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Pepsi celebrates 25th anniversary with 'Bad' can
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Pepsi has developed an exclusive global partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson as part of its new "Live for Now" campaign, which Pepsi fans around the world will experience in a variety of ways - including an engaging retail campaign featuring one billion special-edition Michael Jackson Bad 25 Pepsi cans, iconic music, epic live events and opportunities for fans to access special edition merchandise. More



PRNs could be revised to promote plastics recycling
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The government is to review the current PRN system with a view to making it more supportive of plastics recycling. The claim was made by Lord Taylor of Holbeach, parliamentary under secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, who was speaking at the Recoup conference "Understanding the plastics packaging journey." More

7 tips for buying liquid filling equipment
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There are several things to keep in mind when selecting liquid fillers to ensure the right fit for your application. More

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


MarquipWardUnited highlights paper and board sheeter at Drupa
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U.S. converting kit manufacturer MarquipWardUnited is showcasing its TSKM Sheeter at Drupa. The machine targets the paper and board market and features a twin cylinder knife, able to cut up to 1,000 gsm. It also includes remote and on-screen diagnostics and a Windows-based communication with a customer's production computer. More

Innovation or shelf impact? Package designers share their priorities for package design
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What makes a great package? And what are some of the most important criteria package designers use when thinking about their next great design? And do purchasing executives have priorities that differ from brand managers? Those were some of the questions Weatherchem posted to its database of package industry decision-makers in a survey conducted to understand key drivers in the package and closure markets. And in some respects, the opinions were surprising. More



DaniMer Scientific and Standridge Color Corporation: Longstanding partnership to produce biopolymers
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DaniMer Scientific, LLC and fellow Georgia-based company, Standridge Color Corporation, continue to develop their partnership through their commitment to producing biopolymers in the Czech Republic for DaniMer's European customers. More

OSHA cites packaging manufacturer for safety violations following a worker's death
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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Horn Packaging Corp. for 12 alleged safety violations following the death of a worker at the Lancaster-based packaging manufacturer's facility. The worker was fatally injured on Nov. 7, 2011, while operating a corrugated box-making machine when he became entangled in an unguarded drive shaft that provides power to the machine. More

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. 
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LCA helps Kraft measure, improve environmental impacts of packaging
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Most people have heard the saying, "You can't improve what you don't measure." But measurement can be complex and time-consuming, especially when it comes to figuring out how to reduce environmental impacts. This is why Kraft Foods says it is using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to help it make the right changes and get the best results for a range of its global products. For Kraft, LCA measures the footprint of what goes into making a product, from farm to fork and beyond. More

Amcor commercializes compression blow forming
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Amcor Rigid Plastics is producing pharmaceutical packaging using compression blow forming technology, making it the first company to use a CBF machine on a commercial scale, the company announced at Interphex 2012. More



Chesapeake bolsters French pharma presence with Pharmapost buy
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Chesapeake has hit the acquisition trail again with the purchase of French pharmaceutical leaflet manufacturer Pharmapost for an undisclosed sum. More

Accredo Packaging reduces carbon footprint with Green Power purchase
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Accredo Packaging, Inc. announces that it has increased its ranking to No. 5 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Top 20 Printing & Packaging list of the largest Green Power purchasers. This increased ranking further demonstrates Accredo Packaging's commitment to protecting the environment, and builds upon its existing partnership with EPA's Green Power Partnership. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.
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KePlast: The optimized control solution for plastics machinery
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With KePlast, KEBA offers an optimized control platform that has been especially designed for any type of plastic injection moulding machine. It provides basic solutions for standard equipment as well as sophisticated versions for high-end machines. More

Sweet mini peppers sell healthy value in 1-lb bag
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A new 1-lb bag of Mighty Mini Sweet Peppers from Wilson Produce offers good value to consumers. The company spent the last five years developing and perfecting the sweet mini pepper with its long-term seed partner Enza Zaden, giving customers an unmatched product. More

Beyond Viscosity... RHEOCARB™

• Coatex technology based on steric stabilization chemistry
• Breakthrough in rheology control
• Reduces coating costs
• Improves runnability to enhance coated paper quality

