A Communication from the PLACE Div. of TAPPI

Providing practical information to the converting and packaging industries —a Communication from the Polymers, Laminations, and Coatings Div. of TAPPI.

Tekni-Films Intros Ultra-High Barrier Film for Blister and Packaging Applications

Tekni-Films says its new high-barrier themoformable film laminate, using 4 mil (100 micron) PCTFE in either Aclar or Vaposhield types, is the "world’s highest-barrier commercially available clear film for blister and packaging applications."

Nanotech The Next Big Thing

Everyone seems to be talking about nanotechnology. While it is expected to become a multi-trillion dollar industry over the next decade, fears are being

UV Retrofit Adds Markets

Green Printing and Packaging Co., a Lexington, NC, sub. of Chesapeake Corp., serves markets such as pharmaceutical/healthcare and technology that require

Pliant Adds Stretch Film Capacity

SCHAUMBURG, IL Pliant Corp., producer of value-added plastic films and flexible packaging products, reports it has expanded capacity to support the increasing

Praise for Recycled Paperboard

NEW YORK, NY Independent research firm Priority Metrics conducted a study on behalf of the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance. The firm held 220 phone

Proud & Proficient

Peruplast takes pride in developing — then printing — metallized package constructions that stand out on a crowded shelf.

New Study Says Food Manufacturers Offering US Consumers Retort Packaging to Meet Conveniency/Lifestyle Demands

The applications for retort packaging, in particular, are gaining more ground in the consumer food market, according to a new report, The US Market for Convenience Packaging and Serving Size Trends by market research publisher Packaged Facts.

Foil Packs Offer Multiple Solutions

DSSELDORF, GERMANY The European Aluminum Foil Assn. handed out Alufoil Trophies for four Foil Packs of the Year. Winning top honors were the following:

The Mettle of Metallizers

Published back in 1997, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, 2nd ed., stated: The field of vacuum metallizing serving the packaging industry

A Secure Alternative

Micro-optic films have been developed to respond to the ever-diminshing security provided by holograms and DOVIDs.

Novel Method for Testing the Grease Resistance of Plastic-Based Dry Pet Food Packaging

Dry pet food packaging needing high resistance to staining from or migration of fat content requires rapid and reliable standardized tests for development and quality control purposes. New tests show high reproducibility and good correlation with field performance.

Patent Pending

Technology and innovation earn high honors in the Flexible Packaging Association's flex-pack competition.

Selling Quality

A Schiavi gearless press adds its capabilities to Seville Packaging's flex-pack operations.
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