The BIA Hall of Fame award is conferred to an individual who has made a dedicated effort to advance the betterment of the industry, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and who has been a strong supporter of the BIA. The award is designed to perpetuate the lifelong careers of people in the trade and loose-leaf industry, recognizing them as a major influence that brought about positive change.

Longtime Polar Shop Adds Another

SAN DIEGO—The RR Donnelley Commercial Press plant here has always run Heidelberg Polar cutters, so the addition of a new Polar 137 XT with Autotrim wasn’t expected to draw much fanfare.

But “the results so far have been great,” says Jim Rosenberg, plant manager, noting that production output is 30 percent higher since the cutter was installed.

The Polar 137 XT cutter features knife speeds up to 45 cpm, automatic waste removal during cutting and the capability to process paper, paperboard, cardboard and plastic.

Bobst’s Openair Plasma Technology

ROSELAND, NJ—The Bobst Group has entered an agreement with German manufacturer Plasmatreat GmbH to be the exclusive representative for Open-air atmospher- ic plasma technology products for applications in the package folding and gluing area.

Openair provides bonding capabilities on hard-to-bond synthetic materials such as plastics and varnished, laminated or metallized paperboard packaging. The technology eliminates the need for varnish cut-outs on glue flaps, thereby eliminating the cost of special varnish plates, as well as milling that slows production and generates waste and dust.

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IMC America has been awarded the contract to supply the new Goss Sunday web press at Transcontinental Printing’s Interweb plant in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, with Recmi automatic horizontal bundle stackers, overhead conveyors, and fully automatic palletizers with empty pallet feeding and full pallet ejection.

A new Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 350 saddlestitcher, Stahlfolder TH 82 4-4-4 pallet-fed folder and an existing Polar 115 X guillotine cutter newly accessorized with an RA-4 jogger are now in operation at Walker Printing in Montgomery, AL.

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