Synthetic Paper: The Real Deal

From labels for food packaging to children's books, synthetic paper applications are finding a niche within the converting industry and beyond.

UV & Jet Inks: An Exciting Combo

Jet ink printers dominate the growth of digital printing. One of the most promising applications of jet ink technologies is radiation-curable jet inks used in package and label printing.

European Report Covers Flex-Pack Industry in Depth

On a recent trip to the U.K., I had dinner with Paul Gaster, a consultant at PCI Films Consulting Ltd. He showed me a quarterly business report published by PCI titled, “European Flexible Packaging,” that has been available since 1999.

Sniffing Out the Sources of Packaging Odors

Packaging products consist of substrates, and they can contain adhesives, primers, coatings, or inks. Converting processes involved in package manufacturing

Study Says Retort Pouch Production and Use Positioned for Sustained and Significant Growth

Packaging Strategies says a new study illustrates how this particular packaging market is positioned for significant, sustained growth.

Security Inks Raise Our Level of Protection

Dramatic advances in digital photographic and reprographic technology were made during the 1990s. These advances have had an undesirable side effect in that such technology provides counterfeiters greater capability to create counterfeits.

AmeriStar Awards Honor Best in Packaging

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) recently announced the winners of its AmeriStar Package Awards, honoring the best in packaging for 2003.

Freedonia Group Nonwovens Report Forecasts Demand Hikes thru 2007

According to a recently published study by the Freedonia Group, demand for nonwoven roll goods in the United States is expected to increase 3.9 percent per year, to nearly $5 billion [USD] in 2007.

Inspection Perfection

Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. sees customers’ acceptance soar with AVT’s Apollo system on its slitter-rewinders.

Drug Dispensers

Transdermal patches—used for years to help smokers quit—now offer healthy growth opportunities due to improved materials.

Furthering Substrate Functionality

Like to fool around with the functionality of your films? Want to print that hard-to-adhere-to substrate with water-based inks to reduce VOCs? If you

BOPP Film: How Real Is the China Threat?

Plans to increase BOPP capacity in China have industry players worried.

Foil Converter Changes Course

Heat sealable lidding films make U.K.-based FFP Packaging Solutions Ltd. a leader in innovation.

Producing Coextruded High Barrier Heat-Shrinkable Packaging Films

Application: Examining and comparing high barrier polymers and structures provides guidelines for matching film performance with application.

100 Recycled Paperboard Makes 'Great' Strides

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance says 2003 has been a good year for the 100% recycled paperboard industry.
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