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Providing practical information to the converting & packaging industries A communication from the PLACE Division of TAPPIin cooperation with Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries.

Technical Facility

The Brueckner Group, a German manufacturer of film stretching lines, film and sheet lines, and extrusion equipment, has a pilot lab most film converters would love to get their hands on.

Pilot Line

In 1992 Polytype Converting became the world's first company to design and operate a high-speed pilot

Raymond Report Sheds Light on Packaging 'Trash Wars' between Michigan and Ontario

Raymond Communications' new report, "Canadian Recycling Policy: The Complete Guide for Product Makers," says the author, "sheds some light on how many major US-based manufacturers and retailers have come to complain about having to pay 50 percent of Ontario's $118 million [Canadian dollars] 'Blue Box' recycling program."

Food & Packaging Enjoy!

Whether we are meat lovers enjoying a steak or vegetarians enjoying a special lasagna recipe, most of us find eating a pleasant experience. Steaks, pasta,

Better Bagging

For Arkwright, an investement in Better Packages' bagmaking system brings savings — and safety — to the plant.

Packaging for the World

With multinational clients and global suppliers, South American converter Alusa produces... Packaging for the World.

East Meets West - Again

An Oklahoma-based converter takes a second spin with a gearless flexo press from Asia.

Lasers Beam

Digital converting is on the verge of widespread adoption in flexible packaging applications due to compact carbon dioxide lasers.

Implications of Bioterrorism Act

As converting industry members know, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued regulations implementing the Bioterrorism Act officially known

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New Division Secretary The PLACE Division of TAPPI has named Rory A. Wolf as the new secretary effective September 2004. Wolf is Director of Business

Materials

New material products from: Ashland, BBA Fiberweb, CYRO Industries, Dow Corning, Flint Ink, International Paper, Klöckner Pentaplast, MACtac, Novacel, Prisco, Trident, and Vinamul Polymers.

Discoloration Resistant Polyolefin Films

Application: In the film industry, a selected set of circumstances and certain types of stabilizers can lead to discoloration due to inadequate stabilizer concentrations, harsh processing conditions, improper selection of white pigments, prolonged storage in a environment containing oxides of nitrogen (pollution), and even lengthy exposure to fluorescent lighting. A new approach to the problem with “phenol free” stabilization systems can suppress post extrusion discoloration in clear and white pigmented films.

W&H to Highlight TOPAS System at Pack Expo

Windmoeller & Hoelscher reports it will highlight the capabilities of its Topas FFS (forming, filling, and sealing) machine at Pack Expo in Chicago this fall. According to the OEM, Topas converts printed and unprinted tubing made from polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) as mono or barrier films as well as film laminates.

Landec and Chiquita Announce Supplier Agreement; Landec Intelimer Packaging to Extend Banana Shelf-Life

Landec Corp., a developer and marketer of technology-based polymer products for food, agricultural, and licensed partner applications, and Chiquita Brands Intl. report Landec's food subsidiary, Apio Inc., has entered into a joint-technology development and supply agreement with Chiquita to provide Landec's patented Intelimer packaging technology for Chiquita bananas.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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