Fint Group Exhibits at Info*Flex

Flint Group will exhibit at FTA’s 2006 INFO*FLEX, April 30-May 1. Attendees will learn about Flint Group’s offerings for flexible packaging printers, including wide web inks, printing plates, narrow web inks and personalized services.

Critical Trends in the Converting Industry

This comprehensive report provides insight into the changing converting industry as it presently stands. PFFC has queried across the breadth of the converting industry to determine and identify its health and critical trends.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Improving productivity with automated slitter positioning, polymeric nanocomposites enabled by controlled architecture materials, benefits of new technology ionizers for web handling, and the effect of orientation on MD on HMW-HDPE films.

Metallizing Makeover

Celplast reinvents its business model to focus on value-added specialty films.

Global Giants

The coming of age of the European Union coupled with the collapse of communism has had a lingering effect on European converting in 2006. "Pan-Europeanism" and the spread of production facilities in both eastern and central Europe by west European converters is characteristic of today's converting industry.

Issues in Barrier Packaging

TAPPI will present a symposium entitled “Innovations in Barrier Packaging” June 7-8, 2006, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Biopolymers May Lead to Zero-Waste Communities

The introduction of biopolymers, combined with a growing infrastructure for composting them, may reduce the estimated 94% of all plastic consumer products that currently end up in local disposal facilities in the U.S.

Time-Temp Indicator Monitors Package Freshness

Ciba Specialty Chemicals and FreshPoint present a new time-temperature indicator system that will show accumulated chill-chain history of perishables. The indicators are available as labels or as inks for printing on packaging.

Plastic Suppliers Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Plastic Suppliers has won the Flexographic Technical Assn.'s (FTA) Environmental Excellence Award in the category of Innovative Technology for its EarthFirst PLA film.

Wider Expectations

Label Converter Prarie State Group (PSG) widens its converting portfolio with innovative flexible packaging applications from PCMC and Omet.

A Communication of the PLACE div. of TAPPI

Effects of converting operations on the barrier levels of metallized films and first principles cause of melt fracture LLDPE.

Getting Personal With Hans H. Traver

Hans Traver shares the benefits of his experience in the converting industry.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Advantages in melt fracture elimination technology; high barrier advancements in metallized films; comparison of corona and flame treatement of polymer film, foil, and paperboard; and the latest UV/EB coating and adhesive technology for food packaging applications.

Paper's Prospects

The food market drives growth in specialty coated papers for packaging.

Plastic Suppliers Launches EarthFirst PLA film-specific Web Site

Plastic Suppliers has launched a Web site specific to its EarthFirst PLA film, designed to be an informational resource to educate people on the characteristics and uses of EarthFirst PLA film.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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