With the increasing prices and decreasing availability of hot melt adhesives, packagers can no longer just place a long bead of adhesive to ensure a strong seal or bond. Packagers must determine the exact amount of adhesive needed to produce a secure bond, then follow up by implementing dispensing technologies that will preserve the integrity of their process and bottom lines. Recent tests prove that the bond strength of short intermittent adhesive beads is equal to the bond strength of long, continuous beads.
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Videojet’s new ink for its 8510 and Wolke thermal ink jet (TIJ) printer lines is a Non-Porous Black ink (WLK660072) designed for fast dry times on a wide range of non-porous materials, extending the code assurance features of the printers to a wider range of applications.
The new AquaTech ION Label ink systems, available from INX International, are premium-quality water-based flexographic printing ink formulations for paper, film, and thermal label printing on anilox rolls up to 1500 lines/in.
Flint Group’s nyloprint WS-S Digital soft, steel-based letterpress printing plate produces a broad range of high-end products using special effect inks and can be imaged with resolutions of up to 10,160 dpi.
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers’ latest online modeling tool-- Sealant Selector--is designed to help packaging engineers and designers identify the most appropriate sealant and to explore new ways to handle tough sealing challenges in applications ranging from pharmaceutical packaging to meat and dairy packaging.
Derived from rapidly renewable feedstocks and certified to contain 99% bio-based content, PolyOne’s reFlex 300 bioplasticizer is a non-phthalate alternative that provides a one-for-one replacement for general-purpose plasticizers used in flexible vinyl formulations.