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Open a window to the most recent innovations in the use of nanotechnology in packaging
TAPPI
Join the leading experts in the field of flexible packaging and new technology developments as they share their insights on the emerging areas of nanotechnology within packaging April 8 at the TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technologies, an ICE USA pre-conference seminar at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
 
This three-session event is a first ever collaboration between two of TAPPI’s premier technical divisions – PLACE (Polymers, Laminations, Coatings and Extrusions) and the Nanotechnology Division.

Sessions include: Innovations in Nanocomposites, Innovations in Barrier, and Brand Launch, Shelf Appeal & Authentication.

Featuring presenters from Verso Paper, Enercon Industries, Cloeren, NOVA Chemicals, IMERYS, and more!

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Project reclaims plastic packaging from oceans
Packaging Digest
Recently was the official launch of a highly innovative initiative supported by Ecover and Closed Loop Recycling, which sees waste plastic being collected from the seas around the U.K. by E.U. fishermen and sent to the U.K. for recycling at Closed Loop's Dagenham facility and re-used in new packaging.
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Microwaveable package brings home the bacon with top product of year award
PFFC
The Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators (AIMCAL) conferred its Product of the Year Award in honor of Peter Rigney (former publisher of Paper, Film & Foil Converter and competition champion) to Graphic Packaging Intl., Atlanta for extending susceptor technology into a microwaveable bacon package for Embotits Espina, based in Vic, Spain.
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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
 


Total launches thinner film for flexible packaging
European Plastics News
Flexible packaging converters will be able to reduce film width by up to 25 percent thanks to a new metallocene polyethylene (mPE) film material, claims the developer Total. The Lumicene Supertough 32ST05 is a downgauging breakthrough for multilayer structures and can be used in compression packaging, such as for heavy mattresses and lightweight diapers. It can also be used for deepfreeze and lamination films, and highly-demanding shrink applications, for example glass bottle unitization.
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New policy promotes responsible paper sourcing, procurement
Brand Packaging
Avery Dennison Corporation announced that it has formalized a company-wide policy to promote responsible paper sourcing and procurement. The policy will be available in the Reports and Downloads section of the company's sustainability website.
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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
 


NASA protects shuttle in plastic wrapper
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
NASA wrapped its Atlantis space shuttle in 16,000 square feet of plastic for its arrival at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex. The decommissioned $100 million spacecraft will feature in a specially design exhibition hall. The plastic covering will protect the shuttle while its display is completed.
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Smiling face design for barrier bottles
Packaging World
Lesieur, innovative leader of the French food dressings and sauces market, has introduced a new range of products contained in an attractive squeeze bottle with a smiling face design.
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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
 


Coke under fire from angry consumers after successful bid to abolish container deposit scheme
Packaging News
Coca-Cola has come under fire from angry consumers after the company won a court battle to abolish a container recycling deposit scheme in Australia. The Federal Court, last month, ruled in favor of the beverage company after it argued the Northern Territory government's 10c deposit recycling scheme — introduced in January 2012 and similar to a scheme that has been running in South Australia since 1977 — was costly and ineffective.
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Mexico packing more plastics potential
Plastics News
In office for three months, Mexico's fledgling government has unlatched more business opportunities for the country's plastics processors than any previous administration in the past few decades, according to one plastics industry leader.
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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.
 


Recycled plastic bags used to rebuild boardwalks damaged by Hurricane Sandy
Plastics Today
A plastic bag ban took effect in Austin, Texas, on March 1, which was welcomed with a lawsuit by the Texas Retailers Association saying that the ban violates state law. Portland, Maine, is looking for ways to reduce plastic bags, whether it's a ban or a fee.
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Flexibility is key for new packaging line
Packaging Digest
Custom Blending, Ft. Collins, Colo., provides spices, flavors and proprietary blends to foodservice distributors, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants around the globe. Products include extracts, flavors, emulsions, vanilla products and liquid colors. In addition, the company is a private label producer and also produces items under its own label.
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  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
 


Tapemark adds transdermal patch capabilities
PFFC
Tapemark announces the addition of several new capabilities for transdermal patches, including the formulation, blending, and coating steps in the patch manufacturing process. Combined with existing converting and packaging expertise, company now is a fully integrated transdermal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), from active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) to the finished transdermal patch.
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BPF boss clashes with Oscar-winning actor
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Peter Davis, the director-general of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), clashed with Jeremy Irons, Oscar-winning actor-turned documentary filmmaker on Channel 4 News over the issues of bag taxes and dealing with plastic waste. Irons has made a film entitled Trashed which includes looking at the impact of plastic waste on environments around the world.
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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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Infant formula tub filled with innovation
Packaging World
A new infant formula tub offers multiple convenience factors for Moms and baby caregivers. Specifically, Perrigo Nutritionals' Store Brand Infant Formulas' new SmarTub™ packaging, which has been granted patents and patents pending, includes the following features.
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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Hazard identification and mitigation
By Dennis Truitt
Many of us are looking for the best way to improve safety in the workplace. To that end, we take certain measures to mitigate risk and to control loss. Yet, we often wonder, "Are we taking the right measures?" and "Is it working?" The first step in controlling loss is to be certain that everyone is on the same page. It is vital that you identify and list potential hazards found in your work environment. Once dangers and potential incident areas have been identified, they need to be widely recognized throughout the organization.
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Industry Pulse: Do you have a comprehensive list of potential hazards in your work environment?
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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
 


