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Optimizing hot melt adhesive use in packaging operations

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 Technologies Inc: Non-porous black ink dries quickly on coated cartons, labels

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.
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Mondi : Barrier coating for foodstuff protection

Mondi Extrusion Coatings has developed an ideal protection in form of the barrier coating Miprotex, which prevents the migration of mineral oil.
Curtis Coatography
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Curtis Packaging Corp.: Digital coating technology

Curtis Packaging Corporation launches its Curtis Coatography™ series of products.
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INX International Ink Co.: Water-based flexographic ink

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.
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Videojet Technologies Inc: Inks for PVC and more

Two new inks from Videojet Technologies Inc., V492-C light blue ink and V402 fast-dry dark gray ink, have been developed for its 1000 Line of continuous ink jet printers.
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Flint Ink Corp.: Digital printing plate

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.
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Printing Company Verstraete: Metallic ink for labels

Printing Company Verstraete produces IML labels that are printed with metallic UV ink (Metallic IMLINK) to provide a quality metallic effect and ensure that products stand out on the shelves.
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DuPont Packaging: On-line tool for selecting sealant

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.
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PolyOne: Bioplasticizer eliminates phthalates

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.


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