AT CHICAGO TAPPI
Learn What’s New
By Mark Arzoumanian
Editor in Chief
Last week, approximately 80 box making industry executives at- tended Chicago TAPPI’s What’s New in Corrugated program at he Marriott Oak Brook, Ill.
Moderated by MHI’s Dick Olsen, sup-
pliers were given 8 minutes to detail their
new products. Here’s a brief rundown:
• The BHS zero-defect system uses ul-
trasonic sensors to look at the web. Board
is auto-ejected (or marked) at the cutoff.
It can measure at speeds of up to 1,300
fpm and will slow down the doublefacer
after a certain length of unbonded board
is detected. For more information, visit
• Bobst Group’s LOGIPACK is a packer
for box makers. It uses a fully automatic
robotic arm that takes 6 seconds to cycle.
It can deliver up to 14 single-strapped
batches per minute. The POLYJOINER
is composed of a feeder and an assembling
section that allows for the simultaneous
feeding of two to three blanks. For more
information, visit www.BobstGroup.com.
• C&M Conveyor’s power transfer car is
used to transport large loads that must
travel longer distances at higher speeds.
All units include variable frequency
drives to allow the speed to be set to
the individual application. Visit www.
cmconveyor.com for more information.
• Coragum, Corn Product’s new line
of resins and additives for corrugating
adhesives, maximizes water resistance
and production speed while minimizing application costs. These resins, WP
40, WP 50 and WP 55, improve glue
line profiles. For more information, visit
• Dicar’s Safety Steps provide safe passage across conveyor rollers, still allow
for pallet or box transfer, are supplied
in safety yellow, and are available in different sizes. For more details, check out
• JB Machinery’s KleenPlate is a con-
tinuous hickey removal system that meets
the needs of flexographic printing on cor-
rugated board. It transverses the plate
automatically with press speed while re-
moving a precise laminar film of ink from
the plate surface directly after the sheet
has been printed. For more information,
It also collects accurate test results electronically and automatically in real time. For
more details, visit www.kiwiplan.com.
• Valco Melton’s Captor Vision Inspection System performs in-line quality assurance of corrugated box folding and gluing.
Live images of boxes are analyzed at fill
production speed for slotting, gluing, and
skewing problems. For more details, visit