Journals with Information on Web or Web Handling

Paper, Film, & Foil Converter

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Paper, Film, and Foil Converter (PFFC) is a monthly print & digital publication AND an all-electronic, on-demand, 24/7 resource in which recognized experts and experienced staff assist converters across industries. PFFC has a weekly e-newsletter, E-Clips , covering newsworthy information on technology, products and services, and marketing and management trends. Note: PFFC has archived over 100 of my columns on web handling, Web Lines, on their website.

Paper, Film, & Foil Converter

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Coating & Converting (C2) International is the digital English language issue for e-readers outside Europe and Asia. We present technological developments in the fields of products, processes, and techniques to converters in more than 50 countries. Furthermore, we report on all topics of interest for the sector, in the proven mix of technical texts, interviews, features, and discussions. C2 International is a part of the DFV Media Group.

Converting Quarterly

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Converting Quarterly (CQ) is the official technical journal of AIMCAL. CQ works to inform, educate, and unite the global web-process and finishing industry with its nearly 24, 000 print and digital-edition subscribers. CQ eNews keeps 6800+ readers up to date on the latest industry news every Tuesday morning. Each issue of CQ includes articles on converted products and processes, plus columns from the AIMCAL panel of technical experts.

AIMCAL is a global nonprofit trade association representing converters of metalized, laminated, and coated flexible substrates and their suppliers.
AIMCAL serves its members by providing many avenues to connect resources and share market and technical information.
For web handlers, some of the top benefits provided by AIMCAL include:

June 22-24, 2021
Munich Trade Fair Centre
Munich, Germany

ICE – International Converting Exhibition

ICE is the leading exhibition for paper, film, foil, and nonwovens converting in Europe and North America, serving as the central meeting point for the international converting industry.

October 19-21, 2021
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida  USA

To Be Determined
Proposed for December 2021
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas   USA

IWEB – The International Conference on Web Handling

IWEB provides an international forum on all things web handling for engineers and scientists from industry and academia interested in learning, exchanging technical information on new developments, innovations, and future directions.

Formerly coordinated by the Web Handling Research Center (WHRC) at Oklahoma State University. The WHRC closed in January 2020.
Many web handling colleagues that hosted and attended IWEB since 1991 are working to continue this important conference.

Even though the WHRC is closed, many of the valuable technical papers are available through the OSU library’s website (Click on the Proceedings Button).

FP Innovations Roll Testing Facility

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FP Innovations (Canadian Forest Products) provides complete inspection and analysis of web uniformity and roll structure. The FPI Roll Testing Facility (RTF) can identify the causes of web-related issues on the printing press and converting line in an effort to avoid repeating the issue and help address complaints and costly claims from end-users. The RTF combines several roll and web measurements to differentiate between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ rolls.

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