Fresh produce offers converters opportunities for healthy sales

With flexible packaging forecast to hit almost $15.5 billion in 1995, many converters are frantically looking toward the emerging fresh produce market

Islamic marketing opportunities opening up for converters.

Islam - with over 1 billion adherents worldwide - is the fastest growing religion in the Western world. Over 5 million Muslims live in the US alone, worshipping

Converting capabilities grow in Caribbean nations.

Using Puerto Rico as a shining example of successful plastics/packaging industrial expansion (particularly for pharmaceuticals), many other Caribbean

Bagmaking operation refuses to stand still

As the plastic bag operation at Shields Bag & Printing Co. continues to grow and evolve, 32 Battenfeld Gloucester production lines keep pace.In 1954 Gene

Czech converter pursues new free-market direction

Kovohute Bridlicna, long ago a foundry, is writing new history as it stands unique amidst few manufacturing plants in ex-socialist countries and targets

Bagmakers add a strong link to quality chain

Sengewald USA believes in high quality equipment all along the line. Amplas bagmakers fit perfectly into that philosophy.Sengewald USA, Marengo, IL, is

Adapting flexible system in trim-recovery operations.

Product output improves after James Rivers' Flexible Packaging Group installs a new air handling system for trim recovery and reprocessing on a cast extrusion

UK packaging markets expected to show growth in plastics, paper

A PIRA international market report on UK packaging markets includes the chapter Industry Forecast, which states, "The overall market for packaging in

Reynolds subsidiary in Spain benefits from technology transfer

Grafiba SA, a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals Co., started as a manual converter of paper bags and has grown into one of the first firms in Spain to use

Costa Rican converter expands Latin market

Empaques Universal, headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, is Central America's largest flex-pack converter with sales of $25 million.The firm has plants

Film offers food packagers green marketing opportunity

When ICI Films decided to develop the first polyester foodpackaging film using post-consumer recycled (PCR) content nearly a year ago, we did so believing

Quick changeovers, quality top bagmaking demands.

Manufacturers and suppliers of bagmaking machinery and equipment are finding that quick changeover, servo drives and computer controls are essential in

Strong growth predicted for flex-pack industry

With shipments planning to reach $15.5 billion by the end of the year, the fifth annual State of the Industry Report from the Flexible Packaging Association

Conserving weight, space earns praise for flexible

Bags and pouches demonstrating innovation in reducing waste and increasing cost effectiveness were rewarded with top honors by judges for the Flexible

Innovative uses, creativity earn honors from AIMCAL

Judges for the Package/Label of the Year Award, sponsored by the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, praised new applications

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