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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Packaging a matter of taste for global cultures
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In the United States, we would probably find it strange to see mayonnaise sold in a large two-liter bag with a spout on top. However, this type of mayonnaise container is much more common in Chile, where the average person consumes several pounds of mayonnaise every year. More

RPC closes UK Superfos plant but outlook good
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Rigid plastics packaging major RPC has revealed its year-end figures - sales increased by £99.3 million to £819.2 million while overall operating profit improved by 36 percent to a record £55.8 million. Part of this performance is due to the contribution made by the recently acquired Dutch Superfos, although its U.K. site in Runcorn is to close with the potential loss of 100 jobs. More

Study reports 'modest improvement' in medication adherence
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Dispensing data from 3.1 million individuals filling prescriptions at nationwide Walmart pharmacies shows positive adherence results from using calendar blister packaging. More

Mica's HME Technology - Easy Seal / Controlled Peel

This family of water-based heat seal coatings offers low sealing temperatures, adhesion to most paper, plastic, and foil surfaces. Lidding, pouches, and over-wraps are some of the target applications.

Nordenia invests €3 million in Germany as part of expansion plans
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Flexible films and packaging manufacturer Nordenia is investing €3 million in extending its site in Osterburken, Germany, with plans to construct a new building for extrusion. The new plant will have increased annual capacity of 26,000 tonnes per year and will house the company's three-layer co-extrusion facility. The number of employees will rise from 90 to 93, says Nordenia. More

Wisconsin packaging converter invests for growth
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In the middle of a recession and shaky recovery, family-owned Kendall Packaging has been growing, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The 120-person business has launched its third expansion in six years with the purchase of a 10-color Windmoeller & Hoelscher press for $4 million. More

Plate Concepts Free Flow Plates

Free Flow Plate Heat Exchangers maximize heat recovery from fibrous or viscous fluids with minimal maintenance. Ideal for pulp & paper applications.

Stretch film is thin but strong
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Katan-Ex microlayer stretch film for pallet wrapping won a Gold DuPont Award for Apeldoorn Flexible Packaging, a firm based in the Netherlands. This 27-layer film lets beverage companies, for example, use 30 percent less material per pallet because the film provides increased pallet stability at elevated temperatures. More

APPE invests in household PET
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APPE, the PET packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona, has invested around £1.5 million in a ProShape selective preform tempering module from food packaging and filling system specialist Krones. 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.

Domino profits up as new launches boost performance
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Coding and marking giant Domino has posted a 13 percent improvement in half-year pre-tax profits as its new thermal transfer and thermal inkjet ranges helped increase sales. More

FDA announces rules to change sunscreen labels
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Beginning in the summer of 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's final regulations on sunscreen will become effective. The regulations establish a test for over-the-counter sunscreens to determine which products may be labeled "Broad Spectrum," meaning those products protect consumers against both ultraviolet B and A radiation. More

Easy-To-Use Digital Tension Controller

The SteadyWeb5 Tension Controller gets users up-to-speed fast via a streamlined, intuitive interface. Scroll through illustrated prompts and color graphics with front dial. Many features.

Reynolds wins Graham with $4.5 billion deal
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In a battle among packaging giants, Reynolds confirmed June 17 that Graham Packaging accepted its $25.50 per-share offer over a bid by Silgan Holdings. Reynolds' bid is higher than its initial June 13 bid and about 15 percent higher than Silgan's April 13 offer. The overall deal, including net debt, is worth about $4.5 billion. More

Beverage packaging market to reap $118.8 billion in revenues by 2017
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A new global strategic report about the beverage packaging market predicts revenues to reach $118.8 billion by 2017. The report being distributed by cites three growth drivers for the beverage packaging industry: environmental concerns; hectic consumer lifestyles; and increased demand from the Asia-Pacific region. More

More Talent for Top Performing Papers

With over 30 years experience, Coatex is one of the world's leading producers of rheological additives for paper coating. RHEOCOAT, RHEOCARB and TOPSPERSE will provide you with optimized control over your color rheology and coater runnability.

Boston Matthews squeezes the most from packing extrusion
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Worcester, Mass.-based Boston Matthews has launched a new range of medium-speed squeeze tube extrusion lines for producing thin-walled polyethylene packaging tubes in the diameter range 15-60 mm. The tubes are typically used for cosmetics, personal care products and semi-liquid foods. More

Swimming upstream
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Many CPG companies and their agencies view package design research as a routine step at the end of a project: a "check-the-box" item to be ticked off prior to launch. After all, they reason, the design itself is usually the output of a larger brand strategy - a repositioning or a line extension - so the research is more supplemental than strategic. More

Gerresheimer invests €12 million in Czech Republic plant
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Pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer is spending €12 million in expanding its plant in Horsovsky Tyn, Czech Republic, doubling the size of the production area to 10,000m2. More

Amcor reveals €7 million upgrade to pharma pack plant
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Amcor has revealed a multi-million euro spend at a German aluminium packaging plant to expand its capacity for the pharmaceutical sector. Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas is spending €6.7 million at its Singen aluminum foil rolling and converting facility in southern Germany to build a new production hall. More

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Chinese Milk market preferring cartons
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Carton pack makers are set to profit from the rapid growth of China's milk market, according to market analyst, Euromonitor. In an article posted on, Euromonitor cartons are tipped to increase a market dominance. Brick and shaped liquid cartons represented two thirds of China's milk market in 2010, which left flexible plastic pouches with roughly 23 percent. More

Recyclable airless dispenser a winner for cosmetic applications
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All-plastic airless product dispenser uses fewer components and allows for full recyclability of cosmetics package. More

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