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Bruce Welt, Associate Professor, University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Packaging Science Program to keynote 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference
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Bruce Welt, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator with the University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Packaging Science Program, is slated to make a keynote presentation at the 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference. Dr. Welt is one of three Keynotes http://events.tappiplace.org/keynotespeakers.asp at the event, May 13-15, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Fla., USA. Visit the event’s website or view the conference brochure for more information. Register on or before April 7 for the best rates.
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Sustainable food packaging for 2014 and beyond
By Archita Datta Majumdar
According to a new report, the global food packaging industry will reach close to $258 billion this year. With more and more focus given to sustainable food packing, the industry is definitely poised for major change. Every step of the way, from the supply chain to the branding process, the focus has to be on meeting the functional and economic goals of production and profit without leaving behind carbon footprints. Sustainable packaging looks for viable methods without compromising the future of our environment.
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Insulated medical bags answers pizza delivery requirements
Packaging News
Versapak, tamper evident packaging manufacturer, is supplying Spain’s Telepizza packaging utilizing insulation technology from its medical bags to help deliver pizzas.
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Are steps towards 'zero waste' worth it?
Packaging Digest
The idea of moving towards a “Zero Waste” world seems too farfetched for some people on the business end of the spectrum to take seriously. Even so, consumers are starting to value businesses that are more sustainably-minded, beyond simple “greenwashing.”
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Stick pouches: Market trends to 2017
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A new study from Allied Development Corp. examines the global trends and environmental impact of this convenient packaging. Named for its shape and known for its convenience, the stick pouch is the subject of a new study from Burnsville, Minn.-based Allied Development Corp.: Stick Pouches 2013 to 2017 — Global Markets, Economics, Environmental Impact, and Technology.
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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
 


Macro developed a new two-ply film extrusion method for 100 percent post-consumer recycled film
Plastics Today
Macro Engineering & Technology Inc. has developed and patented a new process to produce trash bags using post-consumer materials. With conventional methods for producing bags with high amounts of recycled material, the reclaim is normally buried in the core layer of a coextruded structure between skin layers of mostly-virgin material.
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Printer software and equipment boost door production line
Packaging World
U.K. facility producing doors, windows, and stairs installs coding automation software and thermal ink-jet printing equipment for new manufacturing line for veneer doors.
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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
 


RKW announces acquisition of Hyplast
European Plastics News
RKW, a Germany-based films and flexible packaging group, has announced it has acquired Belgium’s Hyplast. The company will now operate under the name RKW Hyplast NV.
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Fire adds to woes forcing Hedwin into Chapter 11, planned sale
Plastics News
A generations-old industrial plastics packaging company, which has been owned by employees for the past decade, is under bankruptcy court protection as a sale to long-time associate is in the works.
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  The Optisafe Safety Knife

The Optisafe safety cutter is a high resin polycarbonate handle with an ambidextrous slider, featuring "Smart Knife technology" allowing the blade to retract upon losing contact with the material being cut.
 


Plastique moves to custom-designed moulded pulp packaging
Packaging News
Plastique, designers and manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging and thermoformed packaging products, has started to manufacture custom-designed moulded pulp packaging
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Pregis adds converting line — moves to a new facility
Plastics Today
Protective packaging supplier Pregis Corp. announced a multimillion dollar investment for a new proprietary and custom-built converting line at its Plymouth, Ind., manufacturing plant.
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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. 
 


Taghleef buys Spanish BOPP film company
European Plastics News
Taghleef Industries has entered an agreement to acquire Derprosa Film, based in Spain, which will add to Taghleef’s growing capacity for production of biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) film.
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Capri Sun going clear to reassure buyers
Advertising Age via Plastics News
Capri Sun is embracing transparency — literally and figuratively. The kids' beverage brand has been suffering from awareness issues and a lack of differentiation, with one exception: a smattering of national news stories about mold occasionally found in its drinks. In response, Capri Sun is introducing a new campaign and a clear-bottomed package that allows consumers to get a good view of what’s inside.
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EC bag plans will 'weaken' Europe's single market
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The European Commission’s plans to cut consumption of lightweight plastic bags are at odds with the principals of free trade, according to an alliance of trade bodies including PlasticsEurope, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and the Toy Industries of Europe.
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Global consumption of PET packaging forecast to reach 20 million tonnes by 2019
Packaging News
A new report from an ongoing series of packaging market forecasts from Smithers Pira predicts that by 2019 global consumption of PET packaging will grow to over 20 million tonnes.
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Study proves aluminum household foil sustainable sandwich wrap option
Packaging Europe
A study undertaken by IFEU (The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research) to measure the relative environmental performance of two different sandwich packs: aluminum household foil and a rigid plastic lunchbox, found that aluminum foil performs very favourably in terms of environmental impact and should be considered a sustainable and convenient alternative product for packed lunches.
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Oriflame Cosmetics' HairX
Brand Packaging
The new design provides a premium feel with its typographic execution and use of premium colored foils.
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Are steps towards 'zero waste' worth it?
Packaging Digest
The idea of moving towards a “Zero Waste” world seems too farfetched for some people on the business end of the spectrum to take seriously. Even so, consumers are starting to value businesses that are more sustainably-minded, beyond simple “greenwashing.”

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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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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.

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RKW plans to enter Chinese market
European Plastics News
Films and flexible packaging group RKW is planning to open its first business unit in China at the end of 2014, signaling its entry into the Chinese market.
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Sacmi Group sells plastics division to US-based Kingsbury Group
Plastics Today
Packaging machinery supplier Sacmi has sold its plastics division to the Rochester, New York-based Kingsbury Group, which has a portfolio that includes Chrysler, Ford, Whirlpool and Honeywell.
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Packages for cosmetics: Beautiful and efficient
Canadian Packaging
Few sectors are confronted with as divergent consumer wishes as the cosmetics industry. While luxury articles presented in glossy garb are growing in popularity, another beauty trend is embracing sustainability in response to the growing market for natural cosmetics with resource-conserving packaging. Flexibility is therefore the order of the day for packaging manufacturers and packaging machine suppliers.
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Shrinking Chinese households drive demand for convenient packaging
Foodprocessing.com.au
Packaging for Chinese consumers needs to meet the needs of busier, smaller households, according to Canadean. The one child policy has seen the average Chinese household shrink to 2.8 people, while the family structure has changed to a new ‘4-2-1 composition’: four grandparents, two parents and one child.
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Smurfit Kappa launches flexible generic design for its Pouch-Up 3L
Packaging Europe
To meet growing demand, Smurfit Kappa now offers the Pouch-Up 3L with a generic design for the wine market. This enables players of all sizes to try this new packaging in small quantities, without having to customize the design.
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Novel reclosure feature on personalized M&M's
Packaging World
Mars Inc.'s M&M's brand has come out with a new twist on its personalized MY M&M's bulk packaging design.
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Eco low-profile tube
Brand Packaging
TricorBraun has introduced a new lightweight, low-profile tube and closure solution that aims to improve sustainability, logistic efficiencies and costs while reducing lead times — all without requiring brand owners to change their filling operations or consumers to change their use behaviors.
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