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A 4-Shift, Around-the-Clock Schedule EVERYONE Will Love—REVISITED

Here's a work schedule that accommodates continuous manufacturing operations while offering operators a guaranteed weekend off every two weeks and additional “easy” days.

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Plastic Pouches: How To Make Them & Growth Projections

A report from Smithers-Pira examines the future of pouch packaging.

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Updates from TAPPI, SPI & the Industry

The TAPPI PLACE conference in Fort Worth, TX, addressed an assortment of topics, including polymerization developments, machinery updates, processing, and sustainability.

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Common Laminating Techniques & Associated Adhesives

The lamination process is well suited for flexible packaging. Here is a list of lamination techniques, adhesive used, and examples of selected applications.

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Common Barrier Packaging Polymers—Their Functions & Applications

Plastics for use in barrier packaging is commonplace today. A list of common barrier polymers identifies their functions and aplications in an easy-to-read table.

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Process Monitoring Reduces Waste for Paper & Film Industries

Remote data monitoring for web-based processes is now a reality.  I met with Envoy Development, a leading data analytics company, to discuss current practice and use of data monitoring for the paper and film manufacturing industry.

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Screw Design for Film Extrusion

It probably goes without saying that extrusion is the most fundamental of all polymer processing operations. This article looks behind the scenes at designing and building extruder screws.

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AIMCAL Fall Technical Conference a Huge Success

If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the AIMCAL Fall Technical Conference, you missed a great meeting.

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World's First 9-Manifold Extrusion Die Debuts

Nordson EDI announces the world's first nine-manifold extrusion die.

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AIMCAL 2015 Web Coating and Handling Conference

The AIMCAL 2015 Web Coating and Handling Conference is right around the corner.  This year the conference is being held in Naples, Florida, from October 25-28, 2015.

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