. Todd Krupa, national sales manager for narrow web at Enercon, explored how to properly prepare film stock for ink adhesion.
In discussing ink adhesion, Krupa explained that there are numerous benefits to corona treatment. Corona treatment performs several tasks, including air ionization, film surface oxidation, and it forms low molecular weight on a surface (LMWOM). There are several benefits to this process. Corona treatment increases surface wettability, increases run speeds, promotes ink ad
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