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May 27, 2009
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Alcan Packaging Sells Turkish Films Business
from Packaging News UK
Alcan Packaging has continued with its plans to develop its core flexible packaging business with the sale of its Rotopas unprinted PVC films business. Istanbul-based Rotopas, which employs 51 people, manufactures PVC stretch and PVC shrink films for industrial and domestic use. More

Flexible-Packaging Suppliers to Unite for Demos at CMM Intl. 2009
from Converting Magazine
Live demonstrations of running machines creating end-product on the show floor will highlight the latest advancements in flexible packaging printing and converting during CMM International 2009, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, June 1-4 in Rosemont, Illinois. More

Tirupati Launches Two Special Inks for Food Packaging
Tirupati Inks Ltd, one of the leading ink manufacturing companies in India, has launched two new inks specially designed for food packaging applications. The company claims that the new inks provide same qualities and properties as the solvent base inks offer. More

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Lagoon treatment with floating surface aerators is the dominant method for secondary wastewater treatment at Pulp & Paper mills in the USA and throughout the world. The Aqua-Lator® floating surface aerator from Siemens Water Technologies was introduced in 1963 and has delivered reliability and value for over four decades. By using the Aqua-Lator® floating surface aerator a powerful pumping action is provided that transfers oxygen for biological treatment. A 360-degree mixing pattern is created that distributes oxygen throughout the aeration basin to optimize treatment performance and to maintain aerobic conditions and reduce odors. The proven design simplicity and easy maintenance of Aqua-Lator® surface aerators allow for longer life cycles that will provide reliable and effective treatment for years to come. More info

Packaging a Priority at NPE2009
from Converting Magazine
By and large, packaging is dependent upon plastics and the abundance of their developing technologies. In fact, the industry is the single largest industrial consumer of plastics, which is why the triennial International Plastics Exhibition (NPE) will expand its packaging-specific subject matter this summer. 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

New Adflex Delivers Exceptional Transparency
from Fibre2Fashion
LyondellBasell has launched a new polypropylene resin based on its proprietary Catalloy technology to be used by customers in a wide range of blown film applications. The new grade, Adflex 7492 XCP, offers customers an outstanding combination of transparency and superior resistance to impact, puncture and tear propagation. More

Cryovac Sustainable Packaging Honored by PAC
from Converting Magazine
Flexible-packaging converter Sealed Air’s Cryovac® In-the-Bag™ merchandising for roasts was honored with a silver award in the 2009 Sustainable Packaging Competition sponsored by the Packaging Association of Canada. More

Are Packaging Chemicals Safe? Toxicologists Say Risks Are Overstated
from Packaging Digest
From baby bottles to shower curtains, iPods to lipstick, and "new car smell" to non-stick frying pans, thousands of news stories have warned the American public about the hidden dangers of toxic chemicals in everyday items. But a groundbreaking new survey of scientists specializing in toxicology calls into question the risks associated with many of these chemicals as they are routinely depicted in the media. More

Recession Proof Infrared Temperature Sensors for Laminating, Converting, Printing, and Packaging
The Exergen IRt/c is the most reliable IR temperature sensor on the market. With a Mean Time Between Failure rate of > 1,000 years, and pricing from $99 - $999, you can control your thermal process for under $1/year. Increase your process speed as well, with proven Speed Boost methods. 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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