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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
April 1, 2009
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Market Report -- In Play (FUL)
from MSN
H.B. Fuller acquires Nordic Adhesives, a developer and manufacturer of flexible packaging adhesives company announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nordic Adhesives, a developer and manufacturer of flexible packaging adhesives, based in Buxtehude, Germany. Nordic generated net revenue of ~$9 million U.S. in 2008. More

EXOPACK; Exopack Honored by FPA for Technical Achievement
from Packaging Digest
Exopack, an established leader in the development and manufacture of a variety of paper and plastic flexible packaging solutions, has been awarded a Silver Achievement Award for Technical Innovation from the Flexible Packaging Association for the Diamond Crystal® Jiffy Melt® bag they recently developed for Cargill Salt. More

Stretch Film Should Stretch Dollars
from Packaging World
The overwhelming majority of packaged goods are unitized with stretch film, for good reasons, but not always with best cost-efficiency. The good news: Consumer packaged goods companies know that stretch film is the most cost-effective method for securing palletized loads. More

   Product Showcase:
   Vantage™ Pre-Treatment – Industrial (PTI) Systems

Siemens Water Technologies has developed the Vantage™ PTI family – a new product line of complete, pretreatment water systems that includes multimedia filters, carbon filters and softener technologies. The full line includes Siemens PLC and HMI components including Ethernet connectivity for ease of installation, start-up and operation. The sizes range from 24 in (61 cm) diameter vessels to 120 in (305 cm) diameter vessels. The high flow (72 in – 120 in) multimedia filter has an air scour system included, and the high flow softener has a brine pump skid included. More info


Flexible-packaging Converter Integrates PECAS Vision System in Three Facilities
from Converting Magazine
Radius Solutions Ltd., the leading integrated business information management system provider for the Packaging and Printing industry, announced that Kendall Packaging is implementing its PECAS Vision ERP package to integrate operations across all of its facilities. More

P&G Looks to Digital Print for Future Packaging
from Packaging News – UK
Procter & Gamble's head of printing innovation worldwide stressed the company's interest in digitally printed packaging at the official launch of the HP Indigo WS6000 press. More

Compuplast provides CAE tools for extrusion equipment and processes troubleshooting and optimization. Compuplast also offers process consulting services and has special expertise in coextrusion. More

Lush Easter Eggs Wrapped In Natureflex™ Film
from Packaging Essentials
Innovia Films' biodegradable and compostable packaging film, NatureFlexT has been chosen by the ethical handmade cosmetics company, Lush to wrap its range of 'Happy Easter' gift eggs. More

New Extrusion Technology Allows Extruders to Improve Properties of Plastic Sheet and Film
from A to Z of Materials
An innovation in flat extrusion die systems makes it possible to multiply key functional layers in cast film and sheet, substantially improving properties without increasing either overall thickness or raw material content, it was announced by Extrusion Dies Industries, LLC (EDI), which will introduce the technology at NPE2009. 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. Order today!




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