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Baby food benefits from flexible pouch features
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A stand-up, reclosable, flexible retort pouch from Ampac for a line of organic baby foods from New York City-based Sprout was awarded Gold for Environmental & Sustainability Achievement in the annual FPA awards competition. More

Pactiv buy pushes SIG owner Reynolds to $10 billion sales
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Graeme Hart's Reynolds Group has revealed overall sales of nearly $10 billion in 2010, catapulting it into the world's ten biggest packaging companies for the first time. More

RPC aims its barrier jars at caterers
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RPC Containers Corby has launched the Uncan, an enhanced range of retortable barrier plastics jars aimed at catering applications, where they are said to offer lightweight and significant cost savings over glass or metal alternatives. 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.

Innovations in holographic technology for packaging
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Continuing advances are opening the door for more innovative ways of using holographic materials in packaging. Packaging Magazine takes a looks at some of the latest developments, including one with eye catching appeal and another putting the seal on effective anti-counterfeiting. More

Walmart expo to highlight sustainable packaging solutions
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Packagers planning to attend Walmart's sixth annual Sustainable Packaging Expo all have a story to tell the giant company's merchant buyers and the consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) that supply them. That message centers around how the packagers can help both groups meet the industry's ambitious sustainability goals using products and services that have a proven record. More

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.

US LCA touts sustainability of polystyrene
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A study carried out by Franklin Associates for the American Chemistry Council finds that PS cups, plates and sandwich boxes use less energy and water in manufacturing than rival packaging materials but says accurate GHG emission comparisons cannot be made due to uncertainty over landfill behavior of rival packaging materials. More

Greenwashing claims made against major forest certification organization
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Nonprofit North American organization ForestEthics has issued a release announcing that seven companies, including "four from the Fortune 500, have made new commitments and actions to stop using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's (SFI) 'eco-label' on branded paper products or company publications." 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.

Cup/lid demand to grow; 'eco-friendly' materials will post 'robust advances'
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World demand for cups and lids is projected to rise 5 percent per year to $23.4 billion in 2014, with biodegradable, recyclable, and recycled-content materials gaining share. More

Wrigley's MyExtra Gum
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Wrigley introduces its first-ever custom package, MyExtra. is an online service that allows consumers to create personalized packs of the sugar-free gum. By going to the site, users can select a theme (birthday, weddings, anniversaries, etc.), template and then upload personal photos and messages. 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.

Time for wine? Roll out the...bag-in-a-barrel?
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Selling wine by the glass is hot, but having half-empty bottles left over is not, something that has prompted restaurants and bars to explore new delivery systems from sophisticated preservation devices to kegs that keep wine on tap. More

Evian crushes carbon footprint with lighter, easier-to-recycle bottle
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Newly designed bottle uses 11 percent less plastic and up to 50 percent rPET, and features new look that reflects 'Live young' theme. Danone Waters of America, Inc. has redesigned its classic 1.5-L evian bottle as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce its ecological impact. 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.

Co-op revamps double squash to reduce packaging
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The Co-operative Group is set to reduce the packaging of its own-brand cordial range by around 40 percent by moving from ordinary to double concentrate squash. The supermarket giant said that the move from ordinary to double concentrate will not affect the taste or quality of the squash, but will save 83 tonnes of packaging weight a year – equivalent to the weight of over 18 African elephants. This, in turn, will save 337 tonnes of CO2 annually. More

Portola buying US closure maker
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U.S.-headquartered Portola Packaging is buying U.S. plastic closures molder Integra-Seal Industries, which is based in Tennessee, for an undisclosed amount. The sale is expected to close by the end of March. More

Ampac awarded gold and silver awards from Flexible Packaging Association
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Ampac, a global leader in the retail, food, pet food, security and medical packaging markets, was recognized for Excellence in Packaging for its Sprout Organic Baby Food pouch, and Environmental and Sustainability Achievement for its Hormel E-Z ZIP pouch from the Flexible Packaging Association. More

Calculating the value of mobile printing in packaging environments
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Most of the obvious cost-cutting moves for major packaging operations across Australia have already been made. Packaging companies have to look harder to find ways to reduce operating costs without sacrificing performance or making major capital investments. Increasingly, they are finding an answer in mobile printing. 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.

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

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