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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in: • Raw materials • Processing • Inspection and applications These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.
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