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April 22, 2009
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Sustainability in Packaging and Containerboard - Myths and Realities
from TAPPI
This year's program at PaperCon clarifies the myths and facts surrounding sustainable packaging, biodegradability and the environmental impact of containerboard manufacturing. More

Frito-Lay Offers its SunChips in Plant-based Renewable Packaging
from Project: Green Industry
Beginning in 2010 snack-maker Frito-Lay will begin selling its SunChips line of multigrain snacks in the first fully compostable snack-chip bag. Made from plant-based materials, the change is designed to significantly improve the environmental impact of the company’s packaging. More

Trimming the Fat Off of Food Packaging
from BNET
Companies like McDonald's, PepsiCo and Kellogg are getting increasingly smart about reducing the amount of packaging they use. In terms of environmental impact, packaging may not be the most important part of the food chain, but it does make a difference — and it's what makes the first impression on consumers. More

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Flexible Packaging Boosts Use of Corrugated Cases
from Alibaba News
The increased use of flexible packaging like pouches is increasing the use of corrugated cases rather than trays in the supply chain, according to Daniele Bellante, managing director, Cama Group. While bottles and tins can be shipped in corrugated trays, flexible pouches require more substantial protection, said Bellante. More

Supreme Industries to Exit Flexible Film Sector
from My Digital FC – India
Supreme Industries, a leading processor of plastics, is planning to exit the flexible film business as a part of its divestment plan and is looking to sell its flexible packaging unit at Khopoli in Maharahstra. More

Compuplast provides CAE tools for extrusion equipment and processes troubleshooting and optimization. Compuplast also offers process consulting services and has special expertise in coextrusion. More

Converters Seek Innovation Despite Global Downturn
from Converting Magazine
Despite the current economic climate, Omet, the leading Italian manufacturer of narrow web presses and tissue converting machines, reported high levels of interest in their technology at its recent Open House. The Open House ran concurrently with the Converflex expo in Milan. More

Industry Q&A - Roll Protection Addresses Production, Safety and Environmental Issues
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
Flexible Packaging sits down with Badger Plug to discuss trends in roll handling, how roll protection products answer operating challenges and the relationship between sustainability and roll handling. More

Wrap Commissions Study on Recycled PP for Food Packs
from Packaging News – UK
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) is studying the possibility of using recycled polypropylene (PP) for use in food packaging. Paul Davidson, Wrap special advisor on plastics, said that polypropylene was the "next big challenge" for food-grade recycling but the many different grades and colors made it a difficult process. More

Making Pouches With Speed
from PFFC Magazine
Ampac Flexibles reports the installation of a new Totani Model BH-80HVLLLS-M pouching machine in its Elk Grove Village, IL, facility. The high-speed Totani operates to 240 cycles/min, with laminate roll changes on the fly. The cutting unit is said to cut pouches cleanly and precisely. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. Order today!

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