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Tobacco industry fights to prevent plain packaging
Packaging News
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has criticized the House of Lords for granting the government powers to introduce tobacco plain packaging before ministers have even introduced the policy.
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Trends in interactive packaging
Packaging Digest
Malcolm Keif, professor, Graphic Communication Department, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, presents his ideas on interactive packaging on Tues., Feb. 12, 2014, as part of our WestPack seminar series. Packaging Digest asked him for some insight into his thinking.
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Tetra Pak has tip top carton design
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Tetra Pak has developed a plastic carton top that can be easily removed from the main cardboard container to enable easier recycling.
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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
 


Foil stamping: Exquisite boxes for top brands
PFFC
Seen from the air, the factory of Pusterla 1880 in Venegono Inferiore (Varese), Italy, has the shape of a horseshoe. The architect and general manager of the company, Giuseppe Meana, explains that the premises have grown little by little, like pieces of a puzzle, showing one big picture at the end.
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Rexam sells part of healthcare arm
European Plastics News
Rexam, the U.K.-headquartered packaging giant, has announced the proposed sale of the pharmaceutical devices and prescription retail packaging operations of its healthcare division to a private equity firm for around $805 million.
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Food trends: Shaping the way Americans eat
Brand Packaging
Gary Seve Esposito writes, "I grew up in what was considered the Golden Age of this country. Times were simpler; everyone's role was defined. Dad worked; my mom took care of the home. Dinner was at 6 p.m. Depending on the day of the week, you knew what meal would be served."
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Heritage Bag moving to new HQ plant in Texas
Plastics News
Leading plastic bag maker Heritage Bag Co. is changing addresses in Texas, moving its corporate headquarters and a manufacturing plant from Carrolton to Roanoke, about 25 miles away.
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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
 


USDA secretary and US senator tour Plastic Suppliers, Inc. facility
Flexible Packaging
Plastic Suppliers, Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer and distributor of bio- and petrochemical-based films, welcomed USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown when they toured the PSI Columbus site on Friday, Jan. 31. Secretary Vilsack and Senator Brown were in town to learn more about PSI's EarthFirst (biopolymer) brand film.
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Nanotechnology's promise for food packaging
Packaging Digest
The barrier benefits of nanotechnology for food packaging are understood but the regulatory landscape is still uncertain. Michael Flanagan, chair of the Food & Beverage Industry Team at national law firm Foley & Lardner, clears up where we stand today.
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  Easysafe concealed blade safety cutter

The Easysafe features a patented cutting head design & piercing point allowing for easy initiation of the cut while maintaining blade contact with the material.
 


Leeds packaging firm invests for expansion
Packaging News
West Yorkshire-based thermoformed packaging firm Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF) has made a major investment in its equipment to boost tool room production.
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Biodegradable additive 'safe' in recycling stream
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
In light of the debate surrounding the government's impending 5p tax on carrier bags obtained from retailers with more than 250 employees, Enzymoplast has submitted evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee for its biodegradable additive for plastic carrier bags.
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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. 
 


Spanish court approves La Seda liquidation
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Insolvent PET group La Seda de Barcelona has entered the liquidation phase following a ruling by a commercial court judge in Barcelona, Spain.
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Bemis Co. reports strong results
Plastics News
After focusing on integration of acquired plants and closures of others in recent years, Bemis Co. Inc. is looking at 2014 as a year of growth. The Neenah, Wis.-based company, as part of its year-end earnings report, unveiled what Chief Operating Officer William F. Austen called "a robust capital expenditure plant for 2014 that supports our long-term growth strategy."
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The Eurofication of private label?
Brand Packaging
Most people in the packaging community are aware that the U.S. private label market has outperformed the market for national brands in recent years. That said, while many experts predicted more dramatic growth in years to come, private label growth has slowed to some degree. To that end, where is the private label industry headed?
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US plastics manufacturing continues positive growth
Flexible Packaging
The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which represents the nation’s third largest manufacturing industry, supports President Barack Obama's efforts to create jobs and strengthen the middle class by expanding the economy and negotiating sensible trade agreements.
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Carlsberg launches ground-breaking 'upcycling' initiative
Packaging Digest
Global brewer Carlsberg Group has invited packaging suppliers to participate in the Carlsberg Circular Community, a unique and ambitious upcycling program designed to eliminate packaging waste.
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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.

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Nanotechnology's promise for food packaging
Packaging Digest
The barrier benefits of nanotechnology for food packaging are understood but the regulatory landscape is still uncertain. Michael Flanagan, chair of the Food & Beverage Industry Team at national law firm Foley & Lardner, clears up where we stand today.

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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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Bossar Packaging designs new stand-up pouch
Packaging News
Bossar Packaging, Barcelona-based horizontal form fill seal pouch manufacturer, has developed a new product to pack ground coffee and tea leaves into a "coffee pot" shaped stand-up pouch.
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Parkinson Technologies expansion ahead of schedule
PFFC
Parkinson Technologies, designer and manufacturer of large-scale web handling, winding, and plastics processing equipment, reports its facility expansion will be completed ahead of schedule.
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Treofan builds large BOPP film plant
European Plastics News
BOPP film manufacturer Treofan is investing around €30 million in a new production plant for five-layer film at its Neunkirchen facility in Germany. Treofan said it aims to produce approximately 1 billion square meters of film per year at the plant, starting from mid-2015 after the building has been constructed.
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Berry Plastics posts quarterly profit
Plastics News
Berry Plastics Group Inc. swung to a profit on higher revenue during the company's fiscal year first quarter. The Evansville, Ind.-based company earned $6 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, on sales of $1.14 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 28.
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I am fragrance
Brand Packaging
World Wide Packaging LLC., a leading provider of cosmetic packaging components and plastic tubes, has developed and manufactured a unique-to-client tube for a reportedly posh new line of skin crèmes from I Am Fragrance, a manufacturer and supplier of fragranced luxury beauty products. The company's I Am hand crème line consists of nine set-to-mindset fragrances, including "I Am Love," "I Am Peace" and "I Am Me."
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Local ale honors '12th man' ahead of SuperBowl XLVIII
Packaging Digest
Hilliard's partnered with Crown on the development of a can for the brewer's latest pale ale — The 12th Can — whose design reflects the colors of Washington's local professional football team. A loud and raucous crowd in a football stadium can disrupt and confuse a visiting team as effectively as if the home team had a 12th man on the field.
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Terracycle and McVitie's in new drive to reduce waste wrappers
Packaging News
Recycling firm TerraCycle and McVitie's have launched a new competition to reduce the amount of waste biscuit wrappers sent to U.K. landfill.
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BRC backs changes to the PRN and PERN systems
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) would welcome adjustments to the packaging recovery note (PRN) system to provide an incentive for producers to use recycled plastics.
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Blow molder acquires company from bankruptcy
Plastics News
Blow molder Plastique Micron Inc. has established a production base in the neighboring province of Ontario. Plastique Micron has acquired IMBC Blowmolding Inc. of Orangeville, Ontario, about 25 miles northwest of Toronto. IMBC complements Plastique Micron's blow molding plant and headquarters in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, and its decorating facility in Saint-Anselme, Quebec.
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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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