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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

2011 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium
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Join your colleagues one day prior to the start of the ICE SHOW for the 2011 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium, April 5, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest biopolymer materials, additives, processing technology, applications, environmental aspects and market trends will offer a real-time dialogue with industry experts and colleagues about the collective sustainability challenge. More

2.5 billion PlantBottles delivered in 2009/2010, Coca-Cola reports
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Highlights of The Coca-Cola Co.'s latest sustainability review include updates on its efforts in sustainable packaging, water stewardship, and energy efficiency.

Social media used to connect consumers with packaged fresh produce
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Crunch Pak, the industry leader in fresh sliced apples, is engaging in social media activities and is using its packages to increase shopper awareness about those activities the next few months. 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.

Packaging under scrutiny over contaminated raw chickens
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A survey by Trading Standards Officers at Birmingham City Council has raised concerns about plastic packaging used to cover uncooked chicken. The TSOs bought 20 uncooked chicken items wrapped in plastic packaging from butchers, convenience stores and supermarkets in the city. More

Citrus juice producer now shipping all products in 100 percent PCR boxes
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Uncle Matt's Organic is a Florida-based, family-owned company offering premium-quality organic citrus juices and organic produce. Beginning in 2011, the company says it began shipping its entire family of products, including its flagship 59-oz orange juice, in 100 percent post-consumer recycled cardboard boxes. 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.

Bringing innovation to bag-in-box
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Research shows boxed wine sales are strong and future growth prospects look promising. In the U.S. alone, sales of 3-liter boxes of wine have grown at double-digit rates year-after-year since 2003 and total U.S. consumption from the box, including both 3- and 5-liter formats, is more than 20 percent by volume. More

Turkish firm buys Italian PET film maker Nuroll
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Polinas, a unit of Turkish food company Yildiz Holding, has purchased PET film maker Nuroll of Pignataro Maggiore, Italy. Terms of the deal, which comes into force on July 1, were not disclosed. 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.

German contract packager relies on packaging machinery
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Incoming orders have to be processed promptly and efficiently for contract packager KLOCKE Verpackungs-Service GmbH to meet the requirements of its pharmaceutical industry customers. With that in mind, the Weingarten, Germany-based contract packager must be able to rely on its packaging machinery. More

Demand robust for polyolefins in China and India
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Preliminary estimates show that demand growth has been quite healthy in the two major markets - China and India, as per ICIS. Polyethylene (PE) demand in China (measured as local production plus imports minus exports) rose 13 percent to 17.4 million tons while polypropylene (PP) demand increased by 6 percent to 13.9 million tons fortifying the country's position as the largest polyolefin consumer and importer in the world. 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.

Quebec firm launches 1 liter PET bottle for wine
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Societe de Vin Internationale, a Quebec-based supplier of alcoholic beverages, has launched a new one liter bottle using PET from Amcor Rigid Plastics. The company says it is using lightweight PET as it is supplying this bottle to the North American airline industry, which is always looking to lower weight to, in turn, lower fuel consumption. More

Re Pet invests £1.2 million on extrusion equipment
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Plastic packaging manufacturer Re Pet has invested £1.2 million in new extrusion equipment with support from Northstar Ventures and Wrap's Accelerating Growth Fund. 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.

Balkan republic of Macedonia bans plastic bags
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Another European country has revealed it intends to introduce a total ban on regular plastic shopping bags, prompting a switch to biodegradable bags by 2013. The Balkan republic of Macedonia outlawed the issue of free plastic bags by its retailers in January 2009. Since then, shops have either charged for them or provided customers with paper bags instead. Shoppers have to pay 1 Macedonian denar per plastic bag, according to regional press reports. More

Global converted flexible packaging market to reach $70.15 billion by 2015, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
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The global packaging industry witnessed the defining influence of technology innovation and development, a key reason for the industry's robust growth over the last few decades. The steady growth only took a breather during the few years of recession in the past, and the recent one in 2008-2009, which halted and even declined growth rates during the period. More

Grammy nominee to explore new carbon-neutral packaging for music
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Eclectic folk/rock band Trout Fishing in America expresses interest in new carbon-neutral packaging for CDs and DVDs.  The group is best known for family-friendly music and has won multiple Parents' Choice awards, including a 2008 award for its CD Big Round World with songs such as "Always Chew Your Food." More

Novostrat invests in polyethylene foam plant in Poland
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Packaging and insulation producer Novostrat has started production of polyethylene foam at Olszyna, Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency informs. This could be EU's largest factory to produce foam for building insulation and soundproofing and for the packaging and floorboard industry. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
List Price: $210
Member Price: $139 Order today!

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