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April 15, 2009
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Recycled PET Packaging Fits Designer Toothbrushes
from Packaging Digest
A 50-percent post-consumer-recycled PET blister-pack brings an ergonomic toothbrush line to 'greener,' more sustainable pastures. More

Graphic Packaging Lays Off 30 at WV Flexible-Packaging
from Converting Magazine
Paperboard-packaging printer and converter Graphic Packaging International cuts approximately 30 jobs at its Wellsburg, WV, flexible-packaging plant, according to a story in regional newspaper The State Journal. More

New Sealant Films Reduce Costs and Environmental Impact
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
Bemis of Oshkosh, Wis., has introduced a patent-pending film that uses 20% less material and costs 10% less than high-barrier alternatives. New bMET blown, metalized sealant film offers the barrier and production line performance of a 3-ply structure in just two layers. More

   Product Showcase:
   Onsite chlorine dioxide generation --
   safely, reliably and efficiently

The Millennium III™ chlorine dioxide generation systems from Siemens Water Technologies are the next generation in disinfection and oxidation technology combining high performance with durability and simplicity. The systems are used to disinfect incoming supply water to the plant and as a biocide for the whitewater paper machine applications. Other applications are odor control for cooling water treatment and wastewater treatment. More info

Foster Packaging Launches Short-run Service
from Packaging News – UK
Short-run flexible packaging runs are in high demand at Foster Packaging in Ireland after the company launched its Flexible Express service. Existing and new customers from a range of sectors, such as pet food, confectionery and frozen fish, have embraced the new service from Foster Packaging. More

Paperboard Packaging
from Packaging Digest
The addition of Dura-Seal to the company's paperboard product line is an eco-friendly blister-pack that takes a simplified approach to manufacturing, while remaining environmentally responsible, the company says. More

Compuplast provides CAE tools for extrusion equipment and processes troubleshooting and optimization. Compuplast also offers process consulting services and has special expertise in coextrusion. More

Lakeside Foods Steams Ahead with Stand-Up Pouches
from Packaging World
The private-label vegetable packer offers its customers a new microwavable, self-venting format to replace steamable pillow packs. According to its development team, Lakeside Foods’ new steamable stand-up pouch for frozen vegetables is a game changer for the Manitowoc, WI-based company. More

Can a New Resin Formulation from Japan Deflate the Need for Too Much Material in Bags?
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
A start-up company that uses a nano-capsule technology, first developed in Japan to reduce the amount of polyethylene (PE) in plastic bags, has started distribution of the novel technology to Wal-Mart and other major retailers in Canada. More

Not Just a Pretty Face
from PFFC Magazine
Metallization and vacuum coatings can serve to dress up many products to catch the consumer’s eye. Bu they also serve to protect products as well as perform functional operations. AIMCAL credits its members for metallizing and vacuum-coated excellence. More

Tea Wrapped in Compostable Film
from Packaging World
NatureFlex™ NM sustainable and compostable packaging film from Innovia Films has been chosen by Twinings of the U.K. to wrap one of its major tea products, Everyday. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. Order today!

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