Substrates

Door to Door QC

Although Jessup Mfg. Co. defines itself as a global manufacturer and supplier of pressure-sensitive films that improve safety and productivity, Rob Jessup,

Film Converting: Luminit Films Shape Light

Stanley Kao, business development manager for Luminit LLC, says the proprietary process used to create its Light Shaping Diffusers (LSD) is a film-to-film,

A Scorecard Hit

EnviroShell trapped blister packaging is made from 100% recycled PET and a minimum of 70% recycled corrugated

Food Packaging Boosts Demand for Plastic Sheet

CLEVELAND, OH Demand for plastic sheet in the US is projected to grow almost 3%/yr to 7.7 billion lbs in 2011, valued at $7.2 billion (resin content only).

Paper's Pledge

The US Chamber of Commerce reports product counterfeiting costs US companies nearly $250 billion a year in lost revenue. While the problem is far too

Toray Growing in Europe

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI Toray Industries, Tokyo, Japan, will establish Toray Films Europe (TFE) in Rhne-Alpes, France (on the same site as Toray Plastics

That's a Wrap

StrengthPack 6500 three-layer lamination from ITW Richmond Technology, Houston, TX, combines black Valeron for UV resistance, heavy converter-grade foil for water and gas barrier, and a high-strength Cortec VpCI sealant layer

Extruder a Tall Addition

STREETSBORO, OH Automated Packaging Systems had to build an addition to its manufacturing facility in Keyser, WV, to accommodate the 57-ft height of its

Materials/Substrates: Custom Fit

KOLDfoil HXP line of printable holographic cold foils is offered in standard patterns such as rainbow and pillars of light. Line has been formulated specifically

Feeling of Security

HoloSECURE security paper from Vacumet Corp. uses the latest in holographic technology

First Glance

A Treat for the Earth The owner of Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield, MO, has a passion for producing premium quality chocolate and a passion for the environment.

Form Fitting

Form-Tite packaging films from Curwood, Oshkosh, WI, are engineered for optimum performance on high-speed Multivac FormShrink machines

Tempting Tea Package

FullyLoadedTea is as much a concept as a tea. The Vancouver, BC, Canada-based company offers teas with exotic berries full of vitamins and antioxidants and blends them with premium whole-leaf

No-Wait Welding

The South Dakota headquarters of Integra Plastics is surrounded on three sides by acres of corn and bean fields. Yet it's the 81,000-sq-ft facility that

Melamine Revisited

Barrier-coated flexible packaging, both metallized and clear, is a much-favored choice among brand owners and retailers across the globe today. It offers

Green with Envi

On base

Amcor Flexibles, Gloucester, UK, offers FibreLite, described as a unique base webto give the appealing and traditional look and feel of paper

K 2007 Exceeded Optimistic Expectations

At K 2007, the 17th Intl. Trade Fair for Plastics + Rubber, all expectations were exceeded: 3,130 exhibitors from 58 countries and about 242,000 visitors from 100 nations took part in the event (compared to 2,904 exhibitors and 231,000 visitors at K 2004).

Virtual Metal Graphic Films

Creative Film Corp. has launched two new metallic graphic films: Polychrome Argent and Polychrome Satin low-glare finishes.

Charter Films Announces Source Reduction Program

Charter Films has been successful with source reduction efforts for its converting customers and plans to continue to expand on this initiative.

Packaging Film for Thermoform/Shrink Systems

Curwood, a supplier of high-performance shrink packaging materials for meat and cheese applications, announces a breakthrough packaging film engineered for optimum performance on high-speed Multivac FormShrink machines.

Top Coated Synthetic Paper for Indigo Printing

Hop Industries has introduced a new grade of white synthetic paper with a special top coating on two sides designed for Indigo printing.

Find the Best Digital Paper from Mohawk

Mohawk Fine Papers has released a new Digital Guide to enable printers, designers, and other specifiers to see instantly the full range of Mohawk's 300+ papers optimized to provide offset-quality across all printing platforms.

BE Takes Blown Film to 11 Layers

Brampton Engineering (BE) has sold an 11-layer line to a significant player in the blown film market, reportedly the first in blown film history

High-Barrier Foil Liners

Moisture barrier liners from CDF Corp. incorporate an impermeable layer of aluminum foil to ensure the long-term integrity of a variety of environmentally sensitive products, including nylon, Surlyn, EVOH, certain pharmaceuticals, and various high-value food

Mohawk Updates Guide for Sustainable Paper Choices

Mohawk Fine Papers has reissued its popular print buyers guide, "Sense and Sustainability." First issued in 2005 as part of the "Ask Mohawk" series, "Sense and Sustainability" contains practical information on sustainable paper choices, how to calculate the environmental impact of your project, and up-to-date information on what the various environmental seals of approval mean.

Klockner Pentaplast Plant Expands PE Capacity

The Klockner Pentaplast Group will add to its North American production capacity for polyester films at the company's Beaver, WV, plant.

Taking Charge

To control film production for its tamper-evident products, Nelmar Security Packaging adds a W&H polyethylene extruder.

Scoring the Scorecard

The deadline to comply with Wal-Mart’s packaging initiative looms. Industry associations weigh in on the hurdles for converters.

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