Materials

Cortec Offers Fire-Retardant Shrink Film

MilCorr FR VpCI shrink film is said to provide universal protection to parts when used as packaging

Huhtamaki Films Now Known as Infiana Group

The new name is a word created to convey ideas, innovation, and the creation of high quality products

Arjowiggins Offers Interactive Paper Product

Fine paper combined with interactive PowerCoat creates many options for brands to communicate with consumers

DuPont Names Judges for Packaging Innovation Awards

Company says the panel, representing different parts of the value chain and the world, brings a broad perspective to the judging process

SCA Forest Products Launches One-Side-Coated Paper

Solo Print is offered as part of company’s Sustainable Packaging product family and is said to provide many environmental benefits

DuPont Names Advisory Panel for Competition

While calling for entries, company says panel will help ensure awards program remains relevant and will improve connection to the packaging industry

Treofan Enhances Film Processing Temps

Company reports it has optimized the hot slip of its BOPP packaging films

BI-AX Film Aids in Ebola Fight

APTRA plastic film is being used by Kappler for its protective garments needed by healthcare workers

DUNMORE Films and Tapes Work Hard in Space

Multi-layer insulation films and tapes have been protecting ESA's Rosetta space mission by maintaining operational temperature for more than a decade

Mohawk Redesigns Swatchbooks for Ease of Use

New larger format is designed to make paper specifying process clearer, company says, and to allow users to see options more easily

Tekni-Films Offers High-Barrier Films

Company says specialty films are an alternative to Barex for thermoformable, heat-sealable packaging applications

BI-AX Corn-Based Film Achieves Price Parity

Company reports Evlon compostable biodegradable plastic film, said to keep food fresh, is now comparably priced with petroleum-based products

Freedonia Report Covers World Polyethylene

Global demand for PE resins is expected to reach 99.6 million metric tons by 2018, with Asia/Pacific continuing as the fastest growing market

BillerudKorsnäs Paper Can Be 3D Formed

FiberForm renewable paper can be embossed for folding cartons and labels and is said to use less energy in thermoforming

Rollprint Adds to High-Barrier Line

Exponent 2 coextruded, clear flexible film is said to be suited for high-barrier pharmaceutical applications and more

Bemis Completes Sale of Pressure Sensitive Materials Business

Company reports the sale of the MACtac division to Platinum Equity for $170 million is complete

Ceresana LDPE Study Offers Global Details

With global sales expected to rise by 1.5% p.a. until 2021, LDPE is seeing particularly strong growth in Asia and the Middle East

Channeled Resources Partners with PaperTyger

Channeled Resources will supply slit-to-size shipments of PaperTyger’s laminated paper product

Ampac Announces Ultra-High-Barrier Film

Flexi FoilFree HB film laminates are said to provide many benefits, including a more sustainable alternative to foil-based materials

Multi-Plastics Expands in the Midwest

Move into a facility twice the size of current location is expected to cut Midwest delivery times and meet growing needs of the area

RKW Danafilms Film Called Impervious to Viruses

APTRA microporous film reportedly offers high barrier properties as well as breathability, making it suitable for medical uses and more

FLEXcon Introduces BOPP Films

Company says sureFLEX films adapt to many container types, perform with no adhesive buildup, and are compatible with a variety of inks

Bemis Sells Pressure Sensitive Business

Company has sold MACtac, its Pressure Sensitive Materials business, to Platinum Equity

PCI Analyzes the Global BOPET Industry

It is now a buyer’s market, and the study expects this to continue for a while, meaning suppliers must find new ways to improve profitability

Drytac Introduces Polyester Window Film

ViziPrint Impress clear, printable film is said to leave no residue, eliminate bubbling, and be resistant to moisture

Metal FX Films Offers Cross Grain Brushed Pattern

Pattern is said to be well suited for high-end cartons in many markets and to grab the attention of shoppers

EcoCortec Partners in Marine Clean Project

Company has developed EcoOcean, a marine-biodegradable film said to aid in a project to decrease litter in the world’s water

Charter NEX Films Wins NASA Awards

Company wins Group Achievement Award and Silver Achievement Medal in recognition of involvement with NASA's Balloon Program

Jindal Films Launches Three Films

Films are suited for packaging and label applications and are said to offer both performance and sustainability features

Avery Dennison Shows Off Graphic Solutions

A wide range of self-adhesive graphic solutions were featured at FESPA Digital 2014, including applications for automotive and architectural segments

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