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Pulp and paper chemicals could aid bioplastics
Packaging News
Organic chemicals derived from a waste product from the pulp and paper industry could be used in the manufacture of high performance bioplastics.
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5 new trends in private-label packaging
Packaging Digest
Some surprises mark the packaging designs and strategies of a range of North American retailers. For the second consecutive year, the editors of Packaging Digest served as judges in the packaging competition for Private Label =>Store Brands magazine.
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Food packaging industry optimistic for future
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Food packaging manufacturers in Europe and North America are confident that sales volumes will improve, claims a report from the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI). According to FPI's most recent annual survey, 85 percent of food packaging manufacturers in North American expect volumes to go up, while three quarters in anticipate higher profits.
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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Hazard awareness
By Dennis Truitt
When it comes to a specific plant or facility, we need to recognize that conditions are now subject to change — and so should your safety program. With that knowledge, we need to adjust our actions and communicate accordingly, with regards to Hazcom and Process Safety Management. Be cognizant of subjective criteria like work history, written policies and past performance that will vary based on the site or the plant's requirements.
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Constantia Flexibles plans $12 million investment
PFFC
Constantia Flexibles a global corporation that develops, manufactures, and supplies flexible packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, health care, food, and beverage markets, reports plans to invest $12 million to expand its main U.S. manufacturing facility in Blythewood, S.C.
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Degradable additives hinder recycling, says plastic recyclers association
Packaging World
The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, the trade association of companies that recycle plastic, has reinforced its long-standing opposition to the use of degradable additives in currently and potentially recyclable bottles, containers, and films.
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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
 


Nestlé reduces plastics in packaging by 34 percent
European Plastics News
Swiss giant Nestlé has reduced the amount of plastic materials it uses in packaging by 34 percent since 1991, a spokesperson said at the Renewable Plastics conference which is taking place today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Clondalkin invests in latest generation tech
Packaging News
Clondalkin Group, the pharmaceutical and health care packaging specialist, has announced that it has invested in the latest generation of booklet-label manufacturing and finishing equipment at its Glasnevin, Ireland, site.
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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
 


Serac enters the packaging manufacturing industry
Packaging Digest
Serac, a France-based packaging company with more than 40 years' experience as a supplier of filling and capping systems globally, announced April 15 that it is introducing a line of PET bottle blowing machines that will reinforce the group's position on its two key markets of dairy and edible oil.
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Zotefoams launches packaging grade foam
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Zotefoams has developed PackaZote, a foam grade which the company says has "excellent properties to make it an economical choice for the packaging market." Paul van Rheenen, the form's sales and marketing director, said: "We are excited to reveal our new packaging grade PackaZote."
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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.
 


Avery Dennison offers p-s material for craft beer labels
PFFC
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced a new portfolio of pressure-sensitive label materials for the craft beer market. The portfolio features ten p-s facestocks and four adhesives said to meet the design and application needs of craft beer brand owners.
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Converter adds business management software
Packaging World
"We’re proud of our 99.86 percent on-time delivery and equally matched quality assurance," says Bruce Frey, CFO at Rice Packaging Solutions. "We knew we needed to replace our legacy system in order to continue to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations." The solution: Epicor AVP.
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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. 
 


Sidel opens sales offices in Frankfurt and Dubai
European Plastics News
Swiss packaging giant Sidel has opened new sales headquarters in Dubai, following the company's creation of a new greater Middle East and Africa "zone," and Frankfurt.
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Mondi report reflects on 2012 and outlines sustainable future
Packaging News
Packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi Group has published its Sustainable Development Report for 2012. The document, titled "Shaping our sustainable future," reported that all Mondi-branded papers produced at their uncoated fine paper mills fulfilled the Green Range criteria, eight new land claims were settled in South Africa and waste to landfill was 266,642 tonnes, an improvement of 11 percent compared with 2011.
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Sirane launches versatile retail cooking bag solution
Packaging Europe
Versatility in a cooking bag is offered with a new offering from Sirane. The bag is simple to use, simple to open, cooks food to perfection — and can be used in almost any cooking environment, from ovens to barbecues, griddles to hot plates.
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Adhesive secures cables during automated packaging
Packaging Digest
During an automated packaging process, materials can shift and become unstable causing components to move during transport. An international manufacturer of solar cells turned to Glue Dots Intl. to resolve this very issue.
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Market for packaging additives to hit £2.4 billion
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The global market for functional additives and barrier coatings for plastic packaging will reach £2.4 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Smithers Pira. According to "The Future of Functional Additives and Barrier Coatings for Plastic Packaging to 2018," the market for additives will grow faster than the market for packaging, driven by converters looking for low-cost solutions.
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Goldenrod announces removable lifting handles
PFFC
Goldenrod Corp. has introduced removable lifting handles said to handle 6-in. winding shafts safely and easily. Company says handles engage and disengage quickly and easily from the fail-safe receptors that are embedded directly into the body of the shaft, allowing for faster and safer changeovers.
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Sonoco makes crush tester for high-speed films
Plastics News
Sonoco Products Co. is making its radial crush tester — which measures the radial strength of paper cores for winding strength and shrink film — commercially available.

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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.

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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.

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Automation and in-house digital printing drive this contract manufacturer
Packaging World
Automation has come fast at contract manufacturer Northstar Labs. The Salt Lake City company took a huge step forward three years ago when it put in a new line for filling lip balm into injection-molded polypropylene tubes. That line was followed in 2012 by a liquid filling line for PET bottles of lotions and hand sanitizers.
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New package needed: Single pouch, dual bladders, fitment
Flexible Packaging
FP has a reader who is looking for a two-part liquid to be packaged in a single pouch with dual bladders, and a fitment. They would need individual doses, 15 ml combined - 7.5 ml on each side.
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Anchor Cheddar to use Aplix seal technology
Packaging Europe
Dairy brand Anchor has announced the launch of a new Cheddar cheese range into its portfolio in April. Sealed using Aplix seal technology, the Anchor Cheddar packaging will be the first branded block cheese in the world to use the new easy "pinch" close seal.
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