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North America flexible packaging market estimated to outgrow Europe
Plastics Today
Americans sure do like flexible packaging. At least that's according to a research report from PCI Films Consulting. The North American and European flexible packaging markets is estimated at $20.7 billion and $16.4 billion, together account for approaching half of the global consumer flexible packaging market of around $76 billion in 2013. However, recent research by PCI shows that growth in North America at around 4 percent p.a. by value is currently twice as fast as that experienced in the last year in Europe.
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Proposed Nutrition Facts label changes reflect new scientific understandings
Packaging Digest
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published two proposed rules on March 3, 2014, to amend the nutrition labeling requirements for conventional foods and dietary supplements. The changes are being proposed to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease, and to better align serving sizes with how much people actually eat. The new Nutrition Facts label is hoped to be more useful to consumers.
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Release liner: Global suppliers must meet local needs
PFFC
Release liner is a major contributor to the success of many industries today, from tapes and gaskets to baking papers, medical disposables, and of course, pressure-sensitive labels. Annually, it is the subject of the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition, which alternates between the U.S. and Europe.
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Global trade warns over World Cup soccer fakes
Canadian Packaging
2014 FIFA World Cup suppliers are being urged to review their anti-counterfeiting plans by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association over reports of fake souvenirs.
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Ecover puts the squeeze on marine plastic litter
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Logoplaste and ‘green’ Belgian detergents brand Ecover have developed a washing-up bottle made from reclaimed ocean plastic. The container will also be fabricated from plastic made from sugarcane and material from conventional waste streams.
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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
 


New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method
Packaging World
Both Method and P&G are close to launching products in a novel package that drew considerable attention at Interpack 2014.
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Polymer Logistics Wood Like retailers to take crate challenge
Packaging News
A new Wood Like RPC crate from Polymer Logistics is making an impact in pilot trials, according to the ‘One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging’ provider.
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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
 


Indonesia's cosmetic packaging sector set to grow
European Plastics News
Canadean, a U.K.-based market research company, has produced a report advising packaging companies to focus on a youth-driven cosmetics sector in Indonesia.
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DAK Americas buys Brazilian PET recycling specialist
Plastics News
DAK Americas is expanding into recycled PET resin in Argentina through the acquisition of CabelmaPET SA. The deal, subject to antitrust review in Argentina, will bring 16,000 tons of recycled PET capacity to DAK America’s existing business in that country. Terms were not disclosed.
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  The Megasafe Safety Knife

The Megasafe is heavy duty aluminum cutter featuring "Smart Knife technology" that allows the blade to retract when it loses contact with the material being cut.
 


European EPS industry suggests a name change for the material
Plastics Today
Styrofoam, foam plastic, that white packaged stuff that holds you food - those are all names given to expanded polystyrene (EPS) in the states. Over in Europe, names to describe the material include styropor, PSE, piepschuim or polyfoam.
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Chocolate bar wrap wins Best in Show Flexible Package
Brand Packaging
Printpack received the Best Packaging in Flexible Plastics award for the patent-pending Full Access Reseal-It chocolate bar wrap. This award ceremony was held during the Best of Food and Beverage Packaging Seminar in Minneapolis on May 1, 2014. Impressive packaging concepts were submitted that exemplify quality, creative design and use of innovative materials.
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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. 
 


