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Chromatic Technologies’ line of sun-powered inks for the metal deco/can industry
Controls Product Brief

CTI: Sun-powered inks for cans

Chromatic Technologies’ expanded line of Sun Light sun-powered inks for the metal deco/can industry are photochromic inks that provide fast kinetics which turn on rapidly when sunlight hits it, repeatability which enables the ink to turn on and off, a broad color spectrum palette, and durability in the sun.
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Materials Product Brief

PolyOne: Liquid color concentrates for PET containers

Designed to use with conventional gloss preform and blow molds, PolyOne’s InVisiO suite now includes a new collection of liquid color concentrates that infuse PET containers with shimmer and frost effects that can enhance brand and deliver shelf impact across beverage, personal care, and household product packaging applications.
Feature Article

Trends in decorative additives for rigid containers

Differentiation on retail shelves is critical, of course, but there are many ways to achieve that differentiation.
Curtis Coatography
Materials Product Brief

Curtis Packaging Corp.: Digital coating technology

Curtis Packaging Corporation launches its Curtis Coatography™ series of products.
Materials Product Brief

Croda Polymer Additives : Anti-fog additive for polypropylene food packaging

Croda Polymer Additives’ Atmer 7373 is a new anti-fog concentrate, which is said to provide a solution to fogging in clear polypropylene food packaging in both hot and cold fogging applications.
Materials Product Brief

HSA USA: HSA USA: Silver pigment for bold metallic effects

JDSU’s Bright Silver HSA pigment provides bold metallic effects and features easy application, durability, and enhanced surface characteristics, and easily combines with conventional pigments for custom colors.
Materials Product Brief

Holland Colours: Low-gloss frost for PET bottles

Designed for use with cosmetics, alcohol, high-end beverages, and other upscale products, Holcosperse B Matte Frost from Holland Colours emulates the appearance of frosted glass in PET and can be dosed directly on-line without secondary operations.
Package Case Study

Godiva goes green while printing gold

Godiva trims more than 30% of its printing costs by switching from an imported specialty paper to a foil metallic coated paper. Sustainability gains are impressive.
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