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June 3, 2009
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The 21st DuPont Awards For Packaging Innovation
from DuPont
The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation is the industry’s longest running, independently judged global awards program honoring packaging materials, processes, technology and service innovations. The 21st DuPont Awards has a special focus on recognizing innovations that demonstrate breakthrough achievements in sustainability. More

Shift to Flexible Packaging in a Big Way
from Food & Beverage News
Indian market for packaging materials is estimated at around Rs 400 billion per annum. Of this, the consumer packaging market of the country is valued at around Rs 180 billion. Indian packaging sector is expected to grow at 8-10% per annum. More

WI Flexible-Packaging Printer Installs Additional W&H Press
from Converting Magazine
Kendall Packaging, a leading provider of flexible-packaging solutions, has recently added another 10-Color W & H Primaflex Press. This privately held company has been able to enjoy continued growth and success in the packaging industry with a never ending focus on technology. More

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   Use Reverse Osmosis to Protect Your Assets

More pulp and paper manufacturers are burning waste wood products to generate steam and sell power into the grid. Pre-engineered Vantage® reverse osmosis systems from Siemens Water Technologies, with options to meet your needs, are a perfect fit to produce high purity water to protect your assets. If needed, full systems from pretreatment to the polishing of RO effluent can be provided as well. More info

Flexible Plastic Packaging Market Growing in Southeast Asia, says Frost & Sullivan
from Packaging Digest
According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, the Southeast Asian flexible packaging market earned revenues of over $1.41 billion in 2008 and estimates it to reach $2.22 billion in 2015. 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

Flexo Prepress Goes "High-Definition"
from Converting Magazine
Packstar Flexible Packaging creates flexographic-printing plates using Kodak's FLEXCEL NX Digital System to print PLA shrink sleeves for a variety of end-user markets. More

Robbie Retools for the Future of Plastic Packaging and Launches "Fantastic Flexibles" Brand
from BevNET
There's something new at Robbie Manufacturing. During a two-year multi-faceted makeover, this innovative midwestern pouch and film printer set out to redefine the role of plastic film in consumer packaging...and they have reshaped their brand and their future in the process. More

Sustainability: U.S. Needs Consistent Labeling to Explain Package Recovery
from Packaging Digest
This spring, the U.K.'s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) introduced its new consumer label after pilot testing, and partnered with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to administer the recycling label system through a subsidiary company. The goal the first year is to have 60 companies commit to use the label and pay a nominal fee for upkeep of the data. More

LyondellBasell Adds to Resin Range
from Packaging News UK
LyondellBasell has expanded its range of food packaging materials with two medium-weight high-density polyethylene resins. The Alathon M6010 and M5010 are designed to provide excellent moisture and oxygen barriers as well as organoleptic properties. 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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