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The fundamentals of coating
PFFC
If you are trying to create, coat, and solidify fluids, coating expert Mark Miller offers some fundamentals that you simply must know.
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Majority of Americans see organic label as an excuse to charge more
Packaging Digest
Does an uptick in the economy give people more reason to care about Mother Earth? That is what a March 2013 Harris Poll of 2,276 U.S. adults (ages 18+) interviewed online set out to find. Turns out that concern for the current state and future of the environment are on the rise in 2013 (38 percent vs. 31 percent in 2012) even as economic indicators point to all-time stock market highs and a solid housing market recovery.
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How packaging innovators tear down walls while planning ahead
Packaging World
It's easy for companies to waver in their commitment to innovation in lean economic times by scaling back resources, downsizing departments, and red-lighting projects. But these short-term cuts can — and usually will — hurt companies in the long term. Packaging improvements that hit the market today can take two or three years to reveal their profitability and unleash the power of a new or a newly differentiated product.
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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Leveraging leading indicators
By Dennis Truitt
Leading indicators are essential to protecting your firm. While lagging indicators certainly have their place sharing our past performance with us, they don't reveal much about what is going on now, or what will happen in the future. For that reason, you should become quite comfortable with pre-use inspections. Checking vehicles, mobile equipment and tools prior to their use can go quite a long way to prevent injury and accidents.
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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
 


DS Smith reaps rewards from SCA Packaging deal
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
DS Smith, the listed packaging group, told investors it was making "strong progress" in delivering synergies associated with last year's acquisition of Sweden's SCA Packaging.
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German packaging and film sales remain stable
European Plastics News
Sales of plastic packaging and films in Germany stayed relatively stable in 2012, showing only a 0.4 percent decrease in turnover from 2011, according to trade association IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen.
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Polythene UK unveils new bio-based recyclable material
Packaging News
Polythene UK, an Oxfordshire-based broker of Polythene films and bags, has unveiled a new bio-based recyclable material called Polyair.
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Next-gen food can uses 15 percent less steel
Greener Package
After 10 years in development, the leading European food processor Bonduelle has launched a new steel food can that delivers enhanced consumer appeal together with significant environmental benefits.
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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
 


New Cosmo Films plant in India to serve export markets
Plastics News
New Delhi-headquartered Cosmo Films Ltd. is setting up a $45 million plant in western India that will be fully dedicated to exports. The new plant, in India's Shendra industrial zone, will have a 8.7 meter biaxially oriented polypropylene film line, four extrusion coating lines and one off-line lacquer line.
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Goya Foods redesigns marinades line from glass to PET packaging
Packaging Digest
Goya Foods Inc., based in Secaucus, N.J., the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. and a leader in Latin American food and condiments industries, has undertaken a major redesign of its marinade product line, converting 12-oz (355-mL) and 24.5-oz (725-mL) products from glass to lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics.
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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.
 


Converter forecasts $1 million savings with energy reduction system
PFFC
Freedom Corrugated, Hazelton, Pa., installed a supply-side energy reduction system by WPS Global Inc. in October 2010. The company anticipated a guaranteed cut of at least 10 percent in electricity costs and assurance that it would make greater strides toward cutting its CO2 emissions.
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Opportunities galore in protective packaging
Packaging World
Warehousing and shipping conditions vary widely throughout the world. So the best way to reduce the potential for product damage is to know common practices in new markets into which you're shipping.
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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. 
 


Single-serve wine packs made from PET
European Plastics News
Drinking wine may never be the same — thanks to Los Angeles inventor Matt Zimmer, who worked with mould maker R&D/Leverage in the US to develop the Stacked Wines range of interlocking wine jars made of PET.
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Smurfit Kappa fire believed to be accidental
Packaging News
A major blaze that burnt and wrecked 9,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard at Smurfit Kappa's plant in Nechells is not believed to be suspicious but accidental, fire officials have said.
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Libra Industries names Jennifer Altstadt president
Crain's Cleveland Business via Plastics News
Jennifer Altstadt, the former president of plastic closure molder Weatherchem Corp., has been named president of Mentor-based Libra Industries, a contract manufacturer of electronics.
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Plastic 'bottle' solution to plastic bottles
Plastics Today
The Anti-Bottle is a foldable, rollable, reusable plastic water bottle intended to address the concerns raised by traditional plastic bottles. An inner layer of polyethylene is bonded to two nylon layers to create a container that stands when full, can be tucked away when empty, and run through the dishwasher when needed.
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Energy savings, sustainability highlighted at Engel packaging open house
Plastics News
When, in 2007, Weatherchem Corp. landed a client that would boost business by 25 percent, the company had to expand — but carefully and within its existing 45,000-square-foot facility.

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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.

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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?

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Global package redesign makes Sesame Street characters the stars
Packaging Digest
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind "Sesame Street," collaborated with brand extension agency Parham Santanato to refresh its licensed consumer products packaging worldwide. A key insight drove the redesign: It's the instant, emotional connections to the characters that play out daily across countries, cultures and channels that make the brand so powerful.
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Chocolate wrapped in compostable packaging film
Brand Packaging
An Italian consortium of organic producers and farmers has chosen compostable NatureFlex from Innovia Films to wrap its range of Fair Trade chocolate. Alce Nero, part of Alce Nero Mielizia SpA, and its members share a common ethos for regionality, innovation and the environment.
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PLA capsules adorn wine bottles
Packaging World
In honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 26), wine brand Trinity Oaks, St. Helena, Calif., has begun bottling its wines with new plant-based biopolymer capsules. The capsules are made using EarthFirst® PLA (polylactic acid) film manufactured using renewable technology.
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Sidel launches aseptic bottle production for low outputs
European Plastics News
Packaging specialist Sidel says beverage manufacturers can now use aseptic production to make smaller batches of bottles, thanks its new technology. The France-based company has created the Combi Predie/Capdis PMa system, based on existing dry-preform and cap decontamination technology.
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Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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China's "strict" quality material standards prompt concern
Packaging News
CPI's David Workman has questioned whether U.K. waste processors are going to be ready to adhere to China's "strict" quality material standards in the next few years.
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Plastic bans on the agenda at some Massachusetts town meetings
Plastics News
In many Massachusetts communities, bans on plastic products are on the agenda at the annual spring town meetings. Single-serve PET water bottles, thin film plastic bags and polystyrene cups and food containers are all under fire this year in various towns.
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Toray Plastics develops new BOPP film for packaging applications
Plastics Today
Toray Plastics recently launched its Torayfan MWX6 metallized white cavitated biaxially-oriented polypropylene film, targeting gas-flushed packaging applications. The new Torayfan MWX6 metallized white BOPP film is designed with a proprietary, "ultra-barrier" layer on one side for "superior moisture-barrier and excellent oxygen-barrier functionality."
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Turning non-recycled waste into low carbon fuel
Flexible Packaging
The Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas, Austin, has released a new video on a project that converted MRF residue into a viable form of solid recovery fuel. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) assisted with funding the video, entitled, "Trash-To-Treasure: Turning Nonrecycled Waste Into Low-Carbon Fuel."
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