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Networking opportunities around every corner at 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference
TAPPI
The 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference, May 13-15, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, Florida is your not-to-miss opportunity to network with Flexible Packaging experts. Take a moment to review the event’s brochure and you will see that not only will you find a comprehensive technical program, but also plenty of opportunities to further your discussions with your industry colleagues at the Welcome Reception, the Tabletop Reception, the Gala at the Beach Club and the networking tour of St. Augustine.
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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.
 


North American flexible packaging market growing twice as fast as Europe
Flexible Packaging Magazine
The North American and European flexible packaging markets at $20.7 billion and $16.4 billion, respectively, together accounted for almost half of the global consumer flexible packaging market of around $76 billion in 2013.
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The 'beauty' in keeping beauty care packaging out of landfills
Packaging Digest
Makeup and beauty products might bring out your eyes or add some style to your hair, but the only addition to the environment is more packaging waste. And considering the top 100 personal care, beauty and cosmetic product companies sold an astonishing $195 billion worth of products in 2011, it’s no small addition either.
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Amcor Flexibles launches 'total pack recycling'-friendly lidding films
Packaging News
Tasked with designing a lidding film that takes a step towards total pack recycling, reduces packaging weight and helps to reduce costs throughout the supply chain, Amcor development specialists have created Amcor N-Gage, a mono material pack.
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Ooho ... it's an edible alternative to PET bottles
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Design students from Imperial College London have developed an edible water bottle, the Ooho. According to team leader Rodrigo Gonzalez this could spell an end for disposable plastic containers.
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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
 


Egg-xciting reusable plastic cartons
European Plastics News
Dutch packaging company TwinPack has joined forces with Danish food manufacturer Hedegaard Foods to create packaging company Eggs-Posure.
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Chicago City Council committee approves plastic bag ban
Plastics News
Chicago is poised to become the next major U.S. city to enact a ban on single-use plastic bags after a City Council committee vote April 24. The Health and Environmental Protection Committee voted to approve an ordinance that would ban bags from most retailers by the summer of 2015.
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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
 


Standup pouches: The game-changing flexible packaging format
Flexible Packaging Magazine
Over the last few years the standup pouch has emerged as one of the most versatile and rapidly growing flexible packaging formats that is being adopted worldwide for an increasingly wide variety of end-use applications.
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Designing equipment for fluid flow
PFFC
In premetered coating, a slot die is the control valve that turns fluid flow through a pipe into a precise, flat, and even coating on a continuous substrate. How does a chunk of metal do this?
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  The Handy

The Handy is a spring loaded, metal housed, safety cutter that will retract the blade upon leaving the material being cut unless the user has the slider engaged.
 


How does the business of healthcare impact the environment?
Packaging World
Cook Medical finds that transparency between healthcare providers and suppliers yields financial and sustainability benefits.
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Market success and industry recognition for breakthrough PET catalyst technology
Plastics Today
Studies on antimony trioxide, the heavy metal catalyst often used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), have long demonstrated the relative safety of the catalyst. Its migration into food and beverages packaged in PET occurs — when it does occur — at very low levels.
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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. 
 


What lies ahead for packaging sustainability?
Packaging Digest
Packaging Digest caught up with Minal Mistry, senior manager of sustainability solutions at GreenBlue, for an exclusive interview on where the future of packaging sustainability is headed.
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Tetra Pak announce bio-based LDPE pack usage in Brazil
Packaging News
Tetra Pak has announced that all of the packages it produces in Brazil are now using bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Combined with paperboard, the use of bio-based LDPE made from sugar cane increases the content of materials from renewable sources to as much as 82 percent in a Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000ml Base package.
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Olympus mounts winning bid for US Pregis business
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The private equity owner of Pregis is selling off its North American operations for an undisclosed sum. Olympus Partners of Stamford, Connecticut, is buying the business from AEA Investors , which acquired the Deerfield, Ill.-based maker of protective packaging materials and systems back in 2005.
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Weidenhammer to expand in Chile and Russia
European Plastics News
Weidenhammer, the Germany-based packaging manufacturer, has announced that it will open a new plant in Chile in January 2015, with its Russian plant in Vladimir, near Moscow, also being significantly expanded.
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Technimark strikes deal aimed at growth
Plastics News
In Technimark LLC, the Pritzker Group investment firm saw a company with what it calls a great management team and great opportunities. In Pritzker Group, Technimark saw the chance to work with a financial partner looking for a long-term relationship and one that can help the rigid plastic packaging and components maker continue to grow around the world.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle and recover makes flexible plastic packaging appealing
Flexible Packaging Magazine
Flexible film packaging and bags have been under the microscope by certain groups across the nation, being labeled as environmentally unfriendly without fully examining all the angles and advantages. As those in the industry know, flexible packaging uses less material and energy when being produced, and therefore is not nearly as costly as other packaging alternatives.
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The 'beauty' in keeping beauty care packaging out of landfills
Packaging Digest
Makeup and beauty products might bring out your eyes or add some style to your hair, but the only addition to the environment is more packaging waste.

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Marijuana packaging: Beyond the baggie
Packaging Digest
Broader legalization of cannabis in selected states is creating buzz for product-appropriate packaging.

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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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Andy's Candy Apothecary
Brand Packaging
Andy’s Candy Apothecary has chosen Emcee Design, a division of independent advertising agency MeringCarson, as its design and branding agency of record, according to Michael Leonardini, design director of the firm.
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Why is winding optimization difficult?
PFFC
Winding is hard work—hard on your brain. In your education of web handling, nearly all learned out of the university, your Bachelor’s Degree is when you understand web tensioning, roller design, and guiding. Wrinkling and spreading get you your Master’s Degree program in web handling. Working with winding, winders, and roll quality is your Ph.D. in web handling. Are you ready for your winding Ph.D.?
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New packaging for disposable breathalyzer
Packaging World
Device that detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
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Aimplas houses new plastics research facilities in plastic building
Plastics Today
This month, the dedicated Spanish plastics technology R&D center Aimplas in Valencia opened its newly expanded fully equipped research unit for business. The new building, which will focus on research into nanomaterials, materials from renewable sources, composites and intelligent materials has a total surface area of 4,500 m2 and is spread over three floors.
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Top 5 sustainable packaging wins in 2014
Packaging Digest
Packaging Digest celebrates Earth Day by examining some of the leading advancements in sustainable packaging so far this year. Have you seen these developments?
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Survey: Two in three shoppers now recognise On-Pack Recycling Label
Packaging News
The On-Pack Recycling Label is now recognized by two in three shoppers, according to new research announced by the British Retail Consortium. The scheme, which lets shoppers know which packaging can be recycled, was introduced five years ago to replace a potentially confusing range of symbols.
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Sone strengthens business development
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Plastic packaging firm Sone has added strength to its operation with the appointment of two new business development executives — Natalie Beresford and Alison Hughes.
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Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts
Plastics News
Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal. Berry Plastics Group Inc. and Moore Recycling Associations Inc. are launching an interactive online map to help people find locations where the can recycle their No. 5 plastics.
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Kellogg's bags feature 'intuitive' reclosure
Packaging World
Last January breakfast cereal leader Kellogg's launched a new flexible bag using a new kind of reclosure feature.
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Reduced-weight Aldi mozzarella pack
Greener Package
Italian manufacturer Gruppo Francia has reduced the packaging weight of Aldi’s private-label Cucina mozzarella cheese by half after switching to a SuperLight container.
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