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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
June 17, 2009
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2009 Flexible Packaging-Trends & Technology Developments Symposium
from TAPPI
In recognition of India being one of the emerging leaders in the flexible packaging industry, the 2009 Flexible Packaging Symposium will be held in India for the first time. The symposium will be designed for professionals from all areas of the flexible packaging and converting industries. More

Food Packaging: Recession Can't Hold Back Growth in Container Demand
from Converting Magazine
Despite an anticipated drawn-out economic recovery, the demand growth for bags and pouches is expected to be a steady 3.3 percent annually through 2013. More

Growth Strategy
from PFFC Online
In the midst of these uncertain economic times, even some successful companies are hesitant to make major capital purchases, fearing what tomorrow may or may not hold. But one flexible packaging converter has been busy purchasing equipment — and companies — to ensure its future is as bright as its past. More

   Product Showcase:
   Mobile Water Services and Replacement Parts

Maintaining water quality is critical to ensure consistent processes and production. Siemens’ mobile water treatment services provide a rapid, cost-effective solution when faced with scheduled maintenance shutdowns, seasonal water changes, raw water quality changes or changes in treated water requirements. These systems offer a range of treatment options, including clarification, activated carbon, continuous electro-deionization, ion exchange, reverse osmosis and membrane filtration. More info


Proposal Applies Pressure to Cut Excessive Packaging
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Plans to further cut the amount of packaging found on shop shelves and kitchen cupboards were announced yesterday. "Making the most of our packaging" is a UK-wide strategy that looks at the whole chain from production to disposal of packaging. More

New Adhesive Achieves Cure, Regulatory Compliance in 3 Days
from PFFC Online
Converters struggle with rising costs and an increasing awareness for food safety. Of all available lamination technologies, solventless polyurethane (PU) adhesives are the most cost-effective. 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

A Flawless Film-line Foundation
from Converting Magazine
With a little extra attention from the very beginning, every line start up can turn a profit from day one, explains contributing technical editor Eldridge Mount. More

Government to Impose Safeguard Duty on Aluminum Products for Two Years
from The Economic Times
The government is set to impose safeguard duty of up to 35 percent on some aluminum products for two years to protect the domestic industry against cheap Chinese imports. More

PET Focus: Octal Petrochemicals
from Arabian Oil and Gas
Nicholas Barakat, Octal CEO says the global packaging market is in the process of a PET revolution. Octal Petrochemicals started operations of its second PET plant in Oman's southeast port city of Salalah, in January this year. The new facility has a capacity of 300,000 metric tons per year, making it the largest PET resin plant of its type in the Middle East, and the largest clear rigid PET sheet plant in the world. More

TAPPI PRESS Sizzling Summer Sale
from TAPPI
Here in the Northern Hemisphere it's summer, and in the Southern Hemisphere it's winter and time to stay warm. Whatever season it is where you are, it's savings season because TAPPI PRESS is having a Sizzling Summer Sale on some of its best releases. 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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