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TAPPI offers FREE webinar as a sneak peek to the 2014 PLACE Conference
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On April 16 at 11:30 AM Eastern time, a 30 minute webinar will be presented by Rory Wolf of Pillar Technologies. This webinar will feature some of the presentations and networking opportunities available at the upcoming 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference. Register for the webinar today and take advantage of this chance to have a sneak peek of what is in store for you if you attend the 2014 TAPPI PLACE conference May 12 – 15 at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort, Ponte Vedra, Fla.
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  Fully Automated Permeation Testing

MOCON’s newest instrument released March 24th, the OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 H offers fully automated permeation measuring, dramatically faster testing, improved results with a lower cost of ownership. 30 new features, including a touch screen interface make it the world's most advanced and easiest to use oxygen permeation measurement system.
 


Tackling litter starts with understanding how it gets there
Packaging Digest
Sustainable materials management is the holistic notion for material stewardship that can be summed up succinctly as: use wisely, eliminate toxicity and recover more. This simplified look at material consumption provides us with a framework for examining materials used in society, including packaging material flows.
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Report underscores importance of packaging to reducing food waste
Packaging News
A new report from the House of Lords has recognized the role of packaging in reducing food waste. “Counting the Cost of Food Waste: EU Food Waste Prevention”, has found that 15 million tonnes of food are wasted each year in the U.K. which equates to a financial loss to business of at least £5bn per year, and was advised of the importance of packaging in preventing food waste by extending the shelf life of food and protecting from damage.
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Aging population triggers US growth in smart packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
U.S.-based Freedonia, a research company, has reported in its new Active & Intelligent Packaging study that the demand for smart packaging is set to rise in the U.S. by 8 percent annually, reaching $3.5 billion by 2017.
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Post-consumer film recycling up 1 percent in 2012
Plastics News
There’s something about the number 1.02 billion when it comes to recycling plastics. New word from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council puts recycling of post-consumer film packaging at 1.02 billion pounds in 2012, a hike of 56 percent since 2005, but just 1 percent over 2011, the trade group said.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Mauser increases share of its China JV
European Plastics News
Germany-based Mauser Group, an industrial packaging producer, is increasing its share in its Shanghai joint venture from 32.5 percent to 50 percent.
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New films supplier focuses on dramatic effects for packaged products
Brand Packaging
The visual effect of metallized film, combined with a brushed finish appearance, is one way for brands to announce their arrival on the shelf. Two industry veterans who have worked with brushed films are announcing their return to the packaging films industry.
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Quality doctor blades and end-seals


In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE
 


New closure lining system combines throughput and flexibility
Plastics Today
Italian maker of molds and assembly systems for thermoplastic products Gefit S.p.A. (Alessandria) has introduced a closure lining machine that can cut and assemble as many as 200 liners per minute. Closures in a range of dimensions can be processed flexibly and precisely.
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Trends in sensors are affecting automation
Packaging World
Advances in sensor technology are improving the handling of non-rigid packages, quality control, and track-and-trace applications.
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  Easysafe concealed blade safety cutter

The Easysafe features a patented cutting head design & piercing point allowing for easy initiation of the cut while maintaining blade contact with the material.
 


A few states set the stage for the future of EPS at retail
Packaging Digest
How can companies be prepared to make sure they’re keeping up on fast-changing regulations and bans of this popular cushioning material? While there are more than 50 expanded polystyrene (EPS) bans in effect for foodservice packaging across the United States, a growing number of areas are taking the bans a step further by extending their reach to retail products.
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Amcor Flexibles wins Alufoil awards
Packaging News
Amcor Flexibles has won two awards in the Alufoil Trophy 2014 organized by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
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  Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders

Use PVAc or VAE binders to achieve brightness and opacity while reducing expensive TiO2. Learn how BrightCoat can help you meet your optical and strength goals. 
 


Africa's drinks market set for growth, says Sidel
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Liquid packaging specialist, Sidel, is targeting Africa’s drinks market — a territory that the company believes is ripe for growth.
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Nampak wins sustainability award
Plastics News
Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd. received the Sir Peter Parker Award for sustainable business leadership at the Sustainable City Awards. The firm’s Infini bottle was also highly commended in the Responsible Waste Management category.
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Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide
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Making packaging work online: 5 principles for success
Brand Packaging
“How does our packaging look and work online?” It is a question that we’re hearing more often from our clients, in categories ranging from diapers to dog food. And certainly, it is a relevant issue, given the growing impact of Web-based shopping — and shoppers’ increasing tendencies to do “homework” online prior to visiting the store.
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Brazil finds plastics quite attractive
Plastics Today
Not every day you associate plastics with 'pretty' but a new study from Canadean claims that Brazilians favor plastic over any other material for their health and beauty product packaging.
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On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials
Packaging World
Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
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FDA-compliant lidding film: Product of the Day
Packaging Digest
Toray Plastics (America) Inc.’s recently expanded LumiLid brand of FDA-compliant, dual-ovenable polyester lidding films has been enhanced. All LumiLid films are now FDA-compliant for use with oven temperatures of up to 400 degrees F for 30 minutes. End users and converters can confidently choose Toray’s value-added clear, white, or metallized LumiLid films for lidded refrigerated and frozen side dishes and entrees that require high heat for cooking or reheating.
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Aging population triggers US growth in smart packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
U.S.-based Freedonia, a research company, has reported in its new Active & Intelligent Packaging study that the demand for smart packaging is set to rise in the U.S. by 8 percent annually, reaching $3.5 billion by 2017.

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EPR best practices identified
Packaging World
New study of 11 international extended producer responsibility programs sheds light on ways to both optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.

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Bioplastics role in packaging
Flexible Packaging
The development of sophisticated packaging has vastly improved the shelf life of products. It has also helped to define brands, enabling them to advertise their products and connect with their customers.

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Xact launches new packaging for fresh produce
Packaging News
Packing and coding firm Xact has worked with Giró, bagging and packaging systems provider for fruit and vegetable packaging firms, to produce the ‘W Pack’ with optimized display options for fresh produce.
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Growth for Tetra Pak despite market issues
Plastic & Rubber Weekly
Tetra Pak has reported a 3.5 percent year-on-year increase in sales, to €11.1 billion. During 2013 the company’s packaging operation recorded sales of €9.6 billion, with packaging material volumes up 3 percent.
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Bemis Co. sells paper packaging unit
Plastics News
Bemis Co. Inc. has completed the sale of its Paper Packaging division to Hood Packaging Corp.
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Uniting your brand strategy to win at shelf
Brand Packaging
Growth has been difficult for most packaged goods companies over the past decade. Value-driven consumers, fragmented and confusing channels of distribution, and the increasing market share of retailer brands have put greater pressure on expected year-over-year, double-digit growth.
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Slow growth for plastic film recycling in 2012
Plastics Today
The recycling of postconsumer film packaging exceeded one billion pounds in 2012, however, that just amounts to an increase of one percent over 2011. Recovery data in the report, 2012 National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report, is based on surveys from 21 U.S. and Canadian processors and 39 exporters.
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Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging
Packaging World
In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
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Save Food Congress tackles food loss and food waste
Canadian Packaging
The SAVE FOOD Congress 2014 brings together international organizations, industry, research and civil society via speakers from the FAO and UNEP and from leading private sector companies to show how to reduce food loss and waste ... and maybe how to stop starvation around the world.
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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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