Flex Pack

Small, Light Zip-Pak Slider Option Has Ergonomic Design

Offering leak resistance and speeds above 150 closures/min, the Slider Select also cuts costs by reducing the mass of the system

TAPPI Group To Aid Newcomers

TAPPI's newest committee will be aimed at helping industry students and those beginning their careers by linking newcomers with experienced professionals

Color Measurement Tools Come to USA

Techkon GmbH has established Techkon USA. This North American operation will market Techkon's SpectroPlate, SpectroDens, and Scanning Spectro-densitometer products

Functional Coatings Innovation from DSM

Stamicarbon BV (DSM Licensing Center) has launched Symphase Technology, an patented process for the creation of transparent oxygen barrier layers based on the vapor depostion of melamine. This technology is viewed as having applications in key markets such as electronics, medical devices, and disposables

First Glance

Innovative converted packages from: Alcan Packaging, Curwood, and BeeCeuticals Organics

Ampac Acquires Retort Pouch Converter

Ampac Packaging has acquired Floeter Flexible Packaging Group for an undisclosed amount. Floeter specializes in stand-up pouch converting and is known for its retort pouchmaking cability.

W&H to Hold In-House Expo Concurrently with K 2007

Concurrently with K 2007, Windmoeller & Hoelscher will stage an in-house Expo in its Lengerich headquarters, where additional technical innovations in the field of flexible packaging will be on display.

A Mixed Bag

To produce a variety of stock and custom-made products, Clear View Bag likes the versatility of Mamata's Universal Vega machine.

SHEAR Strategy

A new slitter/rewinder is giving UK-based TCL Packaging more versatility in manufacturi products for the food industry. The recently installed SOMA Engineering Venus II model was supplied through UK-distributor Engelmann & Buckham.

FIRST GLANCE

Innovative packaging from: Ampac Flexibles, Chesapeake Corp., and Rollprint.

China & India: Flex-Pack Leaders?

PCI Films Consulting predicts that between now and 2010, half the world's growth in flexible packaging will be in China and India. But how will this shake out if China's qualilty control issues follow into the flex-pack industry?

Oriented Films Study

Allied Development Corp. has published "Oriented Films," a global study of oriented film and sheet industry with an emphasis on the flexible packaging and label industries. It examines the markets, technologies, and opportunities in oriented film and sheet.

From Pouch to Pooch

A two-compartment structure manufactured by Ampac provides pet owners with water and a drinking bowl for dogs on the go.

In the Zone

Whether runs are short or long, Bison Bag focuses on quick turnaround and great service.

Schiavi Press Part of CMM Flex Pack Tech Center

Schiavi 10-color EF 5060 flexo press for flexible materials will star in the Flexible Packaging Technology Center set up by CMM to present live demonstrations of equipment for printing and converting flexible packaging to the visitors attending the show June 4-7, 2007, at the Rosemont Convention Center, IL.

Curwood Earns Hormel Foods' No. 1 Award

Curwood had earned Hormel Foods' No. 1 Award for performance excellence from 2001 through 2005.

TAPPI Calls for Abstracts

TAPPI is inviting all industry professionals to participate in the 2007 PLACE Conference Technical Program, September 16-20, 2007, in St. Louis, MO. New this year, the Review Committee is requesting an extended abstract or a formal technical paper be submitted for consideration in presenting at the conference.

Multi-Client Studies

Allied Development Corp. has released three studies: Retort Pouches, Stick Pouches, and Stand-Up Pouches.

John Baumann

John Baumann shares the benefits of his experience in the converting industry.

Focusing on European Flex-Pack

More than 125 flexible packaging pros from all over Europe attended Intertech/Pira’s “Innovations in Flexible Packaging” Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 15-–16, 2006.

The Wow Factor

FPA Achievement Awards prove that development of diverse, innovative flexible packaging remains strong.

East Beats West

What does the future hold for the $45 billion global flexible packaging market?

Online Adhesive Solutions Center Supports Flex-Pack Users

Rohm and Haas will offer an online resource for the flexible packaging industry that discusses adhesive facts, recommends proper uses, and highlights performance benefits.

Pouch Progress

Retort pouches represent a growth market for converters, as industry experts present the latest developments in the field.

Save 35% on FTA's Flexible Packaging Market Research Study

The Flexographic Technical Assn.'s (FTA) Packaging and Market Research Study provides a snapshot of the current and projected economic climate of the North American flexible packaging industry.

Snack Food Packaging Demand to Reach $5.6 Billion in 2010

According to a new study by The Freedonia Group, U.S. demand for snack food packaging is projected to advance 3.7% per year to $5.6 billion in 2010.

Why Flex-Pack Keeps Growing

One would be justified in wondering why the flex-pack industry continues to grow year after year. If you think about its advantages, however, this growth is easy to understand.

Capturing Growth in Paper

There has been a lot of excitement in recent years about the growth in flexible packaging substrates and the many benefits these petroleum- and metal-based

SSCC Packaging Plants Receive AIB Certification

M-Real Introduces Flex-Pack Paper for Rotogravure

M-Real has introduced Simcastor Flex, a versatile paper for flexible packaging developed for rotogravure printing. The Simcastor product family is a one-side coated, supercalendared, bleached kraft paper. (m-real.com)

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