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Stop defects before they start
PFFC
One of the best ways to not have defects in fluid coating isn’t a trick with a pump or a tip with a coating head. Reducing defects works best by practicing preventative medicine. Defect prevention comes from a handful of considerations at the beginning of a product develop cycle.
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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.
 


Tomorrow's packaging pros meld engineering and art
Packaging Digest
Natives to technology, students at MSU’s School of Packaging can create in CAD, output to various prototype systems and have a finished package in your hands in no time. How will automated design change packaging departments in the near future?
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Dell uses recycled plastics in parts and packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Computer giant Dell has lined up plastics partners to help it meet ambitious environmental goals. The Texas company said that it will use greener plastics in some of its packaging and recycled plastics in some computer parts production.
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Ecover launches bottle from ocean waste plastic
Packaging News
The Ecover Ocean Bottle, which holds Ecover’s washing-up liquid, is made entirely from recycled plastic, with 10 percent collected from the sea. The washing-up liquid itself has been developed with a special ‘sea lavender and eucalyptus’ fragrance.
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P&G on the hunt for toolmakers for new Imflux unit
Plastics News
Procter & Gamble Co.’s injection molding technology subsidiary has expanded its public list of job openings to include several toolmaking-related positions and jobs that would entail hirees to work with multiple locations.
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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
 


Floreon aims to take the world by storm with its 'number one performing bioplastic'
Plastics Today
Although the company is a relatively new entrant in the fast-growing bioplastics field, Floreon Transforming Packaging Ltd. of Hull, U.K., is already thinking big. The company says its aim is nothing less than to revolutionize the worldwide plastics market. To that end, it is working with Hull University Business School to develop a strategy for global success.
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Crystal Seal reFresh thermoformed plastic food packaging
Brand Packaging
Combining an eco-friendly recycled material and tamper-evident design with revealing package clarity, Placon, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of high-quality custom and stock plastic packaging, has sought to combine market-driven features into its Crystal Seal reFresh packaging line.
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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
 


Hormel reduces packaging 4.72 million pounds in 2013
Greener Package
In its eighth annual corporate sustainability report, Hormel reports on the results of its efforts to reduce packaging materials through optimized package design.
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Water-based printing technologies
Packaging Europe
Up to now, flexible packaging such as that used for chip bags has been primarily printed with solvent-based inks. For some years now, ink producers as well as printers and manufacturers of flexible packaging material are switching to water-based inks.
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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.
 


T-E container and closure separate for recycling
Packaging Digest
In the majority of tamper-evident (T-E) closures, there is at least one element which remains attached to the container after the first opening. Normally, such an element is intended and designed to remain attached to the container for the entire useful life of the container.
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When it comes to serialization, start now
Packaging World
A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
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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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Ecologic inks deal with winery for paper bottle
PFFC
Truett-Hurst Inc. reports it completed a general supply agreement with Ecologic Brands Inc. to produce paper bottles for the PaperBoy brand. Ecologic Brands has been recognized for making America's first recycled paper bottles offering consumers a choice in packaging beyond plastic or glass.
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Every Can Counts celebrates fifth anniversary in the UK
Packaging News
Drinks can recycling initiative Every Can Counts is marking its fifth anniversary, having expanded the brand into seven European countries since launching in the U.K. in 2009.
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Chinese packaging firm adds Husky systems
Plastics News
A leading cosmetic packaging manufacturer in China announced May 21 an investment on Husky's injection molding systems for food packaging. Publicly listed Shenzhen Beauty Star Co. Ltd. said its wholly owned subsidiary in Guangzhou has ordered two systems from Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. for a total of $2.16 million.
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Proofreading Technologies unveils artwork inspection solution for Mac OS and Windows
Brand Packaging
Global Vision, an industry leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, announced the release of ArtProof, reportedly the world’s first 64-bit artwork inspection software compatible with both Mac OS and Windows environments.
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Manufacturing performance software brings big gains
Packaging World
What happens when a fifth-generation family-owned business goes shopping for real-time manufacturing performance software?
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Food Information Regulations (FIR) unstuck
Packaging Europe
With summer still ahead of us, the festive season may feel a long way off. On the 13th December 2014 however - amid many food providers busiest time of the year - the EU’s new Food Information Regulation (FIR) will come into force.
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Ecover launches bottle from ocean waste plastic
Packaging News
The Ecover Ocean Bottle, which holds Ecover’s washing-up liquid, is made entirely from recycled plastic, with 10 percent collected from the sea.

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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.

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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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Easing recycling confusion
Packaging Digest
Walk down a busy street and ask an average person: “What can you do to help the environment?” The answer you’re most likely to hear: “Recycle.” Most people want to do good by recycling, but often end up confused about how to correctly recycle materials and feel that the search for instructions is difficult and ultimately not worth the effort. Others believe they are recycling properly when they are not.
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Graphic Packaging completes acquisition of Benson Group
Packaging News
U.S. packaging giant Graphic Packaging International has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based Benson Group in a £99 million deal. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Graphic Packaging is one of the largest producers of folding cartons, specializing in coated-unbleached kraft, coated-recycled boxboard multi-wall bag and specialty packaging, and the acquisition has created a $700 million business in Europe, strengthening its position in the European printed folding carton market.
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Uniloy, Big 3 announce partnership
Plastics News
A new partnership between Uniloy and mold supplier Big 3 Precision Products Inc. — to develop hot-runner and coinjection technology in the injection blow molding segment — shows how Uniloy’s parent company, Milacron LLC, can bring together its Mold-Masters and Kortec businesses to bear on blow molding, company officials said.
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Placon acquires injection molder; launches new rPET thermoformed packaging
Plastics Today
Earlier this month, thermoforming packaging manufacturer Placon announced it had completed the acquisition of injection molder Plastic Packaging Corp.
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Graphics company to host digital flexible packaging press
Brand Packaging
The technology offers access to wider brand iterations, product customizations, regionalization, variable data and low quantity runs.
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Why you're not seeing green
Packaging Europe
Leading labeling and eco packaging provider - Planglow - has found, that whilst the catering industry is now more environmentally minded than ever, providers are choosing natural-style branding less and less.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores
Packaging World
As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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