The printing and converting industry standard in defect marking and tracking

About Novation

Novation, Inc. has been serving the printing and converting industries since 2002. We are a world leader in safety and waste reduction through the automatic marking and tracking of defects.

With several hundred installations worldwide, Novation’s equipment has safely and accurately marked tens of millions of defects. We believe that this safe and accurate marking of defects in web fed processes, coupled with defect recording and tracking, is crucial to achieving your goal as a successful converter or printer.

Novation’s products have been an integral part of safety of waste management programs implemented by some of the world’s largest corporations. Our customers supply markets such as flexible packaging, electronics, automotive, films, tapes, non-wovens, healthcare and hygiene products and more.

All our products are designed and manufactured in our plant in Bethlehem, PA.

At Novation, we are dedicated to providing cost effective solutions to minimize accidents and maximize your productivity.



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Direct Losses

Rolls per shift (average)

Defects flagged per roll

Shifts per day

Shifts per weekend

Rolls per week

Flagged defects per week

Feet lost per defect by inaccurate flagging

Cost per foot (average)

Cost per week

Cost per year

Indirect Losses

Extra minutes spent per defect at rewinder/slitter due to inaccurate flagging

Rewinding/slitting cost per hour in dollars

Cost per week

Cost per year

Miscellaneous Losses

Yearly dollars lost due to returns/rework from unflagged defects getting to customers

Yearly dollars lost due to lost time accidents due to manual flagging

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