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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Packaging waste to be reduced by 4 billion lbs by 2020?
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Survey results from the Grocery Manufacturers Assn (GMA) found that food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers anticipate that they will eliminate 4 billion lbs of packaging waste in the U.S. from 2005-2020. The 4 billion lbs represent a 19 percent reduction of the reporting companies' total average U.S. packaging weight. More

Heinz to reveal PlantBottle project details at industry event
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In February, H.J. Heinz Company announced that starting this June, it will use The Coca-Cola Company's plant-based plastic bottle to package its ketchup in the U.S. and then expand its use worldwide. At the BioPlastek 2011 Forum on Bioplastics Today and Tomorrow, Heinz vice president-Packaging R&D/Innovation Dr. Michael Okoroafor will reveal some of the motivating factors behind that move. More

Poland's Kalibra plans to expand packaging plant
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A Polish flexible packaging manufacturer intends to expand production at its site in south-west Poland creating around 350 new jobs. Kalibra was granted official consent to proceed with a plan to enlarge its existing operation in the Kamienna Góra Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Lower Silesia. The firm is installing a line to produce plastics packaging for the food industry, reports Palilz, the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency. More

Reduce Roll Damage With HFC

Cascade’s HFC (Hydraulic Force Control) is an automatic clamp force system that continually senses the hydraulic pressure and adjusts it as the weight of the load increases or decreases. Invisible to the driver Cascade’s HFC applies the proper amount of clamp force needed to lift the load. Make all your drivers experts today.

Brussels considers Europe - wide plastic bag ban
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EU officials are to consider banning all single-use plastic bags across Europe as part of plans to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste. Janez Potočnik, the EU Environment Commissioner, told the European Commission's Environment Council that he intended to "look at all options" and launch an impact assessment on "the possibility of a Europe-wide ban on single-use of plastic bags." More

Emerging regions to drive growth in PET packaging
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Asia Pacific, South America and Middle East and Africa will see the strongest growth in PET packaging consumption to 2015 according to new research from Pira International. Asia Pacific is expected to see a CAGR of 7.4 percent over the period whilst mature markets such as North America and Western Europe top-out at only 1 or 2 percent. More

Plate Concepts Free Flow Plates

Free Flow Plate Heat Exchangers maximize heat recovery from fibrous or viscous fluids with minimal maintenance. Ideal for pulp & paper applications.

Filled pot meets eco-targets in Germany
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The latest yoghurt pack for Lobetal's Bio range of dairy products - which was nominated among the Deutsche Verpackungspreis 2010 packaging innovation awards at the FachPack fair in Nuremberg last year - uses calcium carbonate filled PP and an eco-optimized production process to help minimize its impact on the environment. More

The importance of cutting 'frustration tax'
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One of the goals of package design should be to lower the "frustration tax" that consumers pay when they interact with a package, the design manager for Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. told attendees at a packaging industry conference. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

Boulder Canyon rocks compostable snack bag
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Look out Frito-Lay! Boulder, Colo.-based snack food manufacturer Boulder Canyon Natural Foods may have cracked the compostable snack chip-package challenge.The company has launched a 7.5-oz compostable bag for five varieties of its All Natural Kettle Cooked Potato Chips that boasts the look and feel, as well as the sound, of its former, petroleum-based film bag, but contains more than 90 percent renewable material. More

Italy confident about EU bag ban approval
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The Italian government is confident that the European Union will approve its ban on non-biodegradable plastics carrier bags. Various bodies had complained to the European Commission that the ban, introduced at the beginning of the year, was illegal on grounds relating to trade and to procedure. More

EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display

The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

Biodegradable packaging container allows refills
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A new packaging container for consumer products has been developed called the Flow Bottle. This patent-pending design allows for consumers to purchase their favorite liquid or dry product in a biodegradable refill container that fits into a reusable outer container. The reusable outer container can have the traditional branding shape and color while the refill container is designed for maximum shipping and filling efficiency. More

Petainer appoints regional sales directors
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Plastics packaging technology firm Petainer has appointed two new region sales directors - one for eastern and central Europe and the other for Scandinavia. Urban Larsson will become sales director for Scandinavia, covering Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, and Herwig Libuda is to become sales director for Eastern and Central Europe. 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.

John Watson and Co spends £3 million on new Gallus press
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Independent label and commercial printer John Watson and Co has secured £3 million of funding to spend on a new Gallus press. The Glasgow firm has bought a Gallus RCS 330 machine and the money was secured from the Clydesdale Bank. The 10-color press will help meet increased demand in the drinks sector for self adhesive labels for whisky and spirits. More

Northern Indian state bans booze in PET bottles
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The government of the Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh has decided to do away with plastic liquor bottles beginning April 1. Last year the government imposed a partial ban on PET liquor bottles, according to Bhim Sen, principal secretary for excise and taxation, in a telephone interview from the state capital of Shimla. The aim, he said, is to reduce the use of plastics in day-to-day life. More

Visy, Amcor pay $95 million in damages
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Australia's two packaging giants, Visy and Amcor, will pay a total of $95 million in damages to customers who called for a class action against the two companies after they fixed the price of corrugated cardboard boxes for a five-year period beginning in 2000. Visy will pay $31.7 million of the settlement and Amcor will pay $63.3 million. More

Gerresheimer acquires Brazilian packaging firm
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Germany-headquartered pharma and healthcare systems manufacturer, Gerresheimer, is acquiring Védat, a Brazilian manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging and closures. The company did not disclose the acquisition price but says the move will allow it to strengthen its position in the South American market.  More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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