Converting/Packaging

News and features detailing topics such as heat-seal polymers, tapes, labels, hot melts, and labeling and application.

ARTICLES

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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Hot-Melt Adhesives 101: A Primer for Users

Hot-melt adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications.

For many people, the glue sticks and glue guns they buy at their local hobby or hardware store are an introduction to hot-melt adhesives—but these products are only a small glimpse of what is possible in the world of hot melts.


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Hooven-Dayton Receives Corporate Plus Membership from NMSDC

Hooven-Dayton Corp. (HDC) recently announced it has received Corporate Plus® designation by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
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FLEXCON: Topcoated Polypropylene Films

This company has expanded its line of THERMLfilm® NEXgen™ products to offer new top-coated polypropylene films.
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MACtac Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Bemis Co. Inc. recently announced that it has reached an agreement to sell MACtac to a California-based private equity firm for a purchase price of $170 million.
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EVENTS

Industry

Electron Beam Benefits in Packaging seminar

1/13/15
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Newark, NJ
United States

Packaging and converting companies interested in pursuing new technologies that improve their competitive advantage should make plans to attend the upcoming – and final - Electron Beam Benefits in Packaging seminar, being held Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott in Newark, New Jersey.

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ICE USA 2015

2/10/15
OCCC
Orlando, FL
United States

Join several thousand converting professionals from nearly 50 countries who will come together in Orlando, Florida, February 10-12, 2015, to see all the latest converting machinery and technologies on display from over 350 leading suppliers.

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Specialty Packaging Films Asia 2015

3/17/15
Swissotel The Stamford
Singapore
Singapore

The Asia Pacific region has the fastest growing packaging demand in the world with China driving much of the marketplace.

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TAPPI European PLACE Conference

5/11/15
Nice
France

Take advantage of multiple networking opportunities with technical professionals working in flexible packaging, laminations, adhesives, coatings, and extrusions.

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TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials

6/22/15
Atlanta, GA
United States

Explore a world of possibilities for opening the door to new markets by unlocking the potential of renewable biomaterials.

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Pack Expo

9/28/15
Las Vegas, NV
United States
PACK EXPO Las Vegas will take place from September 28-30, 2015. Read More

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Podcasts

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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