The 12 Days of Industrial Knives and Blades

Category Archives: Converting


The 12 Days of Industrial Knives and Blades

You may be surprised to learn that our industrial knives and blades are used to cut items you use and see every day.  Over the next 12 days,  we will unveil goods that our knives or blades have been used to manufacture that are commonly found around this time at a holiday dinner, much like the one […]

Looking Ahead: Industry Trends

Are you starting to prepare for 2014? Want to know what you should expect in the industry next year?  Below we have compiled links for  industry trends for 2014.  We will keep updating them throughout the month of December! Remember even with the new trends in each industry, we can help you!  We have provided thousands […]

See You at PACK Expo!

Along with debuting a new booth design this year, every day during PACK Expo at 2 pm we will be drawing a winner for aa fabulous York Saw & Knife branded Lands’ End gift back!  PACK EXPO is held September 23-25 in Las Vegas and is the largest packaging and processing show in the world. […]

What We Need to Know to Quote

Ever wanted to submit a request for quote to us, but weren’t sure what information we needed? Since the majority of our blades are customized, we need specific information from the customer to be sure we manufacture the correct blade.  Below is a list of important aspects we would need to know to quote your […]

How Do We Do That? Reverse Engineering Explained

Have a knife, but not sure of the specifications? Think your knife is a challenge to duplicate? Not a problem!  Whatever your application, machine, or material York Saw and Knife is able to work with you to reverse engineer a solution for you.  We can design and produce a knife for you with the ultimate […]

Cutoff Knives for Higher Conversion Efficiency, Lower Machine Stress

The more innovations made in new films and foils, the more likely converters and form fill seal users will find their old knives just “won’t cut it” with the new substances. Poor and incomplete cuts, excessive blade wear, and rough edges on cut material are a fairly easy problem to diagnose: the current cutoff knife […]

YSK Goes Global with ProPak Asia

From its humble beginnings as a lumber industry saw maker, York Saw & Knife has spent a century building a strong reputation as one of the top sources for high-precision, high-quality industrial blades for applications as diverse as form fill seal and food processing. Today the company announces its upcoming appearance at ProPak Asia, solidifying […]

Modern Marvels: Packaging Insight for the People

Friday night’s premier of Modern Marvels: Packaging was so interesting I watched it twice. Yes, it covered a lot about packaging I already knew, but it also presented some great facts and insight I never could have guessed – like how bell peppers were an inspiration for water bottle design. Or how bubble wrap was […]

Top 5 Questions by Pack Expo Visitors

After what may go down as the shortest week in recorded history,  we are happy to be home safe and recovering from another exciting Pack Expo.  Yours truly had an opportunity to join the team for all of Tuesday, and in the same breath I’m happy to report it was as exciting as it was […]

Are Packaging Materials Innovations Hurting your Machine Performance?

It goes without saying that innovations in packaging materials and the evolution of packaging as we know it are great things. We’re evolving with the expectations of a new breed of consumer.  We’re reducing waste, saving cost and resources as we invent, test, and improve new materials; making us leaner, meaner, and greener than before. […]