PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
May 6, 2009

An Invitation to Present
from TAPPI
Because India is one of the emerging leaders in the flexible packaging industry, the 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends and Technology Developments Symposium will be held in India for the first time. The dual-located event will take place November 10-11, 2009 in Mumbai and November 13-14, 2009 in New Delhi, India. More

Six Package-Printing Winners are Standouts in Annual Excellence in Flexography Competition
from Converting Magazine
Sixty-five companies were recognized with 135 prizes at Flexographic Technical Association's (FTA) Excellence in Flexography Awards competition. Winners were announced yesterday during the Awards Banquet of Foundation of FTA's 2009 Forum in Lake Buena Vista, FL. From among the batch, nine were selected as definitively No. 1 in their respective categories the esteemed Best of Shows. More

Multi-Plastics Adds Pouch Materials to its Product Line
from Label and Narrow Web
Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has added paper and film-faced pouch materials to its mono-web flexible packaging product line. As narrow web flexographic converters continue to diversify and expand into flexible packaging, they now have an additional source and choice for these materials at a competitive cost and within quick lead times, the company says. More

Self-healing Polymers Open Way to Recycling
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Scientists in the Netherlands say their work on self-healing polymers could lead to the development of more easily recyclable thermoset plastics and help reduce the amount of waste material that is currently incinerated or disposed of in landfill. More

Multifilm Packaging: Innovation Through Integration
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
Scan the flexible packaging landscape today for cast film extrusion companies and you'll find a handful. Look again for flexible packaging printers, and again, you'll get a bunch. Metallizers, laminators, slitters and rewinders? They're all over the flexible packaging scene, too. More

Russian PE Film Growth Led by Packaging
from European Plastics News
Packaging applications are expected to drive growth in demand for polyethylene film in Russia, according to UK consultants AMI. In a new guide to the polyethylene film extrusion industry in Russia, AMI says there have been many recent investments in Russian PE film production. More

Price Trends of Oil, Polymer Feedstock and Commodity Polymers in Asia for the week ended May 4.
from Plastemart
Propped by enhanced consumer confidence in USA as Americans get more confident about the economy, and indications that OPEC is complying with agreed cuts at record levels has pushed oil prices to four week highs. More

Ampac Flexibles President 2009 Converter of the Year
from Converting Magazine
Dan McFarland, President, Ampac Flexibles Performance Printed Films, has been selected as CMM International's Converter of the Year for 2009. Recognized for his accomplishments in the flexible packaging industry, specifically targeting the frozen food sector, McFarland is the 11th recipient in a list of distinguished honorees who have won this prestigious award over the last 20 years. More