Materials

BI-AX Corn-Based Film Achieves Price Parity

Company reports Evlon compostable biodegradable plastic film, said to keep food fresh, is now comparably priced with petroleum-based products

Freedonia Report Covers World Polyethylene

Global demand for PE resins is expected to reach 99.6 million metric tons by 2018, with Asia/Pacific continuing as the fastest growing market

BillerudKorsnäs Paper Can Be 3D Formed

FiberForm renewable paper can be embossed for folding cartons and labels and is said to use less energy in thermoforming

Rollprint Adds to High-Barrier Line

Exponent 2 coextruded, clear flexible film is said to be suited for high-barrier pharmaceutical applications and more

Bemis Completes Sale of Pressure Sensitive Materials Business

Company reports the sale of the MACtac division to Platinum Equity for $170 million is complete

Ceresana LDPE Study Offers Global Details

With global sales expected to rise by 1.5% p.a. until 2021, LDPE is seeing particularly strong growth in Asia and the Middle East

Channeled Resources Partners with PaperTyger

Channeled Resources will supply slit-to-size shipments of PaperTyger’s laminated paper product

Ampac Announces Ultra-High-Barrier Film

Flexi FoilFree HB film laminates are said to provide many benefits, including a more sustainable alternative to foil-based materials

Multi-Plastics Expands in the Midwest

Move into a facility twice the size of current location is expected to cut Midwest delivery times and meet growing needs of the area

RKW Danafilms Film Called Impervious to Viruses

APTRA microporous film reportedly offers high barrier properties as well as breathability, making it suitable for medical uses and more

FLEXcon Introduces BOPP Films

Company says sureFLEX films adapt to many container types, perform with no adhesive buildup, and are compatible with a variety of inks

Bemis Sells Pressure Sensitive Business

Company has sold MACtac, its Pressure Sensitive Materials business, to Platinum Equity

PCI Analyzes the Global BOPET Industry

It is now a buyer’s market, and the study expects this to continue for a while, meaning suppliers must find new ways to improve profitability

Drytac Introduces Polyester Window Film

ViziPrint Impress clear, printable film is said to leave no residue, eliminate bubbling, and be resistant to moisture

Metal FX Films Offers Cross Grain Brushed Pattern

Pattern is said to be well suited for high-end cartons in many markets and to grab the attention of shoppers

EcoCortec Partners in Marine Clean Project

Company has developed EcoOcean, a marine-biodegradable film said to aid in a project to decrease litter in the world’s water

Charter NEX Films Wins NASA Awards

Company wins Group Achievement Award and Silver Achievement Medal in recognition of involvement with NASA's Balloon Program

Jindal Films Launches Three Films

Films are suited for packaging and label applications and are said to offer both performance and sustainability features

Avery Dennison Shows Off Graphic Solutions

A wide range of self-adhesive graphic solutions were featured at FESPA Digital 2014, including applications for automotive and architectural segments

AmeriLam Supply Group Material Feels Like Leather

LuxeFilms FineLeather tactile thermal finishing film adds cowhide-like finish suited for high-end folding cartons and more

Allied Development Releases Study on Biopolymers

Global markets, environmental Impact, and technology are covered in study that looks at biopolymers in the packaging industry

OMNOVA Announces Price Increases

Increases cover polyvinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate, and vinyl acrylic-based emulsions

Derprosa BOPP Film Made to Fight Bacteria

BACTERSTOP reportedly kills 99.9% of bacteria and is recommended for fresh fruit and vegetable packaging

Toray Pledges $2 Million to University Engineering Project

Company pledges money to University of Rhode Island’s Engineering Department to help school produce top engineering prospects

Freedonia Group Issues Study of Bioplastics

Growth is expected in almost all geographic markets, but the success of bioplastics will ultimately depend on price and performance, study says

Kuraray to Acquire DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls

Kuraray expects to benefit from the technology, R&D, manufacturing, and sales network of DuPont’s GLS//Vinyls team

CCL Industries Acquires Advanced Packaging Films

The acquired company, which becomes part of the CCL Label global Food & Beverage business, adds capability for sleeve and p-s label applications

Derprosa Shows Off New Films at Luxe Pack Monaco

Elegance Gold and Silver Matt BOPP films were among those featured as company confirmed its commitment to high-end packaging

Kodak and Xymox Report Agreement on Conductive Films

Xymox’s multi-touch sensor technology will feature Kodak’s HCF Film in a variety of industrial sensors

Acucote Adds Thinner Films to BOPP LIne

Three new PP films for prime label offerings and the variable print market are offered through the AcuChoice program with GPX adhesive

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