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Polykar, a Canadian manufacturer of flexible packaging including polyethylene film, certified compostable bags, garbage bags as well as food and industrial grade liner, has acquired a site to construct a state-of-the-art plant in Edmonton, Alberta.
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.
AZCO Corp. has designed and manufactured a VIP-100 pouch dispenser for an application that requires cutting and dispensing sachets or pouches into containers at a rate of 250-295 per minute. A continuous strip of material is placed on a motorized unwind which controls the tension on the web and helps ensure high accuracy and consistency.
This is a list of all the new members of The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). This list includes Ascend Performance Materials LLC (Associate), Atlapac Corporation (Converter), Max Katz Bag Company, Inc. (Converter/Associate), and Peliculas Plasticas S.A. de C.V. (International Converter).
Historically, HQC is a custom molding company. However, as the Oswego, Illinois-based company grew out of a garage shop to an 80,000 square-foot facility, it only made sense for leadership to consider adding more services. One that Blair Pasternak, HQC president, has always had his eye on is flexible packaging – and that’s where Joe Haske enters this story.
Today, about 30 percent of manufacturing employees are women. While you might think that this is a substantial representation, it’s actually a number that has stayed pretty consistent since the 1970s. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, though women make up nearly half of the overall workforce, they remain underrepresented in the manufacturing industry.
Among the articles in the November 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, read about award-winning innovations in pouch packaging, the latest news from the flexible packaging industry, read the November Roundtable on static control, and much more!