Converting heats up at ICE USA 2015: nearly 5,000 converting professionals came to Orlando for the biennial show.

Author:Katz, Steve

From February 10-12, ICE USA 2015 set a new attendance record in the six-year history of the event. The show attracted over 2,300 visitors from 42 states and 33 countries. Including exhibitors, 4,708 converting professionals attended and networked at the show over the three days. The converting event saw an increase of 12% over 2013, and more than 300 exhibiting companies were present.

"We have been delighted that ICE USA once again attracted the most serious converting buyers in North America," said Bob Chiricosta, director of North American Exhibitions, Mack Brooks Exhibitions. "Several exhibitors reported selling equipment on the show floor and many others are discussing specific projects with converters from across the States and around the world."

On the show floor, PolymagTek featured several products, including the Extender, a self-contained oscillating tape system. With the Extender, explained general manager Ron Sweet, the tape roll traverses 1.5" across the face of the Contact Cleaning Roll (CCR) thereby eliminating the "line of travel" saturation caused by slit edge contamination.

Jemmco showcased its new JemmStat CRS100 high release conductive silicone rubber roll covering, the latest addition to its full line of JemmStat static elimination products. The JemmStat CRS100 sleeve's soft rubber surface offers good release properties, high conductivity, excellent wear resistance and anti-static features.

At the Yazoo Mills' booth, the focus was on additions to the paper core suppliers Stock Core Program. The company recently added nine additional sizes of 3" I.D.X .250 cores to its Stock Core program, creating a grand total of 103 sizes of cores in stock at all times, guaranteed.

With the additional nine sizes, Yazoo now stocks 60 sizes of 3" I.D. X .125 cores and 43 sizes of 3" I.D.and 6" I.D.X .250 cores. All of Yazoo's stock cores range from Vi" to 60" in length. Yazoo representatives also discussed the recent purchase of a new high-speed, multi-knife paper tube recutting line that will assist the company's focus on the increasing demand for its paper cores for the converting industry, as well as other specialty items.

Delta ModTech demonstrated a converting system equipped with Delta Edge laser technology. Delta Edge gives businesses the flexibility to convert a variety of complex products on one manufacturing system. Delta Edge is described by the company as a synergy...

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