When it comes to the preferred method for value-added printing of flexible packaging and labels, flexography is still king of the hill. These days, many flexo printers base their business on narrow web production.
The beauty of packaging is that it is always evolving to meet the needs of brand owners and consumers. While countless innovations are introduced each year, many of these advances are subtle in materials or processes that are not obvious to the observer’s eye.
AJG Packaging, a New Jersey-based provider for sourcing, filling and secondary packaging needs, announces the availability of the Exothermix heating system, a self-contained heating solution, which features the flexibility to fit many different applications and simplifies the use of any product requiring heat.
The California State Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the many benefits of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies and the contributions of RadTech, a non-profit trade association. “This resolution will encourage adoption of pollution prevention technologies while retaining manufacturing jobs in California,” says Rita Loof, RadTech director of environmental affairs.
ExxonMobil has begun production on a new high-performance polyethylene line at its Beaumont, Tex. polyethylene (PE) plant. The expansion increases plant production capacity by 65 percent or 650,000 tons per year, bringing site capacity to nearly 1.7 million tons per year.
Packaging is ever-changing, with new forms, materials and machinery becoming available each year. That is why PACK EXPO is a must-see event for many in the industry. With this year’s show just around the corner, here is a sampling of just a few of the thousands of products that will be on display.
In today’s marketplace, it seems bioplastics would be the perfect answer. Nowhere would this be more important than in the flexible packaging segment, which faces growing concerns about the use of plastics — its primary material.
Among the articles in the December 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, read about PPC Flexible Packaging's growth strategy, the latest news from the flexible packaging industry, read the newest excerpt on imports & exports from the FPA State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report, and much more!