5 Products You Never Knew Were Roll Converted
#1 – Signage
Many brands rely on paper converting equipment in order to create custom signage and branding materials. Custom flexographic printing allows paper converting companies to print business logos, artwork, illustrations, and more — all to tell a brand’s unique story and provide them with an individual identity. These materials work together to strengthen consumer trust and brand recognition.
#2 – Wrappers
Those working in the food industry understand how important it is for customers to make the connection between a great-tasting meal and their restaurant. That’s why many restauranteurs custom-create their sandwich wrappers or basket liners through roll converting equipment. Converting equipment can be used to create iconic wrappers from a variety of materials, including paper, film, foil, and more.
#3 – Flags
Because cloth and fabric materials can be easily roll converted, many flag-makers and manufacturers rely on this process in order to mass produce flags. Everything from American flags waving on the White House lawn to school flags proudly displaying their mascots have likely resulted from the converting process.
#4 – Wipes
Wet wipes (commonly referred to as baby wipes) are created from non-woven fabrics typically using a wet laid process. During manufacturing, the fibers are transformed into liquid slurries with water and other chemicals. This slurry results in a paste which is pressed into flat sheets by rollers and dried to form the master roll of material. The master roll is then processed through a slitter rewinder, which divides the roll into smaller, intermediate sizes for additional processing: consumer roll slitting and perforating.
#5 – Books
The paper converting process is required for the manufacture of nearly all books, magazines, and newspapers. Books are created from a broad range of coated and uncoated paper products of varying weights and sizes. Not only is the paper converting process responsible for creating the pages of the book, but converting equipment can also be used to create the covers as well.