History

1973
April
Began monthly publication of “Paper and Plastic”

1975
March
Published “State and Future Outlook of the US Packaging Industry”

1976
October
Published “Fresh Meat Packaging Market in Japan”

1977
September
Published “Converting Machines and Peripheral Equipment”

1978
September
Published “Laminating Guide”

1979
February
Published “Coaters and Peripheral Equipment”

April
Published “Troubles and Solutions in Polyethylene Extrusion”

1980
May
Published “Converting Machinery and Related Equipment Catalog 1981”

1981
May
European Packaging Technology Tour “interpack 1981”

July
Published “Gravure Printing Guide”

1982
May
European Printing Technology Tour “DRUPA 1982”

August
Published “Flexo Printing Materials Guide”

October
Published “Laminating Packaging Materials Guide”

1983
March
Published updated “Coating Machinery and Peripheral Equipment”

October
US converting Industry Tour “CMM 4”

November
Published “New Laminating Guide”

1984
March
Herbert L. Weiss Technology Seminar “Coating”

May
European Packaging Technology Tour “interpack 1984”

September
Published “Laminating Material Guide 1985”

1985
March
Published “Converting Machinery and Related Equipment Machine Guide 1985”

March
Herbert L. Weiss Technology Seminar “PSTC,” “Tension Control”

April
Renamed monthly “Paper and Plastic” to “PAPER, FILM & FOIL Convertech”

May
Published “Flexible Packaging Products: an analysis”

June
Published “Coating and Laminating Machines

October
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM 5”

1986
March
Published “Functional Complex Films and Sheets”

May
European Printing Technology Tour “DRUPA 1986”

November
European and US Plastic and Packaging Tour “K 1986, EXPO 1986, Emballage 1986, Electronica 1986”

December
Published “All About Paper Packaging”

1987
April
1st International Converting Materials Exhibition “CMM JAPAN,” held at Harumi Fairgrounds in Tokyo

September
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM 6”

1988
January
Published “Gravure & Flexo Printing Machines”

February
Published “New Finishing Machine and Peripheral Equipment Guide”

May
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 1989”

October
Published “Converting Machinery and Related Equipment Guide 1989”

November
US Converting Tour “PACPRO 1988, FESPA 1988”

1989
February
Published “All About Flexible Packaging Design”

May
Published “Advanced Laminating Guide”

September
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM 7”

1990
March
Published “Special Printing and Converting”

April
2nd International Converting Material Exhibition “CMM JAPAN 2,” held at Harumi Fairgrounds in Tokyo
 
April
European Printing Technology Tour “DRUPA 1999”

August
Published “Biodegradable Plastic”

1991
March
Published “Industrial Plastic Film”

April
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM 8”

July
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 1991”

November
Published “Film Converter Product Development Management”

1992
March
European Converting Industry Tour “Converflex 1992”

March
3rd International Converting Material Exhibition “CMM JAPAN 3,” held at Japan Convention Center in Chiba (Makuhari Messe), Japan

June
Environmentally Friendly Product Development and Recyclability Seminar

October
European Converting Industry Tour “K 1992”

December
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 1993”

1993
April
Published “Functional Paper Guide 1993”

May
European Packaging Technology Tour “interpack 1993”

June
Published “All About Converting”

July
Began publishing “Convertech Pacific” English language quarterly magazine

August
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM 9”

1994
May
European Packaging Technology Tour “PAPRO 1994”

June
Published “Gravure Technology Guide”

November
Published “Converting Industry Directory”

1995
April
Published “Flexo Printing Technology and Application”

April
4th International Converting Material Exhibition “CMM JAPAN 1995,” held at Japan Convention Center in Chiba (Makuhari Messe), Japan

May
European Printing Technology Tour “DRUPA 1995”

August
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM International”

October
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 1995”

1996
February
“Published Coating and Laminating Machines”

May
European Packaging Technology Tour “interpack 1996”

August
1st “CMM ASEAN Forum,” held in Thailand and Indonesia

November
Published “Converting & Printing”

1997
January
Began publishing “Customer’s Media” quarterly magazine

March
US Converting Industry Tour “CMM 11”

July
Published “Converting Industry Directory 1997”

October
2nd “CMM ASEAN Forum,” held in Malaysia and Indonesia

1998
April
5th International Converting and Special Printing Exhibition “CMM JAPAN & JSP1998,” held at Japan Convention Center in Chiba (Makuhari Messe), Japan

April
Published “Slitting and Rewinding Technology Manual”

October
Published “Basic Guide to Laminating Technology”

1999
January
Published “Machine Guidebook 1999”

September
Published “Basic Guide to Laminating Technology” (English version)

December
Published “All About Coating”

December
“Coating Technology Seminar 1999”

2000
May
European Printing Technology Tour “DRUPA 2000”

June
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 2001”

