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 (, 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

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

Econolite Partners with Clean Slate Group for Traffic Signal Cabinet Beautification Program

April 18, 2016

Agreement provides cost-effective customizable anti-graffiti vinyl cabinet wraps ANAHEIM, Calif., – Econolite today announced it has partnered with Clean Slate Group (Bozeman, MT) to provide customizable anti-graffiti vinyl wraps for traffic cabinets in support of beautification and anti-graffiti programs. The proprietary vinyl film used for the wraps can significantly reduce city costs... Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Polyurethane Gel Casting Resin Formula features non-tack surface.

April 8, 2016

Fostering design freedom for product engineers, NTG-9 allows production of stand-alone polyurethane gel parts in mold without prefabrication of flexible film/laminate material. Viscosity values of component materials allow facilitated handling and replication of mold surface at high resolution. Able to be processed at room temperature in ambient pressure molds, formula serves applications requiring soft elastomeric material with good cushioning effect, strength, and less tacky surface.<br /> <br /> Read More

Display & Presentation Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Retail & Sales Equipment

Revolutionize the In-Store Shopping Experience with LED Optical Film Technology from Design Phase

March 24, 2016

Design Phase and FLEx Lighting introduce newest optical film with patented LED technology, InvisiSign CHICAGO – Initially designed and developed for applications in the Defense, Medical, and Consumer Electronics industries, Design Phase in conjunction with FLEx Lighting has developed a brand new point of purchase media-The InvisiSign.  The patented ultra-thin, flexible and clear optical... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Guangdong Huaye Prepares for PETG Production with a Complete Biax Line from Parkinson Technologies

March 4, 2016

Turnkey Production Line Expected to Boost the Chinese Company’s Annual Output Value by $40 Million USD WOONSOCKET, RI – January marked a milestone in the history of China’s packaging material industry when Guangdong Huaye Packing Material Co., Ltd. (Huaye) introduced to the public its biaxial-orientation PETG shrink film production line, designed and manufactured by Parkinson... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Klockner Pentaplast Presents New High Performing Floatable Shrink Label Film at AWA International Sleeve Label Conference

March 2, 2016

Montabaur, Germany/Gordonsville, Virginia (United States) – Klockner Pentaplast will highlight the company’s newest shrink label film, Pentalabel® ClearFloat™, at the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference, March 3-4 in Denver, Colorado. These high performing floatable films satisfy the growing market need for films that meet the standards set by the recycling community, while... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings, Services

Type IC - Thin Film Boric-Sulfuric Anodize

February 23, 2016

In December, 2015, GSP stood up a Type IC, thin film anodize capability.  This coating is required by many prime aerospace contractors as a base for prime and/or paint coatings because its roughness promotes excellent surface adhesion.... Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermal Interface Thin Film improves heatsink cooling performance.

February 23, 2016

Available to electronic packaging engineers, Sarcon® YR-c delivers thermal conductivity of 4.0 W/m°K with thermal resistance of .08°Cin.²/W. V-0 rated thin film thermal interface product, when placed between heat source and nearby heatsink, eliminates near-microscopic air gaps between components. Suited for applications with -40 to +150°C operational range, product comes in 0.2, 0.3, and 0.45 mm thicknesses. Rolls are available up to 150 mm wide, or film can be die-cut to specifications. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

Tekra Showing at DScoop 11 in San Antonio, TX

February 22, 2016

New Berlin WI – Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. an inaugural member of DScoop and an appointed HP Indigo Preferred Partner, will be exhibiting at DScoop in San Antonio for their 11th year at booth #549. Tekra will be featuring several plastic substrates for both the Indigo presses, as well as, various inkjet press types. “Our time-tested Dura-Go products are coated with a top-quality... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Green & Clean

Bio-Based Film suits solar control window film applications.

February 19, 2016

Manufactured with proprietary sustainable resin blends, which are made with approximately 30% renewable feedstock, Lumirror® BioView&trade; PET Film is suitable for solar control window films used in commercial and residential applications. Bio-based bi-axially oriented polyester film consists of multi-layer structure with surface and optical qualities that are strictly controlled by proprietary co-extrusion technology. Product is notable for very low haze and high scratch resistance. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fabrico Medical to Exhibit Advanced Medical Fabrication Capabilities at the 2016 MD&M West Show

February 3, 2016

Rochester, NY – Fabrico Medical, a provider of custom manufacturing services and converter of thin flexible materials for the design-to-manufacture of medical devices and disposables, announces its participation in the 2016 MD and M West Show, Booth #1642, February 9-11, 2016, at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.  Fabrico Medical is also pleased announce that they will be exhibiting... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Brightness Enhancement Films optimize backlit LCDs.

January 19, 2016

Available in 11 x 11, 17 x 17, and 24.25 x 24.25 in. sizes, 3M Vikuiti&trade; Brightness Enhancement Films contain prismatic structures which refract light output from backlight. Light refracting prism angle is fixed at 90°, and prism pitches of 50 µm and 24 µm are available. Single 3M BEF sheet increases brightness of display by up to 60%, and placing 2 sheets at right angles to one another results in 120% increase. Flexible films adapt to wide range of substrates including glass and acrylic. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Polyester Films feature VTM-0 flame rating.

January 15, 2016

Available in range of thicknesses from 25&ndash;250 microns, Teijin® Tetoron® UF Polyethylene Terephthalate Films and Teonex® QF Polyethylene Naphthalate Films combine inert chemical resistance, optimized tensile strength, and VTM-0 flame rating available from UL 94 flame classification testing. White halogen-free films are suited for insulating materials and labels for electronic products and batteries as well as flexible printed circuitry and LED lighting. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

Latex Inkjet Film offers brightness, vibrancy, durability.

January 7, 2016

Offered in up to 87 in. widths, 8 mil JetView&trade; Latex Backlit Polyester film is compatible with several UV inkjet presses, which broadens applicability, and reduces need for post lamination for long-term signage applications. Film exhibits eco-friendly properties in addition to durability, scratch and water resistance, and vibrancy across color spectrum. Available for printers, this product offers optimal ink adhesion and immediate dry time.<br /> Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Continental Creates Intelligent Car Windows

December 16, 2015

- The latest film technology enables targeted shading of car windows - "Intelligent Glass Control" offers new opportunities for increased comfort, safety and lower emissions AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The international automotive supplier Continental has developed a new generation of film technology for shading of car windows. The "Intelligent Glass Control" uses special films that are inserted... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Materials & Material Processing, Paints & Coatings

NuShield Provides Health Care Facilities with Germ Fighting Solution Technology

December 1, 2015

NEWTOWN, Pa. - NuShield, Inc., an industry leader in LCD screen protection and glare-elimination technology, is providing a vital solution to health care facilities that are using mobile and stationary computer technology as part of their patient monitoring or electronic documentation system. A study in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health found that the use of tablets and other handheld... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Bio Based Packaging Laminate Developed Using Matt NatureFlex(TM) Film

November 23, 2015

A partnership between Innovia Films and a Dutch company has resulted in a bio based packaging laminate structure being developed using renewable and compostable NatureFlex™. Innovia Films has been working with Bio4Pack to help them package organic Sapana Delibars for their client, Aardse Droom. The laminate structure, BBII80, uses Innovia Films' compostable cellulose NatureFlex™ NK... Read More