Metallizer Makes a Winning Wager

What recession? With a new facility, two new Galileo metallizers, and an ei3 electronic communications network, Vacumet Corp. doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word.

Coating and Laminating Special Report

Five related articles examining today's coating/laminating industry peers into the future of this key industry niche.

Overcoats Offer Protection (and You Don't Have to Button Up)

Printed paper is a key ingredient in many packages and labels. And whether the printing provides information, graphics, or both, it has to be protected.

Control of Adhesion and Removal of Heat Sealable Tops on Polymer Containers

Application: By reviewing peelable seals for lid-tub applications, the authors summarize basic peel and seal mechanisms and discuss variables and methods that control seal and peel properties. They offer suggestions for design to achieve optimum peelable seals.

Polymers / Laminations / Adhesives / Coatings / Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Slitting Adhesive-Coated, Low-Strength Films

Low-strength films, such PE or cast PP, sometimes are coated with an adhesive and slit into customer-sized rolls. Low-strength films do not have sharply

Making Choices for Coating with a Laminating Adhesive

Work, like life, is full of choices. Some are major; some are the kind we face every day. Converters laminating two substrates together using an adhesive

The Miracle of Coextrusion Makes Believers of Many

Coextrusion has allowed converters to make different constructions using alternate materials for new applications. Since its introduction only a few decades

Coaters and Primers: Should You Apply In- or Out-of-Line?

Many converting operations involve application of a coating or primer to a substrate. Two application techniques are possible: in-line or out of line.

So You've Seen a Ghost! Who You Gonna Call?

Many of us enjoyed watching Bill Murray conquer the ghosts that he encountered in the movie Ghostbusters. So, you ask, what do ghosts have to do with

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Polymers/Laminations/Adhesives/Coatings/Extrusions

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries

Antimicrobial Additives and Coatings for Food Packaging

It seems as if every day we hear of some incident associated with food contamination. Recent outbreaks of contamination associated with meat products

Critical Payloads to Benefit from Thermal Package

A shipping container designed to transport such temperature-sensitive items as organs, tissue, and body fluids is awarded AIMCAL's Package of the Year. The film behind it takes the Technology of the Year award.

The Amcor Story Continues

In the second of a two-part series on Amcor Flexibles Europe, Paper Film & Foil CONVERTER visits two plants in Belgium that are on the leading edge in their markets.

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