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Bioplastics land use: No threat to food or feedstock
Packaging Digest
The surface required to grow sufficient feedstock for today's bioplastic production is less than 0.006 percent of the global agricultural area of 5 billion hectares. This is the key finding by European Bioplastics, based on figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and calculations of the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites.
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Optimism in food service packaging sector
Packaging World
A strengthening economy and less volatile input pricing could result in a positive year for the food service packaging industries in North America and Europe, based on an annual survey conducted by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI).
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Market forecast: Paper industry outlook for 2013
PFFC
Market and demographic trends bode well for the global paper products industry in 2013. Demand for paper products is steadily rising throughout Asia. Older mills are being replaced by new, state-of-the-art facilities that promise more efficiency, cleaner production, and improved balance between capacity and demand.
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Should brands aim for sustainable innovation or innovative sustainability?
Brand Packaging
Sustainability is quickly becoming the next great innovation in business. As sustainability continues to grow in importance for consumers, brand owners (and not just the well-recognized "earth" brands) are seeking ways to minimize the environmental impact of everything they do.
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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Slips, trips and falls
By Dennis Truitt
While we all try to plan ahead, slips, trips and falls are often very difficult to foresee. In fact, they are so prevalent you do not even need to be in the industrial, chemical or process-driven work environments to see incidents in this category. The most common cause of fatalities in the home is directly related to falls — which illustrates the concern that slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere. In order to plan and prepare for potential problems, consider the following guidelines.
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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
 


Boots to shed 200 jobs at contract packing business
Packaging News
Alliance Boots has revealed plans to cut around 200 jobs at its Nottingham, England, contract packing and manufacturing plant in a restructure aimed at improving profits. The jobs will go over the next two years in a plan that will see BCM, the contract manufacturing arm of Alliance Boots, pull out of what it called "unprofitable areas of third-party manufacturing" and focus on Boots' own skincare and beauty products.
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Innovia Films and Sappi collaborate to create compostable laminate packs
Flexible Packaging
In 2014, a new EU Packaging Directive is set to come into force, which will place the responsibility for ensuring that packaging is not excessive for the purpose intended and is suitable for recycling, energy recovery or composting firmly with the packaging producer. The emphasis is that waste minimization and recovery should be built into the package at its design stage to ensure resource efficiencies as well as protecting products.
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  SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller

Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE
 


Raising the bar with compostable packaging film
Packaging Digest
Fuel For Adventure Ltd., a British firm that helps fuel Olympians, adventurers and sports stars from across the world, has chosen Innovia Films' compostable flexible material, NatureFlex, as the packaging for its range of natural energy bars.
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11 trends shaping flexible packaging
Packaging World
Trends often come and go before you notice them. Flexible packaging trends seem to have a longer life span than most, signaling that the format is here to stay.
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  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.
 


Offset printing: UBS sees cold foil applications grow
PFFC
When UBS Printing Group installed a KBA Rapida 105 41-inch, eight-color press with an in-line cold foiling system in 2007, it was the first site with this type of Foiltone system in the U.S. Since then, this press has become a key workhorse for this Southern California high quality packaging firm, producing boxes for the cosmetic, health supplement, and movie industry markets.
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Promens launches new PET cosmetics bottles
European Plastics News
Iceland-based Promens has expanded its ranges of PET bottles for cosmetics packaging.
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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. 
 


