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July 1, 2009
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Flexible Packaging Targets Convenience
from Food Processing
The latest generation of flexible packaging has a pervasive theme: convenience. Pouches and bags for foods in a variety of categories showcase refinements in ease of package handling and opening as well as product access and preparation. More

CalNaturale Wine Introduces New Carton Packaging
from Packaging Digest
Organically grown grapes and the ultimate in green packaging have been combined in the development of CalNaturale, the newest product being introduced by cutting-edge manufacturer, California Natural Products (CNP) of Lathrop, CA. More

Astrapak Sells Cape Wrappers
from Cape Business News
Packaging giant Astrapak has proposed selling Paarl-based Cape Wrappers scarcely three years after buying the specialist packaging business from Alex White Holdings. Astrapak recently announced a "thorough review" of its portfolio of operations and target markets, which has resulted in a "redefined the future strategy for its businesses." More

   Product Showcase:
   Trident® HS Packaged Water Treatment Plants

From Siemens Water Technologies, the compact four barrier design includes a unique two-stage clarification process which minimizes variations of water quality and cuts total waste volume. The Trident® HS design is used for drinking water, process water and tertiary wastewater applications. New or retrofit projects, large or small flows, ensuring consistent water quality, including phosphorous and TOC reduction. Regulatory compliance has never been easier! More info

Battelle Scientists Seek to Develop Corn-based Bioplastic Products
from Packaging Digest
Some call it corn. Others say maize. It originally came from Mesoamerica (now Mexico) and is now the most widely grown crop in the Americas. At Battelle, it's being converted into plastic by a team of innovative materials scientists. More

Waldorf Technik Wins German Recognition for Innovation
from Plastics and Rubber Weekly
Waldorf Technik has received recognition in a German national award as one of the country’s most innovative companies. The Engen-based company is an automation specialist operating in the plastics packaging and medical devices sectors. 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

Printpack Forced to Cut Staff
from Blue Ridge Times-News
A Hendersonville plant that produces packaging for candy and other foods is cutting back on employees due to the current economic situation. More

Emballissimo Award for Airstream® Bag
from Converting Magazine
Mondi's revolutionary Airstream® Bag received this year's Emballissimo Award for its outstanding and unique combination of fast filling speed thanks to efficient de-aeration, highly effective product protection against humidity and ideal bag dimensions for cost-efficient palletising. More

First WOW Winder Going to Berry Plastics
from Converting Magazine
Berry Plastics Corp. in Evansville, IN will take delivery this fall of the world's first WOW Winder from Gloucester Engineering. It will be installed on a GE 11-layer cast-polyethylene stretch-film line that had been installed at Berry Plastics earlier this year. More

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

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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