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June 24, 2009
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Automatic Stretch Wrapping’s Positive Economic and Environmental Impact
from Packaging World
Every day that a company continues to manually wrap its products with stretch film it misses an opportunity to significantly reduce its costs and its carbon footprint. More

Closed-loop Color Control at Peruvian Package Printer
from Converting Magazine
QuadTech customer, MetroColor, S.A., a Lima, Peru-based offset and digital printer that specializes in catalogs, books, cosmetic and flexo packaging, is the first company in Peru to use closed-loop color control, after installing QuadTech's ICON™ integrated product platform. The network-based ICON™ platform allows operation of automated press controls from a single, centralized station. More

Critical Trends
from PFFC Online
The economy plays a significant role in converters' edgy outlook for the remainder of 2009 and into 2010, while sustainability continues to impact sales positively. More

   Product Showcase:
   Efficient Dewatering with a Belt Press

Siemens Water Technologies offers a wide range of belt presses to meet almost every dewatering requirement. Sizes range from 1.0 to 3.0 meters belt width. Available in two and three belt designs with up to fifteen pressure rolls. Nip roll designs are available for applications such as primary sludge with high fiber content. More info

Borealis Upgrades Schwechat Borstar Polypropylene Plant
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Borealis has started up an additional gas phase reactor at its Schwechat plant in Austria that will enhance its ability to produce superior high flow materials for the automotive and packaging sectors. More

Dow Chemical's Polypropylene Advances to Benefit Food Packaging Sector
from Plastemart
The Dow Chemical Company announced regulatory compliance and product development breakthroughs for Polypropylene products ideally suited for use in injection molded and thermoformed food and beverage packaging applications. 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

Stress & Strain
from PFFC Online
A properly tensioned web always will lead to better slitting. Good tensioning is important up to, through, and out of the slitting blades. A poorly tensioned web may try to bypass razor-in-air slitting; or deflect and deform more in razor-in-groove slitting; gather and buckle ahead of the nip point of a crush knife; and flutter out of plane, contacting shear knives ahead of the overlap point. More

FTA Environmental Awards Recognize Technical Innovation, Process Improvements
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Environmental Excellence Award program has recognized four companies for their efforts in sustainable printing practices. AllpakTrojan of Renton, Wash., earned an honorable mention in the Process Improvement category for its holistic approach to sustainability. More

Barrier Film Provides a Sustainable Packaging Solution
from Food Processing
With a reduction in weight of 25 percent to 50 percent compared to traditional liners, the new FeatherWeight Film provides sustainability advantages in cereal, snack, baking mix and other high-barrier applications. More

Balkan Packaging Major Gets New Owner
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Bulgarian investment firm Chimimport Invest has taken control of national plastics packaging producer Asenova Krepost after buying out the company's minority shareholders. More

Primopost Secures Funds to Expand Warehouse
from Packaging News – UK
Flexible packaging manufacturer Primopost has secured funds to expand its warehousing facilities as it plans for long-term profitability. The food packaging company has obtained a £363,000 Enterprise Finance Guarantee Loan from Barclays Commercial Bank in Manchester to invest in warehousing. More

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition

This comprehensive volume details all aspects of extrusion coating. The book will be a valuable training tool for new employees and a useful reference for everyone involved in extrusion coating. Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition contains the work of more than 30 well-known industry experts. 1999. 308 pages, hard cover. Order today!

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