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Report: Latest trends in beverage packaging
Packaging Digest
In an increasingly fast moving and competitive marketplace, innovation in packaging continues to play a key role in new product development and branding in the global beverage sector. The current report clarifies and quantifies future demand patterns and the types of innovations best placed to exploit them, so packaging manufactures and suppliers can plan for the future in confidence.
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Shock value: yea or nay?
PFFC
As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Miami Dolphins football player Richie Incognito have proven recently, shock draws attention. Do, say, or communicate in a shocking enough way, and PR will follow. It may be judgmental and condemning — but it will get noticed.
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Petainer taps into Russia's growing taste for beer
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
U.K.-based Petainer has opened a site in Russia producing PET beer kegs and water cooler bottles for the local market.
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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
 


Jobs found won't be those lost
Packaging World
If workers have been sitting at home collecting unemployment checks without retooling their skills, they will likely be left behind for some time or find that their new job won't pay what their old one did. For companies hoping to expand, this also creates a challenge.  
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Berry buys Chinese packaging firm
European Plastics News
Berry Plastics Group of the U.S. is acquiring controlling interest in a packaging business in China as part of a company goal to establish itself in emerging markets.
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Tetra Pak launches new Tetra Therm Aseptic Flex
Packaging News
Tetra Pak has launched a new version of Tetra Therm Aseptic Flex, the continuous aseptic processing unit for indirect UHT treatment of dairy and other food products.
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Regulator delays Amcor merger decision
Plastics News
Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has delayed a decision on whether it will approve Amcor Ltd.'s proposed takeover of Detmold Flexibles.
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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
 


Pure Flavor debuts "all-in-one" produce packaging
Packaging Digest
Pure Flavor has launched an exclusive "all-in-one" oval packaging that will be appearing on store shelves in early 2014 nationally in the U.S. and Canada. This brand new packaging will hold a mixture of Pure Flavor's popular snacking tomatoes, including Juno Bites, Sangria Medley, Azuca cherry tomatoes and their brand new Bumbles yellow snacking tomatoes.
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BJK Flexible Packaging expands with blown film line
PFFC
BJK Flexible Packaging, a specialty films producer based in Louisville, Ky., has expanded its film production capacity with the addition of a new five-layer blown film line from Reifenhauser Inc. The company recently installed and commissioned the new line in an all-new 30,000 sq ft addition that it built specifically for that purpose at its Louisville headquarters.
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  The Maxisafe Safety Knife

The Maxisafe safety cutter is a high resin polycarbonate handle with a three sided slider featuring "Smart Knife technology" that allows the blade to retract upon losing contact with the material being cut.
 


HDPE injection stretch blow method offers 15 percent saving
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
French polymer producer Total has evaluated using HDPE in an injection stretch blow moulding process as a low-cost option for bottle producers.
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Nonni's launches a greener pack
Packaging World
Oak Brook, Ill.-based Nonni's Foods, North America's leading biscotti baker, has announced the introduction of new, vibrant and more environmentally-friendly packaging for its Biscotti grocery store packs.
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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. 
 


AKW's contract packing division achieves record volumes
Packaging News
The Contract Packing Division of AKW Group, based at Trafford Park, Manchester, packed over 17.5 million units in 2013 for leading brands such as L'Oreal, Unilever and Boots.
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Heat sensitive coffee lids provide red warning
Plastics Today
Even though it's been 20 years since McDonald's was sued over hot coffee burns, the memory of the lawsuit still linger in many people's mind. Whether you believe the lawsuit was justified or look at it as a citizen taking advantage of the American legal system, the reality is that coffee accidents still happen.
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PepsiCo to invest $5 billion in Mexico
Packaging Digest
PepsiCo, Inc. announces plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years. The investment is designed to further strengthen PepsiCo's food and beverage business in Mexico, one of the most attractive markets in Latin America with a growing middle class and numerous opportunities for long-term economic growth.
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Flint Group expands plate processing range
PFFC
Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced the nyloflex Dryer FIII and the nyloflex Light Finisher FIII. Company says these systems are designed to deliver excellent productivity, consistency, and quality for processing flexographic printing plates, especially when used in combination with the nyloflex NExT Exposure FIII. 
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Sharpak appoints new managing director
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Martin Taylor has been appointed managing director of Sharpak Yate and Bridgwater by French packaging giant Groupe Guillin.
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Green Matter: Zero plastics to landfill by 2020
Plastics Today
Plastics, says PlasticsEurope, the European association of plastics manufacturers, do not belong in landfills. Which is why, in 2010, the association made the ambitious pledge to achieve zero plastics to landfill by 2020. Actually, says PlasticsEurope, there is not much of a choice. The reality is, that Europe must find a better use for waste rather than simply dumping it in landfills.

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Comment: Is Flexo HD the printing revolution it is claimed to be?
Packaging Europe
A leading European printer who provides traditional flexo printing, Flexo HD and gravure printing, but who asks not to be identified for obvious reasons, thinks all may not be as it seems.

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How do compostable plastics affect the recycling stream?
Packaging World
A new meta-study from European Bioplastics looks at the impact of compostable plastics mixed with conventional plastics in post-consumer recycling streams.

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Could 'flow restrictors' help reduce medication overdoses?
Packaging World
Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., on Jan. 19 said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission should use "flow restrictors" on children's medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
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Adaptuit
Brand Packaging
TricorBraun, one of North America's largest rigid packaging and component suppliers, won an American Graphic Design Award in the 2013 Graphic Design USA annual competition. The award was presented for a 32 oz bottle that was designed with a complex geometric sculpture and arresting purple color. 
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Versapak granted Royal Warrant status
Packaging News
Versapak International, which provides a range of tamper evident solutions and security seals to a number of organizations across the globe, has been granted a Royal Warrant.
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Printpack named one of 2014 healthiest 100 places to work
Flexible Packaging
Healthiest Employers, the leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data, has announced the induction of Printpack into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Every one of these employers has achieved remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.
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Redesign unleashes sustainability gains
Packaging Digest
Pet care products company Hartz Mountain redesigns its Groomer's Best line of dog shampoo bottles to stand tall and confident on-shelf while reducing polymer requirements.
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Oriel offers metallic print on plastic packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Hull-based Oriel Printing is using Color-Logic's Process Metallic Color System to print on polypropylene and clear recycled PET.
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An historic opportunity for CPGs
Packaging World
Recent federal grants in excess of half a billion dollars have gone out to schools and community colleges across the United States in support of technology programs for manufacturing.
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Germany's rapidly aging population will need innovative packaging solutions
Flexible Packaging
The need for lightweight, protective packaging solutions in the food and personal care sectors will sustain the growth of plastics in Germany.
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Danone for Men
Brand Packaging
In a number of studies, Danone Bulgaria concentrated on the taste preferences of Bulgarian men in yogurt consumption. The major findings revealed that men in Bulgaria particularly like yogurt products with thick consistency, high fat content and a distinctive taste. Natural ingredients were also sought after. These insights influenced the creation of the product line, Danone for Men, which has been a success in the Bulgarian market since summer 2013.
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