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EPA makes public comprehensive information on use of chemicals in the US
Packaging Digest
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce. The CDR database contains comprehensive use and exposure information on the most widely used chemicals in the United States.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of TAPPI PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of TAPPI, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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New Yorkers react to Bloomberg's plan to ban PS foam
Plastics News
Barely 24 hours have passed since Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban on plastic foam food containers in the city and already New Yorkers are asking: So what do we use instead? Bloomberg's announcement, made in his State of the City address, left consumers and food vendors big and small wondering what a city free of plastic foam might look like.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Independent Adhesives and Materials R&D
Adherent Laboratories is an independent adhesives and materials R&D, consulting, and testing laboratory. Over 30 years of experience in Hot Melt, Water Base, Epoxy, and Urethane adhesive technology as chemists and managers with some of the world's largest and most respected companies in the adhesive industry. We collectively hold numerous adhesives patents, are widely recognized as leaders within the industry, and offer complete knowledge of adhesive technology
 


Management: So, should we patent that?
PFFC
Your team has been working hard to solve an important production problem. Finally, a technical breakthrough means that the problem can be solved. The customer is going to be happy. At the wrap-up meeting, someone asks, "So, should we patent that?" What are your options? How will you decide?
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Paccor sells its food service business to Nutripack
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Paccor Netherlands has sold its injection moulding food service business to Nutripack Benelux, an affiliate of the Proplast group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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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


Aenova partners with packaging supplier to address global pharmaceutical market changes
Packaging World
Restructured international pharmaceutical markets demand new manufacturing strategies. To ensure efficient packaging processes, Aenova and Romaco take a fresh approach. The development cooperation between the Aenova Group and Romaco demonstrates how the production of blister packs can be further improved.
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Amcor profits soar as it acquires operations from AGI-Shorewood
Packaging News
Amcor has posted record profits for the last six months of 2012 and has hit the acquisition trail again, with a deal to buy AGI-Shorewood's Tobacco Packaging and Specialty Folding Carton Operations for $114.8 million.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller

Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE
 


eStorefront for medical device packaging launches
Brand Packaging
Printpack announces the launch of a new online eStore offering stock sizes of sterilizable header bags for medical device packaging. The new website allows customers to order Kwikbreathe and Kwiktear header bags. Kwikbreathe bags have plastic-to-plastic, fiber-free, easy-open peel seals and a patented window design that reportedly breathes two to three times faster than competitive products.
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Bemis Company announces 30th consecutive annual dividend increase
Flexible Packaging
Bemis Company, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved a four percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend, increasing it to 26 cents per share compared to the previous quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share.
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Mica's HME Technology - Easy Seal / Controlled Peel

This family of water-based heat seal coatings offers low sealing temperatures, adhesion to most paper, plastic, and foil surfaces. Lidding, pouches, and over-wraps are some of the target applications.
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US government warns on 'compostable' plastic
Packaging Europe
The US Federal Trade Commission has issued a revised version of its "Green Guide" which warns against making deceptive environmental claims.  The FTC has power to prosecute in such cases. The FTC says at 260.7(a) that "It is deceptive to misrepresent, directly or by implication, that a product or package is compostable."
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Plastic bag bans receive mixed reviews in Brazil
Plastics News
It took less than a year for residents of São Paulo, the world's eighth most populous city, to squash a new state law eliminating free plastic grocery bags, loved locally as mini trash can liners. But a growing number of smaller cities around the country have embraced similar laws, and a handful of other Brazilian states introduced plastic bag bans in late 2012 that have held firm.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  White Paper: Criteria for Obtaining Specified Humidity and Temperature Conditions
Providing a specified humidity and temperature for testing or process control can be difficult, and reaching the TAPPI prescribed testing atmosphere of 23°C +1°/50% RH ±2% can be close to impossible.

This paper outlines the three parameters that must be considered to fully comprehend the true conditions for the test environment:
• Control Constancy
• Sensor Accuracy
• Uniformity
 


2012 sales of energy drinks and shots top $12.5 billion
Packaging Digest
In broad strokes, health and wellness-related beverage products are seeing increased consumer penetration, while classic beverages-especially colas-are seeing consumer attrition. Specifically, functional ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, namely energy drinks, sports drinks, and tea, have increased consumer penetration over the past few years.
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MOCON Model measures WVTR of high-barrier films
PFFC
MOCON is launching a new system to measure the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of ultra-high barrier films. The new-generation AQUATRAN Model 2 WVTR measurement instrument targets commercial or developmental ultra-high barrier structures, including flexible films for organic light-emitting display (OLED), solar, and similar demanding applications.
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SHOWCASE
  Selective

