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Clear Lam Packaging: Freezer grade RPET rollstock

Improved low temperature performance offered for tough frozen applications.
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Understanding biaxially and monaxially oriented films

Solid-phase orientation processes create very significant changes in film properties that can be quite valuable in packaging structures.
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Understanding film manufacturing techniques

Conceptually, making a thin polymer film is an easy proposition—just melt one or more polymers, force the melt through a long, narrow opening, freeze the extruded melt into a solid film, and wind it into a roll.
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Flexible packaging polymer primer

With a beginning understanding of the attributes desired for a film package, the next step is winnowing down the huge selection of possible polymers to those that offer the best combination of cost and performance for your needs.

U.S. PET recycling rate climbs to highest rate yet: 30.8%

Report shows highest domestic recycling rate to date in 2012; however, supply of RPET could not keep up with demand, and declining bale yield remained an issue.
Package Case Study

Recyclable cheese pack provides functional benefits too

FrieslandCampina partners with resin and film suppliers to develop a recyclable bottom sheet for its cheese packaging that can be recycled.
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Measuring commonly specified film attributes

While it’s possible to describe a flexible package’s functions in general terms, measurable and quantifiable attributes or properties that relate to these functions will ensure a package is successful for a specific application.
Materials Product Brief

Berry Plastics: Recyclable thermal management packaging solution

A patent-pending fully-recyclable thermal management packaging solution, Versalite, from Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is being introduced in the form of hot and cold to-go cups.
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TOPAS: Film extrusion grade of COC

Used to produce a range of multilayer packaging film applications including metallized film, twist film, hot fill, and shrink labels in thicknesses up to 100 microns, TOPAS Advanced Polymers’ 7010F-600 COC is a new film extrusion grade of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) that delivers a glass transition temperature of 110°C, and strong extrusion capabilities for multilayer food packaging.
Materials Product Brief

Victrex: Thermoplastic for food applications

Victrex PEEK 90GL30BLK EU from Victrex Polymer Solutions is a new glass-fiber reinforced, high-flow thermoplastic for direct food contact applications that meets the requirements of both American and European regulatory authorities, and offers a safe and durable alternative to metals and other engineering plastics.


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