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Attitudes toward sustainability vary around the world, says study
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One of the largest global surveys to date on consumer perceptions of green brands and corporate environmental behavior reveals global differences about the top environmental concerns among consumers. While climate change is important across most countries, 30 percent of Brazilians and 26 percent of Indians cite deforestation as the top issue, and in Australia, 68 percent of consumers say it's important that companies manage water efficiently. More

Amcor to buy Ball's plastics packaging unit
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In a potentially landmark move, Ball plans to sell its Plastic Packaging Americas business to Australian packaging giant Amcor $280 million. The deal will reportedly make Amcor the largest blow moulder in North America. In a June 15 news release, Ball said the deal includes five U.S. plants that manufacture PET bottles and preforms, and polypropylene bottles, as well as the factories' assets. More

EU demand for stand-up pouches to grow 9.1%
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The advantages of (SUP) packaging, such as light weight and excellent oxygen barrier properties, will drive the European market to grow 9.1 percent over the next five years, according to PCI Films Consulting. In the study 'The European Market for Stand-Up Pouches 2010,' PCI says demand grew by 10-15 percent during the five years up to 2008. Demand dipped during the economic recession of 2009 but strong demand is expected to return over the next few years. 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.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group sets sustainability goals, releases CSR report
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The Dr Pepper Snapple Group commits to conserving more than 60 million lb of PET through package reengineering and increased use of PCR material, details new CSR report. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPS) has announced its five-year goals for improved environmental and social performance across the company's operations and has released "Sustainability in ACTION," its inaugural corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. The 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Goals address the company's operations throughout North America and the Caribbean, and provide the framework for the inaugural CSR report. More

Tin Horse gives ergonomic overhaul to Palmolive washing-up liquid
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Design agency Tin Horse has redesigned the packaging for Colgate Palmolive's range of washing-up liquids, creating a series of ergonomic packs. Following a briefing from Colgate's New York-based global design team, Tin Horse worked closely with the FMCG giant on all stages of the design process – from the conceptual stage, through to pack development, research and final design. 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.

Sustainable packaging: CEOs believe overwhelmingly that sustainability has become critical to their success
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Despite the recent economic downturn, an overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs -- 93 percent -- say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies. Furthermore, CEOs believe that, within a decade, a tipping point could be reached that fully meshes sustainability with core business -- its capabilities, processes and systems, and throughout global supply chains and subsidiaries. More

LyondellBasell adds HDPE caps and closure capacity
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Polyolefins giant LyondellBasell says that the caps and closures market will be one of the key focus sectors for its new Hostalen ACP HDPE production unit, currently under construction at its Münchsmünster site in Germany. More

Water reuse and recycle saves energy, water and more

Siemens Water Technologies has been helping Pulp & Paper customers reuse and recycle paper machine process water and wastewater for decades. Reducing or eliminating fresh water make up for showers, seal water or cleaning resulting in significant energy savings and reductions in wastewater treatment and sludge disposal costs. Our solutions range from the innovative Trident HS to proven Folded Flow DAFs and a broad range of membrane and disk filters. These integrated process solutions encompass a hybrid group of industry-leading technologies which help you lower the cost of producing paper. Click here to learn more.

Clear plastics group Plastech refurbishes factory after Alplast move
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Clear plastic packaging maker Plastech has overhauled its Scottish facility after the Alplast business it acquired three years ago moved into the site. Plastech bought Buckinghamshire-based Alplast in 2007 but moved the business's manufacturing to its own 4,000sqm facility in Glenrothes, Scotland at the end of last year. More

Microwave packaging market isn't cooked yet, says report
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Despite reaching a plateau of sorts, research firm Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) believes the microwave packaging market will see growth over the near- to medium-term, and ultimately reach $2.52 billion by 2015. This growth, says the researcher, will be driven by trends toward take-home and packaged convenient frozen foods, increasing popularity of microwaveable foods and innovation in product offerings. More

Patient-friendly Pfizer pack offers packaging line, material efficiencies
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Redesigned packaging for Pfizer's Toviaz uses less material while providing a more user-friendly format. After receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in October 2008, Pfizer launched its overactive bladder (OAB) treatment Toviaz in a carded blister housed in a paperboard outer sleeve and bundled with regulatory literature for presentation to consumers by prescribing physicians. More

Uflex announces $250 million global expansion plans for flex packaging
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Indian flexible packaging company Uflex has announced a $250 million expansion program as it seeks to boosts its market share across the globe over the next two years. The company already has a presence in Mexico, Egypt and Dubai and has announced plans to launch a series of new production lines to meet burgeoning demand for flexible packaging both nationally and internationally. 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.

Saudi joint venture company to manufacture 'flexible' products
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Delaware, Ohio-based Greif Inc. said in a statement that it is forming a joint venture with a Saudi Arabian company to handle the production of "flexible" industrial packaging. Greif said the joint venture will include a business that makes a type of container called "flexible intermediate bulk containers," otherwise known as "big bags." More

Exopack acquiring Bemis' operations in Oklahoma, Wis.
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Exopack Holding Corp. is acquiring Bemis Co.'s plastics packaging operations in Menasha, Wis. and Tula, Okla., for around $81 million, subject to post-closing adjustments. The acquisition includes production equipment and intellectual property. More

Bioplast boosts packaging sales thanks to Mavigrafica and the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System
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Italian packaging printer, Bioplast, and prepress and graphics service provider, Mavigrafica are enjoying a mutually beneficial commercial relationship after both companies turned to the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Digital Flexographic System. More

EU approves One Equity's takeover of Constantia Packaging
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One Equity Partners' takeover of Austrian packaging firm Constantia Packaging has been given the regulatory green light by the European Union, eight months after the deal was announced. One Equity, which makes private equity investments for JP Morgan Chase, has bought a majority stake in Constantia, as reported in Packaging News in October. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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Microwave Consistency Meter FiberScan

Save energy, improve your process with FiberScanONE™ microwave consistency meter! Accurate measurement of the consistency and water mass on wire. FFT pulsation analysis, direct data connection to DCS/QCS systems!

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