Moisture Barrier Paper
Cortec presents patented EcoShield Paper and Linerboard's new product is coated with a water based barrier that is recyclable and repulpable.
EcoShield Paper can readily be recycled into other types of paper products such as boxes, cardboard and other corrugated materials as well as“repulped”: made into or mixed with pulp to make new paper products. This environmentally safe product also shows oil and grease resistance, combining moisture barrier properties and oil and grease resistivity. EcoShield is in compliance with FDA regulations under 21 code of Federal Regulations for food contact. EcoShield Paper also displays a reduced Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR). The product was tested according to the Fibre Box Assn. Voluntary Standard for Repulpability and tested according to ASTM E-96, 23°C, 50% RH, Example test ranges for: EcoShield Barrier Paper, a comparable polyethylene coated paper (40# 3msf paper, 6# PE coating) and commerical waxed paper.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.