November
Published “Flexo Printing Guide”

2001
March
Published “Converting Machine Guide 2001”

April
6th International Converting Material and Special Printing Exhibition “CMM JAPAN & JSP 2001”

July
“Electronics and Electronic Material Technology for a New-ear 2001” Seminar

2002
March
Published “Coating”

June
China Converting Printing Industry Tour

July
“Coating Application Seminar” Osaka, Japan

August
“Coating Application Seminar” Tokyo, Japan

November
Coating Application Fair “The Future of the Contracted Converting Business” Seminar and Solution Show

December
Published “Converting Products Guide”

2003
June
Published “Finishing Machinery and Peripheral Technology”

July
“Coating Technology Seminar 2003” Osaka, Japan

August
“Coating Technology Seminar 2003” Tokyo, Japan

December
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 2004”

2004
April
Published “Advanced Functional Paper Guide”

April
Published “Basic Guide to Laminating (3rd edition)”

April
7th International Converting Material and Special Printing Exhibition “CMM JAPAN & JSP 2004”

April
1st “neofunctional material exhibition 2004”

May
drupa 2004 Tour “European Converting Tour”

June
Print, Pack & Paper Shanghai 2004 Tour “China Converting Tour”

August
“Converting Technology Seminar 2004” Tokyo, Japan

September
“Converting Technology Seminar 2004” Osaka, Japan

October
“Coating Technology Seminar 2004” Osaka, Japan

October
“Coating Technology Seminar 2004” Tokyo, Japan

2005
February
2nd “neofunctional material exhibition 2005”

April
Published “Slitting and Rewinding Technology Manual” (extended addition)

April
“Coating Technology Seminar 2005” (Osaka/Tokyo)

May
“Converting Technology Seminar 2005” (Tokyo/Osaka)

October
“Coating Technology Seminar 2005” “Towards Realizing Added-value Coating” (Tokyo)

November
“Coating Technology Seminar 2005” “Towards Realizing Added-value Coating” (Osaka)

2006
February
“neofunctional material exhibition 2006”

Feburary
Published “Functional Material Guide 2006”

April
“Converting Technology Seminar 2006” Fundamentals of Slitting and Rewinding Technology, Problem Solutions” (Osaka/Tokyo)

July
“Web Handling Technology Seminar 2006: Eliminating Web Handling/Rewinding Defects in Manufacturing Processes for Functional Materials”

September
“Fundamentals of Coating Technology Seminar: Coating Trouble Solution Seminar”

December
Published “Coating Technology Guide: Potential for Coating and Technological Fusion”

2007
February
“nano&neo New Functional Material Exhibition”

April
8th International Converting Material and Special Printing Exhibition “CMM JAPAN & JSP 2007” “new functional material exhibition 2007” (consecutively held)

November
Published “Introduction to Coating Technology”

2008
January
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Material Guide 2008”

February
“Convertech JAPAN 2008” “new functional material exhibition 2008” (held consecutively)

April
Published “Fundamental Theory and Application of Web Handling”

April
“Coating Technology Introductory Seminar: for beginners” (Osaka/Tokyo

June
“Fundamental Theory and Application of Web Handling” (1st half) (Tokyo/Osaka

September
“Fundamental Theory and Application of Web Handling” (2nd half) (Tokyo/Osaka

November
“Introduction to Coating Technology” Seminar, Tokyo

December
“Introduction to Coating Technology” Seminar, Osaka

2009
Feburary
“Convertech JAPAN 2009” “new functional material exhibition 2009” “Printable Electronics 2009” (held consecutively)

May
“Web Handling Technology Seminar 2009: Fundamentals and Problem Solutions for Web Handling in the plant/Learning Practical Methods/Using a Questionaire to Handle Problems” (Osaka/Tokyo)

July
“Wet Coating Technology Seminar 2009: Improving Scientific Vision for the Future” (Tokyo/Osaka)

October
Published “New All About Coating”

November
TOYOBO PPS/CTI Joint Seminar “Q&A Flexible Packaging Problem Solutions Seminar”

2010
January
Published “Coating Fundamentals and Engineering”
“Coating Fundamentals and Engineering” Seminar (Tokyo/Osaka)
Published “Plastic Film Fundamentals and Applications”

February
“Convertech JAPAN 2010” “neofunctional material exhibition 2010” “Printable Electronics 2010” (held consecutively)

April
Published “Introduction to Web Handling”

October
CTI/TOYOBO PPS Joint Seminar “Learning From the Converting Plant: Adhesive Technology in the Medical and Cosmetics fields: Pharmaceuticals and Over-the-counter Dugs/Cosmetic Product Design, Manufacture, and Packaging.

