So here they are, in alphabetical order—Circle, Burlington, Wis.; Coverluxe, Woonsocket, R.I.; ICG/Holliston, Church Hill, Tenn.; Kimberly-Clark Technical Paper, Roswell, Ga.; Lehigh Press, Pennsauken, N.J.; National Graphics, Brookfield, Wis.; Permalin Products, New York; and Phoenix Color, Hagerstown, Md.
It's a representative sampling of the industry's most innovative cover material and component providers, sharing their spins on the latest cover materials, usage scenarios, and manufacturing practices.
HARDCOVERS ON BOARD
George Scovronski, VP of Sales
Circle Inc. has been converting paperboard materials for 25 years, specializing in heavyweight board used for industrial packaging applications.
Although we are new as a coverboard producer, we apply the same quality converting principles used in the past to build strong relationships in the book industry. We listen to our customers and prospects, learn their needs, and find the means to provide solutions.
Circle currently manufactures spines, backing boards, and three major classes of coverboards:
• Brown Bear Book Board, a medium-density pasted chipboard that's consistently smooth, clean, and flat.
• Binders Board, a high-density wet-lap board used for library binding and other high quality applications.
• Euro Board, a low density, soft fiber, European-style graphics board.
Circle understands the quality of our finished products depends on superior raw material. Our mill suppliers use ISO standards to produce consistent grade reproductions.
Our precision converting includes our operator's hand inspection at in-feed and packaging stations. We do this every day, on every order.
Having an excellent product is only part of being a quality supplier. Our creative production and stocking agreements make certain our customers get the product they want, in the quantity they want, when they want it. Circle is adept at working with short lead times, in addition to running both large and small volume orders.
We will stock unfinished materials for a customer, so lead time from a mill supplier is eliminated. We can block out machine time on a daily or weekly basis, so customers can predict exactly how to plan their binding orders.