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Registration Now Open for the 2014 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Symposium
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Make your plans now to network with your peers as well as a distinguished group of industry veterans while exploring best practices and equipment technology that applies to extrusion coating applications at the 2014 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Symposium. The symposium, August 12-14, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin, will help you gain a better understanding of materials and the extrusion processes to enable you to improve your existing extrusion coating operation. View the Schedule of Events.

This symposium is ideal for extrusion engineers, supervisors and operators; technical directors and superintendents; technical assistants and R&D personnel. Reserve your seat today.
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The stretchy membrane that could replace bubble wrap
Wired
If you're shipping something and want it to arrive in one piece, you have a couple standard choices: Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap. These options are perfectly effective; the problem is they're also extremely wasteful. Mireia Gordi Vila, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art, has developed a new system of protective packaging that replaces those disposable pieces with reusable flexible membrane wrappers.
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  Fully Automated Permeation Testing

MOCON’s newest instrument released March 24th, the OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 H offers fully automated permeation measuring, dramatically faster testing, improved results with a lower cost of ownership. 30 new features, including a touch screen interface make it the world's most advanced and easiest to use oxygen permeation measurement system.
 


Sustainable packaging solutions that help make brands good citizens
The Guardian
Coca-Cola has just launched the 2nd Lives campaign, turning plastic bottle caps into a range of 16 different, useful objects. Water guns, whistles, paint brushes, pencil sharpeners and bubble-makers give the packaging life after use. It's even more uplifting to note that Coca-Cola is not alone in its attempt to be a good brand citizen by giving products life that extends beyond their first use.
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UK leaders fund study on ways to increase laminated packaging recycling
Plastics News
A consortium including the retailer Tesco and consumer brands Nestlé and Coca-Cola and waste management company Sita has received a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) funding to explore ways to increase the amount of flexible laminate packaging that is collected and recycled in England.
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Summer personal care promotions highlight convenience, design
Packaging Digest
Free Standing Inserts are those colorful sheets of product advertisements where you can always find good deals on promoted products and new packaged product launches. New packages found among the weekend's FSIs include a succulent-looking shampoo bottle and Coppertone's AccuSpray technology for controlled sunscreen application.
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Smurfit Kappa set to open the future
Flexible Packaging
Smurfit Kappa announces the launch of a new global brand strategy across 32 countries, which is set to open the future for its customers, the company says. The new strategy focuses on delivering customer growth through insight and innovation, reflecting the continued battle for brand owners to win that all-important First Moment of Truth, where shoppers choose one brand over another. It will deliver the deepest insights program ever seen in the packaging industry and build a new network of customer experience centers around the world.
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Ready, set, go: Retail-ready packaging on the rise
Food Processing & Packaging
PMMI reports the market for shelf-ready food and beverage packaging is growing, thanks to retailers hungry for presentable products and simple stocking. PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, conducted a study delving into retail-ready packaging market.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Stretch hood unitizer is fast and efficient
Packaging Digest
The stretch hood A machine from BEUMER optimizes the unitized bundling of pallet loads through a newly engineered design that maximizes the function, arrangements, safety and ergonomics. System highlights includes an intuitive, pictogram-driven menu system on a soft-touch HMI panel and innovative, material-friendly film transport system feeds the previously created film hood into the system, among other things.
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Salsa label takes on Texas personality
Packaging World
Austin-based Sanderson Specialty Foods has launched new packaging for its Texas brand of premium, all-natural salsas. The family-owned and operated company has long had a strong regional presence and is seeking to position itself for continued growth nationally and differentiate its brand from the ever-growing number of competitive offerings in the salsa category. Sanderson Specialty Foods' last major redesign dates back to 2009.

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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
 


Greenwich Design redesigns packaging for Tavern Snack's crisps
FoodBev.com
Greenwich Design has redesigned the packaging for Tavern Snack's crisps, giving a more focused, adventurous, modern style to the range. The new-look packaging is aligned with Tavern's nut range, which Greenwich redesigned last year, along with Tavern's brand identity, introducing a totally revamped look and feel for the brand.
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Recycled paper packaging market to grow to $139 billion by 2018
Packaging World
Within the recycled materials market, paper packaging is the largest sector, accounting for around 65 percent of all recycled packaging. Paper and paperboard also have the highest recycling rates worldwide (with the exception of glass in some countries). Demand for paper packaging will continue to grow, due to the manufacturing economies of China and other emerging countries.
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  Combi concealed blade safety cutter

The Combi is a concealed blade safety cutter designed for cutting shrink wrap, strapping, banding, seat belts, single layers of film or paper, box tape & more.
 


PPG Aerospace adds packaging capabilities in France
AINonline
PPG Industries has added a new packaging unit to its coatings plant and aerospace application support center in Gonfreville, France. PPG is now able to offer customers in Southern Europe the benefits of proprietary Semco ready-to-use, disposable cartridges for storing, mixing and applying multiple-component adhesives, sealants, epoxies, polysulfides, polyurethanes and other materials that require mixing.
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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. 
 


