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Young Professionals will gather at the TAPPI PLACE event in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
TAPPI
The Young Professionals (YPs) who are attending the TAPPI PLACE Conference will gather for a special networking event on Tuesday evening. This YP event is one of many networking opportunities slated for the event to be held May 13-15, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Fla., USA. Visit the event’s website or view the conference brochure for more information. Register today!   
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Plan ahead: Can your packaging keep up?
Packaging Digest
You’ve probably seen the sign before which reads: “Plan Ahead”. Of course, the sign has a little ‘d’ squeezed in at the end because there wasn’t room. I’m also pretty sure you’ve heard the expression, “The best laid schemes (plans) of mice and men…” which basically means “the most carefully prepared plans may go wrong.” So what does this lesson in literature have to do with manufacturing?
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  Fully Automated Permeation Testing

MOCON’s newest instrument released March 24th, the OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 H offers fully automated permeation measuring, dramatically faster testing, improved results with a lower cost of ownership. 30 new features, including a touch screen interface make it the world's most advanced and easiest to use oxygen permeation measurement system.
 


Glenroy supplies flexible packaging for Haitian aid project
Packaging News
Wisconsin-based Glenroy, manufacturer of flexible packaging, is providing packaging material for HopeGel — a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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MEPs vote for draft bag ban legislation
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
European Union countries could have to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags by at least 80 percent by 2019 under draft rules backed by the European Parliament April 16. MEPs recommend using taxes and levies, marketing restrictions or bans.
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Calling it 'recyclable packaging' doesn't mean that it will be recycled
Plastics Today
Recently Colgate-Palmolive announced that it will commit to 100 percent recyclable packaging by 2020 for three of four product categories. This commitment came after one of the company's shareholders became engaged with As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that "promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies."
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DuPont: Asia's food packaging market at a major transition point
Plastics News
DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications, and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas trade show opens. The company highlighted a new amorphous PET sealant resin, called Appeel, which is used for production of nylon-based lidding films and combines high barrier effect with good printability.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Research company predicts rise in bags
European Plastics News
Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.12 million tonnes.
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European Parliament vote on plastic bags confirms contribution of compostable bags to biowaste
Flexible Packaging Magazine
The European Parliament adopted a report to demonstrate its support for decisive action to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe. European Bioplastics supports the outcome of the vote and the corresponding provisions for compostable plastic carrier bags.
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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
 


Foodservice packaging recycling myths dispelled
Greener Package
A survey of 700 material recovery facilities uncovers those factors affecting the acceptance of foodservice packaging.
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FSMA compliance soars for those who meet existing standards
Packaging World
Exclusive survey results point to areas where food and beverage packagers are ready for the new FDA regulations ... and a few that may require a bit more preparedness as implementation approaches.
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  Combi concealed blade safety cutter

The Combi is a concealed blade safety cutter designed for cutting shrink wrap, strapping, banding, seat belts, single layers of film or paper, box tape & more.
 


Marijuana packaging: Beyond the baggie
Packaging Digest
Holy smoke — get ready for the Green Rush. What is the Green Rush? "60 Minutes" reports, “Colorado has had a history of gold rushes and silver rushes, and some people have dubbed this the green rush, not just for the color of medical marijuana, but for the money that might eventually be made here if you are among the first to stake a claim.”
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YouGov survey highlights preference for plastic amongst Britons
Packaging News
Seventy-seven percent of Britons would rather squeeze their tomato ketchup out of a plastic container than shake it out of a glass bottle, according to a new survey commissioned by the British Plastics Federation’s Packaging Group.
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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. 
 


Potocnik calls for action on plastic bag use
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Janez Potocnik, Europe’s commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic carrier bags are a “highly visible environmental problem” and that their over-consumption and littering need to be addressed.
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Savvy customers follow raw material prices as closely as processors
Plastics News
Savvy customers closely follow the prices of raw materials. The result: in the film and sheet segment of the plastics industry, even if processors could pass along every increase instantly, they would still face the challenge of low margins.
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LSB businesses sold to Cristian Lay Group
European Plastics News
Two former businesses of the bankrupt Catalan PET packaging group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) have been formally sold off to companies controlled by the Spanish industrial conglomerate Cristian Lay Group.
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Breyer sells PET film extrusion lines to Middle East customer
Plastics Today
Breyer Co. has announced that it recently received a new order for two PET film extrusion lines from a company in the Middle East that has been a loyal customer for many years. The customer is keenly interested in producing quality film and packaging and stated that Breyer's ThermoFlex concept and processing know-how will make this possible in a cost-effective manner.
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Lighter-weight aerosol for beauty care brand
Greener Package
Henkel uses a new industrial aluminum aerosol can for its European beauty care brand, Fa, that is up to 10 percent lighter than the industry's standard extruded aluminum package.
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Packaging-specific requirements for documentation, materials disclosure, and 'FDA Letters'
Packaging World
Under new food safety regulations, the packaging industry learning that 'good enough' isn't really good enough. Here are specific tips to improve packaging and supplier documentation.
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European Parliament vote on plastic bags confirms contribution of compostable bags to biowaste
Flexible Packaging Magazine
The European Parliament adopted a report to demonstrate its support for decisive action to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe.

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Novel reclosure feature on personalized M&M's
Packaging World
Mars Inc.'s M&M's brand has come out with a new twist on its personalized MY M&M's bulk packaging design.

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Sustainable food packaging for 2014 and beyond
By Archita Datta Majumdar
According to a new report by Visiongain, the global food packaging industry will reach close to $258 billion this year. With more and more focus given to sustainable food packing, the industry is definitely poised for major change.

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Press checks: The truth about 'printing by the numbers'
Packaging Digest
Judy Dixon writes, "When a print rep tells you they print 'by the numbers' and you won’t need to press check the job ... beware. It’s not true, and I’ll tell you why."
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Kraft recalls 96,000 lb of hot dogs in the US due to faulty labeling
Packaging News
Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling around 96,000 lb of hot dogs in the U.S. because they may have sold in the wrong packaging, with incorrect labeling.
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EC bag plans will 'weaken' Europe's single market
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The European Commission’s plans to cut consumption of lightweight plastic bags are at odds with the principals of free trade, according to an alliance of trade bodies including PlasticsEurope, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and the Toy Industries of Europe.
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How plant automation impacts product, equipment, and packaging compliance
Packaging World
With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who does this law affect?
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In-mold labeling for durable goods makes gains
Plastics Today
In-mold labeling for durable goods, also known as IMD (in-mold durables), is seeing more application requirements in the durables markets such as automotive, appliances, and toys.
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Colgate commits to significant recyclable packaging policy
Greener Package
Following engagement with nonprofit As You Sow, Colgate-Palmolive commits to making 100 percent of packaging for three of its product categories 100 percent recyclable by 2020.
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5 ways integrated software can ensure food safety
Packaging World
Preventing food safety risk begins with a comprehensive approach that accounts for five key software capabilities: real-time operational intelligence; trending capabilities; rich analytics; electronic standard work practices; and powerful traceability.
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NibMor
Brand Packaging
The redesign and repositioning unifies the health benefits of dark chocolate with the personality behind the brand.
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