News | New Products

Directories | Reports

White Papers

PFFC brings you exclusive White Papers from our online sponsors.


Visit Kelly on Static from Static control expert Dr. Kelly Robinson, president of Electrostatic Answers; Kelly has 27+ years of experience in problem-solving and consulting.

Visit Tim's Web Lines to handle and wind your paper, film, foil, and similar products. Take advantage of Tim’s 25+ years just like over 100 converters have.

Visit Mark's Coating Matters from fluid coating expert Mark D. Miller; Process improvement and project management for precision roll-to-roll coating applications.

Visit Marketing Mojo for dynamic marketing insights from Stephanie Millman that inspire new ideas on how to stay on top of your customer’s mind.

Visit Yo’s Yarns to share the thoughts, impressions, experiences, and news that impact the converting industry. . . or anything else that happens to be on her mind!

Visit Tom's Poly Ploys, where Tom will be writing on various topics that the typical polymer processor would encounter on the job.

TLMI Paper Covers PET Thermoform Recycling


GLOUCESTER, MA | The Tag & Label Mfrs. Institute (TLMI) announces a recently published White Paper for members on PET Thermoform Recycling. To address the issues surrounding the recycling protocols of PET thermoformed containers, the association’s Environmental Committee, Recycle Compatible Adhesives Subcommittee, and Recycle Friendly Adhesive Formulations and Compounds Task Force have compiled a technical White Paper to inform TLMI members of developments in this area.

TLMI president Frank Sablone, says, “Retailers and grocers are in the process of setting up systems and protocols that address the recyclability of these containers. One of the current barriers to the thermoform recycling process is that small amounts of label and adhesive components are unable to be removed, thereby contaminating the waste stream. This issue is currently being addressed in the Canadian marketplace, and we are seeing retailers and grocers starting to prioritize it in the United States. As a member-driven association, it’s imperative that we inform our membership of issues as they arise and the Recycle Friendly Adhesive Formulations and Compounds Task Force has been diligent in keeping the association informed of new developments in this area.…”

Use the contact information below for information on joining TLMI, where you would have access to this White Paper and other information.


You need Flash player 6+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
Safety Benefits of Tidland's Electronic Knifeholder (0:03:14)

Message Board