Substrates

New Sourcebook Covers Metallized Papers and Films

Metallized Papers & Films: World Sourcebook 2002 has been published by AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. Exclusively sponsored by the Association of Industrial

Flex-Pack Converter Has a Clear View...

to the future. Although consolidation is making it more difficult for independent converters to compete, a BST Pro Mark Genius Digital web inspection system is helping Kendall Packaging thrive.

New Products and Structures Propel Growth of Nonwovens

As a working woman, I love convenience as much as anyone. I've discovered dusting cloths complete with furniture polish, floor mops saturated with cleansers, and skin wipes that leave a nice, powdery residue. They're fast, they're fun, and I think they're fantastic.

Flex-Pack Giant Bemis to Buy DuPont Shrink Film Biz

DuPont reports it has reached an agreement to sell its global Clysar shrink film business and manufacturing assets to Bemis Company, Inc.

Russian Flex-Pack Markets Holds Potential

With many problems still to overcome, the flexible packaging industry in The Russian Federation shows definite signs of life.

High Clarity Linear Low Density Polyethylene for Packaging Applications

Application: A new polyethylene combines good stiffness, clarity, and toughness for demanding applications.

Sheet Fed Lithography: Hammer Lithographic

Hammer Lithographic is a company that knows how to focus for success. When it decided to tackle the difficult job of converting sheet-fed BOPP, that ability proved invaluable.

Fido's Food Goes GLOSSY

With the help of a Prime UV ultraviolet curing system, Canadian-based Bonar Packaging has given glamour to the plain pet food packaging bags of the past.

How One Converter Mastered Sheet-Fed Films

With a supplier alliance and four years of homework, Hammer Lithographic adds sheet-fed BOPP to its operation successfully.

Barrier Properties of EVOH at Low Temperatures and Various Humidity

Application: Estimation of oxygen transmission rate at any temperature and humidity is possible using humidity, temperature, and ethylene content.

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.

FPA Celebrates Excellence in Flexible Packaging

The Flexible Packaging Assn. has announced the winners of its 2000 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, which honor packaging and converting excellence.

Specially Designed Metallocene Copolymers for Extrusion Coating

Application: New metallocene polymers have equal and sometimes better ultimate hot tack and high temperature hot tack compared with current acid copolymers and ionomers.

New Test May Detect Pathogens in PE Food Wrap

Searching for expiry dates and sniffing food to detect spoilage soon may be things of the past. A development in food packaging will alert consumers to

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.

Odd Shape? Odd Substrate? You Might Try Pad Printing

Although this column primarily covers conventional printing processes, I do occasionally receive questions about processes that are less common, such

The Effects o Comonomer Type on the Blown Film Performance of LLDPE Resins Made Using a Metallocene Single-Site Catalyst

Application: Using 1-butene, 1-hexene, and 1-octene as a comonomer gives blown film performance that increases with increasing length of the a-olefin used.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

A Communication from the Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division of TAPPI.

Air Gap Dynamics: Effect on Molecular Properties and Heat Seal

Application: Because the molecular structure of a polyethylene coating changes during extrusion, an extrusion coating operation should expect variations in final performance.

Polyester Film Sourcing: Tips to Improve the Bottom Line

Sourcing polyester film for the specific combination of properties you need in the finished product can put your mind at ease and raise profitability.

Pouchmaking Equipment Adapts as Materials Advance

The materials used to make pouches are changing. We are seeing specialty films that are thinner, stretchier, multilayered. While multiple thin layers

Wide-Ranging European Converter Keeps on Moving

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

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.

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.

Polyester Film Supplier Helps Converter Grow

Needing better service and more attention from its polyester supplier (along with good quality, of course), Custom Tapes turned to Filmquest and found its wish list fulfilled.

Bringing Together the Many Benefits of Film and Paper

Harrier Packaging is targeting the food industry as it converts PaperFeel, a coex PE film that reportedly combines the best of paper and film.

Battle of the Materials Is on for Blister Packaging Market

Long dominated by PVC, the bottom web market for pharmaceutical blister packs now is facing increased competition from a variety of new materials. Although

The Vacumet Story Is a 30-Year History of Growth

With three decades of expansion and acquisition, Vacumet has come a long way from its beginnings, but strong company values remain the same. Newspapers

Eastern European Converter Continues Pioneering Ways

Chemosvit's flexible packaging operation includes just about every aspect of converting, and it all comes together for award-winning products. Located

Barrier Layer Protects CDs from Skips and Scratches

Optimanufacturing is turning out a new product designed to protect the surface of a compact disc. A unique laminating process makes it work. Compact discs

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