• Michelman Introduces Bio-Based Solutions that Enhance Exterior Wood & Concrete Coatings


     When used as an alternative to synthetic surface modifiers in high-quality coatings, Michelman’s bio-based technology demonstrates comparable or enhanced abrasion resistance, improved scratch resistance, and superior matting. In addition, these surface modifiers comprise significant levels of sustainable materials providing performance properties that meet or exceed the standard set by synthetic products in the marketplace.

    Explains Melanie Bauer, the company’s Global Marketing Director for Coatings, “These products enhance the natural pattern of wood, and are an effective additive for improving the durability and aesthetics of stone-based substrates. Furthermore, all products in the NatureShield® family contain at least 10% naturally derived content. Those with 50% or greater are designated as bio-based; those with 10-49% are designated as bio-containing.”

    Michelman will feature its bio-based NatureShield® solutions in booth #302 at the Western Coatings Show held October 17-20 in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally, Ms. Emily Curry, Michelman’s Global Marketing Manager for Coatings, will also be presenting “Sustainable Surface Modifiers” on October 20th.

  • The aluminum tube and aerosol can industry in Germany is resilient and reliable, also in times of crisis

    The development of the aluminum tubes and aerosol can market in the first half of 2021 can only be adequately assessed for the German market in retrospect to 2020 because the first quarter of 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis was still characterized by extremely lively demand from all end consumer markets.

    Food and household sectors stable in the crisis, pharmaceuticals mixed, cosmetics weaker

  • Amcor launches enhanced heat seal coating healthcare packaging solution


    Amcor introduced ACT2100™ heat seal coating for medical grade DuPont™ Tyvek®2 and paper packaging applications. This next generation coating technology delivers enhanced performance features for healthcare applications and will be produced in multiple locations worldwide to offer customers increased flexibility to be supplied from the most suitable location for the manufacturing and packaging of their devices.

    Customers choosing ACT2100 will benefit from the solution’s broader seal range in combination with numerous materials, allowing for a wider operating window in their manufacturing operations, as well as enhanced seal strength for more robust package integrity through distribution.

    Consumers will enjoy speedier ethylene oxide sterilization cycles thanks to the material’s improved porosity, a fiber-free peel, and a bright, white adhesive that does not yellow. In addition, documentation and data will be available to support healthcare packaging regulatory requirements in all regulated markets.

    The ACT2100 heat seal adhesive will be added to Amcor’s existing portfolio of well-known, high-performance Tyvek adhesives including CR27® and SBP2000® heat seal coatings. This allows our customers to choose to leverage traditional validations with legacy products or use ACT2100 for newer requirements.

  • C&A debuts bitter tasting coating line for labels and packaging


    Coatings & Adhesives Corp. (C&A) has announced the development of Deter BT, a bitter tasting coating line for labels and consumer packaging. Deter BT is a specialized coating series that imparts a bitter taste to coated products to deter children from chewing or eating print/packaging components.

    According to Steve Burleson, Coatings and Adhesives sales and market segment business manager - label products, “Safety. First. Always. The development of the Deter BT bitter tasting coating line for labels and consumer packaging offers significant value and functionality for customers and brand owners to enhance safety," says Burleson. "We are committed to keeping customers at the forefront of technology through the development of new products such as Deter BT.”

    C&A's manufacturing takes place in a modern 100,000-plus square foot facility located in Leland, NC, USA. Finished goods are shipped from this location directly to customers or to one of its many warehouses located throughout the country.