Achieve better flexo print results
Flexible Packaging
Your choice of cushion-mounting tape is crucial to achieving high-quality printing whether it’s on boxes, shopping bags, beverage cartons or labels.
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Coke-Italy likes source-reduced bundles
Packaging World
What if you could bundle 2-L PET bottles of soft drinks in a way that reduced energy consumption by 90 percent and brought a 62 percent reduction in solid waste?
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The secret to reducing packaging costs?
Packaging Digest
When was the last time you thought about the adhesive system in your packaging process? When it comes to reducing packaging costs, the adhesive systems used in packaging applications are often ignored or overlooked.
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Plastics and packaging M&As have a good quarter
Plastics Today
Plastics and packaging mergers and acquisitions (M&As) continue to be on a roll. Following a strong finish in 2013, transactions in Q1 2014 matched the volume of Q4 2013, reports the M&A Quarterly - Plastics & Packaging, published by middle-market investment firm P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF). With a year-on-year M&A increase of 25 deals and a total of 92 transactions, Q1 2014 was "the second consecutive quarter of deal flow above the quarterly average from the past three years, and the fourth consecutive quarter where activity remained flat or increased," says the report.
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Essentra buys Australia's Kelvindale in cash deal
European Plastics News
Essentra the Milton Keynes, U.K.-headquartered plastic packaging products group formerly known as Filtrona, has acquired Australian plastics processor Kelvindale Products Pty for an undisclosed cash sum.
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Printpack checks pulse of UK business and sells
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Printpack is selling off its U.K. operations to local managers in conjunction with pension trustees. The deal involves locations in Bury, Lancashire, and Saffron Walden, Essex, and 330 workers.
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Dubai International Capital to sell packaging firm Mauser in $1 billion deal
Packaging News
Dubai International Capital has signed a $1.7 billion agreement for the sale of Germany-based packaging group Mauser to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice.
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Carolina Wild's custom packaging
Brand Packaging
According to the brand, Carolina Wild is like no other drink you have ever tasted and, for the people that created this novelty, a new way of presenting this indigenous fruit, predating European settlers, was a must.
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Proposed Nutrition Facts label changes reflect new scientific understandings
Packaging Digest
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published two proposed rules on March 3, 2014, to amend the nutrition labeling requirements for conventional foods and dietary supplements.

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Barrier properties of whey protein coatings increased
FoodQualityNews.com
Adding an enzyme to whey protein coatings could decrease oxygen permeability by up to a factor of five, according to a study.

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5 outrageous packages that demand 'Look at me!'
Packaging Digest
What lengths will you go to with your packaging to insist on attention at the shelf? Sculpt a bottle in the shape of a skull? Add dreadlocks? Hollow out a tree? Go trigger happy? Encase it in an egg?

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Terraloy PLA compounds win SPI bioplastics innovation award
Plastics News
Teknor Apex Co.'s bioplastics division has been honored for developing heat-resistant polylactic acid compounds with high impact properties. The Terraloy materials won the 2014 Innovations in Bioplastics Award, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.’s Bioplastics Council.
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Recycling issues continue to plague shrink sleeve labels
Plastics Today
Shrink sleeves have many advantages for brand owners including a lot of label landscape for promoting the product, placement of information and the ability to create very decorative packaging. However, the downside for shrink sleeve labels is recycling, which continues to plague the industry and consumers, who must remove the label prior to recycling the bottles.
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Americk Packaging unveils new brand identity
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Americk Packaging has announced the launch of a new branding livery that will be adopted across its five divisions in the U.K. and Ireland. The move follows a series of acquisitions that have built a portfolio of operations in the labeling, cartons and flexible packaging markets.
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Amcor buys Indonesian packaging firm Bella
European Plastics News
Packaging giant Amcor has entered into an agreement to buy an Indonesian flexible packaging business, Jakarta-based Bella Prima Packaging, for AUD $27 million.
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Packdesign ID tackles 'wrap rage' with new cold cut package for Atria
Packaging News
Design agency Packdesign ID has created a new, easy-to-open, cold cut package for food company Atria. Packdesign ID claimed that this is the first cold cut package that is easy to open and reclose.
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Market study: Bags and sacks in Europe
Flexible Packaging
Analysts at Ceresana forecast sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe to amount to approximately 9.12 million tons in 2020. This study covers the market for bags and sacks manufactured from polyethylene (PE) films, other plastic films, woven plastics, and paper. PE is the by far most common material for the production of bags and sacks.
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P&G's Imflux looking to fill employee roster
Plastics News
Procter & Gamble Co.’s injection molding technology subsidiary is looking for a specialist in customer care. Imflux Inc. is advertising on its website a job opening for a customer care technical leader. The employee would be responsible for “delivering injection molding systems that meet or exceed project objectives and for being the customer team’s go-to resource for technical molding system answers.”
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Invisible, edible barcodes for medications
Packaging World
WuXi PharmaTech, a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D services and outsourcing company with operations in China and the U.S., and TruTag Technologies, Inc., developer of an edible, covert security platform that addresses the global product counterfeiting, recently announced that WuXi Corporate Venture Fund has invested in TruTag.
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