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Coca-Cola aims to make PET more environmentally sustainable
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Coca-Cola Co.'s new PlantBottle "will help to define the future of sustainable packaging" for the global beverage giant, according to a company official. The PlantBottle debuted in late 2009 and currently is available for Dasani-brand water on the U.S. West Coast and in Denmark. Dasani PlantBottles also are being used at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. More



Health Canada proposing new labeling requirements for food colors
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Health Canada is launching a consultation with stakeholders and the Canadian public on proposed changes to improve the labeling requirements for food colors in Canada. The consultation, which will be posted on the Health Canada Web site and open for comments from February 18th until May 4th, is intended to seek input on several options for future labeling requirements. More

Double figure dip for German plastics packaging
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Germany's plastics packaging industry saw sales decline by around 10 percent in 2009, according to the latest status report from industry association Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (IK). According to the association, production volumes declined by around 8 percent on 2008 to 3.8m tons for last year. More

Pouch, box unite to create self-heating coffeemaker kit
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The self-heating Cafe2Go coffee beverage kit, includes everything needed to enjoy a hot cup of coffee anytime, anywhere. Serving 18 beverages in minutes, the kit was designed and manufactured by Innotech Products, Ltd. It includes a Truetech flameless ration heater, which is approved by the US Army to heat MREs. More

Convenience foods to drive frozen food packaging
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According to Frozen Food Packaging, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., frozen food packaging growth will be driven by the popularity of convenience-type foods, both among consumers and foodservice establishments, the prevalence of microwave ovens, and technological advances in packaging. More



M&G targets new barrier resin at beer
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Italian headquartered PET resins specialist M&G hope that its latest PoliProtect-brand monolayer barrier PET resin will make inroads into the U.S. beer packaging sector, according to North American business director Mark Adlam. More

U.S. packaging inks, coatings and additives demand to reach $3 billion in 2013
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According to The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, Ohio-based industry research firm, U.S. demand for packaging inks, coatings and additives is forecast to expand 2.5 percent annually to $3.0 billion in 2013, with volume rising to 1.4 billion pounds. Value gains are expected to decelerate from the pace of the 2003-2008 period due to an expected moderation in pricing. However, market volume is projected to grow somewhat faster due to improving real growth in packaging production. These and other trends are presented in Freedonia's new study titled, "Packaging Inks, Coatings & Additives." More

Smaller plastic bottles reduce burden on the environment
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A leading North American manufacturer of floor-care products, Bissell Homecare, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., markets sweepers, vacuum cleaners, deep-cleaning machines, and cleaning formulas at retail locations worldwide. All of Bissell's machine cleaning formulas carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) certification of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which recognizes safer chemistry to better protect human health and improve environmental profiles of chemical-based products. More

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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