An Educated Expansion

According to the flexible packaging association, the Flexible Packaging industry is the second largest packaging segment in the USA, with $31.1 billion in sales in the United States in 2014, while directly employing approximately 79 thousand people.

Flexible packaging converters range from small manufacturing companies operating a single facility, to large integrated corporations with up to 34 individual plant locations.

Solvent Based Printing 101

The key hazard in solvent based printing applications is an explosion from the buildup of solvent vapors in the oven or dryer atmosphere. 

This buildup could occur by a malfunction in the production process such as: a sudden or improper amount of coating, a change in ventilation controls or excessive speed. In any of these cases, the concentration of flammable vapor has an opportunity to rise above safe levels, creating a potentially explosive mixture of vapor in air.

Summer Safely: Happy 4th

The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence safely! For our summer safely series this week let's go over everyone's favorite July 4th pastime, fireworks.