Margaret Thatcher, plastics and politics
Packaging News
Peter Davis of the British Plastics Federation remembers Margaret Thatcher, who died April 8, and her professional beginnings in the plastics industry.
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Hilex Poly acquires portions of Clondalkin
Flexible Packaging
Wind Point Partners announced that portfolio company Hilex Poly, a manufacturer and recycler of plastic retail carryout bags and film products, has acquired portions of the North American Flexible Packaging division of Amsterdam-based Clondalkin Group. The businesses that Hilex Poly has acquired are Fortune Plastics, Accutech Plastics and Direct Plastics Limited. This transaction will allow the company to continue to diversify its product line, as well as expand its recycling technologies.
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Video: 45 P&G sites achieve zero manufacturing waste to landfill
Greener Package
P&G's long-term vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills reaches a milestone, as the company finds innovative ways to create "worth from waste."
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Proposed laws would require 'not recyclable' labeling on biodegradable plastic containers
Plastics News
Laws proposed in North Carolina and Alabama could require containers made from biodegradable or compostable plastic to be labeled non recyclable. Filed last month, the proposed laws — House Bill 315, introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly, and Senate Bill 298 and House Bill 468, introduced in the Alabama Legislature — would prevent any plastic containers, including beverage bottles, sold or distributed in those states from being labeled compostable, biodegradable or degradable unless the container is also clearly marked "not recyclable, do not recycle."
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Can San Francisco's end-of-life waste model work elsewhere?
Plastics Today
The Atlantic recently published an interesting article that went behind the scenes with San Francisco's "first-of-its-kind" trash monitoring and neighborhood outreach program. Part of the crew's job, according to the article, is to track waste and ensure that citizens are throwing the trash in the correct bin. The city's residents are required by law to separate their waste into three colored bins — compost, recycling and landfill.
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Who is willing to fork out more for fresh and sustainable packaging?
Packaging Digest
When it comes to food and beverage packaging, consumers are most likely to pay more for value-added features that relate to freshness and sustainability. This is the latest finding from a global study conducted by Ipsos InnoQuest.
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What More donates colored jugs to medical charity
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
What More U.K. has donated a range of one-liter measuring jugs to the Mercy Ships medical charity. The colored containers will be used to dispense drinking water and fluids used in nasogastric feeding.
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1st frozen coffee drink kit stands up and stands out in flexible pouch
Packaging World
Frozen coffee blend kit to debut in the grocer's freezer section in a brightly colored flex-pack featuring graphics that build on Seattle's Best Coffee's 40 years of coffee-making experience.
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Future Design launches system to reduce airborne contamination in blown-film extrusion plants
Plastics Today
Blown-film extrusion plants may be able to reduce airborne contaminants by as much as 80 percent with a new patented Saturn Evacuation System (SES) from Future Design Inc. and extend cleanings from every six weeks to quarterly or longer.


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Sustainability: the great divider
Brand Packaging
Is there a more divisive topic in the packaging industry than sustainability? You love it, like it or hate it.

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Time to make a change with sustainability?
Brand Packaging
Sustainability is a notion that spans the entire packaging life cycle. A truly effective sustainability program is one that proactively targets each touchpoint of that life cycle from the choice of raw materials to manufacturing, from transit to consumption and all the way through to recycling and waste management.

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Stretch marks therapy just got sexy with new packaging
Brand Packaging
Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy is lighting up retail shelves with a stunning new package upgrade that addresses major retail challenges. Merz engaged branding partner Little Big Brands to answer the call.
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Northern Ireland bag charge goes live
Packaging News
Shoppers in Northern Ireland are being charged 5p for single use bags from April 8. The levy on plastic carrier bags means that retailers must charge consumers, and the proceeds of the tax will be forwarded to the Department of the Environment.
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Web Machine Buying Guide – Designing for Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

This one of a kind book, written by one of the world's leading web handling expert and experienced machine designer along with a team of specialists, offers a hands on step-by-step approach to investing in, acquiring and starting up web machinery. It is designed to assist plant-based personnel in the costing and planning of major machinery investment with a rigorous analysis of what needs to be done to acquire or replace equipment with minimal expense and maximum longterm efficiency, no matter what types of webs are being handled. The book ranges over the entire spectrum of machine buying from dealing with salespeople to the technical details of machinery design, contract formulation, financing and maintenance. Numerous case studies illustrate strategies to follow—and avoid—in purchasing standard, as well as custom designed, web machines.

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PCR PET is central to OtterBox redesign
Greener Package
The outer carton boasts a "beautiful opaque yellow," while the inner tray that holds the cell phone protector is made of up to 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET. As sales of cell phones and other mobile devices have blossomed in recent years, so too have sales of the protective cases used to keep such devices free from damage.
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Aquapurge develops purging compound for blow molders
Plastics Today
Aquapurge has launched a new purging compound, targeting the global blow molding sector. John Steadman, technical director for Aquapurge, said that the company's Poly Clear HMEX is "by far the most universal and most effective purging compound that Aquapurge has developed for both continuous and accumulator blow molding of polyolefins."
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