TAPPI's PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
Sept. 7, 2011

US demand for labels to reach $20 billion in 2015
Packaging Digest
U.S. label shipments are forecast to rise 4.8 percent annually to $20 billion in 2015. The pressure sensitive segment will continue to dominate output, accounting for more than 70 percent of the total. Although pressure sensitive labels will expand at a healthy rate, they will continue to face growing competition from alternative labeling methods such as stretch sleeve, heat-shrink and in-mold labels.

Coral Products aims at packaging as CD sales slide
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Haydock-based media packaging specialist, Coral Products, has started trading on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim). The firm has also raised £1.8 million in a share placement and acquired plastic food containers manufacturer Interpack.More

TE clamshell for sprouts
Packaging World
Baltimore-based Brassica Sprout Group has announced a switch to what it believes is the industry's first tamper-evident, tamper-resistant, vented clamshell container as one more step in their continued efforts to improve food safety in the sprout market.  More

International Paper acquires Temple-Inland for $4.3 billion
Packaging News UK
International Paper has ended a take-over battle that has lasted more than three months by announcing that it has reached a "definitive merger agreement" to acquire Temple-Inland for $4.3 billion.More

USDA alerts organic industry of fraudulent National Organic Program certificate
Packaging Digest
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is warning organic distributors and processors to be aware of the circulation of a fraudulent organic certificate produced by an uncertified operation. The certificate falsely represents agricultural products as certified organic under National Organic Program (NOP) regulations and constitutes a violation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Further investigation did not produce evidence that any product was sold in the United States using the fraudulent certificate. More

Major capital investment allows flexible packaging converter to offer enhanced client services
Flexible Packaging
LallyPak Inc., a leading full service flexible packaging converter, has announced a major capital investment in new equipment that will allow the company to respond more quickly and effectively to the needs of its future and current clients.More

Global demand for sleeve labels to grow by 5 percent
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The present share of the global market for sleeve labelling - 12 percent - is estimated to increase at an annual compound rate of around 5 percent until 2015, according to a report from AWA.More

Pyrolosis the key to award-winning recycling process
Packaging World
For the first time ever, Pyrolosis, which is the process of heating up material in the absence of oxygen, is being used to separate plastic and aluminum in the recycled-beverage cartons stream. More

DS Smith gets backing for new EfW plant at Kemsley
Packaging News UK
DS Smith Paper has been given approval by the Environment Agency (EA) to power its paper recycling facility with energy from a new energy-from-waste (EfW) plant.More

Wine in a can: Second European filler licensed under Vinsafe patent
Packaging Digest
French filler Cacolac has signed a contract with Australian company Barokes Pty Ltd (now registered in Europe as Vinsafe International Pty Ltd) licensing them to fill wine in a can using Barokes' Vinsafe technology. The Vinsafe process is the only wine-in-a-can packaging system, combining long shelf life with high product quality and managed by global patents. Cacolac is the second European filling facility to be awarded this license after the Spanish company Font Salem. Ball Packaging Europe, one of the leading European beverage can manufacturers, is the only European supplier of Vinsafe cans for wine using Barokes' technology. More

Trelleborg material boosts blister pack moulding
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Syntac T-max from Trelleborg is a new syntactic material designed to offer greater control over the thermoforming mould process used in the blister packaging market. The PTFE-impregnated material is claimed to reduce process cycle times and enhance finished quality through its superior slip and release properties.More

Diet Coke gets dressed for autumn
Packaging World
This fall, in a nod to the millions of people leaving a relaxing summer behind and embarking on a reenergized autumn, Diet Coke is launching a new, refreshed ad campaign and limited-time-only can design that will catch the eye of extraordinary individuals everywhere.More

Huhtamäki to close New Zealand plant
Plastics News
Flexible packaging company Huhtamäki Oyj plans to close a manufacturing plant in New Lynn, New Zealand, the company announced Aug. 31. Manufacturing will shift to existing plants in India, Thailand and Vietnam, and sales will be handled from offices in Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia. More

Asia, format switches to drive 22 percent flexibles growth by 2016: Pira
Packaging News UK
Sales for the global flexible packaging market are predicted to grow by 22 percent to more than $70 billion in the next five years, driven by Asian growth and brands moving their products out of other formats.More

Lighter-weight closures help Cargill's sustainability efforts
Greener Package
Company's PET-bottled edible oils convert to lighter-weight neck finish in Brazil while offering many consumer conveniences. After having converted in western Europe their 29/21 neck finish PET bottles into lighter-weight 26/21 versions using closures from Bericap, Cargill is continuing its commitment to sustainability by converting to 26/21 lightweight PET neck finish in Brazil. More