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More waste recycled than sent to landfill in England
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More waste in England is being recycled than being sent to landfill, according to figures from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It's the first time that recycling has overtaken landfill with 10.7 million tonnes of waste recycled, composted or reused compared to 9.6 million tonnes sent to general waste. More

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China becoming latest target for PET single-serve wine glass
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Melbourne-based Single Serve Packaging Pty. Ltd. has already sold 350,000 Lupé Wines-branded PET single-use wine glasses to Australian, Japanese and Singaporean customers since January 2012. But 26-year-old entrepreneur Georgia Beattie, who launched the company in November 2011, has her sights set on China. She plans to create a relationship with a Chinese winemaker and start producing the glasses there in the next 12-24 months. More

Fiber-based packaging using renewable materials
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Due to the increasing demand for fiber-based packaging based on renewable materials, Stora Enso Speciality Papers broadens its MediaSet basis weight offering; the line is now available in basis weights of 80, 90 and 100 gsm. Specially developed for high-speed-converting, the paper is optimized for the production of packaging wrappers, for e.g. confectionery, as well as for labeling of cans and jars. Brand owners, printers, packers and fillers take advantage of a number of important properties of this sized, one-side coated paper. More

Quality doctor blades and end-seals

In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE

Webex embossing rolls engineered for control
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Webex offers embossing rolls that are commonly machined or engraved to within 0.001-inch tolerances according to customer-specific embossing depths and patterns. More

Flexible approach brings investment at Roberts Mart
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Yorkshire-based flexible packaging specialist, Roberts Mart, has invested £2.5 million in its two Leeds facilities. The firm, which employs 140 staff across the two locations, is targeting export growth, according to chairman John Roberts. More

SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller

Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE

Nutritional supplement company saves money, reduces waste
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Change is constant in the nutritional supplement business, not only when it comes to product formulations, but also in packaging. In the past, whenever there was a product introduction, formulation change, or package/label redesign, NutraBio had to be ready with up-to-date label copy and graphics. That required an extensive - and expensive - inventory of label materials. That process changed about two years ago when the Middlesex, N.J., company began using the CX1200 Color Label Press and FX1200 Digital Finishing System from Primera Technology, Inc. More

Wipak opens new film line in Germany
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Wipak, the flexible packaging company owned by Wihuri of Finland, has opened a blown film plant for thermoforming applications at its facility in Walsrode, Germany. Wipak said the new plant will produce thermoforming films with a high transparency, which it sells under the brand names Superclear and NICE. It will also produce films made with special formulations based on high-performance polymers and barrier material EVOH, which can provide further improved optical and mechanical properties. More

White Paper: Criteria for Obtaining Specified Humidity and Temperature Conditions
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Survey: Fewer consumers willing to pay to go green
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As businesses ramp up marketing efforts to save the planet and regulators ready new guidelines to police them, it's becoming increasingly apparent that consumers aren't paying as much attention - at least if it's going to cost them more. More

Sun Capital buys majority stake in Paragon Print & Packaging
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Private equity group Sun Capital Partners has bought a majority stake in Paragon Print & Packaging in a New Year deal that marks another major addition to its portfolio of packaging investments. The deal for the stake in the £170 million-turnover group was announced this morning by Sun European Partners, the European arm of U.S.-based Sun Capital which has recently bought businesses including Britton Group, Albéa, Kobusch-Sengewald and Rexam's personal care business. More


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Certified Hershey's Bliss Chocolates debut this holiday season
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Consumers can now buy Hershey's Bliss chocolates made with 100 percent certified cocoa. The rollout of certified Hershey's Bliss chocolates builds on The Hershey Company's programs in West Africa to increase the income and livelihoods of the region's two million cocoa farmers. In January, Hershey announced it would make all of its popular Hershey's Bliss milk, dark and white chocolates from Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa. More

