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Shelf Life & Flexible Packaging Trends

What is the true value of Shelf Life? I recently attended the Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on January 18th, 2016. I can honestly say that at age 52, and with 27 years under my belt in Flexible Packaging, that I know how to efficiently ‘walk’ and ‘work’ a trade show floor. With […]

PVDC Barrier Film Crushes EVOH & Nylon

Science speaks for itself. Valfilm USA is a privately held Italian company based in Brazil. Valfilm is also the undisputed leader in Flexible Packaging films and producer of PVDC shrink bags in South America. Both Cryovac and Bemis can attest to this fact, and cannot match their quality. Now Valfilm has shifted it’s highly respected focus […]

Synthetic Paper and Plastic Sourcing

Film Sourcing – Synthetic Paper and Plastic Converting Price per MSI or LF of any surface printable film sheet is always close to the top for most commercial printers. Cost per pound and yield are also the true, and unspoken, driving factors behind most New Business Development and Procurement. With this said, the Synthetic Paper market […]

Brushed Films

Brushed Films Available from Griff Griff offers two different types of film with our Fine Brushed design. We have our Fine Brushed design on our Polyester films that we offer in Silver. We are able to create the brushed look by scratching or abrading the surface of the polyester film while maintaining the integrity of […]

Blown Films for Flexible Packaging

Blown Films for Flexible Packaging Applications – Melt Index, Dart Drop & Physical Checks prior to and after Shipping   The Melting Index is a standardized measure of the melting viscosity of the plastic. A High MI = very liquid = short molecules. Low MI = viscous = long molecules.   Dart Drop is a […]

Offshore vs. Domestic Specialty Film Extrusion

In the age of Obama, and Google Drones, it still baffles me that a large multi-national fresh produce Packaging Materials Manager could ignore the pragmatic importance of being able to hold any and every supplier accountable. Sadly, he isn’t alone, and being focused on one’s bonus package can truly be a powerful allure for anyone […]