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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
April 29, 2009
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How Value-Added Flex Packs Will Help You Weather the Recession
from Converting Magazine
Flexible-packaging converters face a laundry list of challenges in the next 12 months. Chief among them: Lower finished-material volumes, declining profit margins and a drop in overall sales, based on data from the 2008 Flexible Packaging Assn. survey. More

Avery Dennison Creates Program to Support Growth Initiatives for Tape Converters
from PFFC Magazine
Avery Dennison offers a new program for everyday requirements called Advantage Solutions to industrial converters that use specialty tapes and foams. The program is detailed in a portfolio titled Specialty Tape Advantage Solutions, which covers standard products that are backed by extensive technical and service support supplied by Avery Dennison. More

Bemis 2Q Guidance Within Analyst Range
from Associated Press via Forbes
Bemis Co., which makes flexible packaging products, on Tuesday forecast second-quarter results that fall within analyst expectations. The company predicts second-quarter profit will be between 35 cents to 43 cents per share, excluding one-time items. More

   Product Showcase:
   Efficient Dewatering with a Belt Press

Siemens Water Technologies offers a wide range of belt presses to meet almost every dewatering requirement. Sizes range from 1.0 to 3.0 meters belt width. Available in two and three belt designs with up to fifteen pressure rolls. Nip roll designs are available for applications such as primary sludge with high fiber content. More info


Budget a 'Mixed Bag' says Largely Positive Pafa
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The Packaging and Films Association (Pafa), the trade association representing the UK plastic film and flexible packaging industry, says that the Chancellor’s latest budget is a mixed bag, which both gives to, and takes away from, the UK flexible packaging industry. More

Blog: Seeing Was Believing
from Converting Magazine
I'm back in the office today and as promised here is the scoop on Innovative Labeling Solutions and the HP forum I attended yesterday in Cincinnati. The entire event was extremely worthwhile and the feedback I received from fellow attendees was all very positive. 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

Huhtamaki Earnings up but Outlook Remains Uncertain
from European Plastics News
Huhtamaki said its Q1 earnings are around €20m higher than the same period in 2008 but that this was only achieved by rigorous cost containment and improved operational control. More

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Distrupol further UK and Ireland Co.
from Plastemart
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) has named Distrupol as its sole distributor in UK and Ireland for its range of specialty ethylene copolymers products dedicated to cosmetic and industrial markets. More

Mars Partners With TerraCycle to Turn Candy Wrappers Into New Products
from GreenBiz
TerraCycle has further expanded its reach into the waste stream through a partnership with Mars Inc. that will help TerraCycle reuse packaging from Snickers, Altoids, Big Red and many other brands. 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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