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May 20, 2009
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One-Third of Packaging to be Eco-Friendly by 2014?
from Converting Magazine
In the industrialized world, packaging for all types of products has become both necessary and truly ubiquitous. As more people become "modern consumers" around the world, it is an increasing burden on producers, individuals, and the environment. According to a new study from Pike Research, sustainable packaging is a fast-growing segment of the global packaging industry, and will grow to 32% of the total market by 2014, up from just 21% in 2009. More

Film Machine Maker W&H Puts 350 Jobs on Line
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
German blown film and plastics packaging machinery producer Windmöller & Hölscher said it has initiated negotiations with its works council which are likely to see up to 350 posts go at its Lengerich headquarters. More

Second Cast Stretch-Film Line for Scientex Berhad
from Converting Magazine
Gloucester Engineering receives an order from Scientex Packaging Film Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientex Berhad, a Malaysian-based company, for the purchase of its second 4,000-mm, seven-layer, Cast Stretch Film Line for Scientex’s Pulau Indah Cast Stretch Facility in Malaysia. The line is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2009. More

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   Onsite chlorine dioxide generation -- safely, reliably and efficiently

The Millennium III™ chlorine dioxide generation systems from Siemens Water Technologies are the next generation in disinfection and oxidation technology combining high performance with durability and simplicity. The systems are used to disinfect incoming supply water to the plant and as a biocide for the whitewater paper machine applications. Other applications are odor control for cooling water treatment and wastewater treatment. More info

Abbott Develops Sustainable Packaging Guidelines
from Packaging World Magazine
Health care company revises product features and designs to limit the adverse environmental effects from manufacturing through disposal. More

There's Nothing Fishy About Gorton's New Zip Bags
from Packaging Digest
Doing away with folding cartons, Gorton's Seafood now packs its frozen seafood meals in reclosable standup bags. 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

Tracer Cash Control Bags Play LP Role
from Integrated Solutions for Retailers Magazine
Ampac Security Products, the security products division of Ampac Packaging LLC, announced that it offers retailers who handle cash on a regular basis a wide variety of Tracer Cash Control Bags, all of which can be purchased directly from Ampac, for use in retail loss prevention programs that focus on cash deposits and curbing employee theft and tampering. More

Does Sustainability Hold the Key to Future European Flex-Pack Sales?
from Converting Magazine
When it comes to environmentalism and the "green" sustainability movement, no continental market on the planet is hotter than Europe. And it is just this trend that, while becoming more and more ingrained in consumers' purchasing habits as well as corporate business strategies, may also be the hottest driver of flexible-packaging sales. More

Schaumburg-Based Pliant's Reorganization Hits Roadblock
from Daily Herald
The reorganization plan for Pliant Corp. hit a roadblock in the form of what the creditors' committee believes to be a superior offer from Apollo Management LP. Pliant, a manufacturer of flexible packaging and plastic films, filed under Chapter 11 in February with a reorganization plan proposing to give all the new stock to the holders of $393 million in first-lien notes. More

Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition

The Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition focuses on the technology and science of polymer film extrusion. The material in this book’s 42 chapters can be used to learn the basics of applied extrusion theory, as well as provide troubleshooting guidelines and solutions to many common problems encountered in the fabrication of thermoplastic films. This book can be used as a stand-alone training resource for all levels of professional and operations personnel working in the plastics film industry including: plastic film manufacturing, converting, equipment suppliers, and polymer suppliers. Order today!

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