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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Multipacks say 'so long' to corrugated materials
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Water bottler debuts first shrink-wrapped 24-pack using new staggered-bottle configuration that completely eliminates the need for a corrugated tray or pad. Since 1980, when it launched its business supplying construction sites with portable, packaged water, Unlimited Water Processing, Inc., St. Louis, has kept a close eye on packaging trends. More

Global converted flexible packaging market forecast to reach 18.78 million tons by 2015
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Global converted flexible packaging market is forecast to reach 18.78 million metric tons in terms of volume translating into $70.15 billion in value terms by the year 2015, propelled by rising demand from consumer goods, food and beverage industries in developing economies; as per Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Product differentiation, development and innovation continue to reign as key growth drivers for the industry. More

Supplier ramps up production of biodegradable plastics
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BASF has started operations at its expanded plant for the production of the biodegradable plastic Ecoflex. Expansion of the existing plant in Ludwigshafen will increase production capacity for Ecoflex from 14,000 to 74,000 metric tons per year. At the same time, BASF will ramp up compounding capacity for Ecovio, a derivative of Ecoflex. 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.

Constar chief vows big shakeup and change
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Constar International president Grant Beard pulled no punches in an Feb. 8 speech to plastics executives -- including many of his firm's customers and suppliers. "The reality is the old Constar, making billions of [PET bottles] for carbonated beverages, is the past. It may have had its time, but it’s not our future," he said. More

Plastic scrap use calls for magnetic inspection devices
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A horticultural plant-packaging provider installs magnetic inspection equipment to ensure its plastic scrap is free of contaminants before being used to mold new pots. In an effort to be "green," Landmark Plastic Corp., of Akron, Ohio, a provider of thermoformed and injection-molded horticultural plant packaging systems, was taking in millions of pounds of plastic scrap each month to be used to produce new pots. 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.

PET wine bottle takes off with Air Transat
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Societe de Vin Internationale LTEE, a leading supplier of fine wines, beers, and alcomalts, based in Laval, Quebec, Canada, has made its debut in plastic packaging, introducing what it says is the first 1-L PET wine bottle for the North American airline industry. More

Arctic Paper announces 5 - 8 percent price increases
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Arctic Paper has announced new price increases of up to 8 percent on coated and uncoated papers. The increases of 5 percent to 8 percent will come into force for all deliveries from March 20 and will affect all coated and uncoated grades. 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.

Intelligent, intuitive HMIs in high demand in Europe, says study
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Frost & Sullivan's new report "Strategic Analysis of European Human Machine Interface (HMI) Market," now available from Research and Markets, caters to the human machine interface market for Europe primarily over the two broad categories of end users in discrete manufacturing applications and process industry applications. More

Huhtamaki posts solid returns on emerging market growth
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Accelerated demand from emerging markets, shrewd management of raw material price hikes and favorable currency translations all contributed to a "solid" performance in 2010, said Huhtamaki. The Finland-based company announced today that EBIT for the full year jumped 20 percent year-on-year to €134 million while sales rose 6 percent. 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.

Aussie university bans PET bottles
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An Australian university has banned the sale of water in PET bottles on its campus. The University of Canberra (UC), in Bruce, a suburb of Canberra, will eliminate an estimated 140,000 PET bottles from being sold annually. More

Natural toothpaste comes in biodegradable tube
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Swedish toothpaste maker allVeggie selects bioplastic packaging for its natural-ingredient toothpaste to 'send a signal' about its sustainability.What is said to be the first truly biodegradable toothpaste tube has been launched for Prabhupada brand toothpaste from allVeggie of Sweden. 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.

Blister packaging firm Sepha to supply to water-testing project
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Blister packaging specialist Sepha has won a six-figure deal to supply packing and leak-testing technology a ground-breaking water-testing product that is backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More

Aussies want country-of-origin labeling
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Australians strongly support country-of-origin labeling on fruit and vegetables but are not too fond on a ban or tax on junk foods, shows a new study. Of 21 policy options on fruit and vegetables presented in the online study, funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 95 percent of participants said they supported the use of country-of-origin labeling. More

India's Uflex to open Polish film plant
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Leading flexible packaging manufacturer Uflex is to invest almost €60 million to construct a packaging films plant in the Polish city of Wrzesnia. The big Indian conglomerate, the globe's fifth ranked producer of packaging products including biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), BOPET (biaxially-oriented PET) and coextruded multilayer blown film, aims to supply growing demand in Europe and Russia. More

Celanese to expand EVA capacity
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Specialty material company Celanese Corp. stated it will expand Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) capacity by up to 15 percent in the second half of 2011, at its Edmonton manufacturing facility, driven by strong growth in strategic and high-value segments. With Celanese's unique technology advantage, which allows it to produce a wide range of high value added EVA products, the company is well positioned to satisfy the needs of new high-growth applications. More

New third-generation Woodman G3 twin-tube bagmaker
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Woodman's G3 twin tube vertical bagmaker raises the bar on operator ease of use, speeds (up to 240 bpm), and package size flexibility to applications including candy, nuts, crackers and cookies, potato chips and all other salted snacks. The G3 features a recessed electrical panel for total access to the machine interior. More

The Mechanics of Winding

This reference book covers winding from introductory basics through advanced winding theory. Written as a practical, comprehensive guide, the book attempts to show not only how to troubleshoot winding problems and wound roll defects, but also why these problems occur, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

Product code: 0101R236
ISBN: 0898522811
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