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Register today for the 2013 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course
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Make your plans now to network with your peers as well as a distinguished group of industry veterans to explore best practices and equipment technology that applies to extrusion coating applications at the 2013 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course. The course, Aug. 20-22, 2013 at the Westin Memphis Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn., USA, will help you gain a better understanding of materials and the extrusion processes to enable you to improve your existing extrusion coating operation. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing your troubleshooting skills.

This year's offering will include sessions on Resin Transferring, Handling and Troubleshooting and Defect/Imperfection Detection Optical Camera Systems.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this course.
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Safety, convenience and quality drive barrier packaging trends
By Don Rosato
With an increasingly global food retailing customer base, food packaging must meet longer shelf-life requirements and adherence to international food safety/quality standards. Growing demand for convenience foods and "ready meals" created by busier lifestyles and increased disposable income are reflected in high growth in food packaging. Food-purchasing decisions are based on taste and appearance as well as convenience, making excellent barrier quality to maintain product freshness vital in food packaging — not only to extend shelf life, but also to protect brand image.
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Say so long to recycling code arrows
Plastics News
An ASTM International plastics committee has announced a big change to the Resin Identification Code: The iconic chasing-arrows symbol will be replaced by a solid, equilateral triangle.
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Grab-and-go beverage sales soar
Packaging Digest
Remember when the impulse-purchase racks at the grocery store only offered toys, gum and celebrity gossip magazines? Now single-serve beverage coolers are taking up sizeable real estate "front-of-store" at grocers, convenience stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers and more thanks to a strong and seemingly universal demand for a range of grab-and-go drinks.
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Health report makes refreshing reading, says BPF
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The British Plastics Federation's (BPF) packaging group has welcomed a report by Public Health England (PHE), "Heatwave Plan for England 2013," which it claims recognizes the important role that plastics bottles have in providing clean water in periods of extreme heat.
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Quality doctor blades and end-seals


In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE
 


A window into lean production
Packaging World
Plant floor and management visibility of OEE data provides European packager with better inventory control and a reduction in raw material use.
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La Seda de Barcelona files for insolvency
European Plastics News
Spanish packaging group La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) has announced that it will begin insolvency proceedings. According to Reuters, the group has failed to reach a deal with creditors. The company has been in talks with lenders since last year after struggling with high raw material prices.
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Avery Dennison expands BOPP films range
Packaging News
Avery Dennsion has expanded its Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) films range. The self-adhesive label manufacturer said that it has added four new facestocks with a bleached glassine liner to its "Prime Film Portfolio" of BOPP films.
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Illinois Tool Works Inc. buys Germany's Meurer Group
Plastics News
Illinois Tool Works Inc. has purchased Meurer Group, a secondary packaging equipment supplier that serves the worldwide fast-moving consumer goods market.
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  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
 


Plastic pallets seeing growth
PlasticsToday
Sales of new and refurbished pallets will expand 3.5 percent per year through 2017 to 1.3 billion units, valued at $16.9 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. Block pallets are expected to make up a larger share of the market total, and growing numbers of manufacturers will replace their existing stringer pallets with new block units.
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Packaging Patent update on the Carbowl
Packaging Digest
Chef David SooHoo provides an update on the Carbowl, the design patent for which was issued 10 years ago, that addresses on-the-go and quick-serve restaurant meal occasions and on what he's learned about patents and about packaging.
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  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. 
 


API Foils finds custom roll cradle solution
PFFC
Rollguard Dura-Last's reusability and durability mean fewer cradles and zero damage. In a sea of competitive products, finding the right combination of innovation, efficiency, and reliability that will offer differentiation and increase customer purchasing confidence is key to success.
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From overmolding to water testing in record time
Packaging World
Experience, creativity and cooperation were essential to developing the automated production process and machinery for a unique microbiological test vial that certifies water free of E. coli in hours instead of weeks.
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Packaging baseball: Berlin Packaging CEO sees synergies between the two
PlasticsToday
Most would assume the packaging industry and baseball business are two different ballgames. Andrew Berlin, CEO of Berlin Packaging and owner of a minor league baseball team, sees it quite differently.

