OPP Film Peru Enters US Market with "Great" BOPP Products

OPP Film Peru, "with the mission of delivering superior BOPP [biaxially oriented polypropylene] products and service excellence," reports it now offers its products and services to United States-based converters.

DuPont Teijin Films US to Up PET Films Price

DuPont Teijin Films US reports, effective November 1, 2004, the price of all DuPont Teijin US branded PET polyester films will increase by a minimum of US $0.15/lb, "as a result of unprecedented increases in raw material, utilities, and transportation costs," adds the material supplier.

Raymond Report Sheds Light on Packaging 'Trash Wars' between Michigan and Ontario

Raymond Communications' new report, "Canadian Recycling Policy: The Complete Guide for Product Makers," says the author, "sheds some light on how many major US-based manufacturers and retailers have come to complain about having to pay 50 percent of Ontario's $118 million [Canadian dollars] 'Blue Box' recycling program."

Sun Chemical Acquires Brand Protection Assets of Veritec

Sun Chemical Corp. reports acquired the brand protection assets of Veritec Group, Inc., including the Veritec trade names.

Inks, Coatings, Compliance

Packaging engineers are designing new products to meet the growing demand for food packaging items that can be prepared quickly and conveniently by the


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

Metallic and White Media Now Available for KPG Matchprint Digital Halftone Proofing System

Packaging printers using the Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) Matchprint Digital Halftone Proofing System can now produce proofs with the eye-catching metallics and opaque whites so popular in today's packaging, says KPG.

Landec and Chiquita Announce Supplier Agreement; Landec Intelimer Packaging to Extend Banana Shelf-Life

Landec Corp., a developer and marketer of technology-based polymer products for food, agricultural, and licensed partner applications, and Chiquita Brands Intl. report Landec's food subsidiary, Apio Inc., has entered into a joint-technology development and supply agreement with Chiquita to provide Landec's patented Intelimer packaging technology for Chiquita bananas.

Eval Co. of America Expanding Resin Production

New Inks Have a High IQ

Well, we've heard a lot about smart packaging, so it was inevitable such packaging would require intelligent inks. With current packaging development

Can This Lamination Be Saved?

Delaminating undesired separation within a multilayer product is a major problem for many converters. Laminate products are a marriage of two or more


New materials from: Argotec, Regal Graphics, Sumitomo Chemical, Ticona, and Toray Plastics.

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

NAPIM to Host Ink Pavilion at CMM 2005

The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) will sponsor an ink pavilion at CMM International 2005.

Milliken Chemical Receives Responsible Care Award

Milliken Chemical reports its outstanding achievement under the chemical industry's environmental, health, safety, and security-performance initiative has garnered it recognition from the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

Chinaplas 2004 Breaks Attendance Record; More Than 57,000 Flock to Shanghai for Plastics Show

Chinaplas 2004 concluded July 2, and the show's sponsor says this year's edition of the plastics and rubber trade event was a record breaker.

RadTech to Sponsor UV/EB Solutions Oasis at CMM

RadTech International reports it will host an ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing pavilion at CMM International 2005.

Rise & Fall of Printed Film COF

Packaging products require a specific range of coefficient of friction (COF) to allow automatic packaging operations to run unhindered and to prevent

Curwood's EZ Peel Now Available in Clear and Foil Retortable Lids

Curwood reports its patented EZ Peel opening feature is now available in clear and foil retortable lids.

DuPont Teijin to to Increase Prices on PET and PEN Films

Effective for shipments on or after July 1, 2004, the price of all DuPont Teijin Films branded PET and PEN polyester films will increase by a minimum of $0.15/lb, says the film manufacturer.

3M Introduces Mounting Tape

3M reports converters can get both production time and printing quality benefits by using its Cushion-Mount Plus Tapes

Dow to Increase Prices of Emulsion Polymer Products in Paper for North America

Dow Chemical Company reports, effective July 1, 2004, its Emulsion Polymers business is increasing the prices of Styrene/Butadiene (S/B), Latex, Styrene Acrylate (S/A) Latex, and Solid Plastic Pigment products sold into the paper industry by $0.05 (US) per pound (dry) in the United States and Canada.

Recycled Paperboard Packages Win Big in Paperboard Contest

Among the top honorees in this year's National Paperboard Packaging competition were ten folding carton packages made from recycled paperboard, according to the Recycled Paperboard Alliance.

Celanese Chemical Announces Prices Increases for Celvol

Celanese Chemicals reports it will increase prices for certain specialty grades of Celvol Polyvinyl Alcohol as of June 1, 2004.

CYRO Presents Heat-Aging Effects on Medical Packaging Materials at ANTEC in Chicago

Medical packaging engineers, device manufacturers, as well as other attendees of this year's ANTEC conference may now have a better understanding of the effects of heat and sterilization on rigid medical packaging stability thanks to Cyro Industries.

New Materials for the Converting Industry, PFFC, June 2004

New material products from: Argotec, CPFilms, Klöckner Pentaplast, Sicpa NA, Techni-Met, Thin Film Analysis, and Toray Plastics.

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."

EVAL Co. of America Opens New R&D Facility

EVAL Company of America, a subsidiary of Japan-based Kuraray Co. Ltd., reports it has officially opened its newly constructed Kuraray Research and Technical Center in order to help customers with new product development and technical support.

Appleton and Rock-Tenn Partner on Paperboard-Based Security Package

Appleton reports it has partnered with packaging manufacturer Rock-Tenn Co. in the development of a paperboard-based package with brand protection capabilities.

K 2004 Plastics Show to Showcase Use of Plastics in Sports

K 2004, the International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber (October 20 - 27, 2004), will feature a unique presentation about the utilization of plastic in recreational and competitive sports.

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