Adhesives suit a range of food packaging performance needs
May 6, 2013
H.B. Fuller Company introduces a family of water-based dry bond hybrid laminating adhesives for flexible packaging in the food and industrial markets. This new Flextra® water-based line-up, PD2243, PD2167 and PD2207, is designed for high clarity, clean machining and excellent cell release. Together, the water-based adhesives offer converters three options to help maximize performance while balancing cost.Read More
Materials Technology: Beverage Multipacks
Beverage multipack elements aim to ensure functionality, package integrity and eco-friendliness.
April 11, 2013
Buying beverage multipacks allow customers to buy more of with they love with a slight price break and the convenience of multiple servings.
Best practices in establishing for international industries
March 25, 2013
In today’s global marketplace, the simple question of a product’s legality may result in an answer that is anything but simple. The many differences in local legal frameworks between countries can make the issue of legality extremely complex. Confusion abounds and the cost of noncompliance can be high, both literally and figuratively. So how should a company operating internationally best manage the issues of legality and compliance? The answer lies in global standards.
March 13, 2013
That first sip of cold beer from an aluminum can or a bottle tastes great, doesn’t it? But don’t you wish there was a convenient way to keep that can colder, longer? Commodore Plastics has the answer with its new Labec® foam label stock, and is targeting both large and small breweries.Read More
February 18, 2013
A next-generation liquid dispensing and delivery system featuring a collapsible rigid liner inside a bottle will be changing the way sensitive chemicals and other products are delivered. Known as BrightPak, the system is the brainchild of ATMI, Inc., a leader in packaging solutions for specialty liquid materials.Read More
February 15, 2013
Allied Development Corp. publishes “Barrier Materials for Rigid Packaging 2013 to 2017”, a global industry report which provides in-depth analyses of the barrier materials that are used for the production of rigid barrier packages. The study focuses on seven materials that provide desirable low-level oxygen transmission rates (OTR) between zero and 77.5cc/m²/day (5 cc/100 in²/day). The principal barrier materials reported on in the study include glass containers, PET resin, steel sheet, aluminum sheet, transparent oxide-coated containers, EVOH resin, and nylon resinRead More
Materials Technology: Sustainable Materials
Insights on the innovative materials and processes driving the paperboard packaging market.
February 5, 2013
Over the last decade, the paperboard industry has seen sustainable practices go from the occasional application to the industry standard, achieving new benchmarks in packaging innovation.
Market Trends: Dairy
A look at the dairy leaders and the packaging formats that elevate this segment to true nobility.
February 5, 2013
Dairy has been a long-time favorite in families; the gallon of milk, wedge of cheese and cups of yogurt are in most consumer homes in North America.
December 14, 2012
Advances in adhesives revolve around maintaining package integrity while keeping packager expenses to a minimum.
December 14, 2012
Industry experts weigh in on customer demands, new technologies and products that were displayed in Chicago.