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Networking opportunities around every corner at 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference
TAPPI
The 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference, May 13-15, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Fla., is your not-to-miss opportunity to network with Flexible Packaging experts. Take a moment to review the event's brochure and you will see that not only will you find a comprehensive technical program, but also plenty of opportunities to further your discussions with your industry colleagues at the Welcome Reception, the Tabletop Reception, the Gala at the Beach Club and the networking tour of St. Augustine.
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Packs made from sugar beet launch
Packaging News
3BSolstar has produced commercial-quality food trays and punnets from an unusual British-grown source of raw material — sugar beet. The trays are made from the fiber residue left after sucrose as been extracted from the sugar beet tuber.
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A closer look at the global food container market
Packaging Digest
Freedonia packaging analyst Joe Pryweller shares exclusive insights from a just-released study that projects the global demand for food containers to reach $139 billion in three years.
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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
 


LSB's APPE on sale with a €210 million price tag
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Portuguese rigid plastics containers producer Logoplaste is understood to be only company so far to have made a firm bid to acquire Artenius PET Packaging Europe (APPE), the packaging arm of bankrupt Spanish PET packaging group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB).
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The repackaging and rebranding of airlines from nose to tail
Brand Packaging
In 2014, passengers are more rattled when they enter the cabin than they were at the turn of the century. They’ve just passed through an hour or two of extra security measures. They’ve been scanned, prodded and told to remove their shoes. They’ve paid extra for a couple of pounds of oversized luggage. And in a post-Sept. 11 world — however irrational the fear when compared to safety statistics — their palms are likely to be sweating just a little bit more when they leave the ground.
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Biodegradable bags discussed at debate
Flexible Packaging Magazine
With the participation of industry experts, European Union (EU) policy makers and non-governmental organizations , the European Bioplastics high level panel debate on "A future for lightweight plastic bags in Europe?" reaffirmed that the characteristics and dual use of biodegradable plastic bags makes them a key contributor to enhanced resource efficiency and reduced littering in the EU.
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Paccor add PET sheet extrusion line
Plastics Today
Paccor International GmbH, based in Zell / Mosel in Germany and now a member of the Coveris group, has expanded its production capacity for PET sheet with the purchase of a complete three-layer coextrusion line, including an in-line lamination station, for its Polish factory in Skierniewice.
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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
 


Sustainable packaging and climate change
Greener Package
Early in the sustainability era, we frequently heard that global warming was slowly but measurably melting polar ice. In more recent times, references to global warming have waned. Now we hear more about climate change, the theory that extreme weather is occurring with increased frequency from man-made causes.
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
Packaging World
Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
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  The Megasafe Safety Knife

The Megasafe is heavy duty aluminum cutter featuring "Smart Knife technology" that allows the blade to retract when it loses contact with the material being cut.
 


Flexible packages are in it to win it
Packaging Digest
On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Flexible Packaging Assn. presented its 2014 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Winners raise the bar for convenience, sustainability and shelf appeal.
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Laleham buys UPL to create £75 million health and beauty copacker
Packaging News
A £75 million-turnover health and beauty contract packing giant has been created by the acquisition of UPL by DCC Health & Beauty Solutions.
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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. 
 


