Converting industry innovator turns 50
Founded in 1972 by Ed Flagg in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Double E quickly became recognised as an influential manufacturer in the industry. Double E products revolutionised converting and packaging standards world-wide. Fifty years later, the DF-2000 Torque-Activated Core Chuck, Ed Flagg’s patented invention, remains a gold standard in converting applications where challenges include lifting and centring the heaviest, widest rolls without speed limitations.
Advancing converting technologyIn the early part of this century, Double E’s pioneering work with lightweight carbon fibre shafts advanced converting technology and improved performance, ergonomics and safety on production lines around the world. Today, Double E continues its legacy of innovation with patented products like ShaftSafe, an air shaft pressure monitoring system that maximises core shaft uptime, and the CFCP-1000 Core Plug, the world’s only carbon fibre-based core plug.
Double E CEO Thomas Pranka stated: “Ed Flagg named the company ‘Double E,’ as the term stood for ‘Engineering Excellence,” a theme our team members strive every day to emulate as they solve customer’s challenges around the globe. We are proud of our legacy and excited about our amazing prospects over our next fifty years.”