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Leading Consumer Trends That Impact Snack Food Packaging

According to Mordor Intelligence, the global snack food market is expected to reach $639 billion by 2023 as consumer incomes grow and economies flourish. Gain insight into leading consumer trends and how they impact snack food packaging. Health Consciousness Driven largely by younger consumers’ increased health consciousness, the snack food market has adapted to meet …

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Troubleshooting Two Common Hot Melt Adhesive and Equipment Problems

In a recent blog, we discussed hot melt adhesive application methods and variables to consider. Now, let’s look at troubleshooting two common hot melt adhesive problems: charring and stringing. Hot Melt Adhesive Charring in Reservoirs Char is comprised of burned particles that result from the thermal degradation of organic substances. This can include: Certain adhesives …

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June 6, 2018 - Assembly Flexible Packaging

Best Practices for Drying Vitel® 1000 Resins

Vitel® resins are versatile, high molecular weight, linear saturated copolyesters that are ideal for many applications, such as: Extrusion Coating Lamination Comprised of different grades, Vitels offer varying processing capabilities and have certain considerations to keep in mind during use. Ideal for extrusion applications, the 1000 series in particular must have special care taken to …

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How Consumers are Driving Hot Melt Adhesive Growth

According to Smithers Apex, the global hot melt adhesive market is forecast to be worth $7.57 billion by 2021. As 100% solid, thermoplastic adhesives, hot melts are versatile bonding solutions for many markets. Yet their versatility isn’t the only reason why hot melt adhesives continue to grow in popularity. Consumers play an important role in …

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