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Flexible packaging poised for revenue growth in 2010
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After a rough 2009 for the packaging industry, the Flexible Packaging Association predicts that its segment will rebound along with the U.S. economy and perhaps at an even faster clip. More

Compostable wrapper for chocolate supports company's eco-vision
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Amigos International, a Dutch company offering organic, Fair Trade coffee and chocolates, has selected Innovia Films' high-barrier compostable material, NatureFlex NK, to wrap its new range of Ananda dark chocolate from Ecuador. More

Eggs-cellent marking and coding
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Egg cartons are not easy to print on, according to Pepe Gonzalez plant manager at the JS West egg plant in Hilmar, Calif. "We were using mechanical printers, but we had problems with the dates not being legible," says Gonzalez. Headquartered in Modesto, Calif., JS West is a major egg producer for the California market. It sells more than 100,000 dozen eggs/day to more than 20,000 customers. More

U.K. firm targets Americas with PET paint can
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London-based Plastic Can Co is seeking licensees in North and South America for its patented, two-stage PET paint can. The company's PET paint can is made by two-stage reheat blow moulding, unlike most others that are injection molded from polypropylene, which it claims cannot hold solvent-containing paints. PP containers, like traditional metal paint cans, are manufactured in one step and incur costs when the bulky containers are shipped to the paint filler. More

Gerresheimer launches high barrier COP vials
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Packaging group Gerresheimer has created a new type of high barrier vial for medical applications by layering cyclic olefin polymer (COP) with polyamide. The company says COP is ideal for medical applications such as cytostatic and biopharmaceutics as it is thermally and mechanically durable, has a low propensity to protein absorption, and provides a high performance oxygen barrier. More

Scientists claim breakthrough in recyclability of plastics: video
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U.S. researchers hope to boost plastic packaging recycling with a method that increases the number of times the material can be reused. Scientists from IBM and Stanford University have written in the American Chemical Society journal about a technology that "reverses the polymerisation process" to regenerate monomers in their original state. More

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Flexible packaging provides award-winning benefits
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A clean and clever solution for on-site or at-home marinating of meat or poultry, the Marinade-on-Demand (MOD) package from Sealed Air Corp.'s Cryovac Food Packaging division found high favor with FPA judges, taking home the Highest Achievement Award and a Gold for Technical Innovation. The two-part, thermoformed rollstock package, which holds meat in one section and marinade in the other, was launched in 2007 and made commercial by the Chicago Meat Exchange for Schwan's Home Service of Marshall, Minn., in 2009. More

Bright future for nanotechnology in food
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Nanomaterials, due to a very high aspect ratio, have the capability to change the properties of packaging materials without significant changes in clarity and processing performance. Nanotechnology in packaging offers the possibilities of lightweighting, strength improvement, monolayer structures with multilayer capabilities, improved barrier properties against environmental factors, increased shelf life, encoding or decorating individual surfaces, counterfeit protection, smart substrates that can sense and signal food contamination or spoilage within or outside a package, improved recyclability. More

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.

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