Converted Flex-Pack to Grow

Demand for converted flexible packaging is expected to increase more than 4%/yr to $14.4 billion in 2009, says a new study from The Freedonia Group.

Brand Security & Product Authentication Special Report, Part 2

At a time when sophisticated digital scanning and photography allow for exact replication of any printed label, package, or document, the need for protection from counterfeiters is greater than ever.

Art Board

NPA adds a new twist to its 2005 Packaging Showcase Competition by recognizing "hybrid" boxes.

Connect with the Asian Flexible Packaging Market

The AsiaPLACE Symposium is designed to attract professionals from the Asian flexible packaging industry and will provide new technologies and techniques within converting operations, as well as practical tips for troubleshooting related to resins, film extrusion, and extrusion coating.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Effects of machine direction orientation on the moisture and oxygen barrier properties of HMW-PE films, novel high performance collation shrink film, choosing the right cure mechanism for UV curable laminating adhesives, and cost reduction using performance products.

Pouch Power

McCormick launches a line of sauces in microwavable, retorable stand-up pouches from Ampac Flexibles.

Stretching Boundaries

Known for its prowess in stretching the limits of packaging film development, Cryovac engineers also have stretched web guide technology to support innovative applications.

Drent Goebel Hosts Open House

Drent Goebel will demonstrate a variable sleeve offset printing (VSOP) press in its newly acquired facility in Montreal, Canada, June 22-27, 2006.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Influence of electron beam on some polymeric substrates used in flexible packaging; polymer processing additives and melt fracture in blown film, die geomotry considerations; adding oxygen barrier to laminating adhesives; and how to improve cross-machine drying profiles.

Fint Group Exhibits at Info*Flex

Flint Group will exhibit at FTA’s 2006 INFO*FLEX, April 30-May 1. Attendees will learn about Flint Group’s offerings for flexible packaging printers, including wide web inks, printing plates, narrow web inks and personalized services.

Critical Trends in the Converting Industry

This comprehensive report provides insight into the changing converting industry as it presently stands. PFFC has queried across the breadth of the converting industry to determine and identify its health and critical trends.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Improving productivity with automated slitter positioning, polymeric nanocomposites enabled by controlled architecture materials, benefits of new technology ionizers for web handling, and the effect of orientation on MD on HMW-HDPE films.

Metallizing Makeover

Celplast reinvents its business model to focus on value-added specialty films.

Global Giants

The coming of age of the European Union coupled with the collapse of communism has had a lingering effect on European converting in 2006. "Pan-Europeanism" and the spread of production facilities in both eastern and central Europe by west European converters is characteristic of today's converting industry.

Issues in Barrier Packaging

TAPPI will present a symposium entitled “Innovations in Barrier Packaging” June 7-8, 2006, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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