Bag Making: Strength in Numbers

It was mid-2008, and Coating Excellence Intl. (CEI) was facing an unlikely dilemma: There was a greater demand for its woven polypropylene bags than the

Bobst Group to Present Latest Technologies at K 2010

Bobst Group–Business Unit Web-fed will present its latest technologies for printing & converting plastic film and flexible materials at the K 2010 Intl. Plastics Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany

Torayfan PC3 OPP Delivers Barrier Durability for Metallized PET & Foil Apps

Consumer product goods manufacturers and converters facing the unprecedented global shortage of metallized polyester film for packaging applications

US Demand For Biodegradable Plastics To Grow 16% Annually Through 2014

The Freedonia Group, a market research firm, reports the degradable plastic industry has been on the verge of commercial success for decades. However, demand growth was limited because most degradable plastics were too expensive

Davis-Standard Promotes Green Initiatives at K 2010

Equipment that supports energy efficiency and cost reduction will be the focus of Davis-Standard during the K Show, October 27–November 3 in Düsseldorf, Germany

High & Mighty

Pine Poly Partners with NextLife Packaging Group To Produce High Molecular Weight HDPE Bags & Film Using 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

Flexo Printing: Smart Press, Even Smarter Buy

Hood Packaging plans to shape the future of the flexible packaging market with a new smartGPS-equipped Fischer & Krecke Model FP 26S press. The converter

BOPET Capacity To Double

Flex Americas S.A. de C.V. To Double BOPET Capacity by Early 2011

Acquisition, New Name

Mason Wells To Acquire Appleton Performance Packaging & Rename to NEX Performance Films

Bio Barrier

Cadbury Uses Innovia Films Metallized NatureFlex NM To Provide High Barrier That’s Biodegradable for Flake Milk Chocolate

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers Announce Global Price Increases

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced a global price increase of $0.06/lb ($0.13 per kilogram) on all grades of DuPont£ Elvax resins and $0.10/lb ($0.22 per kilogram) on all grades of DuPont£ Elvaloy AC resins

C-P Flexible Packaging Boosts Lamination with Davis-Standard Line

A new lamination line from Davis-Standard has added capacity and precision for food packaging leader C-P Flexible Packaging (C-P). The line, installed late last year, has been instrumental in helping C-P support business and delivery needs for large retail customers

New Annual Report Presents 2009 US Paper Industry Data

A new report by the American Forest & Paper Assn. presents final data for the US paper and paperboard industry for 2009 and shows total production of these products declined 10.6% from the prior year to 79.1 million tons

Dow Unveils ENLIGHT Polyolefin Encapsulant Films for Photovoltaic Modules

The Dow Chemical Co. has introduced ENLIGHT Polyolefin Encapsulant Films, which can enhance efficiencies in photovoltaic (PV) module production and lead to lower conversion costs

Flex Americas To Double BOPET Production

Flex Americas S.A. de C.V., a leading manufacturer of high quality packaging films that started operations in March 2009, plans to double its capacity of biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film
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