A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Advantages in melt fracture elimination technology; high barrier advancements in metallized films; comparison of corona and flame treatement of polymer film, foil, and paperboard; and the latest UV/EB coating and adhesive technology for food packaging applications.

Paper's Prospects

The food market drives growth in specialty coated papers for packaging.

Plastic Suppliers Launches EarthFirst PLA film-specific Web Site

Plastic Suppliers has launched a Web site specific to its EarthFirst PLA film, designed to be an informational resource to educate people on the characteristics and uses of EarthFirst PLA film.

Group Focuses on Innovation

Among the worldwide flexible packaging organizations, there is one group that is probably least known, open by invitation only and only to those specifically selected for their technical skills: the International Flexible Packaging Network (IFPN).

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New die designs and advancements in automatic die controls for improved efficiencies in film production, and how sealant film choice can affect a laminated structure’s properties.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

The role of X-ray sensor technology in the application of extrusion coating and lamination, and comparative design and performance of primer dryers for high-speed extrusion coaters.

Packaging 2006: What's Ahead?

As 2005 comes to a close, we review a few selected legal and regulatory developments likely to have an impact on the converting industry.

Examining Biocides in Plastics

The Biocides in Plastics report examines the use of biocides in plastics with reference to material types and application requirements. As well as biocidal performance, the in-process stability, migration, leachability, light, and heat stability all may be factors.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Novel high performance collation shrink films for bundling and multipacks, the influence of small amounts of LDPE on surface roughness and resulting haze of LLDPE blown films, shape up your cast film extrusion process with a contour die, and new printing adhesion improvements using atmostpheric plasma glow discharge technology.

To Serve & Protect

Don't fret over your next barrier coatings purchase! The following is advice on how to successfully choose and utilize these protective properties.

The Fashion Side of Flex-Pack

Packaging is sort of a fashion business: Concepts come and go and sometimes are even fully commercialized.

Seafood is Served

Covering a wide spectrum of applications from labels to lidding and from packaging to POP displays, today’s new materials deliver problem-solving technology to meet your needs.

Profit Squeeze

The European flexible packaging market accounted for just under one-quarter of the world flexible packaging market of €39 billion in 2004. But growth levels are below those experienced in other regions. As substantial structural change in the sector is predicted, this article provides some of the background to these predictions and explores the driving forces for change.

Testing for Toxins in Packaging

In September the Toxins in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) is planning to commence a pilot testing program, funded by the EPA, to randomly test product packaging for toxic materials that violate state laws.

First Glance

Innovative packaging from: Flexicon, Protective Packaging Corp., and The Cloth Envelope Co.
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