Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 3

Dr. William Llewellyn looks at the potentially dynamic marketplace in Asia.

Coating & Laminating Special Report, Part 4

Elizabeth Park provides an overview of the current status of self-adhesive laminates in the graphic arts industry.

RadTech Announces Seminars for uv.eb WEST 2005

RadTech presents uv.eb WEST 2005 to answer the "whys" and "hows" of UV or EB curing technology and help converters in making the decision to transition or currently in the transitioning process. Seminars and tabletop discussions will answer all manner of UV/EB questions. (

Lamart Approved for Phase II of NASA Project

NASA has selected Lamart Corp. for Phase II funding to develop laminated materials for a proposed Aerobot to circle Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. Lamart’s successful participation in Phase I, an initial feasibility study, was reported earlier in 2004. (

FLEXcon's Sander de Jong to Speak at AWA Conference

FLEXcon Europe's market development manager, Sander de Jong, will present "Choosing the Right Self-Adhesive Film and Print Technology for Your Application" on Friday, December 10, at the AWA Global Self-Adhesive Graphic Arts Conference. de Jong's presentation will discuss industry trends concerning the needs for and benefits of p-s film constructions.

Kugler-Womako and schafer-etiketten Cooperate in the Field of Labeling Technology

Label and packaging materials manufacturer schafer-etiketten and Kugler-Womako, a Korber PaperLink company, plan to cooperate in the field of labeling technology. schafer-etiketten will stop production of Combina labeling machines while Kugler Womako will take over Combina production.

Dec. 7-9: AMI's Polyethylene Films 2004 Will Focus on North American Industry

AMI's Polyethylene Films 2004 will take place December 7-9, 2004 at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and will provide a detailed look at developments in the North American PE film industry, the effect of these developments on film producers, and the implications for the future.

FDA Approves BASF's Heliogen Green K 9360 Pigment for Plastic Food Packaging

According to BASF, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the manufacturer approval for its phthalocyanine pigment Heliogen Green K 9360 under the Food Contact Notification (FCN) program.

Celplast Metallized Products Named Exclusive NA Distributor of Alcan's Ceramis Film Products

Canada-based Celplast Metallized Products reports it is Alcan Packaging’s exclusive North American agent/distributor for the entire line of Ceramis films.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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