Materials

Wind Point Partners Acquires Argotec

Producer of TPU film and sheet is acquired by private equity investment firm that will continue to fund the company’s growth and innovation

Freedonia Studies Specialty Films

Growth is expected to be driven by high-performance plastic films with barrier properties, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance

Toray Launches Coating Equipment at Ceremony

Rhode Island officials helped company celebrate new equipment and boost for local economy

Dura-Fibre Offers Folding Carton Swatch Books

Book of swatches features details and benefits of company’s full line of heavyweight folding carton materials

PCI BOPET Report Questions if Capacity is Enough for West

Although two million tonnes of new BOPET film capacity is predicted, it may still not be enough to meet demand in the West, says a new study

KAPCO Adds Gloss Paper for Displays and More

Eight-mil, high quality paper is said to print with photo quality

Toray Metallized BOPP Film Offers Barrier Features

Torayfan MWX6 white film is suited for gas-flushed packaging applications, reportedly offering high moisture and oxygen barrier

Acucote Adds Clean-Release Coupon Product

LiftCote Plus 1 for high-end affixed cards is said to provide thicker gauge and more durability than other products in the line

SPE’s ANTEC 2013 Offering New Technology Forums

Smart polymers, new plastics for healthcare, and managing innovation are among the topics that will be covered

Scodix Opens Warehouse in Chicago

New facility expected to facilitate distribution of PolySENSE polymer and spare parts to North and South American customers

AIPIA Program Focuses on Packaging Technology & Marketing

The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Assn. will cover a broad range of topics at packaging show in Germany

Pankaboard Upgrades Cartonboard Lines

PankaBrite and PankaWhite cartonboard from Pankaboard are now thicker for better protected packages, and surfaces are improved for higher print quality

ExxonMobil Metallized OPP Has Many Benefits

Label-Lyte 50ML580 metallized, surface-printable OPP film from ExxonMobil is said to add print receptivity and adhesion in many p-s label applications

GN Thermoformer Saves Waste

The cut-in-place GN760 plug-assist thermoformer from GN Thermforming Equipment is said to save energy and reduce web scrap

Gala Industries Expands Facility in Thailand

To expand its Southeast Asia presence, Gala Industries expands operations with an underwater pelletizing system for customer trials

NPE2012 Adds High-Tech Features

Visitors to NPE2012 will be able to access information and organize their schedules with efficiency their iPad and Smart Phone apps

DuPont to Stress Innovation at NPE

Adapting its Innovation Center concept, DuPont will offers a Global Collaboratory at NPE, bringing together customers, partners, and academics

NPE2012 to Feature Its Own Super Sunday

Former governor Jon Huntsman Jr. is on the agenda at the opening of NPE, along with brand-owner sessions, golf, a BBQ, and more

The PPC Predicts Market Trends

A new report on trends and predictions for paperboard packaging include green products, tobacco packaging, dessert demographics, and much more

Plastics Will Star at NPE 2012

Plastics in its many forms and the equipment used to process it, including extruders, winders, dies, and more, will be on display in April at NPE 2012

VCF Films to Sponsor Speaker on Thin Films

The upcoming FlexTech Alliance show will offer a presentation by thin-film coating expert Dr. Edward Cohen, sponsored by thin-film supplier VCF Films

New Technology from Eastman Adds Shelf Appeal

RAS technology adds POP impact, works with a range of seaming technologies including hot melts and solvents, and can alternate with wraparound labels

AGI-Shorewood is Formed by Merger

The merger of AGI World and Shorewood Packaging creates a new specialty packaging business with locations around the globe

Cardboard Bottle from Ecologic Brands Wins Green Award

A molded fiber bottle with a re-sealable “smart fitment” is honored for efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover materials

Cushion Multiple Roll Widths

The AirSpeed HC Versa hybrid cushioning system handles multiple roll widths to 32 in. Can accommodate traditional virgin air cushioning material, reduced

Web Exclusive: Cradles don't rock

Cleveland Plastic Films (CPF) was shipping rolls of film across North America using stacked plastic cradles, but sometimes the cradles would shift and open up. To solve the problem, CPF worked closely with engineers at Rollguard

Bobst Announces Positive Results from K 2007

The Business Area, Flexible Materials of Bobst Group presented its latest technologies for converting plastic film and other flexible materials at K 2007 Intl. Plastics Trade Fair

National Adhesives Raises Adhesive Prices

National Adhesives, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Co., is implementing a price increase in North America on all its liquid and hot melt adhesives, effective January 2, 2008

Dow Increases Prices on Polyglycols

Dow Chemical Co. announces that its Polyglycols and Surfactants business has increased the North American off-list prices

Hierarchy of Value: Part II

Last month’s column offered a value model as a way of visualizing the value of a product or service based on price/performance ratio

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