Polyprint invests £250,000 in high-speed wicketer

Polyprint invests £250,000 in high-speed wicketer

By Hannah Jordan Thursday, 31 January 2013 Packaging printer Polyprint has invested in a high-speed Hudson-Sharp wicketting machine to meet increased demand for printed plastic food bags. The new machine, a 5750W high-speed Servo Wicketer manufactured in Belgium by US-headquartered Hudson-Sharp, creates polythene bags from a reel by cutting and heat-sealing them and then stacking …

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5 Easy Ways to Healthy Eating

5 Easy Ways to Healthy Eating

Do you realize that most of the foods you eat come from a box, bag, can, or some kind of container? Shocked? You probably didn’t realize how few fresh foods you eat and how little attention you pay to the freshness of the foods you buy.  Harmful Chemicals in Packaging Materials A recent British Medical …

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Understanding Flexographic Printing Principles

Understanding Flexographic Printing Principles

What is flexographic printing?  The fastest growing conventional process of printing particularly for packaging materials such as flexible films, corrugated containers or hard cardboard is known as flexography. Flexographic printing is a letter press type of printing where the printing plate is of a soft material. By producing a positive reflected master of the target …

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Understanding How Plastic Bags Are Manufactured

Understanding How Plastic Bags Are Manufactured

How are plastic bags manufactured? Made of flexible, thin, non-woven fabric, plastic film or textile, plastic bags or poly-bags are used to replace paper in major light duty packaging applications, in containing and transporting goods such as magazines, foods, powders, produce, ice, chemicals, etc. Most of the plastic bags manufactured are heat-sealed while others are …

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