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Cellulose Nanomaterials: A transformative opportunity for the forest products industry
TAPPI
As we move forward in the 21st century, we see a unique opportunity due to the demand in materials, energy, food and water driven by world economics and populations. The potential is to open our minds and re-think our uses for trees in producing many of the materials we use today, including composites, batteries, super-capacitors, high-efficiency filters, reinforced polymers, bioplastics, coatings, sensors, flexible display, membranes and many other high-end products. How this is coming into existence is through the most widely available, environmentally friendly polymer on the planet — cellulose. By breaking down cellulose to nanoscale materials, we uncover unique properties that can be produced in large quantities for commercialization that will preserve existing jobs, allowing our mature industry to remain competitive and improve the environment.

This webinar will provide an overview of what cellulose nanomaterials are, how they are produced, and highlight their unique properties. Current applications will also be reviewed. Please join us to learn more about this exciting industry opportunity.
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Nanobiotechnology kills pathogens in packaging
Packaging Digest
Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method to kill deadly pathogenic bacteria, including listeria, in food handling and packaging without antiobiotics or chemicals. This innovation represents an alternative to the use of antibiotics or chemical decontamination in food supply systems.
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Report: Biodegradable plastics demand growing 15 percent annually
Plastics News
Consumer pressure and legislation such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives will increase demand for biodegradable plastics, according to a new report. Demand in in North America, Europe and Asia will rise to nearly 525,000 metric tons in 2017, from 269,000 metric tons in 2012, representing an average annual growth rate of nearly 15 percent.
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Packaging helps grow global preservation markets
Packaging World
A March 2013 report, "Global Markets For Controlled Intelligent Packaging, Preservation And Shelf-Life Extension For Food and Beverages," from BCC Research notes, "The flourishing food and beverage industry depends on appropriate preservation and packaging techniques. Food safety is the key aspect that drives this market, and it drives ongoing developments in novel and innovative preservation techniques to be incorporated in everyday food."
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2nd MPS flexo press for Ovelar
PFFC
MPS reports the receipt of an order from Ovelar S.A., a Spanish packaging printer, for a MPS EF-410 UV full servo flexo press. With a printing width of up to 410 mm, the new flexographic printing press will boost the company's production of shrink sleeves (heat-shrinkable sleeves). This is the second MPS press that Ovelar has purchased within a period of two years.
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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Emergency action plans
By Dennis Truitt
Having an emergency action plan in place can be a life-saving move on your part. The plan should specify the roles each person will play in the event an emergency were to occur. For most personnel, this will be with regard to where they should meet and how to safely arrive at the evacuation zone. However, for emergency personnel, the plan will have to be much more detailed and precise.
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Promens opens rotomoulding plant in China
European Plastics News
European plastics processor Promens said that it's opening its first production facility in China, a €3 million rotational moulding plant near Shanghai that will focus on the food and material-handling industries.
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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
 


New compartmented packing box for liquid drugs unveiled
Packaging News
Pharmaceuticals packaging specialist August Faller has produced a new compartmented packing box for liquid drugs. The firm stated, that recent studies show, that in the future the demand for liquid drugs will account for almost one third of the global market. The single-piece compartmented packing box has been produced to satisfy this demand, according to August.
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Earth-friendly packaging: Investments in innovations
Flexible Packaging
We must all agree that sustainability is not just a fad after all, and that it is here to stay. How can we make that assessment? Legislation is nudging the packaging industry to move in the direction of a greener packaging pasture. Consumers are looking for packages that have less material to throw away. And companies are investing in earth friendly packaging innovations.
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  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
 


European bottled water company is certified as carbon-neutral
Greener Package
Croatian water bottler Jamnica earns CarbonFree certification in North America, offsetting its carbon emissions through investments in third-party programs. Carbon footprints, water quality, and safety are important topics to consumers.
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Battle of the bottle: Opposing sides talk bottled water views
Plastics Today
You already know that talk of politics or religion brings about spirited and emotional debates. Would you be surprised to know that bottled water has a similar effect? Yes, the package, typically made out of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), has received quite a bit of attention in recent years, both positive and negative. 
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  Mica's HME Technology - Easy Seal / Controlled Peel

This family of water-based heat seal coatings offers low sealing temperatures, adhesion to most paper, plastic, and foil surfaces. Lidding, pouches, and over-wraps are some of the target applications.
 


Hershey to roll out new nutrition labeling on candy packs
Packaging Digest
The Hershey Co. plans to bring an enhanced food labeling system to its U.S. product portfolio. Hershey will provide front-of-pack nutrition information to make it simple and easy for consumers to make choices about the role of confection in their lifestyle. 
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BPF tells government about plastic packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has highlighted the importance of rigid plastics packaging in its response to the UK Government's consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme for England.
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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. 
 


