Paper converting – a complex process

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Paper crafting is both an art and a science, consequentnly if you provide the creativity, our paper converting machines will provide the precision and accuracy.

Anyway we should not rush into things and try to define a few key words first, starting with the concept of paper converting, a process that uses paper to fabricate another paper product.

For example,the process is used to produce products like envelopes, paper bags, boxes, containers, and a whole range of similar items. In paper converting other operations may be included: treating, slitting, sheeting, grooving, punching, and folding, many similar to pre-press techniques and yet some others for perforating, blocking, binding, gluing, and laminating, similar to post printing which make it a complex process.

There are many companies that offer paper converting but in addition they may also offer the conversion of film and foil. Some focus on a specific type of paper, others handle a wider variety of papers and materials, yet all work for sure, with both types of paper: coated and uncoated. As previously mentioned, in order to convert paper, highly specialized machines are needed(used in different operations). Tasks like cutting, folding, gluing, and clipping are part of the process used in the making of cartons, boxes, and other products.

Just as well,as others are used for cutting, folding, and applying glue to paper for the purpose of making paper bags and envelopes, so one might say that there is a range for every product. In order to bring solid arguments for the idea just check http://www.allforprintmarket.com/4-paper-converting-machines , paper converting machines section, and “see” it yourself.

Further more, products like paper cups and food containers are made also using such machines,the purpose being the only diffrence, paper are pressed into the appropriate forms and shapes; examples, in this case, being also relevant: paper tubes, paper towels, and diapers.

The point is, that we can speak of a large and mature Paper Industry, where converting applications are relevant in three market segments: Fine Paper, Tissue, and Corrugating, each having its own specific techniques and machinery to ease the work. But let us focus on the raw material a little bit that is to be transformed and how this transformation takes place. Materials such as paper, plastic film, foil and cloth are produced in long, continuous sheets that are rolled up for a more-convenient handling and transportation.

The rolls of material may vary significantly in size and weight — ranging from 2 to 200 in wide and weighing up to several tons. These continuous rolls of thin, flat materials — known as webs — are taken by the converting industry which threads them though processing machines (like printing presses, laminating, coating and slitting machines) and converts or changes the web of material into an intermediate form or a final product.

For instance, a converting equipment takes a web of plastic film, cuts it into lengths, and fuses the edges, converting it into plastic bags. The activity is commonly known as web processing. Web processing may result in many different products the secret is to choose that one which is most appealing to your needs.

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