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Hi, I've been personally involved in the paper, film, flexible packaging and converting business since 1989. I started as an Industrial Sales Rep for Rourke Eno Paper in Springfield, Massachusetts. After six years, I changed my career focus to film extrusion and joined Armin Plastics (also known today as Tyco Plastics) working as their Northeast Regional Sales Manager. I sold Industrial and Converting grade LLDPE/LDPE/HDPE blended sheet, and bags, directly into national accounts, large OEMs and Regional Distribution. From there I accepted the challenge of working for Valeron Strength Films in Houston, TX, as their National Specialty Films Product Manager. In 2003, I stepped out and away from Valeron on my own, and purchased the rights for the buyfilm.net domain from Yahoo. I wasn't quite ready at the time to pursue a full fledged, full-time effort, as I am today, but saw value and my future in the name nonetheless. Hence, during the past ten years I did primarily short term contractual work that involved filling up line times at different blown film extrusion plants, and hourly consulting that involved intricate New Business Development opportunities. Now, today, with the improvements in mobile technology that have been made readily accessible, I am pleased to be able to offer everything that I have learned, and developed, over the course of my entire career to the marketplace. At buyfilm.net, my business partners and I have come to appreciate that all businesses are undergoing a paradigm shift to the brave new world of instant service via the Internet. We are proud to give all of our customers direct access, and personalized service, from some of the most experienced film, and converting people, present in the U.S. today. Thank you, and please visit buyfilm.net. Go to our Inquiry Page for a complete listing of everything that we presently offer on our Subject drop down list. Best, Joe Lambert buyfilm.net
Hi, I've been personally involved in the paper, film, flexible packaging and converting business since 1989. I started as an Industrial Sales Rep for Rourke Eno Paper in Springfield, Massachusetts. After six years, I changed my career focus to film extrusion and joined Armin Plastics (also known today as Tyco Plastics) working as their Northeast Regional Sales Manager. I sold Industrial and Converting grade LLDPE/LDPE/HDPE blended sheet, and bags, directly into national accounts, large OEMs and Regional Distribution. From there I accepted the challenge of working for Valeron Strength Films in Houston, TX, as their National Specialty Films Product Manager. In 2003, I stepped out and away from Valeron on my own, and purchased the rights for the buyfilm.net domain from Yahoo. I wasn't quite ready at the time to pursue a full fledged, full-time effort, as I am today, but saw value and my future in the name nonetheless. Hence, during the past ten years I did primarily short term contractual work that involved filling up line times at different blown film extrusion plants, and hourly consulting that involved intricate New Business Development opportunities. Now, today, with the improvements in mobile technology that have been made readily accessible, I am pleased to be able to offer everything that I have learned, and developed, over the course of my entire career to the marketplace. At buyfilm.net, my business partners and I have come to appreciate that all businesses are undergoing a paradigm shift to the brave new world of instant service via the Internet. We are proud to give all of our customers direct access, and personalized service, from some of the most experienced film, and converting people, present in the U.S. today. Thank you, and please visit buyfilm.net. Go to our Inquiry Page for a complete listing of everything that we presently offer on our Subject drop down list. Best, Joe Lambert buyfilm.net

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Specialty & Lamination Films Product Manager / North America at Valfilm
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PVDC Barrier crushes EVOH & Nylon
Dec 13, 2015

Science speaks for itself. Valfilm USA is a privately held Italian company based in Brazil. Valfilm is also the undisputed leader in Flexible Packaging films and producer of PVDC shrink bags in South America. Both Cryovac and Bemis can attest to this fact, and cannot match their quality.
Now Valfilm has shifted it's highly respected focus to North America, and specifically, the United States. It has put it's money down in America, saved jobs in Findlay, Ohio and is now poised for substantial growth. The first area of focus is on their newly acquired (formerly Dow Chemical) patented blown film technology for - 7 Layered PVDC Barrier Film. This is a unique product, well worth a hard look from any New Business Development Engineer out there involved in the Flexible Packaging world. Specifically, in the Food Packaging realm. Science speaks for itself.
What exactly are Valfilm USA / PVDC Blown Barrier films?
Multilayer films with a PVDC barrier layer in the core
PE skin layers for toughness and sealing properties
Other skin layer resin can be used, such as EVA for thermal laminations or PP for thermoforming applications 
Benefits of a Valfilm Barrier film:
Excellent barrier to oxygen, moisture, flavors and aromas
Excellent chemical resistance
Toughness and sealing similar to a polyethylene film
 
