News Ticker – May 21, 2010

Sustainable, freezable bioplastic film takes a bow
FKuR deep-freeze bioplastic filmGerman bioplastics developer FKuR debuts what it calls “the world’s first sustainable, deep-freeze packaging made from renewable resources.” Based on FKuR certified, compostable biofilms, the material is a three-layer system using two Bio-Flex® (polylactic acid/copolyester compound) film grades. The new structure reportedly has the necessary mechanical properties for low-temperature apps: High impact strength and dart drop strength, as well as low glass-transition temperatures. The new freezable film is also compostable according to ASTM D 6400 and food-contact approved. More info

Flint Group Flexo Products makes management changes
Thomas Telser, president of Flint Group Flexographic Products, will become chairman–Packaging Segment, effective July 1. He will give strategic guidance to the Flint Group divisions Flexographic Products and Global Packaging & Narrow Web. Also, Mario Busshoff is appointed vp-gm, Flexographic Products, and will assume operational responsibility for the leadership of the Flint Group Flexographic Products division.

TAPPI Consulting Council connects you with industry experts
A new premium service that connects TAPPI subject-matter experts with potential clients, the TCC identifies qualified consultants to assist members with business growth, technical issues and industry challenges for pulp, paper and packaging professionals. Rolled out earlier this month at PaperCon, the TCC can be reached @

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