Are Packaging Materials Innovations Hurting your Machine Performance?

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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. […]

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…

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 […]

Record Week

YSK is both happy and excited to announce the week of 2/16 – 2/20 brought us more NEW yorksaw.com user registrations than any other week during the site’s existence! We’re excited more and more people are seeing the value York Saw and Knife provides. And more and more people are becoming invested with YSK to […]

Packaging: No Trade-Offs

In the latest Food & Beverage Packaging (they’re welcome for the free pub), there’s an interesting roundtable featuring some of the heavyweights of food and beverage packaging (including one – Steve Gaeta of Unilever – who shares the same last name as this mutineer on Battlestar Galactica). Anyway, the discussion centers on the industry outlook […]

Test Cut Live Video

We wanted to share the video of YSK’s free, in-house test cutting machine (ol’ Cutty) in action… This instance is from our involvement on the University of Illinois student’s senior design project. We utilized knife (E) from the picture in the previous post. It made a clean cut with the lowest cut forces. As you […]

Test Cutting at YSK Earns an A

YSK recently assisted a University of Illinois student undertaking a senior design project at a major packaging company. The company provided the student a set of parameters and tasked her with developing the “best” blade to cut a new material the company developed. The student read about YSK’s in-house test cutting capabilities and contacted us […]

Pack Wrap

Pack Expo 2008 is in the books and York Saw & Knife is back from the Windy City. We really enjoyed the show – and it seemed Pack Expo enjoyed the YSK booth! More attendees visited our booth than any other Pack show we’ve been involved with!* So congrats to the Pack Expo organizers and […]

Pack Peek

The Pack Expo 2008 is underway and business is brisk at the York Saw & Knife booth (E-7827). We are definitely enjoying catching up with past and present customers, and meeting many potential new customers interested in the YSK line of high quality blades. Please enjoy a few pictures from our first days at Pack […]

Counting Down to Pack

In a little over two weeks, York Saw and Knife is hitting Chicago to take part in the 2008 Pack Expo. We’ll be there November 9 – 13. We’re currently finishing our final preparations for the show – crossing t’s and dotting i’s. Pack is an event devoted to the packaging industry, serving suppliers and […]