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.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries —a Communication from the Polymers, Laminations, and Coatings Div. of TAPPI.

Tekni-Films Intros Ultra-High Barrier Film for Blister and Packaging Applications

Tekni-Films says its new high-barrier themoformable film laminate, using 4 mil (100 micron) PCTFE in either Aclar or Vaposhield types, is the "world’s highest-barrier commercially available clear film for blister and packaging applications."

Nanotech The Next Big Thing

Everyone seems to be talking about nanotechnology. While it is expected to become a multi-trillion dollar industry over the next decade, fears are being

UV Retrofit Adds Markets

Green Printing and Packaging Co., a Lexington, NC, sub. of Chesapeake Corp., serves markets such as pharmaceutical/healthcare and technology that require

Pliant Adds Stretch Film Capacity

SCHAUMBURG, IL Pliant Corp., producer of value-added plastic films and flexible packaging products, reports it has expanded capacity to support the increasing

Praise for Recycled Paperboard

NEW YORK, NY Independent research firm Priority Metrics conducted a study on behalf of the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance. The firm held 220 phone

RFID News

The Latest and Greatest in Radio Frequency Identification Technologies and News

Proud & Proficient

Peruplast takes pride in developing — then printing — metallized package constructions that stand out on a crowded shelf.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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