News Ticker – May 10, 2010

Toray Films Europe commercializes met-BOPP film via new French plant

Toray Films Europe's metallized-BOPP film plant

Toray Films Europe's new metallized-BOPP film operation is depicted on the left.

The first commercial volumes of metallized, biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film for packaging applications have been achieved at Toray Films Europe’s new manufacturing plant in Rhône-Alpes, France. The US$86-million facility turns out Torayfan® metallized, heat-sealable and non-sealable, high-oxygen-barrier and high-moisture-barrier films. Production is forecasted for 44 million lbs annually. 

Caraustar appoints Michael C. Patton as new CEO
Paperboard-substrate provider Caraustar Industries has appointed Michael C. Patton, 48, as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective May 20. Patton joins Caraustar after more than 10 years in senior leadership roles with Greif. Patton had been senior vp-global sourcing and supply chain, and divisional president-industrial packaging, North America for Greif. More info

Corona-treater station maintenance Webinar set for Wednesday
Properly maintaining your operation’s corona treaters goes a long way toward turning out quality materials and boosting your bottom line. This free Webinar, sponsored by Enercon Industries, will review best practices with a special emphasis on high-heat and humidity environments. It’s set for May 12 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT. To register:

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