At well over 1 million sq ft and growing, the triennial plastics showcase will have operating equipment at 400+ booths.Read more
PFFC's "On Print" columnist Dene Taylor will present educational session on packaging.Read more
The fundamentals of air entrainment, entrapment, and rheology are critical to product success.Read more
The high barrier performance of EVOH, even after abuse, has allowed for conversion from foil and metallized film laminations to co-extruded barrier films.Read more
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Guardian chucks offer new handwheel, journal seat, and housing design
New version of the Sanilox system can be seen on company’s redesigned website
Patent-pending films developed by Pregis for inflatable cushioning applications
Thermoplastic elastomers are said to protect the freshness, quality, and safety of food and beverages
The company has had a busy and productive decade as a supplier of protective packaging solutions
An impressive array of speakers also will address economic trends, building winning organizational cultures, and more
SpearRC developed to offer PET bottle the benefits of pressure-sensitive labels
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- August 22, 2013
Teknek’s technical director Sheila Hamilton has been invited to speak at the conference on the subject of “Substrate Cleaning in a High Vacuum Environment.” The company says the deposition of very thin functional films within a vacuum chamber is particularly susceptible to particulate contamination on the substrate, and it has developed a new contact cleaning system that can operate within a high vacuum environment without detriment to either the vacuum chamber operation or to the cleaning performance of the unit.
The paper will present the results of work carried out together with the Holst Centre in the Netherlands under the auspices of “Clean4Yield,” a program funded by the European Community.
Hamilton says, “Results presented will include details of outgassing tests conducted on various different contact cleaning elastomers and adhesives within a high vacuum chamber together with details of the cleaning performances of the elastomer both before and after vacuum exposure. The best performing elastomer and adhesive were then incorporated into a special cleaning unit, designed specifically to operate at the unwind and rewind stations of a silicon nitride deposition tool for barrier film.”