Coatex – Committed to the Paper Industry for over 30 years!
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New barrier biopolymer apps debut at AMI/FMI
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Boasting a gas-barrier layer that comes from a "high amylose plant starch," corn-based biopolymer trays were a notable highlight at AMI/FMI International May 1-3 in Dallas. More

Innovation Survey: Packaging with a purpose
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Food packaging is the focus of the Shelf Impact!/Dragon Rouge survey of innovative package design for the second quarter of 2012. With composite scores ranging from 3.7 to 3.9 on a five-point scale, the leading innovations selected by survey respondents included Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Pop Up Bowl, Heinz's new format for ketchup - the Dip & Squeeze - and Philadelphia Cream Cheese's new bakery-pack packaging. Interestingly, all three scored exceptionally well in relation to conceptual idea, structure, graphics, and materials. More

Profitable Solutions for Pulp and Paper

Times are tough for the industry. To cope, it needs reliable, efficient and profit-oriented solutions that will restore the original performance and productivity of its equipment. Gotar’s technology transforms maintenance into profit, reduces downtime and improves energy efficiency. User friendly chemical cleaning at its best. MORE


Tetra Pak: Emerging markets to drive dairy industry boom
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Packaging giant Tetra Pak has identified 2.7 billion low-income consumers in developing countries as the dairy industry's next big growth opportunity. Tetra Pak has published new research that shows that low-income consumers will, in future, expect a rise in prosperity, purchasing power and a desire for packaged liquid dairy products (LDP). More

Spartanics L-500 High Speed Laser Cutting System
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Spartanics is proud to introduce the L-500 Laser Cutting System designed to laser cut rolls or sheets of material for the label, packaging, carton board and abrasive industries. The L-500 is designed specifically for converting material from wide format printers with capabilities up to 500-600mm wide eliminating the need for costly tooling fabrication and design. More

Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry

Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE


Goss reveals 'white light' as secret weapon in web offset package printing
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Elaborating on its claim that Web offset has unexploited potential for packaging printing, Goss International has chosen the drupa 2012 platform to reveal a unique technology development central to the productivity benefits of the Goss Vpak press. Referred to as "white light", the technology reduces set-up and ongoing costs for package printers requiring the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of high-quality Web offset. More

High hopes of finding buyer for Williton print firm
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Administrators at Flexible Packaging Solutions of Williton, U.K., are hopeful a buyer can be found within the next few days. The factory closed its doors on April 20 after more than 50 years in the printing industry, making 36 employees redundant. The staff - many long-serving and all local - had not been paid for eight weeks before the company went into administration. More



Pouches flex their marketing muscles
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The stand-up pouch is the new can, jar and bottle. That's the thinking at companies such as Campbell Soup, Heinz and Kraft, which are transforming supermarket shelves and foodservice operations with pouches of all sizes and configurations. Pouch attributes such as light weight, ease of use, product protection and visual appeal also are attracting smaller processors, for products ranging from fresh fruit to tapenade. More

Sales growth across all segments in Q1 2012
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Healthy demand for consumer packaging and volume growth helped Finnish packaging producer Huhtamaki achieve a 24 percent year-on-year increase in operating profit (EBIT) to €33.9 million in the first three months of 2012, on sales up 15 percent at €550 million. The company said trading conditions in the period had remained stable despite the general economic uncertainty and that raw material prices started to increase at the beginning of the year, a trend which continued through the quarter. More

The Mechanics of Rollers

The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs. The Mechanics of Rollers is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries. 1996. 306 pages, soft cover.


Product code: 0101R255
ISBN: 0898523133
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Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE
Permeation Testing of Perforated Films

Discover the revolutionary technology that uses an optical florescence reader and platinum chemistry to measure the permeation rates of perforated films. For the first time you can now get accurate and repeatable results with the touch of a button. See for yourself at www.mocon.com/optech.php
BOILERS Sale, Lease, Rent Fast!
Since 1960 Indeck has been providing steam power for pulp and paper plants. With the world's largest inventory of steam generating systems, you can rely on Indeck for your steam power solutions. Indeck offers a complete line of trailer-mounted rental boilers and package boilers ranging from 24,000pph to 250,000pph saturated and super heated.

For information, contact Indeck 800-446-3325 or email.


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