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RDG Media Purchases Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC)

RDG Media Purchases Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC)RDG Media, Inc., publisher of Plastics Hotline, Packaging Technology Today, Converting Solutions, Printing & Graphics Solutions and Workplace Material Handling & Safety, has acquired Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC) from YTC Media Inc. Founded in 1927, PFFC is an all-electronic, on-demand, 24/7 resource in which recognized experts and experienced staff assist converters around the world to become more efficient and profitable in their manufacturing and business practices. PFFC will be the lead brand for RDG Media’s products.

RDG Media is led by Randy Green who recently purchased Industry Marketing Solutions and has a 27-year career in publishing. Green states, “Acquiring PFFC is a strategic move with a number of synergies to continue to dominate the converting space. We now have the leading website and digital assets that are unmatched by anyone else in the industry.” Visitors to will see an integration with Converting Solutions monthly print issues. Converting Solutions, a monthly print publication which is read by converters, package printers, and flexible/paperboard packagers, will now be “A PFFC brand.”

“We are very excited to add PFFC to our family and will continue to introduce some exciting and dynamic products that will enhance advertisers’ share of market. PFFC will continue to provide unbiased perspective on the business trends and technical innovations shaping the converting industry,” Green adds.

Editorial Director Yolanda Simonsis (former president of YTC Media Inc.) says, “RDG Media is the best organization to carry on the tradition of PFFC. They are dedicated to quality content and innovative digital services that target buyers. With RDG as a print partner, PFFC can meet all of the information and marketing needs of the industry.” Both Simonsis and Claudia Hine (managing editor) will remain on staff over a transitional period. Tim Janes (senior account executive) is excited to join the RDG Media staff to continue serving the PFFC advertising base.

All other RDG Media publications appear in print and online. Plastics Hotline is read by Injection molders, extruders, blow molders, recyclers, fabricators, thermoformers, and compression molders. Food and beverage product manufacturers, contract manufacturers, medical/pharma, personal care manufacturers count on Packaging Technology Today to keep them informed. Printing & Graphics Solutions is read by printing and graphics professionals. Workplace Material Handling & Safety is read by material handling and EHS professionals throughout a broad swath of manufacturing and construction in the United States.

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