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2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference to feature nanotechnology session
TAPPI
Would you like to know more about nanotechnology and how it will affect your industry? Find out how at the 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference, May 13-15, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Fla. The Nanotechnology session will highlight the safety and sustainability aspects of nanocellulose and how to improve package performance with nanocellulose. View the conference brochure to learn more about this session and the rest of the technical program.
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ACC responds to 'misleading' food packaging claims
Packaging Digest
Recently the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health published commentary calling for new studies to be conducted to see if food contact materials are a substantial source of chemical food contamination. In response to the piece, The American Chemistry Council has issued the following statements calling the commentary misleading:
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BPF blasts Guardian plastic scare story
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has slammed the Guardian newspaper for "alarmist" reporting, dismissing its article, "Chemicals leaching into food from packaging raise safety concerns," as wholly erroneous.
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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
 


Study by GVM: Little relevance of plastic carrier bags to waste
Flexible Packaging Magazine
Consumption of plastic bags in Germany is low in comparison with the rest of Europe. Moreover, bags are often used again and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This has been confirmed in a study by GVM, the German Society for Packaging Market Research, on occasion of today’s congress of the Federal Environment Agency UBA.
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Trade group working on best practices for reusable food shipping containers
Plastics News
Work is starting to develop sanitation standards and guidelines for reusable plastic containers used to ship food from growers to retailers.
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Reverse chemistry making inroads in fuel production
Plastics Today
We all know that oil is used to make polymer materials. The reverse — polymer materials made into fuel — is also catching on as improvements in the technology make headway.
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Measuring print quality within and across platforms
PFFC
"If you can't measure it, you can't control it" is a basic manufacturing axiom, applied to many components of a modern printing facility. But when it comes to print appearance, only the density of primary colors over a range of screen levels is tracked numerically, although registration is mostly by closed loop control.
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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
 


Corvaglia reshapes management structure
European Plastics News
Switzerland-based plastics closures company Corvaglia has restructured its top tier of management.
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Seven Associations urges tax cuts in budget proposals
Packaging News
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) led Seven Associations Alliance has written to the Chancellor George Osborne urging him to cut specific taxes in his March Budget Statement.
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  The Handy

The Handy is a spring loaded, metal housed, safety cutter that will retract the blade upon leaving the material being cut unless the user has the slider engaged.
 


Recoup helps milk marketing for HDPE bottle recycling
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The U.K. has set a new record for the recycling of HDPE milk bottles, according to Nampak Plastics. During 2013 the rate reached 79 percent reveal data from Recoup Recycling.
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Academic urges European ban on single-use bags
Plastics News
A United Kingdom academic has called on the European Parliament to tackle single-use plastic bags in order to focus consumers' minds on the 'throw away society' and change their behavior.
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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. 
 


Packaging company Albéa launches European plants
European Plastics News
Cosmetics packaging specialist Albéa has invested almost €30 million resulting in the consolidation of existing plants to create two sizeable new production facilities in France and Italy.
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Reusable Packaging Association to establish new standards for reusables
Plastics Today
The Reusable Packaging Association has established a new industry-wide committee to establish sanitation standards and guidelines for reusable containers used throughout the food supply chain. The RPC Food Safety Standards Committee will include membership and input from providers of reusable plastic containers (RPCs), retailers, growers, and shippers.
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Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our TAPPI Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. Visit the TAPPI Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.


Procter & Gamble's novel flexible container
Packaging Digest
Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, has a patent filing published this month related to a new kind of flexible packaging. The claims include that this new flexpack design is less expensive to make, can use less material and can be easier to decorate when compared with conventional rigid containers.
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PPC Technologies & Solutions to offer HCI converting equipment pouch and bag makers
Flexible Packaging Magazine
HCI Converting Equipment Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of high-performance pouch and bag making machinery and other auxiliary equipment for the flexible packaging industry, and PPC Technologies & Solutions LLC have concluded a distributor agreement for the HCI range of equipment for the USA and Canada markets.
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Domino's V320i thermal transfer printers a hit with Coca Cola sites
Packaging News
Coca Cola has decided to integrate Domino's V320i thermal transfer printers at sites in Germany in order to increase the stability of the process, the effectiveness of the wrapper marking and the overall effectiveness of the shrink wrap packing
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US gains underpin Rexam's end-of-year figures
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Packaging giant Rexam has reported a modest rise in full year earnings, the result of an increase in North America market share, which helped offset weakness in Western Europe and South America.
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PaperBoy paper wine bottle a US first
Greener Package
Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.

