A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New die designs and advancements in automatic die controls for improved efficiencies in film production, and how sealant film choice can affect a laminated structure’s properties.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

The role of X-ray sensor technology in the application of extrusion coating and lamination, and comparative design and performance of primer dryers for high-speed extrusion coaters.

The RFID Buzz Gets Louder

In flexible packaging, RFID has the potential to change completely the way suppliers, converters, and consumers use many items. RFID not only uses a small device, it can also transmit much important information.

Packaging 2006: What's Ahead?

As 2005 comes to a close, we review a few selected legal and regulatory developments likely to have an impact on the converting industry.

Examining Biocides in Plastics

The Biocides in Plastics report examines the use of biocides in plastics with reference to material types and application requirements. As well as biocidal performance, the in-process stability, migration, leachability, light, and heat stability all may be factors.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Novel high performance collation shrink films for bundling and multipacks, the influence of small amounts of LDPE on surface roughness and resulting haze of LLDPE blown films, shape up your cast film extrusion process with a contour die, and new printing adhesion improvements using atmostpheric plasma glow discharge technology.

To Serve & Protect

Don't fret over your next barrier coatings purchase! The following is advice on how to successfully choose and utilize these protective properties.

The Fashion Side of Flex-Pack

Packaging is sort of a fashion business: Concepts come and go and sometimes are even fully commercialized.

Seafood is Served

Covering a wide spectrum of applications from labels to lidding and from packaging to POP displays, today’s new materials deliver problem-solving technology to meet your needs.

Profit Squeeze

The European flexible packaging market accounted for just under one-quarter of the world flexible packaging market of €39 billion in 2004. But growth levels are below those experienced in other regions. As substantial structural change in the sector is predicted, this article provides some of the background to these predictions and explores the driving forces for change.

Totani Establishes U.S. Subsidiary

Totani Corp. has established Totani America for the sale and service of Totani machinery and replacement parts in Green Bay, WI.

Testing for Toxins in Packaging

In September the Toxins in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) is planning to commence a pilot testing program, funded by the EPA, to randomly test product packaging for toxic materials that violate state laws.

First Glance

Innovative packaging from: Flexicon, Protective Packaging Corp., and The Cloth Envelope Co.

Churning Out Quality

It can be tricky to develop a business formula that will yield worldwide customers short runs, imported prices, and quick deliveries. But president Harley Frank and chairman H. Alan (Bud) Frank of Admiral Packaging (formerly Union Industries) believe they’ve found one that does precisely this. It also gives the firm a competitive edge in traditional flexible packaging applications as well as an opportunity to expand into a new non-packaging niche. Contributing to this achievement is a new solventless laminator.

Continuing Squeeze on Converter Profitability

"The European Flexible Packaging Market 2005" is the latest edition in PCI's series of annual studies on the European flexible packaging market. It updates historical data and provides market analysis and statistics for 2004 and forecasts to 2009. The 250 page study is based on original field research, conducted across Europe in early-2005.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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