The WXB blender from Maguire Products Inc. (Aston, PA) provides extrusion control based on batch precision and metering accuracy and can be interfaced with a supervisory system that controls the total production line.
"Growing our flexible packaging capability with [Oracle’s] lidding and pouch stock products will enable us to provide additional value to our existing customers and penetrate new markets,” said Paul J. Young, President and CEO of Tekni-Plex (Wayne, PA).
Belgian company EconCore (Leuven) is making strong progress in development of new all-thermoplastic continuous honeycomb cores. The advances come in the wake of the installation of a flexible, laboratory-scale extrusion and forming line.
While demand for BOPP film continues to grow “respectably,” it is not advancing sufficiently to absorb capacity increases without causing a margin fight, according to a study from Applied Market Information (Bristol, UK).