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Queen's jubilee packaging gets royal treatment
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Many of the UK's most well-known brands will be changing their packaging to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee during the extended weekend break, but rather than engaging in a one-off commemoration of the monarch's 60-year reign, many are taking the opportunity to tap-in to a wider celebration of all things British this summer. More

Sustainability helps advance molded fiber packaging
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As trendsetters such as Walmart have shown, working with suppliers to create sustainable packaging is vital for retailers and manufacturers looking to reduce input, transport, storage, and disposal costs, as well as promote their concern for the environment to consumers. The issue of disposal difficulties with many non-renewable materials has only served to heighten interest in this field and accelerate adoption of sustainable packaging. More

Polystyrene fish boxes aid food waste reduction, study finds
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Polystyrene fish boxes are a significant contributor to food waste reduction, according to research. Life cycle analysis experts Ecobilan conducted independent LCA studies. The organization tracked the journey of fish and shellfish for thousands of miles across three European markets. More

SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller

Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE

Foodservice smoothie mixes launched in aseptic cartons
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Syrups and flavorings company introduces natural fruit smoothie mixes in 46-oz aseptic cartons for the foodservice industry. Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a leading global manufacturer of premium syrups and flavoring products, with U.S. operations in Clearwater, Fla., has launched a new range of smoothie mixes for foodservice. More

RafCycle contributes to a sustainable future for the self-adhesive labeling industry
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UPM's in-house solution for recycling paper release liner is now available industry-wide through UPM Raflatac's RafCycle® waste management concept in Europe. Label printers, packers and brand owners can have spent release paper collected for recycling at UPM's paper mill in Plattling, Germany, saving on waste disposal costs from landfill or incineration. More

Black ink for pharmaceutical thermal ink-jet applications
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Domino Printing Sciences' latest water-based BK651 black ink for thermal ink-jet applications was developed specifically to withstand the rigors of the pharmaceutical market. The ink was awarded a grade A through to Blue Wool 4 during independent testing and evaluations on printed samples of the ink to establish its performance and light-fastness, undertaken by international packaging, paper, and print industry specialists PIRA International. More

Popularity of private-label packaged products persists
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The just completed wave of shopper research on Private Label usage conducted by Perception Research Services (PRS), shows the vast majority of shoppers still purchase some Private Label products on a regular basis (86 percent - on par with the 84 percent seen in November 2010). This is true across income groups and other types of classification. More

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. 

Regulated categories: Designing with one hand tied behind your back
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When designing packaging for products in highly regulated categories, such as food, tobacco, beverages, medical devices, cosmetics, and drugs -and constantly being warned "you can't do that" or "that doesn’t meet regulations" - designers may feel like they are working with one hand tied behind their back. More

Elasto helps realize cool idea for on the go snacks
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Carolina Sundberg, the Swedish inventor of the Frozzypack packed lunch cool box, develop her product with the help of a specially developed TPE from Elasto. "My daughter was going to skate with the school. At 7 a.m. I packed pancakes in her lunchbox that would be eaten five hours later," said Sundberg. More

Fuji Seal merges with Pago Group
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Fuji Seal and Pago Group have merged to create a global supplier of sleeves, labels and flexible packaging as well as sleeve application and labeling technology, according to media reports. According to Labels and Labelling, the merger will be implemented via the acquisition of Pago shares by Fuji Seal. More
Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE
Ultra-High Barrier Permeation Testing

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Since 1960 Indeck has been providing steam power for pulp and paper plants. With the world's largest inventory of steam generating systems, you can rely on Indeck for your steam power solutions. Indeck offers a complete line of trailer-mounted rental boilers and package boilers ranging from 24,000pph to 250,000pph saturated and super heated.

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Trelleborg: Printing blankets receive food packaging certification
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Trelleborg has received accreditation from independent testing institute, ISEGA, for both its Rollin® and Vulcan® ranges of printing blankets. The official certification confirms that Trelleborg Rollin and Vulcan printing blankets can safely and confidently be employed in the printing process of food packaging. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.

TerraCycle launches cigarette package recycling
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A world leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste, ranging from food and beverage packaging to hospital waste, TerraCycle takes its goal of outsmarting waste one step further with another environmental breakthrough: the launch of a free program to collect and recycle cigarette waste in Canada. The Cigarette Waste Brigade® program - in partnership with Canada's largest tobacco manufacturer - will divert used cigarette butts, along with cigarette foil and plastic packaging waste, from landfills. More

Purity is prime driver for skincare packaging
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New packaging for skincare specialist Marble Hill's 100 percent natural skincare oils range has been designed by We Are Pure to define the luxury, simplicity, purity, and nature of the brand. David Rogers, owner and creative partner for We Are Pure, explains, "Our challenge was to ensure that Marble Hill gets the recognition in the health and beauty market that it deserves. We developed the existing logo and created striking and color-coded containers with a frosted look, while still emphasizing the clean, soft, and gentle element of the range, with a 'less is more' approach." More

Our Type of Solution for Pulp and Paper

A gain of 20 gigajoules after cleaning a steam generator. A R.O.I. in just 23 days. How? By removing the crust of silica and iron oxide which created a considerable loss of energy. In fact, according to GOTAR’s philosophy, by restoring the original performance of the equipment. MORE

Ingeo biopolymer products achieve green certifications
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Bioplastics firm NatureWorks has announced that packaging made from Ingeo biopolymer, sold in Germany by Danone, is the first to achieve certification from both the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) Association and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). More

Nordson to buy Xaloy Superior Holdings for $200 million
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Nordson Corp will buy Xaloy Superior Holdings Inc for $200 million, to expand its offering to flexible packaging and plastic processing markets. Xaloy Superior makes melt delivery components for injection and extrusion machinery in the global plastic processing industry. More

Beyond Viscosity... RHEOCARB™

• Coatex technology based on steric stabilization chemistry
• Breakthrough in rheology control
• Reduces coating costs
• Improves runnability to enhance coated paper quality

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Printpack is celebrating Best of British with Ginsters
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Printpack, the flexible packaging company, is using its high quality gravure printing process to create vibrant and high resolution packaging for Ginsters' pasties, slices and rolls for the company's Summer 2012 promotion. More

Inviting packaging to the product development table
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Packaging isn't always at the table during the early stages of the product development process at pharmaceutical and medical device companies. "Only recently has the value of packaging begun to be fully appreciated in bringing a new product to market," says Richard Adams, head of Pack Graphic Design at GlaxoSmithKline's Raleigh-Durham, N.C., facility. More

Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry

Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE

Industry-first ethylene chip sensor set to slash waste in fruit supply chain
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A miniature and cost effective single chip sensor that paves the way for the monitoring of ethylene levels in fruit consignments throughout the supply chain could drastically cut food waste and boost industry profitability, said the Dutch scientists behind the technology. More

Blow/fill aseptic line - small footprint, big impact
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Italian beverage producer Paradiso SpA can now ship aseptically filled PET bottles of teas, isotonic drinks, and other beverages along with its mineral waters and soft drinks. More

13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference Proceedings

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:
•    Raw materials
•    Processing
•    Inspection and applications
These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.

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