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Materials Product Brief

Polyvel, Inc: Cold antifog masterbatches for polypropylene sheet extrusion

Polyvel’s VF-P05 is a new version of antifog masterbatch for use in polyolefin food packaging that is highly effective in cold applications.
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Materials Product Brief

JDSU: Pigment produces rainbow effect

SpectraFlair® Plus 25 from JDSU, a new light-diffractive pigment, is a cost-competitive solution that generates an effect similar to the appearance of a rainbow flowing over a liquid silver color.
Materials Product Brief

APPE: Barrier technology protects against oxygen ingress, vitamin C loss in juices

The new ActivSeal® system from APPE, the packaging division of LSB, combines excellent protection against oxygen ingress and vitamin C loss, improved clarity, and no impediment to the recycling process.
Materials Product Brief

WEILBURGER Graphics: Low-migration film laminating adhesive for food packaging

Weilburger Graphics’ Senobond® WB Film Laminating Adhesive FP NDC 29-3536 375222 is a water-based 2-component adhesive with excellent adhesion values for lamination of all common film types to absorbent substrates.
Materials Product Brief

DuPont Packaging: On-line modeling calculates cost of sealing solutions

DuPont Packaging’s SaVE (Sealant Value Estimator) is an online predictive modeling tool that enables brand owners and packaging converters to evaluate the total cost of flexible packaging that relies on sealing solutions to help protect the contents.
Materials Product Brief

H.B. Fuller : Packaging sealing system saves material, energy

H.B. Fuller’s Liquamelt® adhesive technology is a low-density adhesive system capable of delivering a cool, sustainable, on-demand, liquid rapid-set adhesive for packaging applications.
Materials Product Brief

Milliken Chemical: Additive for extrusion blow molding

Millad NX 8000 series agents from Milliken set a new benchmark for clarification of PP, providing optical quality comparable to “glass clear” polymers, and enabling processors to substantially reduce total system cost through lower processing temperatures and shorter cycles.

Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
Feature Article

BPA gets into court, too

Most of the discussions about bisphenol A, or BPA, in this column have been about how regulatory officials and governments have reacted to the chemical’s presence in packaging. 
Materials Product Brief

AMERICHEM INC: Eco-friendly blowing agents

Able to significantly reduce the overall weight of a package, Americhem’s nCore® line of optimized chemical blowing agents are specifically designed for molded packaging closures and containers.


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