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Package Chicken Without Crow's Feet

Package Chicken Without Crow's Feet Crystal-clear, high-gloss Trayloc AF film is engineered to bead moisture so poultry and sausage packages stay clear

Critical Trends Face-Off

Plant capacity utilization in 2008 was lowest in the Tapes, Labels & Tags segment, with median figures at 66% (almost 20% of these respondents had 50%

Paper or Plastic?

Annually, AWA Conferences & Events holds its label release liner seminar prior to the Labelexpo shows in Brussels and Chicago. This year's seminar in

Expo News Raises Eyebrows

The pace of exhibition news has quickened and raised some eyebrows as the year draws to a close, but I have to wonder if it comes as the result of needed

What Is the Right Tension?

Of all the questions about web handling, the most-asked question has to be: What is the right web handling tension for my product? This is a great question

Time To Say Goodbye

After writing some 41 columns, it is time for me to move on into new business areas. Working with the PFFC staff has been a uniquely enjoyable experience

Do It Yourself

In these challenging economic times, reducing costs can be as important as increasing sales. Well, almost. And while adhesives and coatings may account

Films 101: Back to Basics

Companies specializing in film production are familiar with the environmental and economical trends impacting today's industry. Production costs continue

Flying High

The investment in a new flexographic press at Ultimate Packaging, which runs a 24/7 operation, has created ten additional jobs at the UK-based factory.

Material Has Recycled Content

UltrosRenu products are a drop-in PVC replacement solution produced with recycled PETG materials. Said to perform with excellent trimming and impact properties

How Static Bars Work

Static charge must be reduced on many new film products. The surfaces of multilayered webs formed by coextrusion, lamination, or coating are designed

Film Is Compostable

NatureFlex NK compostable film is said to offer biodegradability, compostability, and a moisture barrier approaching that of coextruded OPP. Film is a


BOPP producer Taghleef Industries, Dubai, UAE, opens a new US office in Charleston, SC, along with warehousing facilities courtesy of partnership with

Pulse Converter Offered

The APWM Series Pulse Control Converter is designed to mount directly to the input terminals on a 3-32 VDC input SSR (Solid State Relay). Converts a 4-20

CMM Replaced by ICE USA

ST. ALBANS, UK | As of November 13, Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd. (MBE) announced the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of the CMM Converting Machinery/Materials

UV Power Offered

The Peak LED-UV Series features a high power LED-based UV curing technology for use in the digital, offset, and flexo segments. Design offers a high brightness

Appleton Offers Free Lifetime Support

APPLETON, WI | Appleton Mfg. Div. provides lifetime technical support to its customers by phone or e-mail at no charge, whether they purchased their equipment

Reclaim Plastics

Model 906 T plastics recycling system now has an ergonomically friendly cabinet design and other new features, including touchscreen controls. Designed

Tobacco Crop Produces Bio-Plastic

CAMBRIDGE, MA | Metabolix Inc. has completed a field trial of tobacco, genetically engineered to express polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bio-based polymers.

Adhesives Offer Economies

PolyTak hot melt adhesives are said to offer excellent paper and paperboard substrate adhesion. With set properties ranging from medium to fast, adhesives

Bobst India To Make Titan Slitters

BEDFORD, UK | Production of Titan ER610 compact, twin-shaft cantilever slitter/rewinders has begun at Bobst India Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, near Mumbai. Machines

Overprint Varnish Is HP Approved

DigiGuard UV-curable OPV cures and dries the instant it's exposed to UV light to form tough protective surfaces on paper and film printed on HP Indigo

Emboss Braille In- or Off-Line

Tools and modules for embossing Braille letters and symbols allow the process to be accomplished at speeds that allow it to be used in-line at the printing

ChemInstruments Adds Sales Reps

FAIRFIELD, OH | ChemInstruments is reorganizing and expanding its sales representation in Europe. Three of its existing Manufacturers Representative organizations

FFTA Unveils Interactive Interface

RONKONKOMA, NY | Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. reports its web-based training tool, TEST Virtual Campus, has a newly designed Adobe Flash

Parkland Opens US Sales/Service Office

WINDHAM, ME | Parkland Intl., a UK-based manufacturer of slitting machines, core cutting systems, and productivity-enhancing machine upgrades, has opened

Digital Printer Adds Flatbed Unit

CAMBRIDGE, UK | Inca Digital Printers reports Reading, UK-based VgL has ordered an Inca Onset S20 flatbed digital printer from Fujifilm Sericol.

Load Cells Are Slim

The F-Series ultra-slim load cell, made primarily for limited space applications, features high-tensile aluminum construction, adjustable hard stops,

Plates Are Reliable

Screeny digital screen printing plates can be imaged in the printer's existing digital flexo workflow using equipment such as the CDI from Esko. Said

Lifter Saves Strain

The VT Series Tube Lifter features an articulated extension handle with front controls and an optional air-powered assist mechanism to detach a load easily

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