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Packaging materials: Gap widened between EU and U.S. corrugated basis weights
Packaging Digest    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Packaging trends in Europe are compared with the U.S. since they occupy similar geographic areas, have similar climates and topographical features, and their containerboard companies supply many of the same global food, beverage and consumer goods companies. However, average basis weights of corrugated are now 20 percent lighter in Europe than the U.S., as shown in the new study published by RISI, The Future of Lightweight Containerboard in North America. More

Got the bottle for entering the annual Horner's award?
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Entries are being sought for the 2010 Horner's Bottlemaking Award -- qualifying entries should be a plastic blow moulded bottle or container, plus closure, which must have significant U.K. content in design, materials and manufacture and a proven record of recent commercial success, or have significant market potential. More

Energy-curable inks, coatings, paperboard prices rising
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Flint Group North America has announced 6 percent price increases on all energy-curable inks and coatings for sheetfed, liquid packaging and web-offset applications, effective immediately. Raw material costs and supply shortages are the main drivers. The printing industry and its suppliers continue to fight the trend of increasing raw material costs, as well as the threat of global shortages of certain base materials that are integral to the manufacture of printing consumables. More

Sustainable packaging: Starbucks releases global responsibility report
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Starbucks Coffee Company announced the launch of its ninth annual Global Responsibility Report, which outlines its fiscal 2009 performance in ethical sourcing, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. The report is now available online at More

Ameristar winner performs in 100 percent rPET
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Among the 36 packages taking home 2009/2010 Ameristar Awards from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), many boasted obvious sustainability attributes, although just one took home the 3M Sustainability Award. More

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From strapping to stretch film and related equipment and tools, Samuel Strapping Systems has all you need to make sure your packages keep their integrity.

Denmark bans BPA in packaging for children
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Denmark has announced a temporary ban on using bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact packaging for children aged 0-3, after an assessment indicated that the chemical may reduce learning capacity in rats. From July 1, 2010, sales of infant feeding bottles, feeding cups and packaging for baby food containing BPA will be banned. More

U.S. demand for protective packaging to reach $5.2 billion in 2014
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U.S. demand for protective packaging is forecast to climb 6.2 percent per year to $5.2 billion in 2014, reflecting an upswing in manufacturing output as the U.S. economy recovers from the recession that began in December 2007, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. More

Improved biopolymer processing raises market potential
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As the number of environmentally conscious consumers continues to grow into a transformative global force, the market demand for recycled materials like thermoplastic polyester (PET) and naturally derived biopolymers like polylactic acid (PLA) also continues to increase. However, post-consumer-reclaimed PET, which is relatively abundant in the market, and renewable biopolymers have one thing in common: They tend to be low in melt strength and are prone to degradation during processing. More

Chesapeake invests again in 'one of most advanced presses in UK packaging'
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Chesapeake is to install a third printing press in two months after buying an eight-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 for its Newcastle site. The Newcastle facility specialises in printing branded cartons and will take delivery of the Speedmaster XL 105-8+LYYL in June 2010 to add to its Manroland and Komori presses. More

Folded Flow® DAF Separator increases your Mill's productivity and Lowers Cost

The Folded Flow® Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system from Siemens is a simple innovative design that “folds” the flow by removing effluent from the same end of the tank as the influent is introduced, resulting in a higher hydraulic loading rate which means less heat loss and a lower footprint. The high removal efficiency means you capture more fiber to recycle and minimize fresh water make up by returning cleaner hotter water to your showers or other hot water needs for pulping and paper making processes. To learn more click here

PMMI: U.S. economy in mild recovery
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According to PMMI's Quarterly Economic Outlook, the U.S. is in the early stages of a mild recovery. The Industrial Production Index reached a low point in October, ending its worst economic downturn since 1946. Most industries are showing increasing activity and the rate of decline is slowing in others. The same holds true for the markets that impact the packaging and processing industries. More

Automated Packaging Systems expands manufacturing operations
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Automated Packaging Systems has expanded its manufacturing operations to handle increased demand for its Autobag and AirPouch materials. The company has opened a manufacturing, distribution and office facility in West Virginia, U.S., for production of mailbags and void-fill air pillow packing materials. More

Packaging machinery's role in sustainability and reduced carbon footprint
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What concepts like sustainability and carbon footprint actually mean for the packaging industry is still being defined by packaging facility owners and OEMs alike, but without doubt, it's affecting machine design development and implementation. More

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