Iceland's Promens keeps profits on track in 2012
European Plastics News
European rigid packaging and rotational moulding group Promens significantly reduced financial costs by deleveraging in 2012, while increasing Ebitda slightly to €59.8 million. For 2012, Ebitda for continuing activities rose slightly from 2011 levels of €59.6 million, against a sales drop from €611.2 million to €596.7 million.
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Plastic industry sends wish list to Chancellor
Packaging News
Plastic industry trade bodies have sent a wish list to Chancellor George Osborne ahead of his budget on March 20. Members of the Seven Association Alliance, which is supported by the BPF, PAFA, SPRA, NIPA, BCF, BRPPA and GTMA, said that it wanted the Chancellor to create measures designed to ensure security of energy supplies at affordable prices.
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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. 
 


Judge blocks New York City's sugary drink limit
Plastics News
Honest Tea, the Bethesda, Md.-based beverage manufacturer, was ready for New York's new ban on large sugary drinks, which was supposed to go into effect March 12. But on March 11, a judge invalidated the ban, leaving the issue up in the air just when companies are spending millions to comply.
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Plastic bag ban blamed for increase in retail theft
Plastics Today
First it was an increase in E. coli caused by reusable cloth or non-woven bags after plastic bags were banned in San Francisco. Now, we learn that in Seattle the bag ban in that city, instituted in 2012, is being blamed for a big increase in retail theft.
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Sleeve labels stretching into new applications
Packaging Digest
Traditional stretch sleeves have been used for decades to decorate quart, gallon and other larger-size containers primarily for commodity products from bleach to milk and carbonated soft drinks. Recent advancements in film, printing and applicating machinery have pushed the boundaries of stretch sleeves onto smaller containers to open up new opportunities for brand owners.
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Clicherlux receives Esko HD Flexo certification
PFFC
By implementing Esko Full HD Flexo with the ability to create a variety of dots on a plate, Clicherlux, a top tradeshop in Latin America, is developing flexo plates for packaging with increased highlight and shadow details that had extended gamuts, reduced ink units and ink use, offered faster makereadies and, most important, attracted new business to its doors.
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Amcor closing plants and downsizing in Australia
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The rising Australian dollar and cost pressures have pushed global packaging manufacturer Amcor to shut two manufacturing sites and to downsize another site. The company said market pressures mean the plants are now "unsustainable."
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Free report: 'Greening Fast Food Packaging'
Packaging World
Eight key attributes of environmentally friendly fast-food packaging and simple guidance on how to assess environmental impacts in the supply chain are provided in a new report, "Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best Practices," from Dogwood Alliance. The report highlights leaders in the fast-food industry that have undertaken key initiatives that will help move the entire sector forward. Also included is an action plan to focus corporate sustainability efforts.
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Polish foam packaging maker Izo-Blok expands
European Plastics News
Foam polypropylene packaging and auto parts maker Izo-Blok has announced it has acquired a new site to allow it to expand its production capacity in Chorzów, Poland.The manufacturer of EPP foam products, based in Chorzów, has purchased extra land and an industrial unit to provide the business with additional production and storage space.
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Scottish firm launches revolutionary label for food packaging: Video
Packaging News
A Scottish company has launched, what it calls, a "revolutionary" new label aimed at cutting down on food waste. Lanarkshire based Insignia Technologies, located at Biocity Scotland, said that its new label can easily be incorporated into any film lid.
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Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
List Price: $210
Member Price: $139 Order today!



The renaissance of bioplastics: A not-so-natural process
By Igor Catic
In 2011, the world production of bioplastics was less than 0.5 percent of total plastics production. But when you read news articles, you get a somewhat strange impression that the most important materials now and in the future are eco-friendly bioplastics. Bioplastics are not a new invention. The celluloid eco-baby doll is about 150 years old. In fact, the first bioplastic — based on casein — is more than 500 years old. What is the difference between synthetic plastics and bioplastics? Just the input into the process.
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Industry Pulse: Do too many members of media consider bioplastics as "green"?
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UK molder Invicta using post-consumer plastics
Plastics News
Injection molder Invicta Plastics Ltd. is making rigid, food-safe products from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, lids and milk cartons. The Leicester-based firm said the products were the fruit of four years' of research and "millions of pounds" of investment.
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Silk increases water restoration, conservation commitments
Greener Package
Silk expands its water conservation efforts by becoming first corporate member of the Change the Course initiative; conducts water footprint analysis for plant-based milk.
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San Jose, Calif., edges toward PS ban
Plastics News
The San Jose City Council voted to move forward with preliminary procedures to ban expanded polystyrene use for food containers in one of California's largest cities.

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Misconceptions about plastics alive and well
Plastics Today
Plastic bags, BPA - it's all the same thing, right? If you work in the plastics industry, you know the answer is no. But it's no secret that some politicians, journalists and consumers do not understand the distinction between all the different types of plastics.

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