Franklin Connections Blog

  • Sustainable Labeling

    Dec-23-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    Pressure-sensitive labeling has come a long way since Ray Stanton (Stan) Avery started an entire industry in the 1930s. It is the method of choice in many consumer product categories, capturing close to a 50 percent market share in North America. (...) <read more>

  • Generations

    Nov-13-2013 | Comments: 2 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) held its Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas last month under the theme of “My Generation – Leading Strategies for Multigenerational Trends and Technologies.” As the theme suggests, the focus of the session presentations was on generational tendencies and technology trends and leadership.(...) <read more>

  • UV LED

    Oct-01-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted In: | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    One of the technologies to watch real close is the quickly emerging use of UV LED for inks, adhesives, and coatings. At the TLMI Technical Conference early in September, Tom Hammer, product manager, narrow web for North America at Flint Group, and Greg Palm, executive VP new business development, covered the emerging technology's benefits and reviewed some beta site implementations. (...) <read more>

  • You're Never Too Old To Learn

    Sep-11-2013 | Comments: 0 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    There’s always room to learn new things. I always appreciated the importance of the extremes of the learning cycle. There's the early stages when a person learns enough to get to the point where he or she can ask questions. Then there's the expert end, best (...) <read more>

  • Really Big Shows

    Aug-05-2013 | Comments: 4 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    If you're looking for a reason to spend time out of the office doing something valuable for yourself and/or your business, September would be a good time to do it. Ed Sullivan (for those of you who were around back then) used to introduce his “really big show”(...) <read more>

  • Simply Marvelous

    Jul-11-2013 | Comments: 1 | Posted By: Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING

    One of the more interesting cable programs available is the nationally televised series "Manufacturing Marvels" broadcast on FOX Business Network. Among other content, this programming delivers two-minute segments covering a wide array of manufacturing operations throughout North America.(...) <read more>

Tom Polischuk, packagePRINTING Editor in Chief, packagePRINTING.

Worked for more than 20 years for consumer products companies in both corporate and operations roles, with 15 years of those years in manufacturing. Experience includes pharmaceuticals, paper and textile manufacturing, packaging, and finishing operations. Started in journalism in 1994. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.


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