Films

Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

Toray Plastics (America) to Feature its OPP and Pet Innovations, Collaborative Spirit, and Global Reach at Pack Expo International 2016

August 25, 2016

The industry's leading innovator invites attendees to visit Toray at booth N-5789 and learn how to get more from a film supplier. North Kingstown, Rhode Island - Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (www.toraytpa.com), announces that it will feature its advanced Torayfan® OPP and Lumirror® PET film technologies, collaborative spirit, and global reach at... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Backlight Reflective Film brightens displays.

August 3, 2016

Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single outgoing direction. Non-metallic, multi-layered polymer film will not interfere with electronics or WiFi. Read More

Agricultural and Farming Products, Materials & Material Processing, Plant Furnishings & Accessories

Two-Step Oxygen Barrier Silage Cover serves agricultural market.

July 29, 2016

Two-step silage covering system prevents oxygen from reaching feed and preserves nutrients, Base layer, as first step placed directly against pile and just below primary exposed cover, involves SealFresh™ 7-layer oxygen barrier film. Second step consists of Dura-Skrim® string-reinforced cover, which blocks UV rays and provides long-term durability. Alternative outer cover, FeedPro-G, is offered in white/black non-reinforced option that incorporates recycled resins in core layer. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Clear PET Lidding Film features anti-fog properties.

July 8, 2016

Manufactured with advanced PET film and enhanced with chemically formulated surface for anti-fog performance, LumiLid® XL7AF Film is designed for use with fresh and refrigerated food that is packaged in polypropylene trays, including mineral-filled PP trays. Film has sealant layer that is strong enough to protect product freshness while providing easy, clean peel resistant to shredding. Available in 128, 164, and 200 gauges, FDA-compliant film has sealing range of 200–350°F for PP trays. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Barrier Lamination reduces sealant side extractables.

June 16, 2016

Targeting pharmaceutical and medical device markets, PRO FlexiPURE™ addresses trace contaminants found in film structures. Solution reduces sealant-side extractables (in water, alcohol and hexane) by 60% as well as time and effort needed to complete drug submission packaging requirements. With low extractable profile that minimizes compounds requiring identification, analysis, and monitoring, aluminum foil barrier provides low moisture and oxygen transmission rates and light penetration. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Materials & Material Processing

Material Highlight: Polyimide Films

June 9, 2016

What Are They? Polyimide films are anything but ordinary. These films are engineered for long-term performance at extreme temperatures between -450°F to over 500°F over extended periods of time. So, obviously, thermal stability is a major benefit, which is why this film is so widely used in aerospace, electronics, and electrical industries when a high temperature material is required.... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings, Services

Carestream Contract Manufacturing Upgrades Precision Coating Services for 2016

May 26, 2016

Strategic Initiatives Expand Capabilities for Growth into New Markets Carestream Contract Manufacturing is a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications. MEDFORD, Ore. – Carestream Contract Manufacturing, a proven provider of roll-to-roll precision contract coating services for advanced materials applications, opened the year... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

May 25, 2016

Hitachi Chemical to begin sampling Nanosys certified Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF®) immediately with mass production volumes available in the second half of 2016 SAN FRANCISCO - Nanosys, Inc. announced today that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF optical films for display applications. Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF to display... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Infiana Receives AIMCAL Award for its FlexPLAS® Release Film

May 20, 2016

Infiana has received the 2016 Technology of the Year Award for its FlexPLAS® product, a plasma-coated release film developed and distributed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM). FlexPLAS® plays a decisive role in the manufacture of large and complex fiber reinforced plastics for lightweight structures, with its use speeding up... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

CVD Graphene Films meet diverse application requirements.

May 19, 2016

Produced via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods, graphene film can be used as transparent conductors and in other applications. CVD graphene on copper foil has copper foil thickness of 0.035 mm, monolayer thickness from 2–3 nm, and film morphology with continuous monolayer >95%. While ultra-clean graphene on SiO2/Si Wafers transfer by PSA films, graphene on quartz glass supports transfer by hot pressing. Graphene on PET, also available, delivers maximum flexibility. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing

Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase Leading High-Frequency MLCCs, Wire-Bondable and Surface-Mount Resistors, and Custom Substrates at IMS2016

May 18, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for the 2016 IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016), being held from May 22-27 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. At the conference and exhibition, the company will be highlighting its latest industry-leading high-frequency multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs); surface-mount and... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

High-Barrier Transparent PET Film suits retort pouch applications.