November
“Introduction to Web Handling” Seminar by Professor Hiromu Hashimoto

December
“Introduction to Coating Technology Seminar”

2011
January
Began Publishing “CONVERTECH & e-Print” Bimonthly English Language Journal

January
Eco-cell Battery Manufacturing Exhibition Commemorative Forum: Lithium-ion Battery Fundamentals and Elemental Technologies” (Osaka)

Feburary
“Convertech JAPAN 2011” “neofunctional material exhibition 2011” “Eco-cell Battery 2011” “Printable Electronics 2011” (held consecutively)
Eco-cell Battery Manufacturing Exhibition Commemorative Forum: Lithium-ion Battery Fundamentals and Elemental Technologies” (Tokyo)

March
Published “Functional Material Guide 2011: Functional Material Ingredients and Information for Manufacturing”

May
“Converting Technology Seminar 2011 (1): Perfecting Film Functionalization” (Tokyo/Osaka)

July
“Convertech China 2011” (Advanced Film Processing Technology Exhibition)

October
“Converting Technology Seminar 2011 (2): Adhesive Products” (Osaka)
Special Seminar “The History and Development of Coating Science Technology: the Legacy of Dr. L.E. Scriven”

November
“Converting Technology Seminar 2011 (2): Adhesive Products” (Tokyo)
Published “Fundamental Course on Coating and Numerical Analysis”
“Coating and Numerical Analysis” Commemorative Seminar (Osaka/Tokyo)
CTI/TOYOBO PPS Joint Seminar “Surface Treatment and Surface Modification Technology for Realizing Functionality” (Osaka/Tokyo)

2012
February
“Convertech JAPAN 2012” “neofunctional material exhibition 2012” “Eco-cell Battery 2012” “Printable Electronics 2012” (held consecutively)

March
“Coating Trouble Solutions Seminar” (Osaka)

June
Published “Plastic Film and Resin Guide 2012 (with CD-ROM)”

July
Convertech China 2012 (Advanced Film Processing Technology Exhibition)

October
Published “Coating Theory and Phenomena for the Converting Plant: Considering the Mechanisms Behind Problems”
Coating Technology Seminar “Pattern Formation in Coating Films”

November
“Coating Theory and Phenomena for the Converting Plant: Considering the Mechanisms Behind Problems” Commemorative Seminar (Tokyo/Osaka)

December
Published “Slitting and Rewinding Technology (extended addition, 2nd edition)”

2013
January
“Convertech JAPAN 2013” “Advanced Printing Technology Exhibition 2013” “new functional material exhibition 2013” “Environment and Energy Zone” “Prototype and Contracted Manufacturing Exhibition 2013” “Printable Electronics 2013” (held consecutively)

May
Converting Technology Seminar 2013
”Rewinding Technology for Slitters/Instrumentation and Control for the Web” (Tokyo)

June
Converting Technology Seminar 2013
“Rewinding Technology for Slitters/
Instrumentation and Control for the Web” (Osaka)

July
Converting Technology Seminar 2013 (2)
“Improving Trouble Prevention Skills Through Learning the Fundamentals: Film Processing” (Osaka/Tokyo)
“Convertech China 2013” (advanced film processing technology exhibition)

August
Web Handling Technology Seminar 2013
“Web Handling Theory in the Production of Advanced Films: Learning the Fundamentals for a Practical Approach” (Osaka/Tokyo)
Converting Technology Seminar 2013 (3)
“New Development and Functionalization Technology for 3D Surface Decoration (materials and latest trends)” (Osaka)

October
Converting Technology Seminar 2013 (4)
“Products and Converting Technology for the Medical Field” (Osaka/Tokyo)

November
CTI/TOYOBO PPS Joint Seminar
“Asia Packaging Situation and Trends: Learning From the Movements of Pioneers” (Osaka/Tokyo)

2014
January
“neofunctional material exhibition 2014” “Printable Electronics 2014” (held consecutively)

March
Converting Technical Seminar 2014 (1)
“Coating Fundamentals and Mechanisms for the Converting Plant” (Osaka/Tokyo)
Published “All About Converting”

April
“Plastic Decoration Technology Fundamentals and Latest Trends” (distribution only)

May
“Heat Dissipation Material Technology and Plastic: Heat Dissipation and Heat Transmission Mechanisms, Materials, and Measuring Technology” (Tokyo)

2015
January
“Convertech JAPAN 2015” “Advanced Printing Technology Exhibition 2015” “new functional material exhibition 2015” “Environment and Energy Zone” “Prototype and Contracted Manufacturing Exhibition 2015” “Printable Electronics 2015” (held consecutively)

2016
January
“neofunctional material exhibition 2016 (Machinery, Materials, and Technical zones)” “Printable Electronics 2016” (held consecutively)

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Chapter 1 Background to Web Handling
Chapter 2 Web Handling Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Web Deformation
Chapter 4 Tribology in Web Handling
Chapter 5 Web Slippage
Chapter 6 Web Wrinkles
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Chapter 8 Tension Control
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