Pack Expo 2010: Closer Than You Think!

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Pack Expo 2010: Closer Than You Think!

Would you believe we’re almost halfway to 2011 already? Honestly, it seems like just last week I was telling you about the overall success of  PACK EXPO 2009 in Vegas  – and now here I am announcing our 2010 PACK EXPO appearance. For the uninitiated, PACK EXPO is an annual trade show devoted to the […]

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

“Deciding whether or not to implement a PM program for your slitter or splicer is really simple: Do you want quality or not?” …packageprinting.com There is a great article over on Package Printing on the importance of keeping your slitters & splicers optimized and safe. Actually, slitters and splicers are the subject of example – […]

What are Your Thoughts on the Future of Flexible Packaging?

The following is a reprinted article from our March 2010 E-Newsletter. To get your free copy, click here. Back in January we wrote about the main packaging trends to watch for 2010.  Included in that list was a prediction for the growth of flexible packaging across various industries. Here at YSK we’ve seen a steady […]

5 Common Threads in Packaging Trend Predictions

Over the past month, we’ve seen various organizations publish their views and predictions for packaging and the packaging industry coming up in 2010. While everyone seems to have their own take on the subject, we discovered a number of common threads running throughout the various articles, posts, and press releases we’ve reviewed.  The following are […]

Free Tickets to Pack Expo 2009

Does your company have converting, packaging or printing needs? Want to discover your best options at one exceptional event? Save $60 Each With Free Passes to Pack Expo 09! The 2009 Pack Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in  Las Vegas, NV from October 5 -7.  Devoted to the packaging industry, […]

Shark Teeth

Tough material or film affecting your production and wrecking your bottom line? Or just giving you a headache you don’t need? The YSK shark tooth cut-off knife will be the topic of an upcoming post. Stay tuned…

Nano Nano

Apple has the iPod nano. An Indian car maker (Tata Motors) launched its Nano this week. Related, there’s buzz building re: nanotechnology in some of the industries York Saw & Knife serves. But, it’s only buzz, and it’s only building.  Packaging World notes a January report on nanotechnology in packaging by the Swiss Center for […]

Google Mapping

York Saw and Knife is now active in Google Maps’ Local Business Center. By searching for or visiting us there, you’ll find our enhanced company listing featuring our contact info, directions, website link, general info and some photos and videos. The YSK Google Maps business listing is a pretty cool feature, particularly for folks not […]

Cutting Costs

All across food processing, materials conversion and packaging, folks are trying to cut costs to meet these challenging economic times.  John Henry, Certified Packaging Professional (CPP), suggests looking for ways to increase production line changeover efficiency. Henry notes, “How much can you save via reduced changeover times? …The lowest number I’ve seen, from a pharmaceutical […]