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Sensor film reacts to spoiled food, warns consumers
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When it comes to packaged fish or meat, it is nearly impossible to distinguish between fresh goods and their inedible counterparts. Researchers have now developed a sensor film that can be integrated into the package itself, where it takes over the role of quality control. And if the food has spoiled, it changes color to announce the fact. More



India's Essel Propack keeps on growing
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Indian plastics packaging company Essel Group is continuing to expand globally in 2011, after wrapping up projects in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China in 2010. The manufacturer of plastic and laminated tubes and specialty packaging invested almost $20 million in its fiscal year ended March 31. The investments were aimed at taking advantage of synergies in operations, cutting costs and simplifying processes and logistics. More

Dasani and Odwalla launch nationally in PlantBottle
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Just in time for Earth Month, The Coca-Cola Co. has announced that all of its Dasani brand water bottles nationwide and Odwalla single-serving juice bottles will be available exclusively in PlantBottle® packaging. The single-serve Odwalla packages are made from up to 100 percent plant-based materials with high-density polyethylene plastic, while PET bottles for Dasani are made with up to 30 percent plant-based materials. 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.
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Bosch technology offers flexibility and safety for packaging lines
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Bosch Packaging Technology has unveiled a new packaging style for horizontally packaged products and new developments for the production of airtight and hermetically sealed packages. "BrightSide" is a new, easy-to-open and recloseable pack style for horizontal bag packaging. More

Medical device wallet pack shares highest FPA award
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Even if sustainability were not a dominant packaging driver, the ConforMIS Drill & Pin Kit Wallet would merit considerable recognition. Compared to a more traditional thermoform package, the new pack uses less energy to produce and transport, offers customization, and takes up minimal space. 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.
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Bulgarian government pushes the leva on carrier bags
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The Bulgarian Government is imposing a new eco-tax in July, adding to the cost of retail plastic carrier bags in a bid to phase out their use in the country. Bulgaria's parliament has adopted amendments to an order fixing a charge for the bags, aimed at deterring their widespread use. Consumption of this packaging is high in the country and the measure is designed to help deal with a growing waste problem. More

Packaging shortages hamstring Japanese CPGs
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Weeks after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, shelves in many stores remain empty of food and various everyday items. It is often not the products themselves that are in short supply, however, but rather containers and packaging. 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.
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O-I working to bring back the glass milk bottle
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The Australian arm of the glass making giant, O-I, has released results of new consumer research that shows Australian consumers would seriously consider buying their milk in glass bottles if it was back on the shelves. More

Iggesund plans £108 million spend at Workington, UK, paperboard mill
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Paperboard group Iggesund is planning a £108 million investment in its U.K. mill at Cumbria in a project that will completely eliminate fossil fuel-based carbon emissions at the site. 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.
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Chicken feathers could be source for bioplastics
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New research suggests that chicken feathers could beused to produce eco-friendly, biodegradable plastics. Scientists have described a key step toward using the billions of pounds of waste chicken feathers produced each year to make one of the more important kinds of plastic. More

Prices still rising for German plastics industry
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Germany based industry association, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen, says 80 percent of its members expect the cost of plastic packaging to continue to rise. The members blamed the high prices on the increased cost burden for manufacturers, says the group. 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.
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Waste Review should reflect EA bag report
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Defra's Waste Review must incorporate the findings of the Environment Agency's "suppressed" report on supermarket carrier bags, according to Incpen. The EA's report, published in February, found that a cotton shopping bag has to be re-used at least 131 times to have less environmental impact than a standard single-use plastic bag. More

Cat litter bag stands up and stands out on-shelf
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Forty-two pounds of scoopable cat litter are now more visually inviting on shelf, easier to carry, and more sustainable, with The Clorox Pet Product Co.'s switch from a polypropylene pail to the FlexZiBox® flexible stand-up, handled bag from Nordenia. More



DuPont introduces new developments in sustainable packaging
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DuPont is introducing new developments in materials for creating sustainable, affordable packaging. Recent developments include the adoption of DuPont Biomax Strong 120 to help accelerate the growth of bio-based polylactic acid (PLA) polymers in packaging and the use of its Surlyn ionomer resins to reduce flexible packaging waste and cost, and a new grade of Appeel lidding sealant resin, used to improve the convenience of peelable lids for retortable polypropylene (PP) packages and protect their contents by ensuring seal integrity. More

Materials for creating sustainable, affordable packaging while attracting consumer attention
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Materials for creating sustainable, affordable packaging while attracting consumer attention populate the DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers booth at Interpack 2011. Recent developments include the adoption of DuPont™ Biomax® Strong 120 to help accelerate the growth of bio-based polylactic acid (PLA) polymers in packaging and the use of DuPont™ Surlyn® ionomer resins to reduce flexible packaging waste and cost. A new grade of DuPont™ Appeel® lidding sealant resin, used to improve the convenience of peelable lids for retortable polypropylene (PP) packages and protect their contents by ensuring seal integrity, constitutes a further highlight. More

The Mechanics of Winding

This reference book covers winding from introductory basics through advanced winding theory. Written as a practical, comprehensive guide, the book attempts to show not only how to troubleshoot winding problems and wound roll defects, but also why these problems occur, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.


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