Danone to launch compact Evian Drop bottle
Packaging News
Already available in France, the small PET bottle has no cap or labeling, instead featuring a peel-off lid and the Evian branding molded on to the bottle. Frédéric Jouin, director of the Danone Research Packaging Center, told Packaging News the new bottle was not replacing traditional mineral water bottles.
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Packaging design: What does the future hold?
Food Magazine
In the past, packaging served one purpose – to contain and protect the merchandise. Now, it's a communication vehicle. The focus is just as much on the package as it is on the product inside it. Laura Drewe takes a look at some exciting trends in the future of packaging design.
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New packaging technology reduces film usage by up to 35 percent
Ferret.com.au
The new Packetto packaging technology from OCME S.r.l. is designed to reduce film usage in shrink wrapping bottles and cans by 35 percent. OCME is a world leading Italian manufacturer of packaging, filling, handling and palletizing systems for the beverage and consumer products industries.
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Freudenberg-NOK completes urethane capacity expansion
Plastics News
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. has completed a capacity expansion at its facility in Schwalmstadt, Germany, to support the development of its new polyurethane line. The firm said over the past year it has invested more than $6.5 million at Schwalmstadt, including $5.2 million for a raw material production facility to manufacture the new polyurethane.
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Packaging Dynamics Corp. announces offer to purchase outstanding 8.75 percent Senior Secured Notes
Flexible Packaging
Packaging Dynamics Corp. has announced an offer to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 8.75 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2016, at a price equal to $1,000 per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes tendered, plus accrued and unpaid interest on such Notes to the settlement date. The offer is being made pursuant to an offer to purchase, dated as of June 18, and a related Letter of Transmittal, which more fully sets forth the terms and conditions of the offer.
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LiquiGlide develops groundbreaking coating technology
Packaging Europe
A cutting-edge development in coating technology is on course to revolutionize the packaging industry. LiquiGlide Inc., founded in late 2012, has been focusing on developing the world's first permanently wet slippery surfaces. From oil and gas, to better packaging for consumer goods, to high tech medical equipment, LiquiGlide coatings allow viscous liquids to move easily. Each coating is uniquely formulated, so LiquiGlide can create coatings to work and be safe across countless consumer and industrial applications.
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Ready, set, go: Retail-ready packaging on the rise
Food Processing & Packaging
PMMI reports the market for shelf-ready food and beverage packaging is growing, thanks to retailers hungry for presentable products and simple stocking. PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, conducted a study delving into retail-ready packaging market.

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Can we predict differences in wrinkle sensitivity of different products? Here are 3 simple tests.
PFFC
Wrinkle models can help. They can look at your product geometry, mechanical and frictional properties (of your rollers), roller factors, web path geometry and process conditions (speed/tension), then predict wrinkles from roller misalignment, roller diameter variations and roller deflection.

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Top trends in fresh food packaging
Food Processing & Packaging
The food and packaging exhibits at FMI Connect and United Fresh offered a glimpse at the hot products and packages that will be in shoppers’ carts in coming months. Mesh bags have been used for multi-unit produce purchases for years. While mesh is still a popular option, an increasing number of fruit and vegetable firms are housing their products in plastic film, rather than the fishnet-like mesh bags.

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Corrugated packaging for fitness products
Packaging Europe
Sport Nutrition contract manufacturer Nutrition Works has chosen multi-functional corrugated shelf ready packaging (SRP) for sachets of its preservative-free "Push Energy" gels and "Full & Slim" gels – highly-effective, results-focused drinks for the sports nutrition, weight management and health industries.
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ISO Poly Films names new president and COO
Flexible Packaging
ISO Poly Films – a Sigma Plastics Group company and one of the leading multi-layer plastic film extruders – announces that it has appointed David McKinney as the company's president and chief operations officer. McKinney brings extensive leadership and effective operations skills gained from his 30 years in the packaging and plastics manufacturing industry.
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Yazoo launches in 1 liter Tetra brik carton
Packaging News
The cartons will be launched in the new design which Yazoo says is easy to pour, store and use on multiple occasions, with its resealable cap. Tracey Barney, managing director at Yazoo, said: "We're excited to be working with Tetra Pak to launch our flavored milk in new 1 liter cartons.
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MAP beverage container permits material reduction
Packaging Digest
"Thin is in" has long been a part of sustainable packaging — and usually cost savings — in the form of source reduction. However, that tactic can be problematic for perishable products in PET bottles that are filled and capped at elevated temperatures because the containers can deform as the product cools.
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Increasing industry integrity through innovation
Flexible Packaging
So many outside factors can really put a wrench in your plans, no matter what kind of plans they are. Fortunately, our industry continues to ride the wave of innovation and thrive in an otherwise sluggish economy. Plans may need tweaking or even changing, but overall, we as an industry are doing well, continue to grow, and continue to innovate.
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A clean touch with Slidissime airless jar
European Plastics News
Plastic packaging group Promens has won a 2014 PackTheFuture award for its Slidissime airless jar, which dispenses skincare products with a "touch and slide" pump. "Slidissime combines pleasurable beauty rituals with airless protection," Promens said.
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A 'sublime' new sustainable option for protective packaging
Packaging Digest
A cool new technology with freeze drying as a key part of the material manufacturing process is aimed at a number of markets including packaging. Compadre, a company known for transit packaging solutions, has obtained an exclusive license to pursue commercial uses for AeroClay, an innovative technology developed in a Case Western Reserve University materials lab.
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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, soft cover.


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