Providing practical information to the converting & packaging industries A communication from the PLACE Division of TAPPIin cooperation with Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries.

Technical Facility

The Brueckner Group, a German manufacturer of film stretching lines, film and sheet lines, and extrusion equipment, has a pilot lab most film converters would love to get their hands on.

Pilot Line

In 1992 Polytype Converting became the world's first company to design and operate a high-speed pilot

Food & Packaging Enjoy!

Whether we are meat lovers enjoying a steak or vegetarians enjoying a special lasagna recipe, most of us find eating a pleasant experience. Steaks, pasta,

Packaging for the World

With multinational clients and global suppliers, South American converter Alusa produces... Packaging for the World.

Lasers Beam

Digital converting is on the verge of widespread adoption in flexible packaging applications due to compact carbon dioxide lasers.

Implications of Bioterrorism Act

As converting industry members know, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued regulations implementing the Bioterrorism Act officially known

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

New Division Secretary The PLACE Division of TAPPI has named Rory A. Wolf as the new secretary effective September 2004. Wolf is Director of Business


New material products from: Ashland, BBA Fiberweb, CYRO Industries, Dow Corning, Flint Ink, International Paper, Klöckner Pentaplast, MACtac, Novacel, Prisco, Trident, and Vinamul Polymers.

Discoloration Resistant Polyolefin Films

Application: In the film industry, a selected set of circumstances and certain types of stabilizers can lead to discoloration due to inadequate stabilizer concentrations, harsh processing conditions, improper selection of white pigments, prolonged storage in a environment containing oxides of nitrogen (pollution), and even lengthy exposure to fluorescent lighting. A new approach to the problem with “phenol free” stabilization systems can suppress post extrusion discoloration in clear and white pigmented films.

A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries.

Breakin' Bounds in Barrier Films

According to research firm Kline and Company's comprehensive report, High-Performance Barrier Packaging Films 2004: Business Analysis and Opportunities


The Packaging Group's Stan Sacharow surveys a portion of the European converting industry with his look at Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Benelux nations, Germany, and Italy.

United Kingdom

The demands of major retailers and supermarkets in the UK spark novel, innovative flexible packaging.


Strategically located, the three small Benelux nations wield a big influence on flexible packaging in Europe.
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