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Global Artificial Intelligence in Packaging Market to Grow

December 9, 2021

“According to a new market research report published by Global Market Estimates, the Global Artificial Intelligence in Packaging Market is projected to grow at a CAGR value of 55.2% from 2021 to 2026..."

HOW TO: Improve Efficiency On Winders, Unwinders And Slitters

December 8, 2021

“Contact and separation between two surfaces creates static electricity, which results in process problems and safety concerns when static reaches shock levels..."

AIMCAL WISE Scholarship donations growing after introduction at ICEC USA, showing industry support

December 2021

“AIMCAL (Association for International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) launched the Women in Industry Scholarship for Excellence (WISE) at the 2021 AIMCAL R2R USA Conference in Orlando, FL, October 17 – 21, 2021. To date, AIMCAL has received over $20,000..."

Flexible Packaging Market Worth $400 Billion by End of 2027

November 29, 2021

“Coherent Market Insights estimates the flexible packaging market will account for $400 billion in terms of value by the end of 2027, witnessing a CAGR of 5.40%. Market Drivers..."

Expansions and New Markets for Nonwovens

November 29, 2021

“The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens / engineered fabrics industry globally. Since 1968, INDA networking events have helped members connect, innovate and develop businesses..."

Improving UV Coating Results with Corona and Plasma Surface Preparation

November 17, 2021

“UV coatings are a great choice for high-value applications in which scratch resistance and surface performance are essential. While traditional UV lamps are still used, the advancement of LED curing technology..."

Rethinking Barrier Films, Food Waste and the Circular Economy

October 12, 2021

"As more consumer demands and regulations are placed on consumer packaged goods companies (CPG), food packaging has to extend shelf-life, present new consumer experiences and reduce food waste while at a very low price per unit. Food waste is increasing across the world, and at times, it seems the primary purpose of packaging is getting lost..."

Survey Reveals Significant Differences in Consumer Expectations and Marketer Priorities in 2021

October 7, 2021

"A study released by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of marketing and business communications, reveals that traditional marketing channels — including word of mouth, direct mail and in-store signage — are largely untapped by marketers. The study, based on surveys of both marketing professionals and consumers, uncovers significant differences between marketer assumptions and what consumers say actually influences their brand awareness and purchase decisions..."

AIMCAL Helps Reduce College Debt for Women in Industry 

October 7, 2021 

"AIMCAL (Association for International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators) will launch the Women in Industry Scholarship for Excellence (WISE) at the 2021 R2R USA Conference in Orlando October 17 – 21, 2021. The scholarship is intended to commend women who have overcome significant challenges, invested in STEM degrees, chose employment in the roll-to-roll converting sector, and are continuing to make important contributions in the industry..."

Non-Contact Laser Gauges Pave the Way for Higher Accuracy Length and Speed Measurements at Converting Plants

September 30, 2021

"More than ever before, converters are being pressured to deliver higher quality products faster while continuously reducing production costs in order to remain economically competitive.  But this is not so easy if you're using a contact-type measurement system to control the length and speed of web-based products..." 

Embellishments and Direct Mail Equal Success

September 9, 2021

"Historically, one of the great attributes of printed pieces is the ability to engage the attention of those who receive them. Recently, that thought has been tested by the heavy use of digital marketing technologies. As marketers seek out alternative and less expensive digital media choices, direct mail has lost some of its popularity. However, a great deal of research has shown that a reader..."

Photoinitiated Addition Cure Silicone Release Coatings

August 26, 2021

"Silicone (polydimethylsiloxane) polymers are unique materials that are chemically inert and of low polarity that remain fluid at temperatures as low as -120° C and retain useful properties at temperatures > 250° C for extended times. Cross-linked silicone polymers can be bulk solid elastomers, rubbers, gels and low-surface-energy coatings capable of lightly adhering to pressure-sensitive adhesives and then releasing those adhesives without denigration of adhesive tack..."

UFlex Teams Up with Hoffer Plastics and Mespack to Launch 100 Percent Recyclable Mono-Polymer Hot-Fill Pouches

September 27, 2021

"UFlex, India’s largest multinational in flexible packaging and a global polymer sciences corporation, has partnered with Mespack, an international manufacturer of flexible packaging, end-of-line, and soluble pods equipment for consumer-packaged goods companies serving the world’s leading brands, and Hoffer Plastics..."

Plastic Resins Market Size Worth $982.3 Billion by 2028

September 22, 2021

"The global plastic resins market size is expected to reach $982.3 billion by 2028, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Plastic Resins Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product (Crystalline, Non-Crystalline, Engineering Plastic, Super Engineering Plastic); By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2021 – 2028” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth..."

North America Advanced Packaging Market to Grow

September 20, 2021

"According to a recent study from market research firm Graphical Research, the North America advanced packaging market size is poised to expand at substantial CAGR during the forecast period. As several advanced packaging technologies such as copper hybrid bonding and wafer level packaging (WPL) continue to evolve, the progress of North America advanced packaging industry outlook might prove..."

Working Through Challenges with Today’s Paper Stocks and Coatings

September 9, 2021

"Paper stocks and coatings usually are the culprits of potential challenges with foil stamping and embossing. Foil and/or embossing can be a smooth process when the proper stocks and coatings are used, but when there is not communication about the selection of stocks and coatings to match the foiling and/or embossing, roadblocks can occur..."