Flexible Packaging Assn. releases industry segment analysis
Packaging World
The Flexible Packaging Assn. released the FPA Flexible Packaging Industry Segment Profile Analysis. Prepared exclusively for FPA members by PTIS, a division of HAVI Global Solutions Direct, LLC, the Analysis provides a look at the U.S. flexible packaging industry by volume (in lb) and revenue, and composition by materials for 11 key flexible packaging formats including sub-segments of bags, pouches, lidding, shrink and stretch films.
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US CPG winners identified in new ranking
Brand Packaging
A new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Information Resources Inc. (IRI) has identified the top-performing companies in the U.S. consumer packaged goods industry. It is reportedly the first study to compare both public and private CPG companies using a combination of three metrics — dollar sales growth, volume sales growth and market share gains — based on comprehensive retail- and consumer-market tracking data.
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Mauser forms container joint venture in Mexico
European Plastics News
Industrial packaging manufacturer Mauser Group has started operating an intermediate bulk container-producing joint venture with Mexican company Plastienvases. Called Mauser Plastienvases International (MPI), the new company makes 275-gallon polyethylene drums, together with a variety of valves and closure systems, for the Mexican industrial liquids and ingredients market at a plant in Toluca, west of Mexico City.
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Jimmy's Ice Coffee unveils new Tetra Pak carton
Packaging News
Iced coffee specialist Jimmy's has linked up with Tetra Pak to produce its packaging for its new decaf range. Jimmy's will be putting its new packaging in Tetra Prisma Aseptic 330ml cartons with the new re-sealable DreamCap.  
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Labels and labeling: Green adhesives
Flexible Packaging
For years, the industry has promoted water-based adhesive (acrylic, urethane, etc.) alternatives to solvent-based adhesives as the answer to environmental concerns related to volatile organic components (VOCs). Now the realization that "it's the percent solids stupid" is taking hold.
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M&G Group looks at markets for planned 2.2 billion pound PET plant
Plastics News
M&G Group plans to direct material from the massive PET plant it plans to build in Texas not only at domestic market growth, but at taking back domestic PET processing from foreign suppliers. In a recent interview in Houston, M&G North American commercial director Mark Adlam said that the 2.2 billion pound-per-year capacity PET plant that M&G has slated for Corpus Christi, Texas, should be up and running in 2016.
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Alpla launches Polish PET recycling plant
Plastics News
Austrian plastics molder Alpla Holding GmbH has opened a new $11.8 million PET recycling plant in the Radomsko district of the special economic zone of Lodz, Poland.

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New package needed: Single pouch, dual bladders, fitment
Flexible Packaging
FP has a reader who is looking for a two-part liquid to be packaged in a single pouch with dual bladders, and a fitment.

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Pulp and paper chemicals could aid bioplastics
Packaging News
Organic chemicals derived from a waste product from the pulp and paper industry could be used in the manufacture of high performance bioplastics.

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FIJI Water debuts custom straw-closure
Packaging Digest
FIJI Water introduces the FIJI Straw: a fun and fresh way to discover Earth's Finest Water on-the-go. The straw, designed with the savvy consumer in mind, is reusable, dishwasher safe and BPA free.
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Maxson roll stand feature aids production
PFFC
Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. has developed a "low roll diameter" detection design said to aid an operator by automatically slowing a sheeter to a stop when a preset roll diameter is reached at the roll stand. 
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Rexam performed as expected, says Chipchase
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Rexam's interim management statement for the period from Jan. 1, 2013 is largely in line with predictions, according to the packaging giant.
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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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Organic wines in stand-up pouch are 'uncorked'
Packaging World
Gilles Louvet Vineyards, located in the south of France, has announced the uncorking of its Green PicNic organic wines in a spouted, flexible stand-up pouch, the BarrelPaQ® from Redi-2-DrinQ™ Group. 
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'Sustainable' expanding bowl unveiled
Packaging News
Swedish research firm Innventia has teamed up with designers Anna Glansén and Hanna Billqvist from design agency Tomorrow Machine to develop, what they call, a sustainable package customized for freeze-dried food.
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Offset printing offers considerable advantages over rotogravure printing
Flexible Packaging
With the shrink sleeve market recording annual growth of between 6 and 8 percent, Hammer Packaging, located in Rochester, N.Y., invested in a brand-new VSOP web printing press with nine printing units and an additional flexo unit.
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Refillable bottle comes with app to find water fountains
Plastics News
A newly designed bottle is only part of Merijn Everaarts business plan to get consumers to ditch disposable water bottles. The rest relies on a smartphone app that leads consumers to public water spots. "We're not just selling the bottle, we're selling the message," said Everaarts, founder and owner of Dopper, a company based in Harlaam, The Netherlands, which is expanding to the United States.
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