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Measurement technique improves metallized PP

Metallized polypropylene films continue to improve, thanks in part to advancements in noncontact, quantitative surface measurement techniques.In the snack

Bagmaking operation refuses to stand still

As the plastic bag operation at Shields Bag & Printing Co. continues to grow and evolve, 32 Battenfeld Gloucester production lines keep pace.In 1954 Gene

Plastics society urges repeal of Clean Air Act provisions

In testimony before the House of Representatives in July, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) stated that Clean Air Act provisions requiring companies

Czech converter pursues new free-market direction

Kovohute Bridlicna, long ago a foundry, is writing new history as it stands unique amidst few manufacturing plants in ex-socialist countries and targets

Growing popularity of PET drives shortage to crisis level

Widely hailed as the "green" resin of the '90s, polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, is now the wunderkind of the converting/packaging industry. Sometimes

Adapting flexible system in trim-recovery operations.

Product output improves after James Rivers' Flexible Packaging Group installs a new air handling system for trim recovery and reprocessing on a cast extrusion

Reynolds subsidiary in Spain benefits from technology transfer

Grafiba SA, a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals Co., started as a manual converter of paper bags and has grown into one of the first firms in Spain to use

Film offers food packagers green marketing opportunity

When ICI Films decided to develop the first polyester foodpackaging film using post-consumer recycled (PCR) content nearly a year ago, we did so believing

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