Converting/Packaging

Glass Beverage Container Demand Expected to Post Modest Growth

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U.S. demand for beverage containers is expected to increase 1.7% per year through 2017 to 265 billion units, valued at $29.1 billion, according to a new study.
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Market Trends: Global Consumption of Radiation-Cured Products

Product assembly adhesives for electronic, medical, and other applications accounted for 13% of the adhesive pounds.
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The global consumption of radiation-cured coatings, inks and adhesives was 868 million lbs in 2012, worth $4,495 million, according to a recent study from Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney. The


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Improving Performance of Hot-Melt Packaging Adhesives

Pure monomer resins can help improve the performance of EVA-based carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives.
By P. Rajesh Raja, Ph.D.
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Carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives using ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer systems have been used for decades due to their availability, formulation latitude and performance attributes. Packaging adhesive formulations typically contain polymer, tackifier resin and wax.


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Converting Equipment for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives

Specialized equipment is necessary to convert pressure-sensitive adhesives effectively.
By Michael Pappas
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Converting webs of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) presents a variety of challenges. The inherent sticky properties of adhesives can be problematic throughout the slitting and rewinding process.


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H.B. FULLER CO.: Hot-Melt Adhesive

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This company has released Advantra Encore™ 4000, a proprietary polymer technology for case and carton sealing.
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DURA-FIBRE: Recycled Folding Carton

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The FSC-certified folding carton is made from 100% recycled fiber, minimum 85% post-consumer waste.
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H.B. Fuller to Open Packaging Center of Excellence

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H.B. Fuller Co. recently announced plans to open a Packaging Center of Excellence in North America.
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MACtac® Receives UL Recognition on Overlamination after Printing on Durable Films

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MACtac® recently announced its Roll Label has secured Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Recognition for overlamination after printing on durable films with Environmental Film III No Wax Inks.


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MICHELMAN: Primers

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Two new DigiPrime® primers from this company, optimized for the HP Indigo 20000 and HP Indigo 30000 digital presses, will be introduced at LabelExpo Europe 2013.
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Paperboard and Packaging Adhesives to See High Growth

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The global adhesives for paperboard and packaging market is expected to reach $16.9 billion in 2018.
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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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