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Frustration tops list of packaging concerns
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The difficulties in opening different types of packs are of far greater concern to most consumers than environmental criticisms such as perceived over-packaging. This is one of the findings of a major quantitative research study carried out on behalf of packaging specialist Payne to identify and understand consumers' concerns with packaging. Significantly, 85 percent of those who took part in the study said they had experienced some frustration with packs. The research identifies the 10 types of packaging most likely to cause frustration, and also examines attitudes among different age groups. More

Gerber cutting system is for corrugated and folding cartons
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Gerber Innovations reports the launch of the GERBERcutter GT3000 cutting system for the packaging industry. Designed to cut and crease corrugated materials ranging in thickness from micro-flute to double wall as well as folding carton materials, system is the newest addition to the company's existing family of cutters that drill, rout, and cut a wide variety of materials. More

Cotswolds bids farewell to plastic bottle banks
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Cotswold District Council has announced that it is withdrawing all its plastic bottle recycling banks by the end of this month. The move follows the successful implementation of a kerbside collection of mixed rigid plastics. More

Independent Adhesives and Materials R&D
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Patient adherence goals drive Walmart's new compliance pack launch
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Walmart and Sam's 4,600 pharmacies add new sustainable calendar-style packs for select scripts in an effort to improve patient adherence to drug regimens. More

Amcor plans to buy two more China factories
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Australian flexible packaging giant Amcor said it plans to acquire two film packaging plants from China's Shenda Enterprise Group, expanding its footprint in the country to nine factories and more than 2,600 workers. 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

RPC produces 'Spoonkler' for spices firm
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RPC Containers Halstead has produced a new dual flip-top cap, called a "Spoonkler," for the Bart Ingredients Company's spices range. The new design, which RPC claims is an industry first,  features a flip-top cap that can be opened in two ways, either to reveal a collection of small holes through which the product can be sprinkled, or a full opening wide enough to fit a teaspoon. More

Future Design's Saturn Evacuation System awarded US patent for blown film extrusion
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Future Design Inc. announces the receipt of U.S. patent #8,282,374 for their Evacuation System for Plastics Extrusion. "I am pleased to continue the trend of technical innovation within our company," says Robert Krycki, inventor, "This will help the operators in the plant environment by removing smoke, fumes, and contaminants from the air, a definite benefit for their health and safety." 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

Hoover Container Solutions buys Norway's Consult Supply
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Intermediate bulk container manufacturer Hoover Container Solutions Inc. has acquired Consult Supply AS, a Stavanger, Norway-based offshore container provider. Terms were not disclosed. The deal expands Hoover's reach into the Norwegian market - the Houston-based firm already has locations in Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, Abu Dhabi and the United States. More

Treofan CEO Vanacker aims for global growth
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Treofan Group, a global manufacturer of biaxially oriented polypropylene films, has worked hard on balancing the books after refinancing its outstanding senior credit facility. One element of improving business was the 2012 hiring of Peter Vanacker as CEO. Vanacker, formerly of Bayer MaterialScience AG, has already reorganized Treofan's managing board and is looking at new markets, both geographical and in terms of applications. More

White Paper: Criteria for Obtaining Specified Humidity and Temperature Conditions
Providing a specified humidity and temperature for testing or process control can be difficult, and reaching the TAPPI prescribed testing atmosphere of 23°C +1°/50% RH ±2% can be close to impossible.

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US demand for plastic film to near 16 billion pounds in 2016
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Demand for plastic film in the U.S. is projected to grow 1.8 percent annually to 15.9 billion pounds in 2016. Advances will reflect the performance and source reduction advantages of plastic film over other packaging materials and opportunities in film products such as pouches for drugs and medical products, and in modified atmosphere packaging for food. More

Color Optics by Arcade installs cold foil system
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Graphic Art Systems Inc., a U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced the completed installation of its Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system at Color Optics by Arcade, a division of Arcade Marketing. Located in Rockaway New Jersey, Color Optics by Arcade is a specialty packaging provider, serving the cosmetic and consumer products industries with highly decorated packaging solutions. More


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Smart packaging company seals a cool cap design
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Intelligent Packaging Systems (IPS) has launched an injection moulded tamper-evident cap for use with paper containers. According to the manufacturer, the lid, which is primarily aimed at the ice cream market, removes the need for a membrane seal across the neck of the container. More

New ISO global packaging standards answer the call for global harmonization
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In May 2012, the International Standards Organization (ISO) approved new global standards on packaging and the environment, which were set to be published by the end of 2012. 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

Sam Farmer turns to M&H for new hair and skincare range
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M&H Plastics has provided packs for the new Sam Farmer range of hair and skincare products. The range comprises Shampoo, Conditioner, Moisturizer, Face Wash, Body Wash and a Deodorant. 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

Nutritional supplement company saves money, reduces waste
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NutraBio meets ever-changing labeling demands with digital label printing systems that reduce the need for label inventory and cut costs. Change is constant in the nutritional supplement business, not only when it comes to product formulations, but also in packaging. More

Green Saffron spices adapt eccentric package design
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Green Saffron is the passion project of entrepreneur Arun Kapil, whose ambition is to bring the freshest, highest-grade whole spices straight from the farms of India to the consumer's kitchen. Initially sold at farmers' markets, the brand's reputation grew rapidly, and it is now poised to join the mainstream at shelf. 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. 

WS Packaging Group acquires Label World
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WS Packaging Group Inc. has acquired Label World, a full-service printer located in Rochester, N.Y., specializing in labels and flexible packaging printing. "Label World has built its business with an ongoing commitment to the highest standards of customer service, helping its customers succeed by delivering labeling and packaging solutions for brand owners," says Rex Lane, chief executive officer of WS Packaging. More

Investor sees the virtue of Paragon purchase
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Sun European Partners has acquired a majority holding in Paragon Print and Packaging. Prior to the deal the firm was owned by its management and by private equity investors Equistone and LDC. Lincolnshire-based Paragon has 10 manufacturing sites across the U.K. and employs more than 1,200 people. More

As ConAgra buys Ralcorp, store brands soar in importance
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Retailers and consumers have never been more aligned, and ConAgra's deal to buy Ralcorp confirms that store brands may be outpacing the icons of the American cupboard. More

Tenza Technologies fined after worker hurt
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Self-adhesive labelstock manufacturer Tenza Technologies has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker crushed a finger on a poorly guarded printing machine. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Robert Waters, 62, caught his left hand between two rollers as he was cleaning the machine at Tenza Technologies in Saxmundham, Suffolk, on 12 October 2011. More

New returnable package saves Herman Miller $46,000/yr
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Environmentally committed office furniture company develops reusable, returnable system for chair component that results in significant savings in materials and labor. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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