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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.
 


The right adhesive can cut your packaging costs
Packaging Digest
Looking for a way to reduce your packaging costs? You may not need to look any further than your adhesive system. Though it’s often overlooked, your adhesive system can have a big impact on your overall packaging costs, and choosing the right adhesive is key. But how do you figure out which adhesive solution is right for your business?
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Belgian converter joins Avery Dennison / Smurfit Kappa recycling program
Packaging News
Belgian label converter Reynders_Label Printing has signed up for the new paper liner recycling program, initiated by Avery Dennison and operated by Smurfit Kappa.
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Film extruders push for price hikes not related to resin pricing
Plastics News
Rising costs in freight, packaging and other areas have led major North American polyethylene film companies to announce non-resin price increases on a wide range of film products.
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Web lines: Wrinkling?
PFFC
Can we predict differences in wrinkle sensitivity of different products? Wrinkle models can help. They can look at your product geometry, mechanical and frictional properties (of your rollers), roller factors, web path geometry, and process conditions (speed/tension), then predict wrinkles from roller misalignment, roller diameter variations, and roller deflection.
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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 AMI report on blow moulded bottle market in Europe
Packaging Europe
A report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in April 2014, discusses recent end-use applications trends and competing packaging formats that shape the demand for plastic blow moulded bottles in Europe.
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Husky plans focused plant mandates for medical and packaging division
Plastics Today
Husky Injection Molding Systems announced the decision to focus manufacturing facilities within the medical and specialty packaging systems business, in order to leverage the expertise and capability of each of its manufacturing facilities, bringing a dedicated focus to each location.
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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
 


Chinese farmer grows 'magic' baby fruit
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
De He, a farmer in Nanchang, has cashed in on the Chinese fairy tale about magic fruit in the shape of infants. According to the story, whoever eats the mystery fruit becomes immortal. So De went and made some baby-shaped clear plastic moulds and started to train his crops to look like newborns.
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Packaging bolsters entrepreneurship
Packaging World
Entrepreneurs might be better at conceptualizing the product, but they will need to develop the necessary knowledge about packaging if their undertakings are to be successful.
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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.
 


Self-heating/cooling pouch adds new level of convenience
Packaging Digest
Self-heating or cooling packages have been around for years based on various methods primarily directed toward rigid containers, but this U.S. patent filing by inventors in South Korea published in mid-April is for a self-heating/cooling pouch produced in a four-step process. The invention covers 24 exemplary variations and is accompanied by approximately 50 illustrations.
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Leeds Vacuum Formers commits to waste reduction
Packaging News
Leeds Vacuum Formers, the West Yorkshire-based thermoformed packaging specialist, has taken great strides to enhance its green credentials by investing £100,000 in a series of environmentally friendly initiatives, with an additional £90,000 set aside for a second phase of development later this year
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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. 
 


Storopack reports stable results for 2013
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Germany-based protective packaging company, Storopack, has announced stable financial results for 2013.
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Dow to leverage global abilities, local knowledge to help packaging firms
Plastics News
Consumers in the U.S. find PET bottled beverages on shelves or in refrigerators in grocery stores, but in China many bottled beverages are kept in store “warmers.”
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Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide
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Bioplastics in packaging come into its own
Plastics Today
"At Interpack this year, one of the statements heard again and again was 'we are already working with bioplastics,'"said Hasso von Pogrell, managing director of European Bioplastics. "It shows that bioplastics play an important role for present and future packaging solutions."
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SAVE FOOD Congress looks at supply chain solutions
Greener Package
Business, government, research, and packaging supplier representatives gather at Interpack 2014 to discuss solutions to food waste along the entire value chain.
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Tackling the toughest issues
Packaging Digest
Winners in the 2014 DuPont Awards competition display technological savvy, environmental responsibility and attention to the consumer experience. This year’s DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation competition, the 26th annual, shines a spotlight on the cleverest, greenest and most consumer-friendly packages from around the world.
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Next-gen cartoning at Interpack
Packaging World
There’s no place like Interpack to see the latest in packaging machinery controls and automation. Here are just two examples of what the world’s largest packaging show had on display in the cartoning sector.
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Schur Flexibles Group acquires Arla Food's Danapak Flexibles
Packaging News
Schur Flexibles Group, Austrian supplier of high-barrier flexible packaging for the food, tobacco and healthcare industries, has reached an agreement to buy Danapak Flexibles from Arla Foods for an undisclosed fee.
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Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of TAPPI PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of TAPPI PLACE, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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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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Haidlmair takes full ownership of mold maker Mould & Matic JV
Plastics News
Haidlmair GmbH of Nussbach, Austria, has bought out the 50 percent share in Mould & Matic Solutions GmbH, a maker of injection molds, blow molding machines and tooling and downstream equipment for thermoforming, from partner Greiner Packaging International GmbH.
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Introducing see-through plastic cans: What you see is what you get
Plastics Today
A new multi-layer co-injection technology from Kortec Inc., allows the production of clear PP plastic cans for food packaging. The new packaging was introduced by Kortec, the innovative co-injection system supplier acquired earlier this year by Milacron, at Interpack 2014, in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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How medical tech manufacturers save by outsourcing warehousing
Packaging World
Medical technology clients can realize economies by keeping warehousing local, avoiding excess shipping costs, and eliminating internal overhead.
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PET bottle handle — North American success story
Canadian Packaging
The story of how five companies worked together to solve a packaging conundrum.
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Stand-up pouches give teas star quality
FoodProductionDaily.com
Pooki’s Mahi revamped its line of premium teas, sweeteners and snacks with flexible packaging by StandupPouches.net, just in time for a red-carpet appearance at the Emmys.
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Pacepacker discusses 'Man versus Machines'
Packaging Europe
According to ITV Tonight’s ‘Man Versus Machines’ program, which broadcast in April, a third of British jobs will be automated by 2030. With experts suggesting that we can expect change on a scale akin to the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, the process of integrating robotics into the workplace has already begun and the next 10 to 20 years will see a major acceleration. The food sector alone has seen a 60 percent increase in automation adoption since 2000.
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The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in:
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    North America flexible packaging market estimated to outgrow Europe (Plastics Today)
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New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method (Packaging World)
Release liner: Global suppliers must meet local needs (PFFC)
The secret to reducing packaging costs? (Packaging Digest)

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