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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Branding and packaging: New study says store brands still fueled by slow economy
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By a sizeable margin, American consumers appear to be at odds with recent reports that the economy has improved. A new nationwide study reveals that more than eight out of ten supermarket shoppers see no improvement in the economy, and forty percent actually believe things have gotten worse. As consumers continue to cope, the study affirms, the appeal of store brand products is stronger than ever and may even be intensifying. More

Where are flex packs headed?
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Flexible-packaging converters continue to worry over rising raw-material costs and availability, the questionable U.S. economic recovery, how to retain skilled labor, and the trade imbalance. More

Victorinox knives cut through the clamshell clutter
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Consumers across categories express frustration with the difficulty of opening clamshell packages, and Victorinox Swiss Army Inc. believes it has come up with one solution in redesigning the packages for its Original Swiss Army Knife. More

Machinery firms Battenfeld and Cincinnati merge
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Machinery makers Battenfeld and Cincinnati merged on 9 April, to form what they say is the largest supplier of extrusion lines in the world. The newly formed company would not reveal its combined sales but the new Battenfeld-Cincinnati brand has a market share which is 1.5-2 times larger than its nearest competitor, marketing director Dr Christoph Steger told European Plastics News. More

Sustainable packaging: PUMA's launches new green packaging and distribution
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PUMA launched the next phase of its long-term sustainability program at the Design Museum in London. By introducing it's a new sustainable packaging and distribution system by renowned industrial designer Yves Behar, PUMA aims to set new standards within the Sportlifestyle retail industry. 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.

Automated, easy-changeover system speeds up casing
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Bernatello's Pizza, Inc., Maple Lake, Minn., recently augmented its cartoned frozen pizza case-packing system to accommodate growing production demands. The company had been successfully operating one Sabel case packer. More

No law against "Drinking & Diving"
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A pioneering divers' drinking pouch created using materials and expertise supplied by LPF Flexibles BV (Grootegast, The Netherlands) has picked up an award at a major diving exhibition. The Dive and Drink concept features specifically-designed laminates that allow for liquids to remain protected during compression which occurs as divers go deep underwater. More

Sustainable packaging: Plastic bag makers kick off bag-recycling events for Earth Month
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To help promote the growing national trend of plastic bag recycling, the Progressive Bag Affiliates (PBA) of the American Chemistry Council announces a trio of new recycling partnerships to launch during Earth Month. Hundreds of new recycling bins for plastic bags and product wraps will roll out around the country over the next few weeks as municipal leaders, local businesses and community partners work to spread the message about the importance of recycling plastic bags. More

Packaging Proofs: Athena Graphics upgrades
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GMG, Tuebingen, Germany, reports the installation of its ColorProof software at Athena Graphics, Gent, Belgium, a provider of prepress services. Athena has installed the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 printer with white ink, along with ColorProof software, for contract packaging proofs. More

Achieve Stringent Phosphorous Effluent Requirements at a Low Cost

Select mills in North America are being required to achieve Phosphorous discharge levels far below 1.0 ppm to be in compliance with TMDL requirements for select waterways. The Trident® HSC - High-Rate Multi-Barrier clarifiers from Siemens Water Technologies have been proven to meet these Phosphorous requirements. Systems can be provided in pre-engineered steel tanks (0.5-2.0 MGD per unit) or concrete basins (5 MGD to 20 MGD per unit).

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Certified carbon neutral ecologia plastic sheets
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Megara has announced its ecologia polypropylene sheet has been certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Reduction Institute. According to Megara, the plastic sheet is 100 percent recycled and creates less emissions, and any carbon dioxide produced is an offset by certified carbon credits. More

Star Packaging adds 10-color flexo press
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Star Packaging Corp. has ordered a new 10-color Miraflex CM flexographic printing press, which will be installed in September. Star Packaging is a family-owned company based in College Park that specializes in printing, laminating and converting flexible packaging. More

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings 2009

The 12th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 18-20, 2009 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary. This event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring:
• Hardware
• Sustainability
• Materials and processing
• Food package interaction
• Food legislation and compliance These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference.

Product code: EuroPLACE CD-09
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