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July 8, 2009
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Bemis Co. to Acquire Alcan Packaging Food Americas for $1.2 Billion
from Packaging Digest
Bemis Company Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Food Americas operations of Alcan Packaging, a business unit of international mining group Rio Tinto PLC for $1.2 billion. Bemis will acquire 23 Food Americas flexible packaging facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and New Zealand. More

Welsh Assembly Blasted for Blowing Hot Air into Carrier Bag Debate
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Plans to reduce the number of free single-use plastic carrier bags in Wales, unveiled by Jane Davidson, assembly minister for the environment, sustainability and housing, have been blasted as ludicrous by the Carrier Bag Consortium. More

Global Downturn Drives Change in Liquid Food Packaging Design
from Packaging Digest
The combined pressures of the economic downturn and volatile energy and packaging materials prices have intensified competition and created fundamental change in food and beverage markets over the last two years according to a new report published by beverage research specialists, Canadean. More

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   Onsite chlorine dioxide generation -- safely, reliably and efficiently

The Millennium III™ chlorine dioxide generation systems from Siemens Water Technologies are the next generation in disinfection and oxidation technology combining high performance with durability and simplicity. The systems are used to disinfect incoming supply water to the plant and as a biocide for the whitewater paper machine applications. Other applications are odor control for cooling water treatment and wastewater treatment. More info

Apollo Management Wins Right to Reorganize Bankrupt Pliant
from Bloomberg
Apollo Management LP, the private-equity group run by New York financier Leon Black, won court permission to try to reorganize bankrupt packaging maker Pliant Corp. over the opposition of the company More

Package Design Ideas for July 2009
from Converting Magazine
A source-reduced paperboard beverage carrier, 100%-recyclable standup pouch for garlic and windowed shrink-sleeve label for dietary supplement are among this month's package-printing and converting ideas. 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

Huntsman Launches GMP-compliant TPU Grades
from European Plastics News
Chemicals firm Huntsman is adding to its range of Irogran thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) with new grades that are designed to meet the EU's Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations for food packaging. More

Critical Trends: 2009 PFFC Survey
from PFFC Magazine
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

Norwegian Firm Uses Amcor Flexible Pack for Coffee
from Packaging News UK
Amcor Flexibles is supplying its demetallised flexible packaging to Norwegian coffee firm Kaffehuset Friele for its Friele Espresso range. Kaffehuset Friele has adopted the Amcor DeMet XP to enable customers to see the contents of the 250g packs to differentiate it from other brands. More

Dynic Introduces New Harsh Environment Wax-Resin Ribbon
from Business Solutions Magazine
Dynic USA Corporation announced today a new wax-resin ribbon for extreme or harsh environment applications. The new ribbon is called LA8 and it will replace Dynic's S3 formulation. LA8 provides UV-resistance and increased durability to smearing and abrasion on a wide range of synthetic, film, and paper label stocks. 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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