Substrates

Freedonia Group Issues Study of Bioplastics

Growth is expected in almost all geographic markets, but the success of bioplastics will ultimately depend on price and performance, study says

Clear Lam Produces Rollstock for Multi-Packs

Rollstock for Snap Apart Multipack Packaging is said to produce consistent snap-apart strength for multi-packs of single-portion servings

CCL Industries Acquires Advanced Packaging Films

The acquired company, which becomes part of the CCL Label global Food & Beverage business, adds capability for sleeve and p-s label applications

Derprosa Shows Off New Films at Luxe Pack Monaco

Elegance Gold and Silver Matt BOPP films were among those featured as company confirmed its commitment to high-end packaging

Kodak and Xymox Report Agreement on Conductive Films

Xymox’s multi-touch sensor technology will feature Kodak’s HCF Film in a variety of industrial sensors

Clear Lam Announces Freezer-Grade RPET Rollstock

Rollstock made from Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate is said to perform in tough frozen applications with no compromise in quality

SPI, IHS Chemical Announce Global Plastics Summit

Planned to take advantage of what is called a coming “renaissance” in North American plastics, event has a broad agenda

Wind Point Partners Acquires Argotec

Producer of TPU film and sheet is acquired by private equity investment firm that will continue to fund the company’s growth and innovation

PCI BOPET Report Questions if Capacity is Enough for West

Although two million tonnes of new BOPET film capacity is predicted, it may still not be enough to meet demand in the West, says a new study

NAStar Introduces Thermal Transfer White PET to Product Line

The 2 mil polyester-based void synthetic film is offered on a 50# liner

Bilcare Research Expands Global Capabilities

A new lamination line will help company produce Aclar multilayer films and Triplex PVdC films to meet increasing demands in the North American market

Toray Metallized BOPP Film Offers Barrier Features

Torayfan MWX6 white film is suited for gas-flushed packaging applications, reportedly offering high moisture and oxygen barrier

Market Forecast | Paper Industry Outlook for 2013

Developing nations will account for all of the growth in global demand for paper and board, including packaging board, in 2013

Pregis Offers Predictive Tech Support

The PX3 system maintains and services foam-in-place, air cushioning, and paper-based protective packaging equipment

AWA Publishes Study on Specialty Papers and Paperboards

New sourcebook delivers up-to-date market overview

Derprosa Moves Into More International Markets

Company celebrates a successful and profitable 2012, including expanding markets and product launches

Newark Group Completes Successful Refinancing

Investments in equipment, technology, and talent are on the agenda following the refinancing

Ivex PE Foam Supply Unaffected by Fire

Protective packaging supplier investigates explosion while business continues

AWA Reports on Pressure-Sensitive Materials

Trends, prices, geography, markets, and more are covered

MaraTech Honored for Green Programs

Member of the Channeled Resources Group is recognized as Green Master in Wisconsin

Masterpiece Graphix Offers Synthetic Papers

The Xquisite line features four varieties, each suited to different applications

Omet Expands Tissue Converting Division

Expansion is first step in a long-term plan for developing new projects in tissue converting

PCI Says Polyester Prices in US Back to Normal

The increasing volume of commodity BOPET film that is available is driving US prices back to normal

Hexacomb Offers All-White Display Board

Falconboard Print All White display board is suited for demanding digital and screen printing

Nordenia Film Wins Packaging Award

Nor®Cell film from Nordenia receives German Packaging Award for foaming process said to reduce flexpack weight without decreasing film thickness

DuPont to Reward Packaging Innovations

Celebrating the 25th annual Awards for Packaging Innovation, DuPont calls for entries and announces a focus on packaging that helps reduce food waste

Jindal Buys ExxonMobil’s BOPP Business

An agreement makes Jindal Poly Films the owner of the BOPP Global Films business of ExxonMobil, including five plants and 1,500 employees

ExxonMobil Offers New Films at Pack Expo

New films Metallyte 70MET-HB2, Bicor 18MAT-S, OPPalyte 42WOS-RH, Label-Lyte 50TD200 will be presented at the ExxonMobil both at Pack Expo this week

Sustainability | Q&A with Kyla Fisher

PaperWorks’ corporate sustainability director reports on the innovative materials and processes driving the paperboard packaging market

Filmquest Feature Has Encore Showing

Called a Manufacturing Marvel by Fox Business Network, polyester film supplier will be featured in an encore showing this Thursday on the network

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