Plastic Suppliers Launches EarthFirst PLA film-specific Web Site

Plastic Suppliers has launched a Web site specific to its EarthFirst PLA film, designed to be an informational resource to educate people on the characteristics and uses of EarthFirst PLA film.

Group Focuses on Innovation

Among the worldwide flexible packaging organizations, there is one group that is probably least known, open by invitation only and only to those specifically selected for their technical skills: the International Flexible Packaging Network (IFPN).

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New die designs and advancements in automatic die controls for improved efficiencies in film production, and how sealant film choice can affect a laminated structure’s properties.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

The role of X-ray sensor technology in the application of extrusion coating and lamination, and comparative design and performance of primer dryers for high-speed extrusion coaters.

Packaging 2006: What's Ahead?

As 2005 comes to a close, we review a few selected legal and regulatory developments likely to have an impact on the converting industry.

Examining Biocides in Plastics

The Biocides in Plastics report examines the use of biocides in plastics with reference to material types and application requirements. As well as biocidal performance, the in-process stability, migration, leachability, light, and heat stability all may be factors.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Novel high performance collation shrink films for bundling and multipacks, the influence of small amounts of LDPE on surface roughness and resulting haze of LLDPE blown films, shape up your cast film extrusion process with a contour die, and new printing adhesion improvements using atmostpheric plasma glow discharge technology.

To Serve & Protect

Don't fret over your next barrier coatings purchase! The following is advice on how to successfully choose and utilize these protective properties.

The Fashion Side of Flex-Pack

Packaging is sort of a fashion business: Concepts come and go and sometimes are even fully commercialized.

Seafood is Served

Covering a wide spectrum of applications from labels to lidding and from packaging to POP displays, today’s new materials deliver problem-solving technology to meet your needs.

Profit Squeeze

The European flexible packaging market accounted for just under one-quarter of the world flexible packaging market of €39 billion in 2004. But growth levels are below those experienced in other regions. As substantial structural change in the sector is predicted, this article provides some of the background to these predictions and explores the driving forces for change.

Testing for Toxins in Packaging

In September the Toxins in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) is planning to commence a pilot testing program, funded by the EPA, to randomly test product packaging for toxic materials that violate state laws.

First Glance

Innovative packaging from: Flexicon, Protective Packaging Corp., and The Cloth Envelope Co.

Churning Out Quality

It can be tricky to develop a business formula that will yield worldwide customers short runs, imported prices, and quick deliveries. But president Harley Frank and chairman H. Alan (Bud) Frank of Admiral Packaging (formerly Union Industries) believe they’ve found one that does precisely this. It also gives the firm a competitive edge in traditional flexible packaging applications as well as an opportunity to expand into a new non-packaging niche. Contributing to this achievement is a new solventless laminator.

Obesity: Can Packaging Help?

It's no secret that people around the world are getting fatter. The causes of overweight and obesity are multi-factorial. Food safety agencies like the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) continue their efforts to address diet, health, and agricultural policy.
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