Driving Performance

Mondi Packaging Heerlen (formerly Akrosil Europe) is a vibrant example of how change and the subsequent growth it can bring is critical to a company's

Pouch Power

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

A Bunch of Hot Air

There are reasons why your dryer could be giving you a headache. Here's what you can do about it.

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.

Puttin' On the Ritz

Marketing glitz and glamour equally share the limelight with technical merit in this year's annual metallized and coated products competition, staged by AIMCAL, the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators.

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.

A Communication of the PLACE div. of TAPPI

Effects of converting operations on the barrier levels of metallized films and first principles cause of melt fracture LLDPE.

Coating/Drying and Adhesion Technology Seminars Announced

The Coating and Drying Technology seminar is designed for engineers and scientists who work with the coating of fluids onto continuous webs. The Adhesion Technology seminar is designed for engineers and polymer chemists involved with practical adhesive bonding to plastics, metals, and other substrates.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Advantages in melt fracture elimination technology; high barrier advancements in metallized films; comparison of corona and flame treatement of polymer film, foil, and paperboard; and the latest UV/EB coating and adhesive technology for food packaging applications.

Polyshow 2006 Dedicated to Curtain Coating Technology

Polyshow 2006 will bring together a mix of customers, equipment suppliers, and Polytype presentations around a theme of curtain coating technology.

Under Pressure

This is a challenging time for pressure-sensitive laminators.

The PSA Process

With so many choices available in the manufacture of PSA products, how do you decide what's best?

The Future of Metallizing

Despite some challenges, new markets for metallized products are opening.

Take Control

What would Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, say to the converting industry? He might say, "Control your own destiny or someone else will." The converting industry seems to be taking Welch's advice. As evidence, here is a sampling of what some of the industry's leaders are doing to control their own destinies.

Can This Coater Be Saved?

What to do with an aging coater? Modernize!

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