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Leeds Vacuum Formers tools up for growth
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Leeds Vacuum Formers, a West Yorkshire-based thermoformed packaging specialist, has invested close to £100,000 in staff and equipment.

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Want to know the plastics industry 2014 color(s) of choice?
Plastics Today
Last year, those in the fashion industry were either appalled or thrilled by the announcement that the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year was Radiant Orchid. For more than a decade, Pantone's Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

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I'm done coating ... Now what?
PFFC
Mark Miller writes, "I am not a curing expert. Now that we have that out of the way, I would like to discuss why curing is important. Just like coating technology and web handling, if you don't have at least a rudimentary understanding of curing technologies, you will not be able to solve many issues associated with coating."
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Private equity fund EQT acquires Faerch Plast
European Plastics News
Denmark-based Faerch Plast, which specializes in plastic packaging for the food industry, has been acquired by global private equity fund EQT.
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Bioplastics market is growing, but problems remain for the nascent industry
Plastics Today
Renewably sourced plastics continue to make steady gains, but the industry is changing rapidly and some suppliers are failing. That's a quick impression from Innovation Takes Root (ITR), a bioplastics conference recently held by Nature Works in Orlando, Fla.
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PaperBoy paper wine bottle a US first
Greener Package
Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.
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Savory snacks influenced by health consciousness, Millennials
Packaging Digest
Snacks form an important part of the American diet, and are eaten by every segment of the population. Americans look for spontaneous food alternatives due to their busy lifestyles, which means consumers often multitask, trying to eat while they also engage in other activities.
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Cardia Bioplastics doubles production capacity with new investment
Packaging News
Cardia Bioplastics, the supplier of cardia biohybrid and cardia compostable resins, films, bags and custom finished products, is expanding production to meet increasing demand for its film and bag products.
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Scotland's food and drink sector to aid green campaigns
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
A group of organizations and companies operating across the drinks and food packaging supply chain has been established to work with the Scottish Government to help it boost recycling and provide support for waste reduction and anti-littering programs.
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Indorama set to acquire insolvent LSB subsidiary
European Plastics News
Leading global PET producer Indorama group looks set to acquire Artenius TurkPET, the Turkish PET polymers subsidiary of the insolvent Spanish PET and packaging group La Seda de Barcelona [LSB].
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Dart is on a mission to educate about foam packaging recovery
Plastics Today
Heather Caliendo writes, "I just typed in PS foam packaging onto a Google News search. And not surprisingly many of the top stories were about recent bans of the packaging. The dynamic between consumer perception of polystyrene foam packaging and bans is something I've covered extensively for PlasticsToday. A question that comes up time and time again. Is expanded polystyrene (EPS) recyclable? The answer is yes, but it's a bit more complicated than other materials."
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MeadWestvaco tracks consumer attitudes about packaging
Plastics News
This, Steve Kazanjian says, is not surprising: packaging helps determine what consumers purchase. But the vice president of global creative for MeadWestvaco Corp., also has this to add: packaging, now more than ever, helps determine a consumer’s relationship with a product far beyond that decision to make an initial purchase.
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The Mechanics of Rollers

The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs. The Mechanics of Rollers is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries. 1996. 306 pages, soft cover.


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Organic lip balm gets compostable packaging
Greener Package
New line of organic lip balms is launched in biodegradable, compostable paper tubes. Eco Lips, an organic lip care company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has introduced three new flavors of its ONE WORLD line packaged in tubes made from biodegradable, compostable paper.
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