The place

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Troubleshooting Extrusion Processes With Hands-On Computational Proceduresby Natti S. Rao, Plastics Solutions International Consulting

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.

China & India: Flex-Pack Leaders?

PCI Films Consulting predicts that between now and 2010, half the world's growth in flexible packaging will be in China and India. But how will this shake out if China's qualilty control issues follow into the flex-pack industry?

Taking Charge

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


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Transinformative Thermographic Barcode Matrix That Archivally Monitors The Safety Of Food, Drug, & Biologicals: A Fungible Line Item

Reduce & Comply

Going green? Be prepared to face the challenges of today’s complex environmental compliance regulations.

Scoring the Scorecard

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

Be A Good Citizen

10-Year Consumer Packaging Forecast

IntertechPira's new market report, "Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Consumer Packaging," gives you information on new, emerging technologies that will eventually replace existing technology, including the top 25 likely advances in the next decade.


Characteristics of flexible food packaging materials; new studies toward understanding adhesion of polyolefins to primed substrates; the effect of calcium carbonate concentrate base resin melt index on linear low density film properties; and a selection of packaging materials based on understanding basic concepts related to permeation.

From Pouch to Pooch

A two-compartment structure manufactured by Ampac provides pet owners with water and a drinking bowl for dogs on the go.

In the Zone

Whether runs are short or long, Bison Bag focuses on quick turnaround and great service.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New high barrier lidding materials: optimization studies to understand seal peel characteristics to different consumer cup substrates; and don’t let profits go up in smoke: modern air pollution control systems reduce energy costs and destroy higher levels of air pollutants.

Critical TRENDS

Last year's April issue featured, for the first time, PFFC's special report on the critical trends affecting the converting industry. This year, we again


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Nucleation Of Polyethylene Blown Filmby Heather Dolan, Milliken & Co. APPLICATION: Nucleation is a common practice with polypropylene
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