Saiden Technologies becomes STI Polymer
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The management of Saiden Technologies has acquired 100 percent of the company's stock from its parent company, Saiden Chemical of Japan. The company, which has been renamed STI Polymer, is a maker of acrylic emulsion polymers. It will continue to operate its plant in Sanford and will be led by its current management team, which has been in place since the plant opened in 2001. The acquisition includes full rights to the company's existing product portfolio and a technical support agreement under which STI Polymer will maintain access to Saiden Chemical's deep R&D resources. More

Rexam wraps up sale of its personal care business
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Rexam has received approval from the Chinese authorities for the sale of part of its personal care packaging division to an affiliate of Sun European Partners. The deal, announced back in July 2012, will see the operation split between the Sub subsidiary, which is taking Rexam's cosmetics, toiletries and household care products operation, while Silgan Holdings has agreed to buy its thermoformed high-barrier food packaging business. More

Constar consolidating, will focus on specialty packaging
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Constar International LLC will close an injection molding plant and consolidate operations at a second facility in response to the end of a bottling contract business. The closure at Jackson, Miss., will cut 40 jobs by the end of January, the Trevose-based specialty plastic packing firm said in a Dec. 21 press release. Another 40 jobs will end in Havre de Grace, Md., by the end of March. More

Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE

FDA tracking proposal could require packaging line changes
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's medical device tracking proposal will force many manufacturers to make expensive packaging line changes. FDA proposed a unique device identification (UDI) marking system, both for many individual devices and all device packaging, with some exceptions, in response to a 2007 congressional mandate. Manufacturers have been criticizing key elements of that proposal since it was announced this past summer, forcing the FDA to reconsider some of the specifics. More

Nanotech gels as in-pack food sensors?
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In the fridge of the future, we won't be looking for "Use By" or "Best Before" dates. We will be able to tell whether food is fresh, or has turned for the worse, with a quick visual inspection of the fridge. In-mold labels made from a photonic gel will change color when exposed to chemicals associated with a foodstuff going off. So we will have an instant visual warning if our food's gone bad. More

Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders

Use PVAc or VAE binders to achieve brightness and opacity while reducing expensive TiO2. Learn how BrightCoat can help you meet your optical and strength goals. 

Dragons' Den twins link up with Refinery to create sauce packs
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Agency Refinery has created new packaging for Chinese sauce brand Sweet Mandarin Sauces, which secured investment from BBC TV show Dragons' Den. The packs have gone into 500 Sainsbury's stores and Refinery was tasked with creating branding that communicated a sense of heritage and quality. More

Parish investing to keep up with bag-in-box business
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Bag-in-box specialist Parish Manufacturing Inc. has invested about $1 million to expand and further automate its operation in Indianapolis. The investment includes two 110-ton Arburg injection presses and automated assembly machinery, Parish President and CEO Daniel Cunningham said in a telephone interview. "These [presses] are to replace 40-ton Arburgs and to handle increased business," Cunningham said. More

Packaging Dynamics Corporation announces acquisition of Groupe De Luxe
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Packaging Dynamics Corporation, a leader in flexible packaging and specialty paper, announced the acquisition of Groupe De Luxe. De Luxe is a leading North American manufacturer of flexible packaging products for food service, bakery, supermarket, confectionary, dairy, and other specialty applications. De Luxe is headquartered at its Montreal manufacturing facility and also has facilities in Toronto, Chicago and Saugerties, N.Y. More

To reach younger buyers, vintners think outside the bottle
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Persuading consumers to drink anything other than bottled wine is an uphill climb. Glass bottles are the gold standard, so newer brands are turning to sleek, eco-friendly containers and promoting them through social media to reach younger wine drinkers. Those in the millennial age group, between 21 and 34, are the target because they have grown up drinking from plastic and are less wedded to traditional wine rituals. And some 51 percent of them drink wine at least once a week, according to data from the Wine Market Council. More

Instead of asking about the growth in print, should we be asking, what will the alternative vision to print be?
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Most of the pink newspapers and biz dailies are focusing on 5.6 GDP which may become 7 GDP in the long term. And all chime in unison about the Indian recovery, irrespective of the fact if the Euro will survive or no, whether the central government - and indeed economy - will combat the inflation. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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