PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
Sept. 3, 2009

Bemis Strike Ends: Workers Agree to New Contract
from Packaging Digest
Workers of Local 1426 Workers United, an SEIU affiliate, who had been on strike since July 21 at Bemis Inc. in Terre Haute, Ind., have agreed to a new contract with their employer. More

BPI Shapes Up in Tough Climate
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Pre-tax profits at films group British Polythene Industries increased 26% to £9.1m in the first six months of 2009, versus £7.2m in the same period of 2008. But the company remains circumspect about prospects for the full year. More

Sports Detergent in Single-use Blister Packs for Olympics
from Packaging Digest
According to Win Products Inc., Atlanta, many liquid detergents do not target embedded odors. Even after gym clothes are washed, these odors stay entrenched in the fibers. After a few workouts, even high tech fabrics can develop musty odors, which are caused by bacteria attracted to the sweat-soaked fabrics. More

European Aluminum Flexible Packaging Output Falls 7 Percent
from Converting Magazine
Given current economic conditions and in line with expectations, European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) figures for the first half of 2009 show a 13 percent fall in members' alufoil production, compared with the first six months in 2008 to 371,400 metric tons. More

Does Your Packaging Come to Mind?
from Brand Packaging
Do consumers identify your packaging with your brand? A unique Web site called Brand Tags lets you find out. Visitors to the site view a series of brand logos and then type in the first word that pops into their minds. More

First Digital Press for Germany's Allflex
from Converting Magazine
Flexible-packaging printer allflex Folienveredlung GmbH & Co. KG (Achen, Germany) installs its first digital press, a seven-color HP Indigo press ws4500, to offer customers very short runs, proofs and dummies of flexible packaging and self-adhesive labels on final substrates. More

Holiday Sampler Pack Resurrects the 'Cigar Box'
from Packaging World
Who can forget the "cigar box" of childhood? It doubled as the perfect container for home collectibles such as crayons, baseball cards, toys, and other small keepsakes—all the while extending the branding of the original contents. The cigar box is making a comeback in a different product category with Young Plantations, Florence, S.C., launching its Mingo River Southern Holiday Sampler. More

Husky Commissions LCA Study for PET Bottles
from European Plastics News
PET bottles are taking some hits from environmentalists in North America so Husky Injection Molding officials have decided to fire back — and are arming themselves with information and science. More

Inc. Magazine Ranks Prime Graphics Among America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
from Reuters
Prime Graphics has been named among the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine. The company ranked no. 3535 in the third annual Inc. 5000, the most comprehensive review of private enterprise ever assembled. More