Novel Approaches to Improve Scratch and Abrasion Resistance in UV Coatings

August 26, 2021

"As UV coatings are applied to a broader range of substrates, the demand for scratch and abrasion resistance continues to grow. This is especially true with thin film applications over flexible, semi-porous or hard substrates with varying types of gloss or haptic properties. Damage can occur in a variety of ways due to various geometries and forces of the objects scraping over the coating surface..."

Dow and partners deliver new recycling concept to "close the loop" for digitally printed pouches

"Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, together with HP Indigo, Reifenhäuser, Cadel Deinking and Karlville, announce the successful delivery of the first-of-its-kind, "pouch-to-pouch" mechanical recycling concept, enabled by an unusual value-chain effort..."

Knowde Launches Platform for Plastic Packaging Materials

August 27, 2021

“Knowde, a marketplace for ingredients, polymers and chemistry, announced the launch of it plastics for packaging segment of its global platform. The new segment is designed to help specifiers, converters, compounders and buyers search, filter, collaborate, request samples and quotes, and purchase everything from raw materials to compounded products in one place…”

Lohmann Corporation Expands Their Range of Reactive Chemistry Products

August 26, 2021

“Lohmann Corporation & Subsidiaries announces the expansion of its Reactive Chemistry Adhesives, which now includes UV-LUX®, the world’s first UV-light activated adhesive with color change. UV-LUX is a patented, fast-acting epoxy resin that is stronger and more resilient than pressure sensitive (PSA) tapes and liquid adhesives…”

Photoinitiated Addition Cure Silicone Release Coatings

August 26, 2021

“Silicone (polydimethylsiloxane) polymers are unique materials that are chemically inert and of low polarity that remain fluid at temperatures as low as -120° C and retain useful properties at temperatures > 250° C for extended times. Cross-linked silicone polymers can be bulk solid elastomers, rubbers, gels and low-surface-energy coatings capable of lightly adhering to pressure-sensitive adhesives…”

C-P Flexible Packaging adds cleanroom capabilities for pharma / med, electronics via two acquisitions

August 25, 2021

“York, PA-based C-P Flexible Packaging (C-P) has acquired privately held Fruth Custom Packaging, Inc., and affiliated company Cleanroom Film and Bag, Inc., located in Placentia, CA. Both of the acquired companies specialize in manufacturing flexible rollstock and pre-made pouches used in cleanroom environments…”

Aluminum Foil Packaging Estimated to Reach $55 Billion by 2031

August 24, 2021

“A newly published report from Fact.MR expects the aluminum foil packaging market to register a CAGR exceeding 4% and reach $55 billion by the end of the 2021-2031 assessment period. According to the study, aluminum foil packaging revenues will expand one and a half times during the aforementioned forecast period…”

Fedrigoni Acquires Acucote

June 28, 2021

“Fedrigoni SpA, a global company in the production of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing and graphics, as well as premium labels and self-adhesive materials, has acquired of Acucote Inc., a company headquartered in Graham, NC, which develops, manufactures and distributes self-adhesive materials…”

Quadient’s CVP Impack Wins SDCE Top Supply Chain Projects Award 

June 28, 2021

“Quadient was selected as a recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2021 for its CVP Impack Automated Packaging Solution. This award (formerly known as SDCE 100) spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects…”

Collaboration moves ahead with Gravure AIMCAL Alliance 

June 27, 2021

“As the August 1, 2021, working deadline approaches for the official merger of Gravure Assn. of the Americas operations with AIMCAL, the two groups have presented a new logo to represent the Gravure AIMCAL Alliance…”

WestRock Commits to Emissions Reductions; Pledges to Set a Science-Based 

June 26, 2021

“WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced its commitment to setting a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that is aligned with current climate science…”

Diagnose Static Problems With A Handheld Static Meter

June 15, 2021

“Handheld static meters are our most important instruments for diagnosing and solving static problems. First, let’s take a look at what handheld static meters measure. Then, we’ll use our meter to diagnose and solve a static problem…”

International Converting Exhibition USA and The Association Of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminator’s R2R Conference to Come Together in Orlando this October

May 18, 2021

"International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA (ICEC USA)—America’s leading trade event for paper, film and foil converting—announces the co-location of the ICEC USA 2021 event with The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL)’s Roll 2 Roll Conference (R2R)..."

Younger Generations Leading Momentum for Sustainable Packaging

May 5, 2021

"New data reveals that consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to grow, led by a younger generation who are overwhelmingly willing to pay more for packaging that they consider to be eco-friendly..."

Enercon Industries Corporation Releases New Technical Paper

May 3, 2021

"The converting industry relies on surface treatment to improve the adhesion of engineered films and foils that would otherwise be unreceptive to bonding with inks, coatings, and adhesives. However, many companies want to know which technology is the best of them all..."

The value of specialized experience: Assessing the road ahead for plastic packaging

April 29, 2021

"Another major change has been in ink, which used to be mainly solvent-based but now converters and their customers are looking for “greener” options and this has seen a large uptake in water-based technology – both inks and lacquers. The only problem is that water-based requires higher surface tension to secure good adhesion and thus needs a higher-powered surface treatment..."

GAA to combine operations with AIMCAL

April 20, 2021

"The board of directors and membership of the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) have voted unanimously to combine with the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators.

The deal also has been unanimously approved by the AIMCAL board of directors and is expected to be finalized by Aug. 31, 2021, pending the positive outcome of due diligence activities..."