May 18, 2016

Used to produce transparent, printable, and microwaveable packaging, Barrialox® SBR2 aluminum oxide-coated polyester film resists pinholing, flex-cracking, and scuffing/abrasion. Thermal stability and such mechanical properties as strength and dimensional stability enable product to withstand converting process conditions and retort sterilization heat/pressure. Typical value, flat sheet oxygen- and moisture-barrier transmission rates are, respectively, 0.01 cc/100 in. and 0.02 g/100 in. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Important Step in the US Market, Infiana Presents its Future Technology FlexPLAS® at the SAMPE Long Beach 2016

May 17, 2016

Infiana ramps up its activities in the North American composites market. This is the first time that the film specialist is presenting its product portfolio at the SAMPE Long Beach 2016, one of the major North American events for composites. Highlighted at the show will be the plasma-coated FlexPLAS® release film developed by Infiana in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Scratch-Resistant Touchscreen Film enhances electronic designs.

May 17, 2016

Scratch-resistant, hardcoated film provides touchscreen and electronic component developers/manufacturers with solution for such issues as anti-glare, conductivity, and aesthetic attributes. Hardness exceeds 5H, and base chemistry can be modified to add unique functionalities. Additional enhancements can include printability, texture, gloss levels, anti-glare, anti-microbial, weatherability, and conductivity. Various material thicknesses, substrates, and functional alterations are available.
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Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing

Advanced Flexible Circuits and Thin Film on Display by Metrigraphics at IMS 2016

May 16, 2016

Lowell, MA – Metrigraphics, a leading process development and manufacturing resource for sub-miniature circuits and electroformed structures, will feature its latest micron-scale flexible circuits and thin film devices at IMS, May 24th – 26th in San Francisco. Micron-scale flexible circuits can be achieved with six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

Canon Solutions America Announces Collaboration with D&K Group

May 4, 2016

Expanded finishing portfolio offers turnkey large format print and laminate solutions MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has partnered with D and K Group – a global manufacturer of leading-edge adhesive and coating technologies and print finishing equipment. The vertically integrated manufacturer... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Toray Plastics (America) Receives Sustainability Award for Lumilid® Bio-Based Lidding Film Technology

May 2, 2016

North Kingstown, Rhode Island - Toray Plastics (America), Inc.'s (www.toraytpa.com), LumiLid® bio-based PET dual-ovenable lidding films have earned the 2016 Sustainability Award from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL). Milan Moscaritolo, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Toray's Lumirror®... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

3D Printing: Ultem® PEI

April 29, 2016

Ultem®/PEI (polyetherimide) has struck the 3D printing world as a high performance material for 3D printing beds. Ultem®/PEI film enables 3D printing enthusiasts to produce both ABS and PLA prints. This film offers extreme heat resistance, coupled with high mechanical strength, stiffness, UV stability, and broad chemical resistance. Ultem® allows 3D prints to be held firmly in place at high... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

Coveris Presents Innovative Meat Packaging Solutions at IFFA 2016

April 27, 2016

Coveris, the world’s sixth largest plastic packaging solutions provider, will present its wide range of flexible and rigid packaging offerings for meat at this year’s IFFA. Next to solutions for assorted meat and dried foods, the Company will showcase products for meat and poultry derivatives, delicatessen products, offal, giblets and ready meals. This year’s fair stand will display... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Hosokawa Alpine Implements New Zone Temp Control, HMI to Boost Production on Blown Film Lines

April 25, 2016

Machine builder utilizes Siemens hardware, software and communications platform on lines up to 11 layers of co-extrusion; achieving <1ºF of temp variation Hosokawa Alpine American (Natick, Massachusetts) is a leading supplier of blown film extrusion systems to the North American plastics industry; with standard lines ranging from single-layer to 9-layer co-extrusion. The company recently... Read More