Coating matters: Discrete coating techniques and equipment PFFC Online Share In the world of coating technology, most of the time and energy is spent on coating a moving web to create roll stock of fluid-coated and cured materials. Spending time on this area of the converting market is well placed, but how about those companies interested in coating a single discrete item?More
1. Learning about butadiene as a monomer – including from where we obtain this material and the markets into which it is used. 2. Investigating how butadiene is polymerized – including homopolymer properties, the most commonly used comonomers, and the benefits butadiene provides 3. Reviewing the markets into which butadiene containing emulsion copolymers are used 4. Understanding the contribution butadiene containing emulsion copolymer make to nonwoven applications – including choosing a latex, the benefits and versatility of butadiene copolymers, standard formulations and application techniques, interaction with aminoplasts and novalacs, and formaldehyde free binder systems using butadiene.
The presentation will focus on points one through three for the first half of the presentation with the remainder dedicated to the consideration of butadiene based latex binders for nonwovens.
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SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE
We're going to need a bigger bath Plastics & Rubber Weekly Share Recycling business Eco Plastics has created a giant duck made from plastic bottles for London's Regents Canal Festival. "We consume 600,000 tonnes of plastic bottles every year, but less than half of this is collected for recycling," said the firm's managing director, Jonathan Short. "Not only is this a huge loss of valuable resource but a real barrier to our zero waste society ambitions." More
Commonly specified film attributes Packaging World Share A product's needs for functions - as discussed in the 2012 Flexible Packaging Playbook article, Common flexible packaging performance descriptions - can be described in general terms. More
Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders Use PVAc or VAE binders to achieve brightness and opacity while reducing expensive TiO2.
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Zeller caps Lornamead product European Plastics News Share Personal care specialist Lornamead is using a new hinge dispensing closure from Zeller Plastik for its relaunched Vosene shampoo and conditioner range. More
Asda to launch color-coded packs that show avocado ripeness Packaging News Share Asda is set to launch traffic-light coded packaging for avocados that will tell consumers how ripe the product is. The system allows shoppers to see the different stages of ripeness of the fruit. An avocado in a green box indicates that the fruit is ready to eat; orange shows it is almost ripe, while pink means it is not yet ripe. More
Less is more: Sustainable packaging solutions from Bischof + Klein Packaging Europe Share Up to 80 percent less material required thanks to high-performance flexible packaging. With its new developments, Bischof + Klein, a full-service supplier of flexible packaging and technical films, therefore actively supports its customers in reducing the use of packaging. More
Power cuts benefit plant's bottom line Packaging Digest Share Leading North American metal can manufacturer Silgan Containers has completed three power reduction projects at its plant in Sacramento, Calif., that have not only resulted in dramatic savings in electric power usage for the first year of the new system operations - but will continue in subsequent years and for the foreseeable future. More
Bag tax lobby in Northern Ireland 'scaremongering' Plastics & Rubber Weekly Share The Plastics 2020 Challenge, which includes the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Packaging and Films Association (Pafa) and lobbying group PlasticsEurope, has slammed anti-bag campaigners in Northern Ireland for using "scaremongering" tactics. More
Organic tea producer selects cellulose-based packaging material Packaging World Share Lebensbaum, a company based in Germany, is a producer of organic tea, coffee, and herbs. It has built its success through pure-tasting ingredients, social responsibility, and ecological foresight. Introducing packaging materials based on renewable resources is part of the company's sustainability strategy. More
Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of
scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers,
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impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove
scale only create more problems with the environment.
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Discover the revolutionary technology that uses an optical florescence reader and platinum chemistry to measure the permeation rates of perforated films. For the first time you can now get accurate and repeatable results with the touch of a button. See for yourself at www.mocon.com/optech.php
A gain of 20 gigajoules after cleaning a steam generator. A R.O.I. in just 23 days. How? By removing the crust of silica and iron oxide which created a considerable loss of energy. In fact, according to GOTAR’s philosophy, by restoring the original performance of the equipment. MORE
US pouch demand growing 5.1 percent annually European Plastics News Share U.S. demand for pouches should increase 5.1 percent annually and could reach nearly $9 billion (€7.4 billion) by 2016, according to a new market study. U.S. demand will grow to $8.8 billion (€7.2 billion) by 2016, compared to $6.8 billion (€5.6 billion) in 2011, spurred by pouches' advantages in sustainability, function and marketing over alternative packaging, according to a report from Cleveland-based Freedonia Group. More
Pacific Natural Foods recognized for sustainability efforts Packaging Digest Share Pacific Natural Foods has received the Association of Oregon Recyclers' (AOR) 2012 Leadership in Sustainable Practices Award. Not given annually, the award is reserved to celebrate organizations that find solutions to materials management issues and far exceed sustainability performance of similar establishments. More
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Eco Plastics gets Olympic performance boost Plastics & Rubber Weekly Share While the world is turning towards the Olympic Games for the sport this summer, one U.K.-based company is benefiting from the event to boost recycling. Eco Plastics, which is based in the U.K. and operates a plastics sorting facility, is making the most of the Olympics this year, collecting colorless PET waste from London 2012 Olympic venues and mixed PET from elsewhere to produce some 80 million bottles at its £15 million Continuum Recycling plant in Lincolnshire. More
Packaging materials move from petroleum to plant-based plastics Packaging World Share A durable, lightweight plastic that came of age in the late '70s and early '80s to contain carbonate soft drinks, traditional petroleum-based PET contains monoethylene glycol, or MEG, which accounts for up to 30 percent by weight of a container. (The remaining 70 percent of the total mass is purified terephthalic acid, or PTA.) More
Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE
c-LOW's green performance cuts carbon count European Plastics News Share Food packaging manufacturer Sharpak has extended the availability of its c-LOW low-carbon material across its protein packaging ranges for meat, fish and sausage trays. More
Brussels adopts End of Waste criteria for glass Packaging News Share Despite a lack of agreement over separate criteria for copper and paper, the European Commission (EC) has adopted new End of Waste criteria for glass. The criteria indicate that, for end of waste to be achieved, glass cullet must be of a suitable quality to be made into other glass bottles or products such as fiberglass. More
US demand for bioplastics to exceed 550 million lbs in 2016 Greener Package Share New study predicts a 20 percent annual growth rate for bioplastics, with non-biodegradable bio-based resins representing more than two-fifths of volume demand. U.S. demand for bioplastics is forecast to climb at a 20 percent annual pace through 2016 to 550 million pounds, valued at $680 million. More
EU 27 collected 1.6 million tons of PET in 2011 Plasteurope Share Following a year-on-year gain of 6.5 percent last year, European post-sorting PET collection grew by 140,000 tons in 2011, reaching almost 1.6 million tons in total, the latest figures released by Petcore and the European Plastics Recyclers Association indicate. More
13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference Proceedings
The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in: • Raw materials • Processing • Inspection and applications These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.
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