The Wow Factor

FPA Achievement Awards prove that development of diverse, innovative flexible packaging remains strong.

East Beats West

What does the future hold for the $45 billion global flexible packaging market?

Product Protection

Manufacturers of perishable products are well aware that a later “sell by” date on a package can affect a customer’s decision to purchase one brand instead of another. New OPP films offer extended shelf life, and their compatibility with foods made without trans fats creates additional opportunities.

Online Adhesive Solutions Center Supports Flex-Pack Users

Rohm and Haas will offer an online resource for the flexible packaging industry that discusses adhesive facts, recommends proper uses, and highlights performance benefits.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Stretch Film Production Control Of Extrusion And Casting Variables by Mark A. Jones, Battenfeld Gloucester Europe APPLICATION: Using

Pouch Progress

Retort pouches represent a growth market for converters, as industry experts present the latest developments in the field.

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Non-polar process aids improve extrusion; troubleshooting corona treatment issues; electron beam curable gas and aroma barrier technology; and the role of adhesives in the retort pouch.

Save 35% on FTA's Flexible Packaging Market Research Study

The Flexographic Technical Assn.'s (FTA) Packaging and Market Research Study provides a snapshot of the current and projected economic climate of the North American flexible packaging industry.

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Nanotechnology functionality in flexible packaging, new methods of manufacturing; enhanced economics of 100% solids adhesives; clarifiers for polypropylene film; and coextruded HMW-HDPE film structures with improved bubble stability.

Wal-Mark Unveils Packaging Scorecard

Wal-Mart Stores released a packaging scorecard to continue its commitment of reducing packaging across its global supply chain by 5% by 2013. The company first announced this packaging initiative at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City in September 2006, but did not reveal the specific metrics until the keynote address at Pack Expo.

Why Flex-Pack Keeps Growing

One would be justified in wondering why the flex-pack industry continues to grow year after year. If you think about its advantages, however, this growth is easy to understand.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Applications Of Novel Photo-Curing Oligomer Resins: Generation Twoby Michael L. Gould et al., Ashland Specialty Chemical Application:

Data in Detail

Tackling downtime in real time, a data collection system makes short work of pinpointing production errors.

Making Advances

Innovation. It's the secret behind the longevity of some of the world's leading companies. Ford Motor Co. virtually launched the automobile industry with

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Barrier Testing And Comparison In Pouch Packaging Structures by Bill Minnich, AET Films APPLICATION: Metallized OPP structures can provide
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