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FLEXO Magazine : September 2014
Let's Unlock Your Potential. markandy.com You work too hard to be considered a commodity. We understand, and are here to help. With revolutionary print and finishing technologies, certified technicians, comprehensive training and a dedication to true partnership --- success is within reach. BETTER SOLUTIONS -- TOGETHER ages t inside a water bottle for easy handling and dispensing, and could be carried in a purse or lunch bag. Product manufacturers began employing paper stickpacks for a variety of dry goods only. Stickpacks with lm faces gained popu- larity a few years later, o ering higher barriers and improved sealing properties to accommodate liquid ingredients, such as shampoos and conditioners, energy gels, lotions, cosmetic samples and concentrated single use products. Today, stickpacks can be found on retail shelves, in lunch boxes, suit- cases, hotel rooms, gyms and vending machines. OPPORTUNITIES FOR NARROW WEB e rapid growth of stickpack use is good news for narrow web converters who print pressure sensitive tags and labels and want to expand their business opportunities. e structures for narrow web converters are similar and in most cases the same as those used for wide web applications. Stickpack equipment began with a one lane vertical machine and quickly grew to upwards of six to 10 lane machines, allowing the nar- row web converter to bring great value to the many SKUs produced. For example, one 10-in. by 5,000- . roll would yield 40,000 stick- packs nished at 2.25-in. by 6-in. A narrow web converter can easily SEPTEMBER 2014 | FLEXO 41