Materials

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

Interfilm Acquires Brushfoil

Interfilm Holdings, a distributor of industrial films, has acquired the business and assets of Brushfoil LLC, a manufacturer of brushed films and papers.

BE to Showcase AquaFrost Line at K 2007

Visitors to Brampton Engineering’s (BE) booth (17A22) at K 2007 will see AquaFrost film samples demonstrating the clarity and softness of the film.

Book with Colines for K 2007

Colines will display Colines Stretch film for manual use at K 2007. Just prior to the show, it will launch a product-specific Web site, colines-stretch.it, where visitors can book a visit to the company's stand at the show to be sure to see the line.

Up to the Task

From labels to lidstock, substrates that offer improved performance make living in a “material world” a good thing for consumers.

Peelable PLA for Fresh Produce

Amcor Flexibles has been granted the exclusive sales license from Rockwell Solutions Ltd. to market its Sustainable Peelable PLA film for the global fresh produce market.

Product Protection

Manufacturers of perishable products are well aware that a later “sell by” date on a package can affect a customer’s decision to purchase one brand instead of another. New OPP films offer extended shelf life, and their compatibility with foods made without trans fats creates additional opportunities.

Online Adhesive Solutions Center Supports Flex-Pack Users

Rohm and Haas will offer an online resource for the flexible packaging industry that discusses adhesive facts, recommends proper uses, and highlights performance benefits.

Flint Group Increases Prices

Flint Group's North American Packaging and Sheetfed Div. has increased prices on all packaging and commercial inks.

What's Next for China?

The massive buildup of BOPP film capacity in China affected everyone in the supply chain, but the export figures may surprise you.

A Look at Flame Retardants

For this discussion, flame retardants are additives for adhesives or coatings that make an adhesive or coating resistant to catching fire. This may be an oversimplification, since catching fire can have different meanings.

Water-Based Chemical Products Brochure

ADM Tronics has released a new brochure that covers its entire line of aqueous chemical products.

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