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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

PLACE Division Meeting
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Want to find out what is happening at future TAPPI Events? We are having an open call-in at the TAPPI PLACE Division Meeting. Please download the agenda and call in on Tuesday, June 15th at 10 am EST. The meeting lasts from 10 to 11:30 AM. More

Walmart completes trial audit of scorecard data
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For the first time, as part of Walmart's 5th Annual Sustainable Packaging Expo in Bentonville, Ark., in April, a packaging scorecard audit was held. 47 products were purchased at Walmart Store #1 in Rogers, Arkansas, and evaluated. The evaluation team was built from Walmart's Packaging Sustainable Value Network (SVN) Leadership Team and members of the Packaging Scorecard Support Team (PSST).   More

Packaging equipment safety tips
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Machine builders and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are being challenged to incorporate additional automation and/or motion into their machinery to address the flexibility demands of the packaging industry. These flexibility demands can create complex safety issues into the packaging machinery, but rest assured, there are solutions out there that unite flexibility and ensure the safety of machine operators. More

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester is an easy to use instrument for testing static and dynamic friction of paper, film, board, foil, textile and other materials.

The instrument is pre-loaded with test methods to comply with many international standards including TAPPI 549, T816, ASTMD1894 and ISO 8295. The instrument can also test Peel Strength, Tear Strength and Blocking Testing. Full details and demonstration video.

National Nanotechnology Initiative seeks stakeholder input
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The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has announced the NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop for this July 13-14 in Washington, D.C.  The workshop will gather stakeholder input regarding the goals and objectives of an updated NNI Strategic Plan, which is now under development and scheduled for completion by December 2010.   More

Linpac launches oxo-degradable PE film
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Linpac Packaging has launched a new range of degradable polythene-based cling film -- OxoLin -- which it claims will help allay consumer and retailer concerns about packaging waste. Oxolin is aimed at food packaging applications and has a shelf-life of over 12 months. Natural additives break down the film within a four year period, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, says Linpac. More

Samuel Strapping Systems

From strapping to stretch film and related equipment and tools, Samuel Strapping Systems has all you need to make sure your packages keep their integrity.

Container maker boosts raw material storage
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Alfreton, U.K.-based plastic container manufacturer George Utz has invested £150,000 in extra storage on site for raw materials, as a cushion against high and fluctuating resin prices. The company has installed four silos supplied by Braby of Bristol at its Clover Nook Industrial Estate factory. They measure 4.5 meters in diameter by 20 meters high. The 800 ton additional capacity increases George Utz's raw material storage by 130 percent. More

US foodservice packaging demand to climb 2.3% annually
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According to a recently released report by The Freedonia Group, demand for foodservice packaging in the U.S. is forecast to climb 2.3 percent per year to nearly $8 billion in 2014. Rising disposable income -- a benefit of the recovering economy -- will drive this growth, as will expanding foodservice revenues as consumers continue to favor convenient, ready-to-eat foods over meals prepared at home. More

Siemens solutions for high strength wastewater treatment

Changing product mixes and production schedules can cause major challenges in meeting wastewater treatment requirements. Siemens Water Technologies can help turn challenges into opportunities by integrating anaerobic wastewater process technology into existing wastewater facilities. The BIOPAQ® UASB process from Siemens converts high strength Pulp & Paper wastewaters primarily to methane and carbon dioxide while also reducing sludge volumes ten-fold. The methane gas can be a supplemental fuel for energy and steam production in the Mill’s boilers.

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PET bottle suits Statestrong's hand wash
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Statestrong, Ltd., a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of personal care and household products, now markets a line of Flower Shop hand wash products in PET containers from Graham Packaging's Chalgrove, U.K. plant. More

Sustainable packaging: Cereplast expects to ship 16 million pounds of bioplastics in 2010
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Cereplast, Inc. announced that it expects to produce and ship approximately 16 million pounds of their proprietary bio-plastic resins to customers in 2010, representing a 400% increase in shipments compared to 2009. More

Vitamin line switching to 100% recycled PET bottles
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Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems opts for 'bio-balanced' health care-focused products and packaging. Some health care-focused products also appeal to consumers' environmental packaging concerns. For example, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, a natural nutrition and vitamin maker, is producing bio-balanced products that aim "to make a difference in the health of people, pets, and planet." More

Plastics win out in ConAgra pallet wars
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U.S. food giant ConAgra has plumped for plastics in a very public spat -- switching to plastic pallets manufactured iGPS from wooden alternatives from Australia-based Brambles. The news comes after a pallet war was played out in the media by Brambles and iGPS. Brambles had claimed that the fire retardant used in plastic pallets -- deca-bromine -- causes cancer, while iGPS said wooden pallets carried food poisoning bacteria. 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.

ProAspectic Technologies installs pouch packaging technology
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Spanish-based soft packaging machinery manufacturer ProAseptic Technologies has installed a pouch packaging technology for Elle & Vire, a French dairy manufacturer. More

Detail-rich sustainable packaging Product Database is an industry first
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Greener Package launches a first-of-its-kind Web-based Product Database for sustainable packaging materials, with collaboration from Walmart. Web-based knowledge exchange now offers the industry's first and only searchable database of sustainable packaging materials -- the Greener Package Product Database. Unveiled in May, the database encompasses both raw and converted materials and is rich with detailed product information from the sustainable packaging industry’s leading suppliers. More

LPS Industries demonstrates commitment to the environment with record solar panel installation
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LPS Industries, a diversified manufacturer and leader in the flexible packaging industry, announced it has completed the largest Solyndra solar panel rooftop installation in the United States, a 704.34kW system. The installation will provide 25% of the power for the 165,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and is part of a larger commitment to reduce energy consumption and produce packaging products in the most sustainable manner. More

Toorank launches eco-friendly packs
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Toorank is reducing its carbon footprint by using recyclable pouches for its Petrov Vodka. The new Eco Refill pack holds 35cl of liquid and has a spout that twists open and can be re-sealed for later use. It uses up to 90% less packaging waste than glass bottles, according to Christopher Lake, director of UK sales, and its carbon footprint is up to 80% less than that of glass bottles. More

The 2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference was held April 18 - 21, 2010 at the Albuquerque Marriott in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program offered over 80 presentations focusing on sustainability in flexible packing, innovation, product security and food safety.

This CD-ROM contains 80 presentations and papers presented throughout the Conference. Available only on this fully searchable CD-ROM. 2010 CD-ROM.

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