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June 10, 2009
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Clemson Dedicates Packaging Design and Graphics Institute
from Packaging World
On March 31, Clemson University dedicated the Harris A. Smith Building, home to the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. It will be where students and researchers will study not only how packaging is designed and manufactured, but also how products will be perceived, marketed and consumed in the future. More

Chinese Market Strong for German Film Equipment
from European Plastics News
Chinese demand for Brückner Maschinenbau's large, high-end film lines has bounced back after the economic downturn, says the Germany-based firm's sales director Markus Gschwandtner. More

Boise Inc. Regains NYSE Standard
from The Daily Journal
Boise Inc. announced Thursday that it received notice from the New York Stock Exchange that the company's 30-day average share price met the requirements to restore compliance with the $1 minimum share price requirement for NYSE continued listing standards. More

   Product Showcase:
   Water Reuse Helps Reduce the Demand on Water Worldwide

Water reuse and recycling solutions from Siemens Water Technologies can return more than just water. The cleaner, warmer water can improve efficiencies in your plant, produce a whiter product and reduce maintenance on your paper machines. Our technologies include physical separation, chemical and biological treatment, including membrane filtration. MEMCOR® membrane filtration, Trident® clarifiers, Hydro-Clear® sand filters and the newly enhanced Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) with pulsed airlift are just a few of the technologies we offer. Another popular filtration technology for water reuse applications is the Forty-X Disc filter. More info

Single-serve Pouch Pulls Off Premixed, Frozen Margaritas
from Packaging World
As cool as the lime-bearing cartoon lizard on the front of its packaging, DGI Beverage, LLC's Black Iguana Frozen Rita premixed frozen cocktail in a pouch makes margarita preparation and consumption convenient and portable. Introduced regionally near DGI's Tomball, TX, headquarters in 2007, the margarita-style beverage is now in more than 350 Texas locations and is set to storm other U.S. states this year. More

Package Design Ideas for June 2009
from Converting Magazine
Bags, bags, pouches and more bags: Compostable, biodegradable, super colorful, resealable and standup describe these clever packaging designs. 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

Growth Planned at Chesapeake as New Owners Promise Cash Boost
from Packaging News – UK
Chesapeake's new private equity owners have promised to invest in growth after they completed their £330m acquisition of the carton and plastic packaging group. More

Pockets of Green
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
Will certification from the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership bring flexible packaging converters new business? Scott Hammer thinks so. As director of technology and sustainability at C-P Flexible Packaging, he is managing the company's application for SGP certification. More

Rx for ER
from PFFC Online
Using a sophisticated R&D system, Rollprint develops innovative packaging, including a chevron header pouch designed with input from operating room personnel. More

packagePRINTING Wants Your Sustainable Entries
from packagePRINTING
More and more products are hitting the shelves with packaging materials that use recycled materials or contained within smaller packaging. More and more consumers are becoming concerned about conserving and recycling, and as more consumer product companies are taking notice, you need to be ready to answer demands for sustainable packaging. And, many of you already have. 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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