Advantages of Blown Valfilm PVDC versus EVOH:          
Oxygen barrier properties of PVDC are independent of relative humidity
EVOH is moisture sensitive, the oxygen barrier will increase when it is exposed to high relative humidity.
PVDC is an excellent barrier to water vapor, while EVOH is not a good water vapor barrier
The oxygen barrier of PVDC improves more rapidly as the temperature decreases, so PVDC is a better barrier at refrigeration conditions
The glass transition temperature of EVOH is above room temperature which can result in flex cracking issues      
              
Applications of Valfilm Blown PVDC Barrier Films:
Meat and cheese packaging
Valfilm Blown PVDC are best barrier choice at the low temperature and high humidity conditions in a refrigerator
Valfilm Blown PVDC is typically thermoformed on a horizontal form/fill/seal system or fabricated into a bag
Valfilm PVDC is also laminated to PET, which can be printed, and fabricated into a pouch for beef jerky packaging which requires excellent oxygen and water vapor barrier properties
Bread Packaging
Valfilm Blown PVDC is laminated to Nylon and PET films
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Glossary of Terms
Laminating, Coating & Converting
 
LAMINATION - A product made by bonding together two or more layers using thermal or adhesive technology.
LEADER - A fabric, paper, or film used to thread a machine to prevent damage of a customer’s material
MASTER ROLL - A term used to describe a manufactured roll from which smaller rolls are cut from.
MATTE - A low or non-reflective surface of a film.
MICRON - A measurement of thickness of a material where 25 microns equals 1 mil (or 0.001”).
MIL - A term used for the thickness of a material measured as one thousandth of an inch (0.001”).
MSI - The abbreviation for one thousand square inches.
NIP - The contact rollers to bond materials together in a laminating machine.
NONWOVEN - A material that is not woven or knitted but produced by the interaction of a chemical and heat to randomly bond fibers together.
PEEL STRENGTH - The measurement of strength of the adhesive, usually measured on a resistance tester and recorded as grams or pounds.
POLYMER - A high molecular compound formed by the addition of smaller molecules to create a resin such as polyethylene or nylon.
PRIMER - The first coat of a coating to seal the base surface, such as the sealer used on a wall before applying the adhesive for a wallcovering.
PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE - An adhesive which forms a bond when pressure is applied to the adhesive to adhere itself to a material or surface. Also referred to as PSAs (pressure sensitive adhesives).
PVC (VINYL) - A term used to describe poly vinyl chloride, generally a multi-purpose film used in laminating and various processes and products.
RELEASE LINER - A paper usually coated with silicone on one side; used when winding sticky adhesives, such as pressure sensitives.
SATURATION - In printing terms, the vividness or degree of color density. In chemical terms, the inability to absorb any additional liquids.
SELVAGE - The surplus edge of a fabric, normally finished to prevent unraveling.
SOLVENT - A liquid capable of dissolving another substance. As an example, water is a solvent for salt.
SPLICE - How material ends are joined together to make a continuous length, normally done by taping or sewing.
SURFACE TREATMENT - The application of an electrical or chemical treatment to improve the surface of a film.
TEXTURED SURFACE - The effect of having an embossed surface, usually as the result of high pressure laminating.
THERMAL BONDING - The method of bonding materials together using heat instead of adhesives.
TUNNELING - A term used when one laminated material, usually a film, separates from the other material creating a horizontal or vertical pocket.
WARP YARN - The lengthwise threads in a weaving process on a loom.
WEB - The term used to describe routing a material through a coating or laminating machine.
WEFT - The yarn that is woven back and forth through the warp yarn in a weaving process.  See Filling Yarn.
WETTING - A term used to describe how evenly a liquid coats onto a film. The higher the wetting, the more even the coating
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EcoTag is a highly versatile film sheet with excellent layflat and cold temperature resistance. Water based Flexo, UV Flexo and Thermal Transfer print compatible.
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