Pouchmaking Equipment Adapts as Materials Advance

The materials used to make pouches are changing. We are seeing specialty films that are thinner, stretchier, multilayered. While multiple thin layers

Converting Industry News

News from: Bachofen & Meier, Barrier Films, BHS, Biocorp, Dusenbery, GulfStates Paperboard, Jalema, Kapak, Multapex, Northern Expediting Corp., Pactiv Corp., PCMC, PMC, PPC, SJP (UK) Ltd., Solutia, Stora Enso, UCB Films, Valio, Van Leer Flexibles, and W&H.

TAPPI's the PLACE to Sponsor Short Courses in Dallas

The Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, and Coatings div. of TAPPI is sponsoring two short courses in Dallas, TX, in February 2001 at the Crowne Plaza Market

Work Life StyleSurvival Takes Balance

Last night I returned home from two back-to-back business trips that kept me out of the office (and home) for nearly two full weeks. With only two work

Narrow Web People Places

News from: American Bank Note Holographics, Multilabel Argentina, Rothchild Printing Group, and Veriad (formerly United Ad Label).

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: American Bank Note Holographics, Braden Sutphin Ink, Bunting Magnetics, Corotec, Diagraph, Emtech Emulsion, GE Silicones, Griffin-Rutgers, IIMAK, Ko-Pack, National Starch, Propheteer, Rogers Corp., Rotoflex, SOA Intl., Sohn Mfg., Starna Industries/Sy Technologies, Teknek, and Webscan Inc.

Converting Industry News

News from: Arrow Paper, Ato Findley, Bostik, Caraustar, Clemson, Comco, Eastman, EFC Inc., Empriva, FBF, GE Plastics, GretagMacbeth, MacDermid, MAJIQ, Market Tracking Intl., Mead,, Nordson,, Pira Intl., Precision Airconvey, Shield Pack, Slik Fasteners, Sonoco, Stork,, Transilwrap, Voltek, Web Handling Research Center, and Zotefoams.

Is Food Contact Notification a Proprietary Right?

The Food Contact Notification (FCN) program of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), effective Jan. 18, 2000, provides an expedited means for converters

Some Causes of Blocking in Heat Seal CoatingsPart II

Last month this column covered some causes of blocking when using heat seal coatings. The problem primarily addressed concerned processing conditions

The Formation of ''Microfoam'' in Water-Based Flexo Inks

If you bubble air into water, the foam bubbles produced rupture rapidly, and the water surface layer becomes flat. However, if you add a small amount


New from: AdLamCo. Inc., H.B. Fuller Co., Kraton Polymers, Metallized Products Inc., Proma Technologies, Russell-Field Paper Co., Rohm and Haas Co., Sun Chemical Ink, and Unifoil Corp.

International Converting Industry News

News from: Automatän, AVT, Black Clawson, DCM Group, Harper Corp., J.M. Heaford Ltd., SRC Systems, and Valmet General.


New from: ABB Automation, Absolutely Micro Clean, Andantex, CreoScitex, Danfoss Drives, Dusenbery, Electroid, Electro-Tech Systems, Graymills, Hydra-Cell/Wanner Engineering, Keyence Corp., Paul N. Gardner Co., Polymag Tek, Simco Industrial Static Control, Tantec, and Thwing-Albert Instrument.

Reporter Clips

News from: AWA, Baggage Direct, Dunsirn, Raflatac, Sofacap, Sony Chemicals Corp. of America, and W/S Packaging Group, (Wisconsin Label/Superior Label).

Wide-Ranging European Converter Keeps on Moving

Spain's flexible packaging market is booming, and Enplater S.A. is right there among the leaders.

Pilot Coating Line Aids Both R&D and Production

When MSC Specialty Films found its Faustel coating lines working overtime on R&D runs, it called on Faustel again, this time for a pilot-sized model.

Coating Tech Center Is a Dream Come True

For more than ten years, Jerry Forbes dreamed of opening a technology center dedicated to the "experimentation, development, and optimization" of web

Develop New Products with the Aid of a Pilot Line/Lab

Our updated guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment provides information that can help you better serve your customers—and maybe even enter new markets.

The Digital Advantage... More Than Just Printing

This year you've heard the term "digital" all over the industry, usually in regard to printing. But digital drops in on other converting areas as well.

Digital News for the Converting Industry

News from: AB Dick, Agfa, Collabria, CreoScitex, DAX, GretagMacbeth, Mitsui & Co., NPES, PGI, PIA, Presstek, Purup-Eskofot, Schawk, Xeikon, and X-Rite.

Digital Products for the Converting Industry

New digital products from: ALE, Barco, BST Pro Mark, Electro-Tech Systems, Heidelberg, HP Indigo, Imation, Kernco, MacDermid, PGI, Presstek, RDP Marathon, Screen, Xeikon, and X-Rite.

Conference Features New Networking Opportunity

The Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel on August 27-31, 2000, offered a PLC Salsa Celebration in the

Temperature Switchable Membranes for Packaging Fresh Produce

Application: Temperature switchable membranes using a side chain crystallizable polymer have use in packaging fresh produce to create and maintain the specific atmospheres required to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables even with moderate temperature abuse.

UV Protection of Hot Melt Adhesives for Packaging Applications

Application: Light stabilizers can improve the resistance of hot melt adhesives to UV light induced degradation in packaging applications.

Roll Cleaning Systems: Taking Advantage of Technology

Is your operation's roll cleaning system like the "dishwasher" my family used to have when I was a kid? When asked if we had one, my mother would reply

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs A-L

Guide to facilities that offer pilot lines and research equipment, A thru L: Acumeter, Akron Coating, B.F. Perkins, Black Clawson, Brampton, ChemDevelopment, Chemair/Polytech Labs, Converting Machinery Technologies, Dummore, Enercon, Euclid Tool/Machine, Fronter Industrial, Faustel, General Forumlations, Geometric, Glenro, Holyoke, KAPCO, Killion Lab (Davis-Standard), Kroenert, Labelon, and Lamart.

Directory of Pilot Lines/Labs M-Z

Pilot lines and research equipment facilities guide, M thru Z: May Coating, Megtec, Microseal, Mylan Technologies, New Era Converting Machinery, Pillar, Polymer Science, Polytype America, Polytech North America, Print/Con-Printing and Converting Research Center, Tekmatex Inc., Texmac Inc., UCB Chemicals Corp., Viscor, and Yasui Seiki (USA).

What Do Global Temps, Unemployment Share?

What do global temperatures (coupled with the greenhouse effect) have in common with the declining number of workers available to fill vacant jobs? Nothingon

Corona Treaters Adapt to Converting Processes

Conductive or nonconductive? That is the question, and it's the premiere question when it comes to choosing a corona treater, says Ron Seaman, VP, Corotec

International Converting Industry News

News from: Akzo Nobel Inks, AVT, Collano, Elopak, NPES, Plastics and Rubber Machinery Assn. of VDMA, Polytech, Sappi Novobord, Shanghai Printing Group, and TrendWatch.

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