Substrates

Lighting the Way

BradyGlo Eco-Friendly Photoluminescent Exit Signs from Brady Corp., Milwaukee, WI, are said to provide energy- and cost-saving solutions to emergency egress marking.

Charter Films Ups Coex Capacity

Superior, WI | Charter Films' new Windmoeller & Hoelscher coextrusion line, installed December 2008, is now fully operational.

News Clips - July 2009

Printing Industries of America, Pittsburgh, PA, has revitalized its website at www.printing.org. GEW Inc., North Royalton, OH, donated a seven-lamp ECP

ISO Poly Adds Two W&H Film Lines

Lincoln, RI | ISO Poly Films, a Sigma Plastics Group co. located in Gray Court, SC, has added two Varex blown film extrusion lines from Windmoeller &

PTI To Produce Small Quantity Prototypes

Holland, OH | Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI) has the ability to produce small quantity extrusion prototypes for multilayer cast film and sheet products

Double-Duty Packages

Innovation and sustainability are the key features of package designs winning recognition from DuPont in its annual Packaging Awards competition.

Recycling Program for Tyvek Launched

Wilmington, DE | DuPont Nonwovens and Waste Management, Houston, TX, have launched a national mail-in recycling program to capture envelopes and other

Paper Calculator Is Updated

Washington, DC | The Environmental Defense Fund has updated the underlying data of the Paper Calculator, available at www.papercalculator.org. This interactive

Digital Detection

Online digital authentication uses a direct link between a brand product examiner and a secured computer that automatically performs a “genuine or fake” verdict. This provides an instant warning if fakes are uncovered, enabling brand owners to react rapidly to combat defrauders.

Forensic Packaging

Counterfeiting is far from victimless; it's also nothing new. What is new is its scope and diversity, which is creating parallel markets in many product categories.

Lean & Green

As your customers look to improve their sustainability efforts, new substrates on the market offer recyclability and weight reduction with no loss of performance.

Phoenix To Build rPET Line

Phoenix Technologies announces the construction of its first commercial recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) line for the production of the company's LNOc brand food-grade resin.

New Film Line Has Many Features

Nelmar Security Packaging Systems has ordered a second three-layer Varex blown film extrusion line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

Toray Sees Results Of Green Project

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI Toray Plastics (America) Inc. reports that environmental projects launched in 2004, which are part of a comprehensive sustainability

KBA, FLEXcon Partner on Substrates

KBA North America has collaborated with pressure-sensitive film maker FLEXcon Co., Spencer, MA, to premiere three unique substrates for the KBA Rapida 106 41-in. sheetfed press.

WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS: April 2009

Proofing Paper Is Company offers Validation SG3 premium inkjet contract proofing paper designed specifically for SWOP-grade 3 proofing. Paper base is

ISO Poly Films & Sigma Plastics Announce Strategic Partnership

ISO Poly Films Inc. and Sigma Plastics Group have entered a strategic partnership.

Plastic Film Study

A new study from The Freedonia Group concludes that demand for plastic film in the US is projected to grow 2.6% annually to more than 16 billion lbs in 2012

Locking in Paper Supply

Mondi has entered into a long-term supply contract for sack paper with the Semen Gresik Group, said to be the largest cement producer in Indonesia.

PVC Keeps Tanks Fit

A Fab-Seal Industries PVC liner system kept deteriorating water tanks from leaking.

Bloomer Plastics Converts Custom Films

Manufacturer of custom converted and embossed films that converters, Bloomer Plastics supplies more than 32 million lb of film to customers as far away as Europe and Asia

Film Line Saves Time, Money

Irvine, CA | B. Braun, a global supplier of healthcare products, has improved the economies of film processing with the installation of a new Davis-Standard

Extrusion Line Adds Efficiencies

Cincinnati, Oh | Ampac Flexibles has added a Windmoeller & Hoelscher extrusion system in its Auburn, WA, facility. Dan McFarland, president of Ampac's

Green Is Global

While functional excellence remains a given, buyers and converters of packaging and labeling materials are influenced strongly by other market drivers

NPE to Highlight Emerging Technology

Washington, DC | A multi-exhibitor Emerging Technologies Pavilion will debut at NPE2009, the international plastics exposition scheduled for June 22-26

Biodegradable Plastics to Gain, Says Study

Cleveland, OH | Demand for biodegradable plastic in the US is expected to rise more than 15%/yr to 720 million lbs in 2012, valued at $845 million. This

New Film Line Easy To Manage

Coldwater, OH | Accutech Films recently purchased a seven-layer line from Gloucester Engineering Co. The line adds to Accutech's coextrusion and specialty

Film Line Comes in Early

Hoogstraten, Belgium | Davis-Standard has completed the installation of a 65-ft agricultural film line for Hyplast NV. Says Paul Leenders of Hyplast,

Pouch Demand To Climb

Cleveland, OH | Demand for pouches in the US is forecast to climb 6.1%/yr to $7.9 billion in 2012, stimulated by robust growth for stand-up pouches and

Exopack Successes

Matthews, NC | Completing one year of operation under the Exopack banner, Exopack Advanced Coatings reports it is surging ahead with the manufacturing

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