Aluminium

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

SPECIAL EDITION: SHELF LIFE

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

By Rory Harrington

A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.

An aluminium alternative

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte
films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium.
According to the company, a major advantage of these films,
compared to metallised polyester or aluminium...

Securing the future

Securing the future

Packaging giants Alcan and Pechiney have finally agreed on the
terms of a liquidity agreement that will be made available to
eligible beneficiaries of Pechiney subscription and purchase
options. This ends months of discussions, plans...

Pechiney results disappoint

Pechiney results disappoint

After announcing the acquisition of Corus's aluminium packaging
activities, Pechiney has reported a third-quarter net loss and said
its full-year profit would be worse than expected due to weak
aluminium prices.

Alcoa appointment

Alcoa appointment

Alcoa Closure Systems International has announced that Larry Gibson
has joined the Alcoa CSI sales team as a national account manager.

Non-stick foil

Non-stick foil

Alcoa will unveil Reynolds Wrap Release, a non-stick aluminium foil
aimed at making sticky foods easier to wrap.

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