Polymer-Based Primer Coatings for Plastic Films Are Laser Printable

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory's (ARDL) PolyData water-based computer-imprintable top coating or printing primer allows film labels to accept standard printing.

Inwork Installs Decorative Coating Process at Breit Center

Breit Technologies and Sterling Toggle/Foiltone have installed a table top Cast and Cure unit exclusively at the Inwork Innovation Center in Garnerville, NY.

Matteucci Award Recognizes Four Exceptional Presenters at AIMCAL Fall 2011 TechCon

In keeping with tradition, the Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL), Ft. Mill, SC, recognized exceptional presenters with its coveted Matteucci Award at its annual fall technical conference, this year held on October 23--26 at the Peppermill Resort.

Polykar Installs EREMA Plastics Recycling System

Quebec-based Polykar, Inc., a leading manufacturer of polyethylene film, bags and packaging, has installed an EREMA TVEplus plastics recycling system

Michelman Expands Corrugated Chemicals Distribution

Michelman announces that Corrugated Chemicals, headquartered in Knoxville, TN, is responsible for selling and distributing Michelman’s line of branded paper coatings in the Midwest, Central, South, Southeastern, and Eastern US

EMA Launches Information Series on Metallized Paper & Film

The European Metallizers Assn. (EMA) has published the first brochure of what it says will become a series of brochures that will deal with industry related topics

Ashland To Raise Prices on Vinac and Flexbond Emulsion Products

Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., will increase the North American price of emulsion products effective May 1, 2011. Products comprise those sold in the

SVC Holds Ambitious Technical Conference

The Society of Vacuum Coaters held an ambitious TechCon Technical Conference April 16–21 at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk. This year, in addition to traditional sessions, TechCon featured two symposia

Henkel, Nordmeccanica Host Scrap Reduction Workshop

Nearly 60 flexible packaging attendees, including many major converters in North America, attended a recent Scrap Reduction Workshop co-hosted by Nordmeccanica and the Packaging

Galileo, Rusnano JV Enjoy Growth Separately

At a luncheon meeting with Pietro Profumo (CEO) and Paolo Raugei (executive VP) of Galileo Vacuum Systems during the March 20-23 Management Meeting in Carefree, AZ

AIMCAL Awards: Canisters Blow Away Competition

Winning entries are recognized for excellence in AIMCAL's annual Vacuum Metallized or Coated Product, Sustainability, and Technology of the Year Competitions

OMNOVA Price Increases for Specialty Chemicals

OMNOVA Solutions' Specialty Chemicals business today announced a price increase of $0.06 per dry pound for styrene butadiene emulsion polymers

Michelman Forms Fibers & Composites Business Unit

Michelman has formally organized its growing chemical sales into the fibers and composites markets under a business unit umbrella

Free Workshop on Scrap Prevention & Solutions

Henkel Corp. and Nordmeccanica N.A. are partnering to host an open house and free workshop at Nordmeccanica's Edgewood Technical Center on "Scrap Prevention" with a focus on the latest advances in solventless laminating innovations

OMNOVA Solutions Ups Cost for Emulsion Polymers

OMNOVA Solutions' Specialty Chemicals business has announced a price increase of $0.07/dry lb for all styrene butadiene emulsion polymers and up to 10% for all acrylic, styrene acrylic, and vinyl acrylic emulsion polymers, as well as other textile chemicals

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