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Film Extrusion Committee News

Audrey Myers of Black Clawson Converting Machinery, vice chairperson of the Film Extrusion Committee, reports that "the group is busy with four goals. We are working on the technical program for the next Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference, our annual Film Extrusion Short Course in Dallas in February, publication of a revised "Film Extrusion Manual," and maintaining member interest and involvement.

Converting Industry News

News from: Bachofen & Meier, Barrier Films, BHS, Biocorp, Dusenbery, GulfStates Paperboard, Jalema, Kapak, Multapex, Northern Expediting Corp., Pactiv Corp., PCMC, PMC, PPC, SJP (UK) Ltd., Solutia, Stora Enso, UCB Films, Valio, Van Leer Flexibles, and W&H.

TAPPI's the PLACE to Sponsor Short Courses in Dallas

The Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, and Coatings div. of TAPPI is sponsoring two short courses in Dallas, TX, in February 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Market

Work Life StyleSurvival Takes Balance

Last night I returned home from two back-to-back business trips that kept me out of the office (and home) for nearly two full weeks. With only two work

Narrow Web People Places

News from: American Bank Note Holographics, Multilabel Argentina, Rothchild Printing Group, and Veriad (formerly United Ad Label).

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: American Bank Note Holographics, Braden Sutphin Ink, Bunting Magnetics, Corotec, Diagraph, Emtech Emulsion, GE Silicones, Griffin-Rutgers, IIMAK, Ko-Pack, National Starch, Propheteer, Rogers Corp., Rotoflex, SOA Intl., Sohn Mfg., Starna Industries/Sy Technologies, Teknek, and Webscan Inc.

Converting Industry News

News from: Arrow Paper, Ato Findley, Bostik, Caraustar, Clemson, Comco, Eastman, EFC Inc., Empriva, FBF, GE Plastics, GretagMacbeth, MacDermid, MAJIQ, Market Tracking Intl., Mead, MSDSBank.com, Nordson, PaperExchange.com, Pira Intl., Precision Airconvey, Shield Pack, Slik Fasteners, Sonoco, Stork, Trace-em.com, Transilwrap, Voltek, Web Handling Research Center, and Zotefoams.

Is Food Contact Notification a Proprietary Right?

The Food Contact Notification (FCN) program of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), effective Jan. 18, 2000, provides an expedited means for converters

Some Causes of Blocking in Heat Seal CoatingsPart II

Last month this column covered some causes of blocking when using heat seal coatings. The problem primarily addressed concerned processing conditions

The Formation of ''Microfoam'' in Water-Based Flexo Inks

If you bubble air into water, the foam bubbles produced rupture rapidly, and the water surface layer becomes flat. However, if you add a small amount

Materials

New from: AdLamCo. Inc., H.B. Fuller Co., Kraton Polymers, Metallized Products Inc., Proma Technologies, Russell-Field Paper Co., Rohm and Haas Co., Sun Chemical Ink, and Unifoil Corp.

International Converting Industry News

News from: Automatän, AVT, Black Clawson, DCM Group, Harper Corp., J.M. Heaford Ltd., SRC Systems, and Valmet General.

Products

New from: ABB Automation, Absolutely Micro Clean, Andantex, CreoScitex, Danfoss Drives, Dusenbery, Electroid, Electro-Tech Systems, Graymills, Hydra-Cell/Wanner Engineering, Keyence Corp., Paul N. Gardner Co., Polymag Tek, Simco Industrial Static Control, Tantec, and Thwing-Albert Instrument.

Reporter Clips

News from: AWA, Baggage Direct, Dunsirn, Raflatac, Sofacap, Sony Chemicals Corp. of America, and W/S Packaging Group, (Wisconsin Label/Superior Label).

Wide-Ranging European Converter Keeps on Moving

Spain's flexible packaging market is booming, and Enplater S.A. is right there among the leaders.

Pilot Coating Line Aids Both R&D and Production

When MSC Specialty Films found its Faustel coating lines working overtime on R&D runs, it called on Faustel again, this time for a pilot-sized model.

Coating Tech Center Is a Dream Come True

For more than ten years, Jerry Forbes dreamed of opening a technology center dedicated to the "experimentation, development, and optimization" of web

Develop New Products with the Aid of a Pilot Line/Lab

Our updated guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment provides information that can help you better serve your customers—and maybe even enter new markets.

The Digital Advantage... More Than Just Printing

This year you've heard the term "digital" all over the industry, usually in regard to printing. But digital drops in on other converting areas as well.

Digital News for the Converting Industry

News from: AB Dick, Agfa, Collabria, CreoScitex, DAX, GretagMacbeth, Mitsui & Co., NPES, PGI, PIA, Presstek, Purup-Eskofot, Schawk, Xeikon, and X-Rite.

Digital Products for the Converting Industry

New digital products from: ALE, Barco, BST Pro Mark, Electro-Tech Systems, Heidelberg, HP Indigo, Imation, Kernco, MacDermid, PGI, Presstek, RDP Marathon, Screen, Xeikon, and X-Rite.

Conference Features New Networking Opportunity

The Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel on August 27-31, 2000, offered a PLC Salsa Celebration in the

Temperature Switchable Membranes for Packaging Fresh Produce

Application: Temperature switchable membranes using a side chain crystallizable polymer have use in packaging fresh produce to create and maintain the specific atmospheres required to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables even with moderate temperature abuse.

UV Protection of Hot Melt Adhesives for Packaging Applications

Application: Light stabilizers can improve the resistance of hot melt adhesives to UV light induced degradation in packaging applications.

Roll Cleaning Systems: Taking Advantage of Technology

Is your operation's roll cleaning system like the "dishwasher" my family used to have when I was a kid? When asked if we had one, my mother would reply

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs A-L

Guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment, A thru L: Acumeter, Akron Coating, B.F. Perkins, Black Clawson, Brampton, ChemDevelopment, Chemair/Polytech Labs, Converting Machinery Technologies, Dummore, Enercon, Euclid Tool/Machine, Fronter Industrial, Faustel, General Forumlations, Geometric, Glenro, Holyoke, KAPCO, Killion Lab (Davis-Standard), Kroenert, Labelon, and Lamart.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs M-Z

Pilot lines and research equipment facilities guide, M thru Z: May Coating, Megtec, Microseal, Mylan Technologies, New Era Converting Machinery, Pillar, Polymer Science, Polytype America, Polytech North America, Print/Con-Printing and Converting Research Center, Tekmatex Inc., Texmac Inc., UCB Chemicals Corp., Viscor, and Yasui Seiki (USA).

Hot Melt Symposium Covers Many Topics

The Hot Melt Symposium on June 25-28, 2000, at the Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort in Bal Harbour, Florida, offered presentations covering many current

Division Award Winners

A highlight of each Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference is the presentation of Division Awards. For 2000, the Division Technical Award and Sam

Synthetic Paper from Plastics

Application: A mixture of linear low density polyethylene and polystyrene with 40% filler consisting of 80% dolomite and 20% talc is very promising for synthetic paper uses.

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