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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Category shake-ups
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Marketers have had their work cut out for them in recent years: a proliferation of brands, an even more complex landscape for connecting with consumers and that nasty thing called the recession have all made it a challenge to maintain (yet also grow) market share and sales. The current climate results in what is almost a mandate for brands to shake up their respective categories. More

Eco-conscious vintner launches vintage-dated 500 mL wines in cartons
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bota Box, the leading eco-friendly wine producer of premium 3-liter California varietals -- announces an extension of its environmentally sensitive portfolio with the launch of Bota 500 mL Tetra Paks which are tailored to the active modern lifestyle. Bota Box will roll out its new, vintage dated 500 mL wines nationwide with four of its most popular varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. Each is priced at $4.99. More

Reduce Roll Damage With HFC

Cascade’s HFC (Hydraulic Force Control) is an automatic clamp force system that continually senses the hydraulic pressure and adjusts it as the weight of the load increases or decreases. Invisible to the driver Cascade’s HFC applies the proper amount of clamp force needed to lift the load. Make all your drivers experts today.

3 predictions for recycling in 2011
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Rewards, reverse-vending solutions, and greater participation by packagers will be the key drivers for recycling in 2011, according to RVM supplier. More

SungAn Machinery to host open house Feb. 18-23
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SungAn Machinery Co. LTD (SAM), South Korea, manufacturer of Extrusion Coating and Laminating, Solution Coating and Drying, Rotogravure, and In-Line Flexo machines, will host an Open House on Feb. 18-23, 2011. More

Plate Concepts Free Flow Plates

Free Flow Plate Heat Exchangers maximize heat recovery from fibrous or viscous fluids with minimal maintenance. Ideal for pulp & paper applications.

Global flexible packaging market projected to grow at 3.4 percent from 2009 through 2014
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The global flexible packaging market is projected to grow to 17.5 million tons in 2014 at an average growth rate of 3.4 percent from 17.5 million tons in 2009, as per a report by PIRA Internationa. Flexible packaging has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the packaging market over the past decade. More

Coffee helps invigorate RPC's third quarter results
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
RPC has reported solid Q3 figures, the result of a rise in polymer prices, which has been passed on to customers. The plastics packaging giant has also benefitted from an improved cost base -- the result of its RPC 2010 cost cutting and closures program that saw five sites shut. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

Compostable snack packaging builds 'natural' image
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Healthy, active people often have high expectations for the foods they eat and the packaging in which it is sold. Snack maker Inventure Group, Phoenix, aims to meet both sets of expectations with its Boulder Canyon Natural Foods brand of potato chips and dips. That is why about a year ago Boulder Canyon adopted compostable packaging for its chips. More

Crowdsourcing: Creativity 2.0
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Crowdsourcing is gaining traction. In fact, it's probably one of the hottest topics around the water cooler these days. Brand owners are looking for ways to gain deeper insights and create stronger connections with consumers -- and what better way than to actually bring them in the fold? Or so the thinking goes. More

EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display

The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

US environment agency supports Hawaii bag ban
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expressed support for plastic bag bans in some parts of Hawaii. Plastic shopping bags are now banned from use in Maui and Kauai counties. More

United Biscuits achieves zero waste to landfill at 4 UK sites
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Snack brand owner United Biscuits has revealed that four of its UK production sites now send zero waste to landfill. The group, which owns brands such as McVitie's, Penguin, Hula Hoops and McCoy's said that its Hayes, Consett, Rotherham and Ashby sites had achieved the waste goal. 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.

O-I expands line of lightweight wine bottles
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O-I's line of 750 ml, lightweight claret and burgundy bottles is part of the O-I Lean+Green® initiative designed to create aesthetically pleasing, durable, yet lighter weight bottles using advanced manufacturing techniques.    More

Closed Loop opens gateway to growth
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Closed Loop Recycling has announced extensive expansion plans that will double the capacity of its Dagenham plant to 60,000 tonnes. The move by the plastic bottle recycler was welcomed by the Government's business minister Mark Prisk MP, who commended the company's contribution to the new green economy. More

Rexam diversifies North American customers to recoup volume loss
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Beverage can giant Rexam has said it is likely to maintain 2010 profit levels in 2011 for its North American business after it completed negotiations on a number of production contracts. More

FDA-grade recycled resin available
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Envision Plastics announced that it has fully ramped up production of its EcoPrime food grade recycled resin at its Reidsville, N.C., plant.  EcoPrime is the only recycled HDPE plastic resin available in the U.S. to be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in packaging foods and beverages. More

The review of food labelling law and policy
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The Panel conducting the Independent Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy, commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council, today formally presented its Final Report entitled Labelling Logic to the Hon Catherine King, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, as the Chair of that Ministerial Council. More

Organic food manufacturer to employ reusable pallet wrap
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Light, yet durable, polypropylene sheet fitted with straps and a belt, acts as a reusable pallet cover that can be used up to 250 times. More

Bemis ahead of earnings
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Shares of Bemis Company, Inc. are trading higher by +1.61 percent ahead of its quarterly earnings release. Bemis, the U.S. largest flexible packaging maker released its quarterly results on Feb. 1. 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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Encapsulants: Lowering total system costs with polyolefin
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Polyolefins are nonpolar, nonporous thermoplastic polymers that offer easy processing, elasticity, toughness, thermal stability, moisture-resistance and recyclability. These qualities have made polyolefins the materials of choice for a virtually endless array of products -- from medical goods and flexible packaging to footwear, foams, and adhesive and protective films. More

Sharp Industries hits the roof after blockbuster results
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Sharp Industries hit upper circuit of 5 percent at Rs. 46.10 on BSE after net profit surged 121.47 percent to Rs. 7.84 crore on 64.95 percent increase in net sales to Rs. 44.75 crore in Q1 December 2010 over Q1 December 2009. More

Mars' COMBOS snacks get refreshed look
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Mars Inc. has refreshed its COMBOS brand with an updated identity and new graphics on flexible-film bags of salty snacks. Consumers told Mars that the brand's packaging, which had not been changed since 2004, looked dated.  More

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