Adhesion of Coatings to Aluminum Foil

Application: The composition and chemistry of an aluminum foil surface are important to achieve good wettability, bond formation, and durable adhesion on this substrate.

What Can Conductive Organic Polymers Do?

One difference between metals and organic materials is that metals conduct electricity. We know biological systems work in a complex matrix of electrical responses to control various activities, yet most organic materials are considered nonconductors compared to metals, such as aluminum, copper, and silver.

Breaking New Ground

With its recent purchase of the new PCMC Evolution, The Prairie State Group hopes to pave the way for a flexible packaging revolution.

When It Comes to Sleeves, Thin Is Not In

“More attention is being paid to sleeve quality. No longer is the lowest-priced sleeve the automatic choice,” says Anthony Foley, national marketing manager for Edward Graphics...

Winning with Covers

The critical question for converters is: "Just how do you work with heavyweights?"

Hello DBS, Good-Bye Jaded Jewel

Will it be 'bye-bye now' for the standard CD case? QC Packaging says 'indeed,' and an Arpeco press and BST Pro Mark system may help the converter make it so.

Flexible Packaging & Waste Disposal Laws: A US Perspective

The converting industry has brought flexible packaging options, with their attendant source-reduction benefits, to a great number of customers interested

Active Packaging Product Update

New products available related to active packaging. Products from: G7 Productivity Systems, Milliken Chemical, Power Coating Institute, Toray Plastics (America), and Uvitec Printing Ink.

Green Stands for Go

Seeking an environmental solution to a growing supermarket trend, Italian converter Sacchettificio Turconi turns to Cargill Dow's NatureWorks material.

Active Packaging

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc. explores the options and opportunities in security, brand protection, and product authentication with today's active packaging.

A Snapshot of Today's European Converting Industry

As European GDP grinds along slowly, the growth of the packaging industry is moving in parallel. European manufacturers of packaging materials are overburdened

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.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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