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TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Conference Preview Webinar
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Sneak Peek Webinar: 2012 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Conference
Thursday, January 12, 2012
11:00AM -12:00PM EST

Moderator & Host: Rory A. Wolf, V.P. Business Development; Technology Director - Atmospheric Plasma Systems, Enercon Industries Corporation.
Rory will lead this webinar and moderate a Q&A session to follow.  

Plastics predictions for 2012
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Bag bans, bottle backlash, wrap terms of public perception, 2011 was a year many players in the plastics packaging realm would rather forget. But as the new year begins the old year's battles are far from finished, with plastics fighting to hold on to packaging ground it long ago won from glass, aluminum, and paper. More

Defra works with suppliers to minimize packaging
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Defra is working with suppliers for new contracts to minimize packaging waste, according to natural environment and fisheries minister Richard Benyon. Benyon was responding to a parliamentary question put to him by Tom Blenkinsop, Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. 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

Secure jam squeezing with new valve cap
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Zeller Plastik has launched Rio, a new standard lightweight 55mm headstand valve dispensing closure, targeting the jams and condiments markets. Premier Foods Group is initially introducing Rio on Hartley's Squeezy Jam. More

Cadbury plans chocolate bar makeover
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Two weeks after Cadbury announced plans to ditch 200 staff to cut costs, owner Kraft is spending £6 million (approximately $9.4 million USD) flipping Dairy Milk bars upright at the tills. More

UK government expected to publish weekly bin fund plans soon
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The U.K. government is expected to publish criteria for councils wanting a share of funds to reinstate weekly bin collections later this month. More

Are package designers ignoring the strongest segment of their audience?
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Recent research points to startling statistics. We all know that populations are aging in much of the world. But do we know how significant the size of the senior demographic is and how much discretionary spending they account for? Do marketers suspect how badly they're missing the mark with mature consumers? Apparently not. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.

Slimline bottle for sauce wows Petainer
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Three students at Birmingham City University have won an international design competition organized by PET packaging company Petainer of the U.K. The winning design is a sleek, upmarket table sauce bottle for ketchup, mayonnaise and other sauce-based condiments. In the competition, Petainer challenged students to develop innovative new ideas for a PET container for juices and food. More

Ardagh buys Boxal in €85 million deal
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Boxal produces metal aerosols and bottles for brands including L'Oreal, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Dove, Pantene and Nivea. The business, which was previously owned by Exal Corporation, has annual capacity of around 900 million units from facilities in France and the Netherlands. More

Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE

CTP flexibles rings in New Year with three new slitter rewinders
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CTP flexibles will install three 1350-mm wide Titan ER610 compact slitter rewinders in the new year, with the first Titan slitter to be installed during January with the second and third machines following closely behind. The Cape Town, South Africa based manufacturer of flexible packaging materials will have a total of five Titan ER610 compact slitter rewinders in operation at their production facility once the installations are completed. More

DuPont sells bag-in-box ops
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DuPont has sold its flexible bag-in-box subsidiary Liqui-Box to US private equity outfit The Sterling Group. Liqui-Box Corp, which is headquartered in Ohio, supplies bag-in-box flexible packaging to the global dairy, beverage and bulk food markets. 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. 

Food packaging firm gets bigger
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A packaging firm is set to make a major investment in new machinery which will create jobs and boost its profile within the industry. Clifton Packaging Group, of Meridian Business Park, Braunstone, is planning to spend a seven-figure sum on production equipment over the next two years. More

Global hunger for plastic packaging leaves waste solution a long way off
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Five hundred tonnes of Christmas tree lights and at least 25 million bags of plastic sweet wrappers, turkey coverings, drinks bottles and broken toys will be thrown away by U.K. homes this Christmas and new year. But only a tiny proportion of this waste will be recycled. More

Buyers accumulate shares of Westlake Chemical, up 1.9 percent
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Westlake Chemical is one of today's notable stocks on the rise, up 1.9 percent to $40.81. The S&P is trading fractionally lower to 1,262 and the Dow is trading fractionally lower to 12,267. Westlake Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and fabricated products. The Company serves a range of consumer and industrial markets, including flexible and rigid packaging, automotive products, coatings, and residential and commercial construction. More

Lehigh Cement fuel cube plan questioned by environmental groups
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A coalition of more than 25 environmental and health groups has asked the state for more time to comment on Lehigh Northeast Cement Co.'s plans to burn a recycled fuel product instead of coal. The Glens Falls plant has received tentative approval from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to burn Enviro-Fuelcubes, a fuel source made from wood, paper products and non-recyclable plastics. The cubes are intended as a cost-effective alternative to coal. More

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New biomaterial film coatings from whey found commercially viable news
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From pre-packed Camembert to shrink-wrapped meat loaf - choosing the right packaging is a key issue in the food industry. Companies need to protect food products from oxygen, moisture and chemical and biological contamination while keeping them fresh for as long as possible. Transparent multilayer films, in which each layer offers specific benefits, are frequently used to protect food from contamination. More

Critical Thinking in Converting

This book illustrates many different problem-solving techniques by example. The plant-proven tools introduced in this unique book will help you quickly find solutions to your toughest problems. The tools can be adapted to uncover the inner workings of almost any specific problem. Once the problem is truly understood, solution options follow easily. While this is a technical book, no special background is required. The reader only needs a working knowledge of terminology and concepts that are common in web manufacturing and converting, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

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