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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Chemical Analysis Of The Polyester/Metal Surface Of A Delamination Failureby Eldridge M. Mount III, EMMOUNT Technologies Application:

A Scrappy Competitor

Rich Shaw, general production manager of Mohawk Northern Plastics, says the 35-year-old company has enjoyed sustained success by operating state-of-the-art

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Use of Metallocene Polyethylene In Coextruded Lamination Films by Richard W. Halle and Simone Vigano, ExxonMobil Chemical APPLICATION:

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Advances in extrusion coating die system technology, and on-line gauging as a process troubleshooting tool.

Focusing on European Flex-Pack

More than 125 flexible packaging pros from all over Europe attended Intertech/Pira’s “Innovations in Flexible Packaging” Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 15-–16, 2006.

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.
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