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Evian natural spring water bottle is redesigned
Packaging Digest
For the first time in more than a decade, evian natural spring water has redesigned its bottle. Sleeker and with cleaner lines, the new evian bottle leans on transparency to celebrate its contents: evian Natural Spring Water, a distinctly pure water, as nature intended.
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What technical professionals need to know about the America Invents Act — Part 1
By Moris Amon
On Sept. 19, 2011, the U.S. Congress passed the Smith-Leahy America Invents Act. This law will have a profound effect on America's technological future — and, probably, on most of the readers of this newsletter. This series of articles will outline the changes brought by this law, for the benefit of nonlawyers. Two broad policy changes can be seen: 1) replacement of the old "first to invent" regime by a new "first inventor to file" regime; 2) broader validity of foreign prior art and actions as bars to patentability. What are the practical consequences of these changes?
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Global polypropylene use to hit 62.4 million tons by 2020
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Total polypropylene consumption worldwide is set to reach 62.4 percent by 2020, growing at a CAGR of from 42.3 million tons in 2011, according to a new report. The report, from U.S.-based GBI Research, says demand will rise as a result of economic growth developing industrialization.
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Stand-up pouch evokes old-fashioned canning jar
Packaging World
A new line of dairy-free, vegan tomato sauces launches in a stand-up pouch shaped like a canning jar. A "handmade" tag with cord completes the farm-fresh feeling.
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Paccor invests €11 million in Netherlands expansion
European Plastics News
Germany-based plastic packaging company Paccor is increasing capacity at two sites in the Netherlands by investing €11 million in the country. The company is investing in two sites in the country — in Standdaarbuiten and Nijkerk — by extending buildings and buying new equipment, including new thermoforming machinery and data collection technology.
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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
 


Tetra Pak probed for 'abusing' packaging market role in China
Packaging News
Chinese officials have accused Tetra Pak of abusing its market dominance in the country and have launched an investigation into the food packaging giant.
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FTC challenges Ardagh Group's proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers
Packaging Digest
The Federal Trade Commission challenged Ardagh Group, S.A.'s proposed $1.7 billion acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., alleging that it will reduce competition and result in the two firms — the merged firm and its only remaining significant competitor, Owens-Illinois — controlling in excess of 75 percent of the U.S. markets for glass containers for beer and spirits customers, resulting in higher prices for those customers.
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Agreement to be signed for bio-based plastic carton packaging in Brazil
Brand Packaging
In a reported first for the carton packaging industry, Tetra Pak, one of the leaders in food processing and packaging solutions, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, a large thermoplastic resins producer, for the supply of low-density polyethylene made from sugar cane to its packaging material factories in Brazil.
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Slot die design considerations
PFFC
It's always good to have a perspective from all areas of a business. In the world of manufacturing, an engineer learns a lot by getting out on the shop floor and turning some knobs.
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US-based Carlyle Group buys Chesapeake
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Packaging manufacturer Chesapeake has been purchased by Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm Carlyle Group. Chesapeake, headquartered in Nottingham, England, specializes in value-added paper packaging products and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and premium drinks market.
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Liquid cartons contain ready-to-eat pasta meals
Packaging World
In a new application in the U.S. for liquid cartons, Pacific Foods has introduced all-natural versions of kid-friendly pasta meals in the Tetra Pak Tetra Recart carton. The Tualatin, Ore.-based organic food and beverage company launched its new All Natural Pasta O's and All Natural Mac & Cheese products in April in select natural food stores and grocers nationwide as "better-for-you pantry staples."
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Child-resistant closures
Brand Packaging
Comar has developed SecureCap Child-Resistant Closures in response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission rule requiring child-resistant packaging for products containing the equivalent of 0.08 milligrams or more of imidazoline.
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Foam technology is good news for PET
European Plastics News
Cambridge Consultants, the U.K.-based design and technology group, has developed a low-cost alternative to aerosols for foamed consumer products such as shaving foam and hair mousse. The technology does away with flammable propellants and could also provide a new market for PET bottles.

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What's new in packaging-specific environmental evaluation tools
Greener Package
Find out what tools are available to help you to determine the life-cycle impacts of your packaging formats as well as measure and report these metrics.

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New barrier plastic packaging materials advancing rapidly
By Don Rosato
It is important for food packaging to provide good protection against factors crucial to product quality to ensure product shelf life. Depending on product sensitivity, it is vital to provide food packaging protection with proper barrier components.

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UPM Raflatac plans to improve cost competitiveness in its manufacturing operations
Flexible Packaging
UPM Raflatac is planning to reduce labelstock production capacity in Europe, South-Africa and Australia to secure cost competitiveness and profitability in low-growth markets. The planned actions are estimated to result in annual cost savings of about €12 million starting from the beginning of 2014.
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Sonoco moves to close Irish packaging plant
European Plastics News
Sonoco is set to close its thermoformed packaging plant in Carrickmacross, Ireland, as a result of a decline in orders and falling profits. The facility is scheduled to cease operations in November.
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Coca-Cola unveils 250ml can
Packaging News
Coca-Cola is introducing a new "slimline" 250ml can, as part of its commitments to help tackle obesity in the United Kingdom. This new pack is being introduced in addition to the standard 330ml can.
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Sun Chemical invests $5 million in new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
Flexible Packaging
Sun Chemical reinforces its commitment to printers and brand owners operating in the narrow web tag and label, wide web, folding carton, and corrugated markets, with the upcoming opening of its new flexographic printing plate manufacturing facility in Concord, Calif.
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TandD Corp. counting data logger is wireless
PFFC
TandD Corp. offers the RTR-505P Wireless Pulse Counting Data Logger. New model can record pulses from devices such as flow meters, anemometers, or the opening and closing of switches from a variety of sensors.
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RPC offers metal replacement for tin cans
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
RPC Containers Corby has launched a plastic alternative to the traditional tin can. The 380ml Apollo container combines extended ambient shelf life and lightweight.
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ColaLife AidPod kit package trial to conclude in September
Packaging World
Fresh off earning honors as DuPont's premier Diamond and Special 25th Anniversary Food Security award-winner, the AidPod/Kit Yamoyo pack continues its one-year trial run in Africa for ColaLife.
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Biodegradable laminate
Brand Packaging
Ampac, a leader in creative packaging solutions, has launched the BioFlex Pack, a biodegradable laminate for dry products. Packaging components for the BioFlex Pack are made from strictly biodegradable materials, including the adhesive.
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IK warns against high German energy costs
European Plastics News
High energy prices mean German packaging companies will face intense competition from abroad in the third quarter, according to the IK trade association.
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Kleenex launches retro-style tissue boxes
Packaging News
Kleenex has launched a new range of tissue boxes with, what it describes as, a distinct retro style. The three, limited edition tissue boxes feature bright, bold designs inspired by an American hotdog kart and road-trip-esque number-plates.
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