Learn How to Produce Retort Pouches Successfully at Packaging Group Seminar Series

The secrets to successful retort pouch production — the fast-growing flex-pack application in North Americ — will be presented at The Packaging Group's upcoming seminar series, The Keys to Successful Pouch Processing, in late October (2004).

Ghent PDF Workgroup Releases Base Line Format for Packaging PDF

According to the Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG), during its late-June meeting, it welcomed a new member, set up a new subcommittee for Office Document Printing and Marketing, and released a 2004 Base Line Format for packaging PDFs.

Antimicrobials: On the Fast Track

If you have been to the store lately, you may have noticed the number of new products that provide antimicrobial protection. It might be an air filter,

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Flexible packaging is the unifying theme for the 2004 TAPPI PLACE Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 30 to September 2. The meeting comprises

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

The TAPPI 2004 PLACE Conference (August 30-Sept. 2, 2004) moves to a totally new location this year, the Westin Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Flex-Pack & Recycling in Japan

This third article in a series on the impact of international solid waste laws on converters examines Japan's recycling requirements for container and

Rise & Fall of Printed Film COF

Packaging products require a specific range of coefficient of friction (COF) to allow automatic packaging operations to run unhindered and to prevent

Materials

New from: Adhesives Research, ADM Tronics, American Profol, Dow Chemical Corp., Fasson (Avery Dennison), Metal Foils, Mohawk Paper Mills, National Adhesives, Rad-Cure Corp., Sheffield Plastics, SICPA North America, and Spinnaker Coating.

Modified Clays May Boost Oxygen Barrier, Reports Piranet

According to Piranet.com's consumer technology news section (June 24, 2004), ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) supplier Nippon Gohsei is keeping a close eye on a project that is looking to boost the oxygen-barrier properties of some packaging materials so effectively that it could wipe out the need for oxygen scavengers.

Hudson Sharp Acquires Amplas

The Hudson-Sharp Machine Company announces its acquisition of the assets and products of Amplas, Inc.,the plastic bag and pouch machinery business based in Green Bay, WI, USA.

Retort Pouch Conference a Hit

More than 200 attendees crowded into the Radisson Hotel in Princeton, NJ, April 20-22 to hear the latest developments in retort pouch technology. Traveling

Less (Thinner) Film, More Uses

How thin is thin? Well, it depends who you talk to. Actually, if what you're talking about is film, it depends on the process and the application. Eric

A Recipe for Flexo Printing Success

Harper Graphic Solutions' Mike Huey provides converters utilizing flexography for their printing applications with some tips— a recipe —for success.

Removing Packaging Odors

Packaging odors often are a result of residual solvents retained during the printing, coating, and laminating processes.

New Materials for the Converting Industry, PFFC, June 2004

New material products from: Argotec, CPFilms, Klöckner Pentaplast, Sicpa NA, Techni-Met, Thin Film Analysis, and Toray Plastics.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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