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Join the debate: How would plain packaging legislation affect your business?
Packaging News
What would plain tobacco packaging legislation mean for the wider packaging supply chain? Share your thoughts ahead of an exclusive Packaging News event exploring the possible impacts of the proposed rules.
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Packaging Patent: Bottle design optimized to reduce foaming during filling
Packaging Digest
The invention from Krones AG relates to a plastic bottle in a functionally advantageous design for the  many beverages or filled goods where it would be desirable not to encounter the base of the container directly during the filling. This would prevent excessive foaming of the product during filling.
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Flexible packaging companies challenged to go 'Landfill-free in three'
Flexible Packaging Magazine
InterGroup International, Ltd., the flexible packaging and multi-layer film recycler announces a comprehensive and effective solution to help companies advance their "landfill-free" initiatives. Entitled "Landfill-free in three" the program sets targeted, attainable goals to bring flexible converters and printers to landfill-free status within three years.
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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
 


Bag tax data deeply flawed, says Pafa
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The government is using inaccurate information to support its bag tax, according to Barry Turner, chief executive of the Packaging and Films Association (Pafa).
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Packaging that sells 2013 recap
Brand Packaging
Laura Zielinski writes, "Over the summer of last year, I paid for a foundation to be added under part of my old home. It cost a bit of change and was one of those 'invisible' fixes I can't easily show off to the neighbors. I'm sure they'd rather see a flashy improvement, like taking the house's patchy exterior from five colors to one or two. But it was a necessary investment. The addition only had a few wood supports with a rotted plywood skirting, and the contractor told me he was surprised the structure hadn’t already collapsed."
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Global film and sheet market to grow at a CAGR of 4.4 percent from 2013 to 2018
Plastics Today
The global market for plastic films and sheets was estimated at $112.4 billion in 2012, and expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a report from Markets and Markets.
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The case for shorter (and longer) acceleration times
PFFC
Timothy J. Walker writes, "I recently visited a converting operation where the slitter/rewinder was set with an acceleration time of 180 sec (3 min) to reach 1,000 fpm (300 mpm). I recommended changing to a faster acceleration time for several reasons."
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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
 


Recyclers urge Members of Parliament to reject exemption to biodegradable plastics bags charge
Packaging News
Recyclers have told Members of Parliament that an exemption to the proposed carrier bag charge for biodegradable plastics bags would severely damage the U.K. plastics recycling industry.
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Amcor fails to land Constar in auction bid
European Plastics News
Australian packaging giant Amcor has failed in its bid to buy the North American assets of Constar International Holdings, another packaging group, which had already filed for Chapter 11 protection.
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  The Optisafe Safety Knife

The Optisafe safety cutter is a high resin polycarbonate handle with an ambidextrous slider, featuring "Smart Knife technology" allowing the blade to retract upon losing contact with the material being cut.
 


Pharmaceutical packaging market to reach $6.2 billion by 2018
Packaging News
The pharmaceutical packaging equipment market has recently experienced extensive growth and is expected to surge from $4.5 billion in 2013 to $6.2 billion by 2018.
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Video: Americans vent frustration at hard-to-open packaging
Packaging Digest
In the opening episode of our new video series of exclusive consumer research in partnership with Watch Me Think, Packaging Digest reveals what bothers Americans about packages that are hard to open — and how they adapt.
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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. 
 


