The following companies support the conference and will be on hand to discuss how their products and services can strengthen your improvement efforts. To learn about the benefits of becoming a sponsor, please contact Karen Keller at 412-259-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearwater Paper Corporation
Pulp and Paperboard Division
601 West Riverside Ave., Suite 1100, Spokane, WA 99201
Clearwater Paper pulp and paperboard division produces a broad range of premium bleached paperboard products used by quality-conscious packaging converters and printers around the world. The products are marketed under Candesce® and Ancora® brands and are available with chain-of-custody certification by either the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
1000 Gutenberg Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Heidelberg is the world-wide leading provider of solutions and services for the print media industry. The name Heidelberg is internationally associated with leading technology, top quality, and customer focus.
Headquartered in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, with production and development sites in seven countries and around 250 sales and service units in 170 countries, the company serves about 200,000 customers. Printing presses, prepress and postpress equipment are mainly produced in Germany in compliance with severe quality standards. For the Chinese market, standardized printing machines for all common format classes as well as folding machines are manufactured in Qingpu near Shanghai, China.
In financial year 2010/2011, the company had a sales volume of 2.629 billion Euros. As of March 31, 2011, the Heidelberg Group has employed a workforce of 15,282 including 631 trainees and apprentices.
41 South Hill Drive
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Octopus MES provides complete production visibility for printing and packaging by combining the most flexible Measurement and Real-time Production Tracking Direct Machine Interface (DMI) with the latest Business Intelligence-based trend analysis for efficiency and Continuous Improvement projects.
Since the ’90′s Octopus has provided solutions for some of the industry’s most notable companies to become the leading Manufacturing Execution System specific to Printing and Packaging.
The core of the Octopus system is the automation of the data collection process for printing manufacturing equipment, TrackStation (DMI). We do this by processing signals directly from production equipment to monitor the changing status of the machine. These signals are transferred to a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). The PLC translates these signals into data that is stored on the Octopus server in a transactional data base. This stored data is used to generate reports that provide a measurable, quantitative view into the production process. Octopus also supports a data warehouse that can be queried via a multidimensional On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube to produce active, real time dashboards that act like a GPS App for your plant.
135 Lake Street
Northlake, IL 60164
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world.
Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.sunchemical.com.
Wikoff Color Corporation
1886 Merritt Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715
An employee-owned company founded in 1956, Wikoff Color specializes in supplying high quality inks, coatings and varnishes to the graphic arts industry. Our strength lies in our ability to provide customers with tailor-made products to meet their specific needs as well as extensive technical support, both inside and outside of the pressroom. We have approximately 30 manufacturing plants throughout the United States, Canada and the UK. Our main manufacturing plant, technical center, and home office are located in Fort Mill, SC.
800 Phillips Road, Building 105
Webster, NY 14580
Xerox provides graphic communication customers a better way to compete and generate revenue with industry-leading VI solutions in Web-to-print, personalized communications, cross-media publishing, and promotional transactional communications. Xerox full-color and monochrome production printers coupled with our FreeFlow workflow solutions enable high-value applications with streamlined, profitable operations.
Published on Monday, March 21, 2011 (updated 03/05/2013)
Event: CI Conference