What Is Cationic UV Technology?

Cationic UV (ultraviolet)-curable inks and coatings have been offered commercially for more than 30 years, but to many printers and converters, it still is a “new technology.”

TAPPI Offers New Product

Beginning in March 2004, TAPPI will offer a new product for companies and individuals who use the TAPPI Test Methods and Technical Information Papers (TIPS).

Learning the Lingo

The lack of a standard naming convention for web coating defects complicates communications between people working to eliminate the problem. AIMCAL's Coating Defects Lexicon aims to end the confusion.

Coating and Laminating: At the Heart of the Packaging Industry

Despite market pressures, the future is bright for the global coating and laminating industry.

The Global Metallizing Market

Dr. William Llewellyn, senior consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., highlights current market trends from AWA's forthcoming Metallized Films and Papers: Global Sourcebook 2004.

The PLACE Division of TAPPI Announces Film and Extrusion Coating Short Course

The PLACE Division of TAPPI has announced a short course entitled: 2004 PLACE Film and Extrusion Coating Short Course. It will be April 19-21, 2004, at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

G Prime A Rheological Indicator to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE

Application: A new rheological test method can predict the processing performance of LDPE for extrusion coating.

Darwin Would Approve

Since its founding, Vacumet has pursued the goal of meeting the needs of its customers by adapting to changes in the marketplace. Now, the company has done it again with a new division and a new plant.

Dual-Deckle System for Trouble-Free Web Width Variation

Application: When incorporated into a die with an appropriate flow channel design and a modern flex lip adjusting system, a dual-deckle system will significantly improve operational efficiency by minimizing costly down time.

Chicago-Based Packaging Dynamics Corp. to Expand Laminating Capabilities with Iuka Acquisition

Packaging Dynamics, Chicago, IL, says its acquisition of Ormet Corp.'s Iuka Lamination Div. will help extend the converter's lamination-related product development capabilities.

Totally Rockin' Metal

This year's EMA Awards prove the glitz of metallizing truly rocks.

Mixing It Up

Analyze your mixing process to root out the cause of poor performance.

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Films

Application: Besides the blown film process, cast film technology is the most significant production method for manufacture of barrier films ranging from 20 to 300 microns. The number of layers, the selection of polymers, the layer configuration, and the thickness of the individual layers depend on the intended film use.

Coating Success

Improve your coating process with ongoing technical efforts. It will bring you ongoing rewards.

Producing Coextruded High Barrier Heat-Shrinkable Packaging Films

Application: Examining and comparing high barrier polymers and structures provides guidelines for matching film performance with application.

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