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.

A Primer on How to Put Substrates Together

To extrusion coat, extrusion laminate, or film laminate? If a composite construction is your goal, there is more than one way to get there.

Flex-Pack Operation Likes to Convert the Complex

The Netherlands plant of Amcor Flexibles Europe already produces an impressive range of flexible packaging, but it isn't satisfied yet.

There Are Many Reasons for Packaging Peculiarities

Do you ever wonder why so many different constructions can exist for a flexible packaging laminate? Do you think life would be much simpler if all items packaged in a flexible laminate product used the same laminate? Unfortunately, this will never be possible. There are many different reasons for the variety of flexible packaging laminates.

Innovative Problem-Solving: Advances in the Industry

Today's converting industry is a sophisticated one. If you have any doubts, check out a few of the ingenuous ways converters and suppliers have found to solve some tough problems.

Inspection System Balances Print Quality with Economy

A 1998 acquisition gave the Teich Group a foothold in Poland. Now, the addition of an AVT print defect detection system on a Schiavi press is saving time, reducing waste, and enhancing print quality.

Coating Operation Starts a Tradition of Growth

Venture Coating Technologies, located in what once was a Wisconsin cornfield, is striving to be much more than a budding converting plant. Moving the process along is a slot-die coater assembled by Dri-Tec.

Wide-Ranging European Converter Keeps on Moving

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

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.

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).

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