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Commitment to Innovation pays off as Celplast Metallized Products New Top-coating Metallizer Begins Production

Celplast Metallized Products Limited installed the first of its kind in-line top-coater metallizer in the world earlier this year to produce protected high-barrier materials for the flexible packaging and converting industry. Initial commercial line barrier results of DURAMET® 48 g polyester have surpassed pilot line barrier values with oxygen of 0.033 cc/m2/day. and water vapor barrier of 0.062 g/m2/day.

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EU and Canada agree to set a date for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

European Commission – Statement Statement by Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Mr Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Brussels, 8 July 2017 The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement marks a new chapter in the relationship between the EU and Canada. It is by opening up to each other, by working closely with those who share the same values that we will shape and harness globalisation. It is important that our companies and citizens, the real winners with this agreement, start reaping its benefits without further ado. Both at EU level and in Canada, the necessary steps were taken to ratify the agreement. Meeting at the G20 in Hamburg, reconfirming our joint commitment to the rules-based international trading system, we agreed to set the date of 21 September 2017 to start the provisional application of the agreement, thus allowing for all the necessary implementing measures to be taken before that date. The agreement will now be provisionally applied and will enter definitively into force once the Parliaments in all Member States of the EU ratify the text according to their respective domestic constitutional requirements. STATEMENT/17/1959 Press contacts: Margaritis SCHINAS (+ 32 2 296 05 24) Mina ANDREEVA (+32 2 299 13 82) Daniel ROSARIO (+ 32 2 295 61 85) General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 […]

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In-line Metallizing and Flexo Top-Coating

By applying a flexo coating immediately after the metallizing zone in a vacuum chamber, and then E-beam curing that coating all in one pass, the inherent barrier of that metallized layer is locked in, with a minimal number of coating defects.

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A Look at Stripe Metallizing Technologies

There are many packaging applications where a consumer packaged goods (CPGs) company would like the brightness and some of the barrier properties offered by metallized film, but with clear segments where the customer can see the product too.  This is particularly true of fresh foods or produce, where the ability to see the actual product in the package is a necessity.  As consumers become more demanding, and CPGs have to fight for shelf space, this is a more and more common request from the marketplace. A cost effective way to produce such a package, with both metallized and clear sections, is by using a metallized web that has clear stripes in the machine direction.  This way, depending on how the pre-made pouch is made, or whether the laminated web runs on FFS equipment, the clear stripe can be oriented in the horizontal or vertical direction on the pouch. There are three basic technologies available to carry out one-pass stripe metallizing.  The first is using chill roll banding, where metal bands lay on the film as it passes over the chill drum in a drum metallizer.  The bands peel off the film after it passes through the metallizing area, leaving clear stripes behind.  These bands need to be cut to width, with significant set-up involved to properly align them.  There is […]

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