Flexible packaging to grow in Middle East and Africa
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
PCI Films Consulting has released a flexible packaging report forecasting a 5 percent growth per year for the next five years in the Middle East and Africa.
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Winkler changes its name to Nuconic Packaging, adds equipment
Plastics News
Nuconic Packaging LLC became the new identity for Winkler Plastic LLC on March 1. With thermoforming and extrusion capabilities, the firm manufactures PET containers primarily for bakery and snack applications with other end markets including produce, confectionery and pet food.
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Film testing: Common problems with common tests
Flexible Packaging Magazine
Multiple industries utilize and rely on internationally accepted test standards to provide repeatable methods for comparison and quality assurance purposes. Rapid advancements in the film manufacturing industry have magnified the need to recognize that test methods may have small nuances, which can lead to varying results if they are not paid proper attention.
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San Francisco passes new strict bottled water ban
Plastics Today
Looks like bottled water and plastic bags may soon be viewed the same way in San Francisco — as banned plastic packaging. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved a measure that would ban the sale of the bottled water at events held on city property. Specifically, the measure would ban the sale or distribution of bottled water in plastic bottles of 21 fluid ounces or less at parks, concerts, large public events and mobile food trucks.
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Advantages of LCA for sustainable package design
Greener Package
Looking to establish simple goals to drive sustainable packaging? Many companies are focusing on lightweighting, recyclability, recycled content, and renewable content for their sustainable packaging efforts. Bonus: All of these metrics can be measured based on empirical information about the final design alone, thus removing the need to assess the environmental performance with something like a life-cycle assessment (LCA), right?
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Labeling marijuana, edibles leaves room for promotion
PFFC
Marijuana purveyors in Colorado, generally considered the most progressive state for implementing retail (a/k/a recreational) sales, must adhere to in-depth state-mandated labeling disclosures. To date, there has been little design or pizazz tied to marijuana labels. This is typical of an industry in which product demand is so high that sellers haven’t needed to be preoccupied with branding — at least not yet.
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Experiences drive flexible packaging converting products
Flexible Packaging Magazine
Everyone knows that efficiency and automation have become critical to survival in US manufacturing. Perhaps Russ Salzer of Product Handling Concepts (PHC) says it best: "Companies no longer have fully staffed engineering departments with the depth that can take projects from design to implementation."

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Despite progress in applications, IML is still a niche
Plastics Today
Walk into any grocery or retail store and you'll see the shelves lined with packaging that utilizes the in-mold labeling (IML) process. IML has become an important component of many companies' branding and sustainability strategies.

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Patented anti-microbial: A future silver lining in packaged food safety?
Packaging Digest
A patented disinfectant formulation that synergistically combines citric acid with the known bacteriostatic properties of ionic silver is potentially applicable for treating packaging.

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Alleviate labor with labels
Packaging World
As the U.S. sees a resurgence of its commercial, manufacturing, and shipping sectors, 82 percent of domestic industrial manufacturers expect positive growth within the next year, and another notable percentage are planning to expand or add on to their warehouse and distribution facilities.
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Nylon-based bag: Product of the day
Packaging Digest
A top quality ready-to-cook packaging solution that can also be flow-wrapped — Sirane’s latest innovation has well and truly changed the rules of the food packaging game. Up until now no material could be flow-wrapped and heat-sealed and also offer a quality cooking bag solution. Sirane’s new nylon material — Siralon — is that solution.
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BPF: Lack of credit for small firms hindering recovery
Packaging News
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has criticized the cut in lending to SMEs, warning this is hindering economic recovery
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Emirates Stadium aims for plastic cup success
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and packaging manufacturer Coveris have won a contract with foodservice company Delaware North to establish closed loop programs for plastic cups at the Emirates Stadium.
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How about using Facebook to recycle plastic wrap?
Plastics News
You use Facebook to share photos of your cat. How about using it for something real — to encourage people to recycle more plastics?
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Packaging defect leads to Heinz Canada baby food recall
Packaging News
Heinz Canada has conducted a voluntary recall of some of its baby food due to faulty packaging. The products may contain a packaging defect that may allow the entry of spoilage microorganisms.
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Chinaplas returns to Shanghai in April
Plastics Today
According to the statistics of Chinese customs, the cumulated amount of plastic products exported from January to July in 2013 increased by 13.7 percent, compared to 2012 and this increment has decreased by 4.4 percent on a month-to-month basis.
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Reinventing the flexo work flow
Flexible Packaging Magazine
For years, the flexo printing industry has dreamed of a day without limitation. Until now, those limitations had never really been overcome. As an industry in general, flexo printers have done their best with the tools available. So what has been the real limitation? Photopolymer printing plates.
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Economic recovery will be shaped by automation solutions
Packaging World
Packaging World Contributing Writer Keith Campbell is spot on when he warns that as the economy recovers, the jobs that will become available will not be the same jobs that were lost when the economy declined.
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Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition

The Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition focuses on the technology and science of polymer film extrusion. The material in this book’s 42 chapters can be used to learn the basics of applied extrusion theory, as well as provide troubleshooting guidelines and solutions to many common problems encountered in the fabrication of thermoplastic films. This book can be used as a stand-alone training resource for all levels of professional and operations personnel working in the plastics film industry including: plastic film manufacturing, converting, equipment suppliers, and polymer suppliers. 2005.

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