Substrates

Proud & Proficient

Peruplast takes pride in developing — then printing — metallized package constructions that stand out on a crowded shelf.

Foil Packs Offer Multiple Solutions

DSSELDORF, GERMANY The European Aluminum Foil Assn. handed out Alufoil Trophies for four Foil Packs of the Year. Winning top honors were the following:

The Mettle of Metallizers

Published back in 1997, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, 2nd ed., stated: The field of vacuum metallizing serving the packaging industry

A Secure Alternative

Micro-optic films have been developed to respond to the ever-diminshing security provided by holograms and DOVIDs.

Novel Method for Testing the Grease Resistance of Plastic-Based Dry Pet Food Packaging

Dry pet food packaging needing high resistance to staining from or migration of fat content requires rapid and reliable standardized tests for development and quality control purposes. New tests show high reproducibility and good correlation with field performance.

Migration of Fluorescent Whitening Agents from Food Packaging Made from Recycled Paper

Application: A polyethylene coating can prevent migration of fluorescent whitening agents from food packaging made from recycled fibers.

TAPPI Offers New Product

Beginning in March 2004, TAPPI will offer a new product for companies and individuals who use the TAPPI Test Methods and Technical Information Papers (TIPS).

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.

Synthetic Paper: The Real Deal

From labels for food packaging to children's books, synthetic paper applications are finding a niche within the converting industry and beyond.

UV & Jet Inks: An Exciting Combo

Jet ink printers dominate the growth of digital printing. One of the most promising applications of jet ink technologies is radiation-curable jet inks used in package and label printing.

Sniffing Out the Sources of Packaging Odors

Packaging products consist of substrates, and they can contain adhesives, primers, coatings, or inks. Converting processes involved in package manufacturing

Security Inks Raise Our Level of Protection

Dramatic advances in digital photographic and reprographic technology were made during the 1990s. These advances have had an undesirable side effect in that such technology provides counterfeiters greater capability to create counterfeits.

Freedonia Group Nonwovens Report Forecasts Demand Hikes thru 2007

According to a recently published study by the Freedonia Group, demand for nonwoven roll goods in the United States is expected to increase 3.9 percent per year, to nearly $5 billion [USD] in 2007.

Furthering Substrate Functionality

Like to fool around with the functionality of your films? Want to print that hard-to-adhere-to substrate with water-based inks to reduce VOCs? If you

BOPP Film: How Real Is the China Threat?

Plans to increase BOPP capacity in China have industry players worried.

Foil Converter Changes Course

Heat sealable lidding films make U.K.-based FFP Packaging Solutions Ltd. a leader in innovation.

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.

100 Recycled Paperboard Makes 'Great' Strides

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance says 2003 has been a good year for the 100% recycled paperboard industry.

What Can Conductive Organic Polymers Do?

One difference between metals and organic materials is that metals conduct electricity. We know biological systems work in a complex matrix of electrical responses to control various activities, yet most organic materials are considered nonconductors compared to metals, such as aluminum, copper, and silver.

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.

Winning with Covers

The critical question for converters is: "Just how do you work with heavyweights?"

Cyclic-Olefinic Copolymers as Non-Migrating, Polymeric Slip Additives in LDPE Cast Films

Application: Cyclic-olefinic copolymers (COC) have use in flexible packaging as a blend component or as a discreet layer in multi-layer polyolefin films. They typically enhance stiffness and heat resistance in food packaging. As a core layer in laminated or coextruded multilayer films, they provide high moisture barrier and exceptional clarity and stiffness.

PCI World BOPP Study Reveals China Impact Maybe Not as Dramatic as Some Fear

A new study on the 3.2 million tonne world BOPP film market by UK-based market intelligence firm PCI Consulting Ltd. concludes the effect on the world supply/demand balance of planned capacity increases in China may not be as dramatic as some fear.

Avery Dennison Adds SynCarta BOPP to Fasson Rapid-Roll Line

Avery Dennison Corp. reports it's enhanced its Fasson Rapid-Roll product line with SynCarta synthetic media. According to the manufacturer of pressure-sensitive technology and self-adhesive solutions for label materials and consumer products, these BOPP films are highly engineered synthetic media available in C1S matte and ultra-high-gloss finishes.

Measure Pressure with Thin Film

Tactile pressure-sensor films offer converters an easy pressure-measuring tool.

The Buzz in Biodegradable Resins: Certification

Many of the processes performed and the products created within a converting facility aren't always the most environmentally friendly. However, this doesn't

BOPP Line Up and Running Quickly

In June 2001 Italian film producer Manuli Film S.p.A. signed a contract with Brückner Maschinenbau to design, manufacture, and set up what is said to be the world's largest and fastest high-performance 10-m BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) film line.

In Flexible Packaging, Barriers Are No Obstacles to Success

Success in business usually comes from finding ways to overcome barriers. But in the flexible packaging business, success is all about barriers, and in some cases, the higher the barrier, the better.

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