Converting/Packaging

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

ARTICLES

Longueil Named VP-Sales, ETI Converting Equipment

April 17, 2014
ETI Converting Equipment recently announced the appointment of Kevin Longueil as vice president of National Sales.
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Berry Plastics to Acquire Portions of Rexam’s Healthcare Containers and Closures Business

April 7, 2014
Berry Plastics Group Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S., Mexico, and India portions of Rexam’s Healthcare Containers and Closures (C&C) business.
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Emerging Hot-Melt Technologies for Package and Container Sealing

New technology has eliminated many of the drawbacks of the previous generation of hot-melt adhesive equipment.
April 1, 2014

Package and container sealing is a key component of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturers require a system that quickly delivers consistently applied adhesive while fitting into streamlined packaging lines. Many companies turn to hot-melt adhesive delivery systems for their packaging needs.


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Market Trends: "Smart" Packaging on the Rise

Active and intelligent packaging demand is expected to grow 8% annually to 2017.
April 1, 2014

Demand for active and intelligent packaging in the U.S. is forecast to expand 8% annually to $3.5 billion in 2017, well above total packaging demand growth.


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Rollers for Adhesive and Coating Processes

The application of adhesives, sealants and coatings requires a range of specialized rollers with specific roll coverings, finishes, and temperature specifications
April 1, 2014

Industrial rollers are used in the manufacturing and processing of almost every material—from paper to coiled steel and plastic packaging to textiles.


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Focus On: Adhesive Suppliers and Manufacturers Make Strides in Serving the Packaging Sector

A key requirement of any leading adhesive company is not only to meet customers' needs but to predict them.
April 1, 2014

From the first recorded use of industrial adhesives during the time of the pharaohs in Egypt until today, our industry has had two consistent driving forces: the changing needs of the industries we serve, and the innovation necessary to meet those needs.


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Differential Release Liners Defined

Differential release liners often serve as critical components in the manufacture of tapes, fiber composite and medical materials.
April 1, 2014

Differential release liners play a critical role in the coated product supply chain and adhesives product development.


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Nordson Opens Shanghai Technical Center

March 27, 2014
Nordson Corp. recently announced the opening of a new 2,000-sq-m technical center in Shanghai.
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MICHELMAN: Digital Printing Primers

March 20, 2014
This company’s digital printing primers for HP Indigo and other digital presses are designed to optimize printing results on virtually all substrates.
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Berry Plastics Re-Elects Board Members

March 19, 2014
Berry Plastics Group Inc. recently announced that its shareholders have re-elected B. Evan Bayh, Anthony M. Civale and Ronald S. Rolfe to its Board of Directors.
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EVENTS

PSTC Tape Summit 2014

4/28/14
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN
United States

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) is a not-for-profit, 60-year old, North American trade association for tape manufacturers and affiliate suppliers, dedicated to helping the industry produce quality pressure sensitive adhesive tape products in the global marketplace.

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AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition

4/29/14
Cincinnati, OH
United States

Following the outstanding success of the last event held in the USA, the 2014 conference will again be held in Cincinnati, OH, USA, and promises to deliver an informative, expert update on this dynamic industry.

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2014 PLACE Conference

5/13/14
Sawgrass Marriott
Ponte Vedra, FL
United States

The 2014 PLACE Conference is the premier North American event for the flexible packaging industry and will have something for the whole supply chain including suppliers, converters, extruders, retailers, and brand owners.

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Packaging Trends and Adhesives webinar

7/16/14
United States
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. Read More

Additives 201 Packaging Focus webinar: Part 1, Market and Applications

9/17/14
United States
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. Read More

Additives 201 Packaging Focus webinar: Part 2, Formulation and Evaluation

9/24/14
United States
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. Read More

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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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2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

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