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White House sustains commitment to eco-friendly Easter Egg Roll
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2010 marks the second consecutive year in which the egg packaging for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll has been made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain-of-custody certified paperboard. More

Package design ideas for April 2010
Converting Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Perhaps in recognition of Earth Day later this month, packaging converters have gone "sustainability wild" with PLA-lamination snack bags; inside-out paperboard boxes; compostable bio-film wrappers; kraft-paper DVD cases; and many more. More

Finland's VTT claims advance in barrier packaging
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Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre says it has developed a new barrier coating technology for plastics that could eliminate the need for aluminum in multi-layer constructions, simplifying recycling and saving energy. More

Sustainable packaging: ConAgra aims to significantly reduce waste by 2015
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ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced five aggressive sustainability goals to be achieved by 2015. The goals build on the company's sustainability accomplishments, which began in a company-wide fashion in 1992 with the ConAgra Foods Sustainable Development Awards program. This is the first time ConAgra Foods has set company-wide sustainability goals. More

Juice maker finds sweet success in new label, applicator
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A new polyolefin film label with a 50 percent shrink ratio and a new roll-fed sleeve labeler with laser welding capability helps Italian juice maker extend product quality to packaging. More

Samuel Strapping Systems

From strapping to stretch film and related equipment and tools, Samuel Strapping Systems has all you need to make sure your packages keep their integrity.

Bumper crop of "green" snack bags grows
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Hot on the heels of expanded applications of Frito-Lay SunChips' "green snack-bag packaging," flexible-packaging converter Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., announces a major advancement with the development of new, renewable packaging for America’s leading pretzel brand -- Snyder's of Hanover. The new bag created for the Snyder's of Hanover organic product line uses renewable raw materials that are 90 percent plant-based, part of Clear Lam's Project EarthClear packaging initiatives. More

U.S. Alpha Packaging opens first European plant
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U.S.-based Alpha Packaging will open its first European production facility in April, in Roosendaal, the Netherlands. In addition to moving some equipment from the US to the Netherlands for the new plant, Alpha said has acquired the assets of SmartPET of Breda, Netherlands, a blow molder of PET bottles and jars that recently entered liquidation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. More

Making food packaging safe
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Today's food manufacturers have at least two primary goals. The first is making products that satisfy the ever increasing demand for food taste, quality and convenience. The second is ensuring these products are safe. Even the best tasting product will be a disaster if it is contaminated by the very package that is designed to protect it. More

100 percent compostable bag debuts for SunChips
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Making good its promise to convert its one-third PLA bag to a 100 percent compostable version by Earth Day 2010, Frito-Lay debuts the new SunChips bag in the U.S. The SunChips brand from Frito-Lay, a business unit of PepsiCo, has officially announced the world's first 100 percent compostable chip bag, along with details about a new national consumer education effort to encourage composting and greener lifestyles. More

Temporary Water Services Keep Your Mill Operating

Scheduled maintenance, unscheduled downtime and changes in water supply impact the profitability of your Mill. Siemens provides mobile water treatment systems that help you stay in control of the water treatment needs for your Mill. These systems offer a range of treatment options, including clarification, media filtration, demineralization, reverse osmosis, membrane separation and / or induced air / gas flotation.

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Kodak unveils package printing portfolio at Ipex
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Kodak has unveiled a number of products and enhancements during Ipex for package printing professionals. Scheduled to be shipped internationally, the Kodak Flexcel direct system was unveiled. The new system, which includes imager, media and workflow from Kodak, features direct laser engraving of flexo forms. It removes the need for chemical processing and is a solution for plate, plate on sleeve, and continuous sleeve applications. More

Web101 CD-ROM, 2nd Edition

The new CD contains a full two day course on troubleshooting as well as Dave’s major articles/papers. If you have webs or web machinery, you need Web101. This jam-packed reference will take you from novice to expert in most any web related area. There are nearly 1,000 slides with annotation and hyperlinks. Even so, navigation is quite easy as the reference is broken up into a half dozen major areas with dozens of clearly labeled subjects. Also included is nearly every major paper ever written by Dr. Roisum.

Product code: WEB101-CD2
ISBN: 1-59510-173-X
List Price: $440
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Cristini Non Nuclear Consistency Gauge - FiberScan

Continuous digital reading of the water mass/consistency & Continuous evaluation of the drainage and vacuum. 

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