Cyclic-Olefinic Copolymers as Non-Migrating, Polymeric Slip Additives in LDPE Cast Films

Application: Cyclic-olefinic copolymers (COC) have use in flexible packaging as a blend component or as a discreet layer in multi-layer polyolefin films. They typically enhance stiffness and heat resistance in food packaging. As a core layer in laminated or coextruded multilayer films, they provide high moisture barrier and exceptional clarity and stiffness.

PCI World BOPP Study Reveals China Impact Maybe Not as Dramatic as Some Fear

A new study on the 3.2 million tonne world BOPP film market by UK-based market intelligence firm PCI Consulting Ltd. concludes the effect on the world supply/demand balance of planned capacity increases in China may not be as dramatic as some fear.

Avery Dennison Adds SynCarta BOPP to Fasson Rapid-Roll Line

Avery Dennison Corp. reports it's enhanced its Fasson Rapid-Roll product line with SynCarta synthetic media. According to the manufacturer of pressure-sensitive technology and self-adhesive solutions for label materials and consumer products, these BOPP films are highly engineered synthetic media available in C1S matte and ultra-high-gloss finishes.

Rexam Blister-Pack Pharma Service Can Open Profit Windows

In an effort to cut product-launch times and bump up clients' profit windows, Rexam Healthcare Flexibles introduces "a suite of innovative pharmaceutical packaging services around its proprietary Black Box virtual modeling technology," reports the co.

Converting Activity Strong in Middle East and Turkey

Favorable export taxes coupled with political stability have made the United Arab Emirates (UAE) a virtual hub of Middle Eastern flex-pack converting

Catty Corp.: Flex-Pack Converter

Catty Corp. is so proud of its success and its new equipment, including a Deacro slitter and a Bobst Champlian press, it wants to let... THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.

Splash & Pop

A new W&H Astraflex is giving customers of Pliant Corp.'s Langley plant eye-popping flexible packages with the splash afforded by printing with ten colors.

Despite Problems, China Presents Hot Market for Packaging

Often called a sleeping giant in the past, China certainly has stirred from its slumber and awakened in many areas. In the approximately 25 years since

Measure Pressure with Thin Film

Tactile pressure-sensor films offer converters an easy pressure-measuring tool.

Guts and Glory

Peru-based Tech Pak boasts an arsenal of world-class equipment. Its new PCMC gearless Avanti is the latest addition to its flexo regiment.

Is the Retort Pouch Really Ready to Replace the Metal Can?

Lately there has been a lot of press about the second coming of the retort pouch. Several industry pundits even have stated that in the next 3-5 years,

Think Lean

A lean manufacturing philosophy that eliminates waste will shorten the time between order placement and product delivery and deliver a healthier bottom line.

Why Do Flex-Pack?

With tight margins, a parade of manufacturing factors, and constant concern about product contamination, one wonders why converters "do" flex-pack. But the flex-pack professionals say the reward is in the process.

The Buzz in Biodegradable Resins: Certification

Many of the processes performed and the products created within a converting facility aren't always the most environmentally friendly. However, this doesn't

Concern over Phthalates in Food Packaging

Plasticizers are used extensively to soften plastics, building products, blood bags, cosmetics, and personal care products, as well as packaging inks

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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