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


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.

A Problem Solver's Solution

Flexicon's brand new PCMC Infiniti II provides the converter with just one more way to solve its customers' problems.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries.

Breakin' Bounds in Barrier Films

According to research firm Kline and Company's comprehensive report, High-Performance Barrier Packaging Films 2004: Business Analysis and Opportunities


The Packaging Group's Stan Sacharow surveys a portion of the European converting industry with his look at Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Benelux nations, Germany, and Italy.

United Kingdom

The demands of major retailers and supermarkets in the UK spark novel, innovative flexible packaging.


Strategically located, the three small Benelux nations wield a big influence on flexible packaging in Europe.


Considered Europe's most exciting flex-pack market, Germany also produces many influential environmental laws.


Sophisticated equipment and pioneering products are the earmarks of the Italian flex-pack industry.

Corona Treating For Coating & Laminating Film

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