Converting/Packaging

FLEXCON: PVDC-Coated Film

OptiFLEX® Reseal™ barrier clear is a new PVDC-coated film that can serve as a barrier against moisture to maintain food freshness and the moistness of wet wipe products.
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Sterrett Named to Berry Plastics Board of Directors

Berry Plastics Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Stephen E. (Steve) Sterrett to its Board of Directors.
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Michelman Reorganizes Business Structure

The new structure is intended to help the company better anticipate and serve its customers' needs.
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Case Study: Product Switch Eliminates Tape Lifting Concerns

A double-coated film tape delivers against high performance expectations.

Based in Yadkinville, N.C., Diversified Foam Inc. has been in the foam fabrication business for over 31 years.


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INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC.: L-Clip Tape

A new medium-strength (194 lb/in) filament L-clip tape is now available.
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Michelman Introduces New Digital Imaging Technology

Michelman recently announced it has invested in new digital imaging technology that can allow chemists to view coating and substrate samples at nano-level magnification.
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FAQs about Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs)

Brands and label converters must consider several factors when choosing a pressure-sensitive adhesive for their application.

Brands and label converters must consider several factors when choosing a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) for their product application—from cost and sustainability to performance to design.


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Flexible Packaging Market to Improve through 2019

North America is the leader of the market for packaging, accounting for more than 30% of the market—and it is still growing.
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Selecting Adhesives: Converting Every Opportunity into Success

Knowing the basics of converting is helpful when choosing the best adhesive for an application.

Choosing the right adhesive for a specific application is not always simple. Many articles have been devoted to discussing the topic, often focusing on how the end use of a given pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) product should play into the decisions.


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Eco-Friendly Adhesives for Converting and Packaging

Starch-based adhesives offer a number of benefits in converting and packaging applications.

Packagers and converters are always seeking the most efficient, cost-effective adhesives. Many times, synthetics are not the most reliable solutions. This is especially true in an era when U.S. companies of all types are encouraged to find more environmentally friendly options.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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