The Global Metallizing Market

Dr. William Llewellyn, senior consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., highlights current market trends from AWA's forthcoming Metallized Films and Papers: Global Sourcebook 2004.

The PLACE Division of TAPPI Announces Film and Extrusion Coating Short Course

The PLACE Division of TAPPI has announced a short course entitled: 2004 PLACE Film and Extrusion Coating Short Course. It will be April 19-21, 2004, at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

G Prime A Rheological Indicator to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE

Application: A new rheological test method can predict the processing performance of LDPE for extrusion coating.

Darwin Would Approve

Since its founding, Vacumet has pursued the goal of meeting the needs of its customers by adapting to changes in the marketplace. Now, the company has done it again with a new division and a new plant.

Dual-Deckle System for Trouble-Free Web Width Variation

Application: When incorporated into a die with an appropriate flow channel design and a modern flex lip adjusting system, a dual-deckle system will significantly improve operational efficiency by minimizing costly down time.

Chicago-Based Packaging Dynamics Corp. to Expand Laminating Capabilities with Iuka Acquisition

Packaging Dynamics, Chicago, IL, says its acquisition of Ormet Corp.'s Iuka Lamination Div. will help extend the converter's lamination-related product development capabilities.

Totally Rockin' Metal

This year's EMA Awards prove the glitz of metallizing truly rocks.

Mixing It Up

Analyze your mixing process to root out the cause of poor performance.

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Films

Application: Besides the blown film process, cast film technology is the most significant production method for manufacture of barrier films ranging from 20 to 300 microns. The number of layers, the selection of polymers, the layer configuration, and the thickness of the individual layers depend on the intended film use.

Coating Success

Improve your coating process with ongoing technical efforts. It will bring you ongoing rewards.

Producing Coextruded High Barrier Heat-Shrinkable Packaging Films

Application: Examining and comparing high barrier polymers and structures provides guidelines for matching film performance with application.

Solving the Problem of Silicone Transfer

Dr. Wilhelm Munninger of Frantschach Inncoat, a specialty release liner manufacturer, outlines his company's response to a major problem with large-format, water-based ink jet print.

A Look at Adhesion Increase in Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Last month, this column addressed the subject of permanent and removable pressure-sensitive adhesives. A prime consideration in the difference between

Adhesion of Coatings to Aluminum Foil

Application: The composition and chemistry of an aluminum foil surface are important to achieve good wettability, bond formation, and durable adhesion on this substrate.

Permanent & Removable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

An intriguing aspect of pressure-sensitive adhesives is the wide variety available. They come in different forms for application as solutions in solvent,

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