FILMtech has developed SEMG, a process for enhancing adhesion and barrier of metalized films.

The company currently offers three metalized products available utilizing the proprietary technology, a metalized OPP (FT 709) and two metalized PET films (FT 164 and FT 264). Films undergoing the SEMG process exhibit enhanced barrier properties and adhesion values over 1,200 grams.

‘Over...

Paul Lender, business development manager at Avery Dennison, on substrate selection and print quality
Innovia Films has expanded its Propafilm Strata range of transparent, high barrier, mono structure, packaging films with SLF, a chlorine-free, high-speed film that delivers barrier to oxygen, moisture, aroma, and mineral oils

SLF has been designed with a wide sealing range in mind making it suitable for high-speed horizontal-form-fill-seal packaging of biscuits, bakery, and confectionery type products.  

Alasdair McEwen, global product manager for packaging at Innovia Films, said: ‘With SLF, we have been able...

Kernow Coatings’ recently launched FloorSharK Dry Toner has passed the R10 slip test after being tried and tested on a Xeikon 3500 digital press

Hendrik De Backer, EMEA sales manager at Kernow Coatings, said: ‘Our new FloorSharK Dry Toner has performed outstandingly on the Xeikon 3500. We are delighted with the results. The excellent cooperation with Xeikon has led us to this significant point, and we now plan to test the product on...

German self-adhesive technology specialist Herma has switched its label material used to ship material rolls worldwide to HermaCoat

Herma has conducted a successful large-scale trial on its own behalf and changed the self-adhesive material in its standardized shipping labels for self-adhesive material rolls. The company produces more than one million of these so-called EPSMA roll labels each year. 

‘In addition to our...

Avery Dennison’s Machine Direction Orientation (MDO) and Polyethylene (PE) films have been recognized to comply with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Critical Guidance for HDPE recycling

Following the earlier APR recognition of the Avery Dennison Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) portfolio, the company becomes the first label manufacturer to offer a...

cph Deutschland Chemie, in partnership with Novidon, has developed Regain, a new labeling adhesive based on wastewater potato starch

The production of fries, potato chips, and other potato products generates vast amounts of starch-containing wastewater. Novidon, known for its innovative starch technologies, part of the international Duynie Group, extracts starch as a co-product released during the production of potatoes into...

Sappi has supported Dutch chocolate manufacturer Tony’s Chocolonely in achieving its environmental goals by developing Guard Nature MS substrate

Tony’s Chocolonely had a clear idea of which packaging material its products should be wrapped in, avoiding film as a base material. This became important when the company was looking for the perfect solution for the secondary packaging of its recently introduced Tiny Tony’s portfolio extension...

2020 in review: Europe

We are fortunate to have an excellent and detailed snapshot in the Finat Radar report of the first period of the European lockdown in Q1 2020 – trends that will no doubt be reinforced as the continent enters its latest lockdown as this article was written in Q4. 

The survey shows starkly...

Arconvert-Ritrama launches Open and Close range of labels

The Open and Close range consists mainly of PP and PE white and clear self-adhesive materials with a removable adhesive that Arconvert-Ritrama has identified as the perfect option for applications that need to be functional, meet the safety requirements for any food contact as per European...

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