New magazine for web-processing, converting and finishing industry

CONVERTING QUARTERLY is a new technical publication and website for the web-processing, converting and finishing industry.  Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Mark Spaulding (The Converting Curmudgeon blog) said the first print issue, scheduled to mail in February 2011, will have a circulation of 15,000.

“Converting Quarterly will be distributed to converting professionals engaged in the web-processing technologies of solution, extrusion and vacuum coating; laminating; film manufacturing; flexographic and gravure printing; slitting; sheeting and other finishing methods.  Each issue will include technical Q&A columns and 8-12 technical-journal articles on web-handling, coating/laminating and finishing processes and products,” Spaulding added.

The website,, will also be a channel from the AIMCAL website.  Spaulding said a weekly e-Newsletter, CONVERTING QUARTERLY E-NEWS, will begin distribution soon, emailing to an initial audience of 7,500 readers.

Free subscriptions to both the print and digital editions of Converting Quarterly as well as the weekly e-newsletter are available to qualified readers.  Submit editorial materials to the AIMCAL office, or Spaulding at