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AB InBev debuts formal packaging reduction
Packaging News
Beer giant AB InBev has announced seven new global environmental targets, which includes setting a formal reduction for packaging for the first time.

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Can simple package design be too simplistic?
Brand Packaging
A prominent trend has been to contemporize packaging by making it simple. Clutter isn't desirable, but in the haste to keep it clean, is packaging being oversimplified?

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Sabic hits food packaging regs deadline three years early
European Plastics News
Raw materials giant Sabic has claimed to be one of the first plastics producers to have its food contact declarations updated in line with changes to EU regulations. The Saudi Arabia-headquartered group said it had updated its declarations three years ahead of the required 2016 deadline.
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Bosch plans to acquire PET blow moulding firm
Packaging News
Bosch Packaging Technology has announced that it plans to acquire the assets of French firm Tecsor Machines et Systèmes. Marseille-based Tecsor develops and sells machinery for making and filling PET containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs.
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New York City eateries protest polyestrene ban as bad for business
Plastics News
A bill banning the sale of polystyrene foam foodservice products in the city introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg drew fierce opposition. Bloomberg and the bill's supporters said the measure addresses a major environmental issue. Polystyrene foam takes hundreds of years to break down in landfills, and New York City is not equipped to recycle the plastic foam, they argue.
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Will food innovation provide an opportunity for the packaging industry?
PlasticsToday
Heather Caliendo writes, "I recently came across an interesting article on The Guardian. No, this one was not about Edward Snowden and the NSA, but rather about a recent investment trend in Silicon Valley, which may provide a business opportunity for those in packaging."
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Plastic film recycling group gains momentum
Packaging Digest
Demonstrating growth and increasing momentum, the American Chemistry Council announces the addition of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., KW Plastics Recycling, Mil-tek and Verdeco Plastics Inc. to the Flexible Film Recycling Group, the self-funded working group dedicated to driving unprecedented growth in polyethylene film recovery.
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BASF PU dispersion aids flexpack inks
PFFC
BASF has introduced Joncryl FLX 5200, called an innovation in water-based polymer technology for flexible packaging applications. Film printing inks based on this PU dispersion are said to exhibit high lamination bond strength balanced with good transfer and printability and compatibility with standard ink-making ingredients for enhanced formulation flexibility.
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OEE in packaging: deceptively simple
Packaging World
Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is being used with increasing frequency in the packaging industry. The reason for its popularity lies in the fact that the metric is easy to understand and relatively easy to apply. However, it is also easy to misuse. Here’s how to avoid doing so.
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M&S launches first long life milk range in Tetra Pak cartons
Packaging News
Marks & Spencer has launched its first range of long life milk in Tetra Pak cartons. The range, which includes skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole milk, is being launched to offer shoppers a convenient alternative or supplement to chilled milk that can help them to reduce food waste.
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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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Triangle replaces chasing arrows in Resin Identification Code
Greener Package
Enhancements to RIC include decoupling the system from recycling message by replacing chasing arrows with triangle symbol, and addressing recent resin innovations.
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New York City Council plans plastic-bag crackdown
Crain's New York Business via Plastics News
The plastic-bag police are back. Stymied five years ago in their attempt to tax the plastic bags that most city shoppers rely on, environmentalists will try again to get New Yorkers to employ reusable ones.
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SIPA launched SFR EVO3 stretch blowmolding system for PET bottles
PlasticsToday
PET packaging technology provider SIPA recently unveiled new rotary blowmolding machines for PET bottles. The SFR EVO3 model range is available now in versions with 6, 8, 12 and 16 cavities. The new 10-cavity platform and larger units, with 20 and 24 cavities, will debut later this year.
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