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5 steps to great design with flexible film
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Flexible packaging is widening its reach as a preferred option as marketers fine-tune the specific results they are trying to achieve through packaging, and package development teams gain a better understand of what different resins can or can't do. Creative teams with clear branding objectives and who do their homework on the options available in film can harness flexible packaging’s strengths through design to achieve their goals more effectively. More



Keynote speakers announced for 2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference
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Gail Tavill, V.P. of Sustainable Development at ConAgra Foods and Brent Denniston, V.P. Global Packaging and Ingredients for Procurement for Starbucks, will be keynote speakers at the 2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference. The three-day conference held May 6-9, 2012 in Seattle features a full technical program covering technology and developments in the flexible packaging and converting industries. More

Innovative US flexible packaging and label specialist demonstrates confidence
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Precision Press, an innovative U.S. packaging and label producer for the food, beverage and consumer markets, will be the first in the world to install the new Goss Sunday Vpak web offset printing system. The new press will be configured for flexible packaging applications, with Sunday Vpak 500 web offset printing units as well as a Goss in-line flexo and coating unit. The press will also be equipped for UV and EB curing. The system will go into operation at the company's 213,000-square-foot (19,800 m2) facility in North Mankato, Minn., in late 2012. More

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


Recycled-content packaging adds more 'green' to Subway salads
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The Subway restaurant chain, which has made a commitment to make its restaurants and operations more environmentally responsible, has announced that its salad bowls and lids are now made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials; predominately from plastic soda and water bottles. More

Paccor signs ace UK distribution deal
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Zell, Germany-based Paccor, a manufacturer of rigid plastic food packaging, has teamed up with 4 Aces Liquid Packaging to provide a bespoke distribution service for Paccor's products across the United Kingdom. Hertford-based 4 Aces will buy and then supply a wide range of Paccor's products to Paccor's smaller and medium-sized customers. More



Misleading 'parasitic' packaging on the rise
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Retail giants such as Sainsbury's, Asda and Boots are among retailers accused of launching an avalanche of products in packaging very similar in design to that of familiar branded products. The British Brands Group this week claimed there had been a 60 percent increase in the past year in the number of new identikit own-label products. Among examples in its report is Tesco's mySenses, a new shampoo range bearing an uncanny resemblance to Clairol's Herbal Essences. More

Personalized medicine: A 'batch' of one
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Despite the technological advances made in the past 25 years, including the Internet, "today's reality is that in the past generation, there's been little headway made with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Survival is still bleak." More

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. 
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Sunkist builds a better fruit packing machine
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Sunkist Research and Technical Services - a division of international fruit supplier Sunkist - was the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for March. Sunkist Research engineers earned the recognition for the company's use of Autodesk Product Design Suite software from Autodesk Inc. to develop a flat fruit-packing machine that doubles hourly throughput. More

Euro squeeze helps RPC Containers cut the mustard
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RPC Containers is expanding its range of Euro Squeeze bottles with two new sizes – 750ml and 250ml. The 250ml size is designed for food products such as mustards, sauces and dressings, while the 750ml version can be used for applications including household products. The company launched the original Euro Squeeze – 500ml – in 2011. More



US-based label firm buys Turpins Packaging Group
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U.S.-based Accraply has expanded its line of shrink sleeve labeling equipment with the acquisition of Turpins Packaging Group. Turpins, located in Clacton-on-Sea, specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance shrink sleeve applicators marketed under its Sleevit brand. More

Hasbro to improve product-to-package ratio
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Global branded toy company Hasbro, Inc. has announced plans to reduce the materials used in product packaging for many of its highly popular global brands, including My Little Pony, Nerf, and Play-Doh. According to the company, this new initiative will result in an approximate 15 percent improvement in the average product-to-package ratio of brands and products included in the initiative, with retail availability of Hasbro products in the more environmentally efficient packaging beginning this year. More

Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE


Comexi Offset: the new way of printing flexible packaging
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It's common knowledge that offset printing is dominating the printing market nowadays with more than 56 percent printed in such technology. When it comes to flexible packaging, the offset printing scenario is completely different with negligible impact. At the same time, the flexible packaging market have been desperately demanding improved solutions to enhance the printing quality, the waste management, the cost impact of the converting production on to the package and the environmental impact. More

Mexican beverage firm installs Sidel hot-fill Combis
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Over the last two years, Mexico's leading provider in teas and carbonated beverages, Jugos del Valle, invested in two new Sidel hot-fill Combis. The decision reflects the market's growing demand for isotonic drinks and ready-to-drink teas, as well as the company's need for a reliable cooperation partner with long-term knowledge of integrated filling systems. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.
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Gerresheimer gets off to strong start in 2012
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Medical injection moulder Gerresheimer says it has started the 2012 financial year with strong growth as group revenues rose 13.6 percent to €268.8 million in the first quarter. "We've got off to a very good start and are able to report excellent growth in revenues," CEO Uwe Röhrhoff said in a statement. "Global demand for pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe and reliable administration of medications is very high." More

Consolidation on the menu for European plastic packaging
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Consolidation in the plastic packaging industry is set to accelerate, according to new research. According to new research by financial advisory firm Catalyst Corporate Finance, the highly fragmented structure of the European plastic packaging industry will create consolidation opportunities. More



Alupro welcomes increase in packaging recycling targets, but calls for regular review
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The Aluminum Packaging and Recycling Organization (Alupro) has welcomed the Government's announcement that statutory packaging recycling targets which will increase year on year, are to be introduced from 2013 until 2017; but has cautioned that continual review is critical if the industry is to maximize recycling performance. More

How should the plastics packaging industry celebrate Earth Day?
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Heather Caliendo writes, "Earth Day takes place Sunday, April 22. How do you plan to celebrate it? Okay, I know Earth Day may not have the same appeal as Easter or 4th of July where families and friends come together for food and bonding, but Earth Day does help to serve as an important reminder that a small change can make a big difference in reducing waste." More

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Demand for phthalate free plasticizers driven by legislative initiatives
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Plasticizers fulfill a large number of functions in plastics and rubber chemistry, including and influencing elasticity, viscosity, light fastness, fire safety and other polymer properties. Regulations increasingly necessitate that flexible PVC consumer products such as toys, food packaging and cables should only be processed by phthalate-free plasticizers. Phthalate-free plasticizers have been growing in demand due to legislative initiatives in developed markets such as North America, Western Europe and Japan. More

Beyond Viscosity... RHEOCARB™

• Coatex technology based on steric stabilization chemistry
• Breakthrough in rheology control
• Reduces coating costs
• Improves runnability to enhance coated paper quality

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New range of resins will boost market exposure
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A newly developed range of resins will provide "an expanded market opportunity into food packaging applications," according to Cardia Bioplastics. The food contact resins from the Cardia Biohybrid technology were recently confirmed complaint with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards and EU regulations. More

Web Machine Buying Guide – Designing for Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

This one of a kind book, written by one of the world's leading web handling expert and experienced machine designer along with a team of specialists, offers a hands on step-by-step approach to investing in, acquiring and starting up web machinery. It is designed to assist plant-based personnel in the costing and planning of major machinery investment with a rigorous analysis of what needs to be done to acquire or replace equipment with minimal expense and maximum longterm efficiency, no matter what types of webs are being handled. The book ranges over the entire spectrum of machine buying from dealing with salespeople to the technical details of machinery design, contract formulation, financing and maintenance. Numerous case studies illustrate strategies to follow—and avoid—in purchasing standard, as well as custom designed, web machines.

Some of the highlights of the book include:
• Techniques to plan, shop and contract for, purchase, install and troubleshoot web machines
• For web machine builders, buyers, designers, project engineers, plant managers
• Film, foil, paper, heavy-duty materials, converting These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference.

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