Since 1926, Selective has been providing businesses like yours with the insurance solutions you need. We know, Response is everything®, and we'll prove it to you when you work with us. Selective offers a wide range of insurance solutions for you.
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Nampak gets the pints in
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Plastic milk bottle manufacturer Nampak Plastics claims to have made the world's lightest four-pint HDPE bottle. Weighing in at just 32g, the bottle - which is currently undergoing trials with a number of Nampak's customers - represents a 20 percent material saving on the standard four-pint version found in most supermarkets, said the company.
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Seed mix entices in new windowed bag
Packaging World
A new package design for 20-lb bags of food-plot seed for deer allows for gravure-printed graphics across the entire bag, as well as a see-through window insert.
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Global demand for caps to hit £30 billion by 2016
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
A new study says that global demand for caps and closures will grow 5.3 percent per annum to hit £30 billion by 2016. The Freedonia report says growth will be driven by raw material price increases and greater use of value-added closures such as tamper evident or child resistant types.
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PRINT 13 to debut new and re-imagined show floor attractions
Flexible Packaging
Attendees at PRINT 13 slated for Sept. 8-12, 2013 in Chicago's McCormick Place will find a host of new and exciting show floor attractions that demonstrate this year's "Innovate, Integrate, Communicate" theme.  PRINT 13 is recognized as the year's comprehensive exhibition for digital, offset, flexo and hybrid technologies, products and services for the commercial, package printing and converting, display, in-plant, transactional, publishing, mailing, photo imaging and marketing industries. 
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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


The flexible Stand Up Pouch: an ideal package style for snacks
Packaging Europe
Snack products are one of the most popular products in today's supermarkets, and represent a strong selling item in the store. They can be strategically positioned in the store for quick point of purchase, like end of aisle or check out register to engage impulse buying habits by consumers. The type and design of the package is very important to attract the attention of the consumer.
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Continuous-motion multipacker
Packaging Digest
Standard-Knapp's new 597 Tritium Multipacker is a continuous-motion multipacker capable of handling applications in the food, beverage and personal care industries. With single, double and three lane configurations, the Tritium swiftly arranges products into compact pack patterns and wraps the configurations in film, thereby eliminating the need for trays and pads.
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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. 
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BYK-Gardner smart-lab analyzes color in lab
PFFC
BYK-Gardner announces a new software smart-lab for color analysis and effect analysis in the laboratory that analyzes all data measured with the BYK-mac: six-angle color, sparkle, and graininess. The measurements are taken in an online mode and are displayed instantly after measurement or can be retrieved from the linked database (sdf-format for efficient data analysis of large data sets).
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Global demand for caps to hit $46 billion by 2016
European Plastics News
A new study says that global demand for caps and closures will grow 5.3 percent per annum to hit $46.4 billion by 2016. The Freedonia report says growth will be driven by raw material price increases and greater use of value-added closures such as tamper evident or child resistant types.
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Nanotechnology: Observing the regulatory frontier
Packaging World
Nanotechnology and nanomaterials offer considerable promise in the medical device community. They also pose considerable challenges. How does the U.S. provide the funding to encourage nano-based research? How do we harmonize global research on this front? How do companies gain clarity on regulatory issues pertaining to nanotechnology? What are the scientific facts surrounding possible nano-related environmental, health, and safety risks?
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Alpla to open US blow moulding plant
European Plastics News
Alpla will spend more than $20 million to open a U.S. blow moulding plant by July. The plant in Bowling Green, Ky., is expected to employ 72, according to a February 12 news release from the office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Alpla bought the 108,000 square-foot plant from the Bowling Green Economic Development Commission, which had built it to attract manufacturing work.
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PAFA backs Minister's plan to tackle recyclate quality
Packaging News
Plans by Resource Management Minister Lord de Mauley to tackle the issue of variable quality of recyclate have been applauded by the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA). According to PAFA, the variable quality of recyclate has long acted as "a damper on the recycling sector in the U.K."
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New materials recycling challenges addressed
Greener Package
Representatives from three plastics-related organizations present updates on the latest initiatives being developed to address emerging package recycling challenges at The Packaging Conference. When it comes to packaging materials, innovation and recycling are sometimes at odds.
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13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference Proceedings

The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in:
•    Raw materials
•    Processing
•    Inspection and applications
These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.

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