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Revealing key trends driving the global packaging market
Packaging World
Global packaging sales were projected to rise by 3 percent to $797 billion in 2013 and grow at an annual rate of 4 percent to $975 billion by 2018, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira, a global testing, consulting, and information services business.
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Is food residue a barrier to recycling foodservice packaging?
Greener Package
The Foodservice Packaging Institute conducts a study to understand if food contamination is a valid barrier to the recycling of foodservice packaging.
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Evidence released supporting BPA safety
Packaging Digest
The North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. reminds consumers of the important scientific evidence released in 2013 that supports the safety of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact applications. Data from key studies, including large-scale regulatory studies by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, demonstrate that concerns about potential health impacts from BPA are unfounded and overblown by popular media.
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Will packaging save the world in 2014?
Plastics Today
Much of plastic packaging innovation is driven by consumer preference. This was the case in 2013 and will be so in 2014. But it's not only about trends and eye-pleasing designs. Packaging, if produced correctly, has a big opportunity to help better the world. But in 2014, packaging will also have to combat negative perceptions.
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When labels are the story
PFFC
Labels are news. To check out this claim, perform a Google News search around a simple search term, such as "PR about labels," and see what crops up over the first few pages. And consider creating a Google Alert to pull in relevant stories. (Be aware that proactive searches often will uncover articles that don't get on the Alert radar, so doing both likely will create the most productive results.)
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Bioplastics growth likely to be 'above average'
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The organization which represents Europe's bioplastics industry expects the global market for the material to see "above average" growth in the coming years. Berlin-based European Bioplastics, which represents 70 member companies spread across the European Union, said annual production capacity of bioplastics would rise from 1.4 million tonnes in 2012 to 6.2 million tonnes by 2017.
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UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges
Packaging World
In September 2013, UPS reported that changing regulatory environments, new customer demands around the globe, challenges around product security, and increasingly complex products are driving healthcare executives to make strategic supply chain investments.
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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
 


ARX divests shareholding in Ergis-Eurofilms
European Plastics News
ARX Equity Partners has sold its majority shareholding in Polish films extrusion group Ergis-Eurofilms. The private equity group, which specializes in central and eastern European investments, divested its shares in a series of block trades to investors on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in December.
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Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19 percent per year through 2017
Greener Package
The most rapid gains in demand are expected for biobased commodity resins such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are just beginning to enter the commercial market.
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Wrapping up 2013: A look at the top stories in the packaging channel
Plastics Today
Typically the month of January moves at a snail's pace. The holiday season is long gone, the lights are put away and all we're left with is cold air and plenty of snow on the ground (at least in Denver). However, January 2013 broke away from the mundane, slow trend. And that's all thanks to a certain coffee giant.
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Are you getting the most out of your coding equipment?
Packaging Digest
Package design is an essential element of branding in the cosmetics, personal and home care industry and a vital part of the product development process. To ensure success, each product often requires specialized packaging to promote the product brand, including unique variable codes such as UPC symbols, color names and logos. However, personal and home care products such as perfumes, nail polish, makeup and cleaners are diverse in nature and often require manufacturers to produce various fragrances, colors and formulas in the same factory — often all on the same line.
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  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
 


Südpack establishes itself in US market
PFFC
Südpack USA, the fully owned subsidiary of the German packaging specialist Südpack GmbH & Co. KG, was founded in 2012 and reports that it has increased its business activities since then.
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Hollywood star campaigns against plastic bottles
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Actor Jeff Bridges has backed the U.S.-based Plastic Pollution Coalition's "Resolve to Refuse" campaign, which aims to persuade consumers to cut back on their use of single-use and disposable plastic bottles.
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Packaging firm reaches a century of service
Packaging News
Birmingham-based packaging company Pickering & Mayell has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and plans to expand through new contracts with major international brands.
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Tupperware: 'We will keep using plastic'
European Plastics News
Tupperware, the iconic table and kitchenware product company, told a recent industry gathering that it had no plans to seek out new materials with which to make its products. David Kusuma, vice president of product development and R&D worldwide at Tupperware Brands Corporation, said that while the company's innovative outlook would continue, plastic would remain at the heart of the group.
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Graham Partners buys blow molder Paradigm Packaging
Plastics News
Investment firm Graham Partners continues to grow its platform of blow molding businesses, acquiring Paradigm Packaging Inc., a vitamin, nutritional, over-the-counter drug and pharmaceutical bottle and jar producer.
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  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. 
 


Foil pack keeps e-cigs fresh for consumers
Packaging Digest
Beyond the fact that these packages dramatically reduce cartomizer evaporation, the new design continues the company's aim of separating the Clearette brand from other manufacturers on the market, specifically its chief competitor's, blu and Njoy, in terms of packaging. The new vibrantly colored high-contrast packaging allows lateral name branding at larger font sizes to punch out the Clearette brand to the consumer.
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Will packaging save the world in 2014?
Plastics Today
Much of plastic packaging innovation is driven by consumer preference. This was the case in 2013 and will be so in 2014. But it's not only about trends and eye-pleasing designs. Packaging, if produced correctly, has a big opportunity to help better the world. But in 2014, packaging will also have to combat negative perceptions.

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EU to launch tool for testing migration of packaging materials into food
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The results of a four year European Commission project which impact heavily on the food packaging industry are to be unveiled at the Smithers Pira conference from Dec. 9-12 in London.

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BPA: Is it a complex story? Oh, baby.
Greener Package
The drama over bisphenol A has already been so complex and weird, we should have expected the latest odd chapters.

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Harvard team pitches new coating solution
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Researchers at Harvard University in the U.S. have mimicked the inner skin of a pitcher plant to create a frictionless transparent coating that could be applied to almost any size of object.
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Rectangular plastic tub for interior paint
Packaging World
As the Czech market for paint is dominated by round and oval pails, paint producer Kittfort chose a rectangular container for the launch of its new interior paint.
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Weener Group acquires Weener Empire Plastics
Packaging News
German plastic packaging firm Weener Group has acquired the remaining shares of the Mumbai headquartered Weener Empire Plastics for an undisclosed amount.
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Using semiotics to unwrap the year's seasonal packaging
Packaging Europe
ThePackHub's Sue Burden takes a closer look at how using semiotics can help to better understand the year's seasonal packaging and opportunities for future seasonal ranges.
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