What You Need to Know to Make World-Class Stretch Film : Plastics Technology

Advances in materials, feedblock/die technologies, and winding can help processors develop more sophisticated cast-stretch products. Nanolayer feedblock and die package from Cloeren. Nanolayer feedblocks are considerably larger than conventional coex blocks. For dies, flow-channel shapes had to be reexamined, and precision of tolerances had to be tightened up, in order to meet the process demands associated with such thin layers Here, a 17-micron LLDPE reference film is compared with a 15-micron, seven-layer film comprising Exceed mPE resins and Vistamaxx polymers. The thinner, 15-micron film delivers physical properties similar to those of the 17-micron film, as highlighted by the blue line in the center spider chart. The chart at the bottom demonstrates that the holding force of the thinner, 15-micron film is almost equivalent to that of the 17-micron reference film, despite the weight of the film being considerably less. Also, the 15-micron film breaks at a higher tension than the 17-micron reference film during a pallet-wrapping test Here, a 17-micron LLDPE market reference film is compared with a 15-micron nanolayer film comprising Exceed mPE resins and Vistamaxx polymers. ...

Casey Donovan ‘sank into self-loathing’ after catfish hoax

But Casey Donovan hit headlines in 2014, after it was revealed by New Idea that she was caught up in a catfishing hoax, in which her best friend posed as the pop star’s online lover. Now, the publication is quoting a friend of Casey’s who claims that, after the scandal, the star ‘sank into self-loathing’ and began meeting up with strangers for sex. ‘Self-loathing’: A friend of Casey Donovan has told New Idea that following her catfish hoax, the star ‘sank into self-loathing’ and began meeting up with strangers she had met on the internet for sex The magazine quotes the friend as saying, ‘She [Casey] went out and had sex with total strangers she found online. It was like she needed validation after that awful catfish experience. She needed to believe someone found her attractive.’ The star shot to fame in 2004 after winning Australian Idol at the age of just 16, the same year the catfish hoax started. The star’s best friend pretended to be a man named ‘Campbell’, and seduced Casey online. The hoax lasted for six years. In the jungle: Casey Donovan is currently in South Africa filming the latest season ...