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Campbell Soup contemporizes with bold new products, packaging
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To heat up sales in a flagging category, Campbell Soup Co. will be launching a range of new products in striking, contemporary packages whose development has been fueled by consumer insights. Though by no means abandoning its iconic soup in cans, this year the company will be introducing new packages, including microwavable pouches, and new soup flavors, such as Thai Tomato Coconut and Tomato Roasted Garlic Bacon. More



Packaging error spurs birth control recall
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Glenmark Generics Inc. USA issued a voluntary, nationwide, consumer-level recall of seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg. The recall is being implemented because of a packaging error, where select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date visible only on the outer pouch. More

PET has clear packaging promise claims Invista Polymers
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A new PET resin from Indorama Ventures Public could change the way you snack. Polyclear EBM PET, produced by Indorama-owned Invista Polymers, can be used to make containers boasting glass-like clarity, high gloss and handles, said Frank Embs, director of business development for Indorama Polymers Public, to a crowd at The Packaging Conference, held this month in Las Vegas. More

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


Cardinal Health introduces surgical glove half-fold packages
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Modified packaging reduces waste, maximizes storage space, and demonstrates the company's commitment to sustainability. Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health's complete portfolio of surgical gloves, including Protexis™ powder-free surgical gloves and Triflex® powdered surgical gloves, are now available in sustainable, half-fold packaging. More

Brands to watch
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From simple remedies for simple problems to a boon for the modern parent with style and sensibility, this year's Brands to Watch caught our attention because they solve problems - and isn't that what good design is all about? Using imaginative packaging and memorable messaging, these "challenger" brands are showing they might not have much to prove at all. More



Hopes for harmony in food contact plastics regulation
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The European plastics industry has broadly welcomed the results of reforms agreed just over a year ago - on Feb. 4, 2011 - on the EU regulation 10/2011 'covering plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food'. This Plastics Implementation Measure (PIM), as it is sometimes called, replaced the plastics directive which dates back to 2002. Directives offer EU member states more flexibility over implementing EU rules, whereas regulations have to be followed to the letter. More

Rollprint expected to be first U.S. sterile packaging manufacturer to convert pouches in certified cleanroom; capability anticipated in Q2
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Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. expected to be the first sterile packaging manufacturer to convert pouches in a certified cleanroom environment in the United States. The company is announcing the construction of a 6,000 sq. ft. clean room expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2012. 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.
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Partnership to bring recycled packaging to restaurants
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HAVI Global Solutions (HGS), a global leader in packaging solutions, supply chain analytics, merchandising planning and promotions management, announces that it has obtained rights to become the exclusive provider of the world's first FDA-approved Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Polypropylene and Polystyrene resins to the Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) and Food Service markets. More

EU funds Superclean project for recycled food contact plastic
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A 12-strong European consortium has secured €1.9 million of EU funding for the three-year SupercleanQ project, which, it is hoped, will add value to recycled plastics for food contact applications. More

Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE


Packaging demand and the economy
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International Paper president and CEO John Faraci discussed packaging, U.S. manufacturing, and the economy during a Feb. 23 interview with Tom Hudson on the Nightly Business Report. More

Proseal 'regret' after H&S fine
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Tray sealing machine producer Proseal has been fined more than £7,000 after one of its workers had two fingers severed in an accident at its plant. Proseal has expressed deep regret over the incident, which happened in 2010, and said that it was working hard to improve its health and safety system. More

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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Packaging firms look to solve green challenges
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As global demand for rigid plastic packaging is rising, environmental awareness is increasing. In response, many manufacturers and retailers are moving towards greater sustainability, targeting both effectiveness and environmentalism with their rigid plastic packaging. More

Easter candy hops into compostable pouches
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Innovia Films' renewable, compostable cellulose-based material, NatureFlex, won Ganong Bros Limited's approval, to pack its range of Easter confectionery in stand up pouches.Ganong is Canada's oldest candy company, founded in 1873 and remains family owned and operated. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility is in New Brunswick. More



Beauty brands targeting younger faces
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If it seems like girls are making an effort to look more mature at a younger age, there's a reason for that - and beauty brands are ready to help them along. According to Mintel, 61 percent of girls aged 9-11 would like to wear more makeup than their parents allow. More

Indorama ties up deal with Ireland's Beverage Plastics
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Beacon Trading, a U.K. subsidiary of Thailand-based Indorama Ventures, has purchased a 51 percent stake in Craigavon's Beverage Plastics. More

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Biopac launches new compostable green cup
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Worcestershire-based Biopac has launched a compostable cup called "I'm a green cup." The manufacturer of biodegradable and compostable packaging said that its new cup was aimed at coffee outlets who want to demonstrate their commitment to the environment. More

Comprehensive analysis of barrier materials
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Produced by Allied Development Corp., the study examines the full range of commercially proven technologies from the perspectives of their functional ability to meet consumer needs, their worldwide market potential, economic profiles, and environmental impact. The 420-page study describes producer strategies for extending the life cycles of these established products, as well as the potential of several emerging technologies (e.g. ultra high-barrier metalized film) to improve or supplant them. More



Amcor acquisition could cause job losses
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A major Australian trade union has told Australia's competition watchdog that Amcor's proposed acquisition of flexible packaging supplier Aperio Group Australia should not go ahead because it will cause significant job losses. More

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition

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