3-D printing: A look ahead through 2014
Flexible Packaging Magazine
2013 was an outstanding year for 3-D printing, with share prices of the listed companies doubling or more, conferences on the subject proliferating, and media attention exploding. So what does the year ahead hold for the industry?
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Heinz collaborates on 100 percent plant-based PET
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
HJ Heinz vice-president of global packaging innovation, Michael Okoroafor, believes the development of a commercially-viable 100 percent plant-based PET bottle is just five years away.
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Green Matter: Bioplastics put to fruitful use
Plastics Today
Novamont, the Novara, Italy-based producer of the Mater-Bi family of bioplastics, presented a selection of novel applications and new eco-packaging solutions at the Fruit Logistica 2014, the leading fair for the international fresh produce trade in Berlin.
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Avery Dennison matrix waste directory now includes Canada
PFFC
Avery Dennison has added Canadian listings for matrix waste disposal to its online directory of landfill-free disposal providers. The searchable directory, which was initially launched in May, now features 20 non-landfill processors in Canada in addition to 175 non-landfill processors in the U.S.
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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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Private equity firm buys ITW industrial packaging business
European Plastics News
Illinois Tool Works is selling off its global industrial packaging business, which represents a significant chunk of its annual sales, in a deal with a well-known private equity firm. The move is part of a larger plan to narrow the company's portfolio.
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7 keys to connecting with today's kids and moms
Brand Packaging
Kids have the power to influence entire product or services categories, directly and indirectly, in expected and unexpected ways. Tailoring products to appeal to kids has impacted nearly everything: from beverages to snacks, restaurant menus to at-home meal options, hotel accommodations to cruise activities, bikes and scooters to automobile amenities, and many other areas as well.

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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.

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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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Smurfit Kappa launches triple protection for wine bags
Packaging News
Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box has launched the "Safe Curve" improved protection seal on its wine application bags.
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Packaging Patent: Burst pouch reduces mess, materials for liquid mixes
Packaging Digest
MaxPax LLC set out to change the way concentrates as well as other liquids are manufactured, distributed and consumed with the invention of the Burst Pouch. It reduces the problems for current solutions that are packaged in one of two formats, either a bottle — which makes measuring and transferring a hassle — or a flexible pouch that can spill and almost guarantees a mess when pouring.
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Helioplast opens new Bosnia plastic packaging plant
European Plastics News
Plastic packaging producer Helioplast has opened a new plant in Graçanicë, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the municipal authorities said in a statement.
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All-in-one, cloud-based, packaging inspection suite released
Brand Packaging
Global Vision, an industry leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, announces the release of Proofware, reportedly the world's first all-in-one, cloud-based, packaging inspection suite, according to the company.
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Packaging for confectionary and baked goods: Low-cost and eco-friendly persuasion
Flexible Packaging Magazine
Energy and raw materials are becoming more expensive, and consumers want to do more for the environment. This is forcing manufacturers of sweets and snacks to make difficult adjustments: their products have to stand out from the crowd without extravagant packages that drive up costs. Packaging producers and machinery manufacturers can help — with material-saving packaging solutions and more efficient production lines.
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Looking at packaging sustainability from a different angle
Plastics Today
Heather Caliendo writes, "Oftentimes when I write about sustainable plastic packaging, I can't help but wonder — do consumers understand what that means? This is why I've read with interest a news release from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) that looked at the connection between plastic food packaging and sustainability. The association said that many people assume that packaging must be recyclable to be 'sustainable.'"
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Tri-Star introduces cloud-based labeling system
Packaging News
The newly created Tri-Label division will be able to produce labels from any PC and printer with Tri-Label Online. It is understood to be the U.K's only cloud-based nutrient labeling software package.
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3D printers help speed packaging development
Packaging Digest
In recent years, packaging departments at consumer packaged goods companies, such as Campbell Soup Co., have realized many benefits from using 3D printing for packaging design, development and prototyping.
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Finance firms acquire films company Duo Plast
European Plastics News
Norbert Jäger, founder and long standing CEO of German company Duo Plast, has sold his shares in the company to medium-sized business investors VR Equitypartners and SüdBG. According to Duo Plast the acquisition will see a continuity in management with Jäger taking a seat on the advisory board.
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Atlas Packaging to recycle 1,500 tonnes of cardboard yearly
Packaging News
Atlas Packaging has agreed a three-year partnership with Taunton-based waste management company Viridor to recycle 1500 tonnes of scrap cardboard annually.
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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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