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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..."