Expert faculty to lead extrusion coating course TAPPI The TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course, Aug. 12-14 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin USA, will provide an opportunity for critical technical training and networking which can help you improve your extrusion coating operations and gain a competitive edge. TAPPI is one of the few training centers offering courses in a specialized area like extrusion coating taught by experts that work in the industry.
The slate of instructors scheduled to lead the sessions for the course represent decades of experience and leadership. With their guidance, you'll be able to explore best practices and equipment technologies that apply to extrusion coating applications. Attending this course is the next logical step in your efforts to more effectively troubleshoot and increase your productivity. The course offers face-to-face opportunities to accelerate learning at a faster rate than you can get by using online learning, reference books or manuals alone.
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.
Before and after: Nescafé unveils new logo and global branding The Dieline Nescafé recently announced a massive global brand campaign that targets a younger generation of coffee drinkers. Nestle recognized a need to change their packaging design, communication and digital strategy: "The unified approach to packaging design, communication and digital strategy for Nescafé, drunk at a rate of 5,500 cups each second, will feature several key design elements developed with new, younger consumers in mind.”
'World's best ale' gets new eco-friendly bottle from Rotherham's Beatson Clark Bdaily The "world's best ale" has a new lightweight bottle thanks to independent glass packaging specialist Rawlings and Rotherham-based glass manufacturer Beatson Clark. Robinsons Old Tom has twice been named as the World's Best Ale at the World Beer Awards, and Robinsons Brewery tasked long-standing partner Rawlings to deliver a lightweight version of its classic bottle.
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Confidence returns to label market Packaging Digest Personalization and short runs continue to grow, as brand owners ask their labels to do more to engage consumers. The label's role has advanced as it is used as a mechanism to engage and wow the customer; an optimum channel to create brand loyalty and leverage sales. The label is giving the product an identity, a voice and, more importantly, the chance to form an emotive, personal attachment with the end user.
Bubbles, swirls and blossoms Packaging World To keep packaging costs manageable and ensure a simple bottle structure, Flood and Twine chose a translucent 8.5-ounce high-density polyethylene bottle from M&H Plastics that uses 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. Twine says her goal was to use more PCR, but experimentation showed that more than 25 percent resulted in a greyish tint to the bottle.
Chadwicks boosts energy drinks launch with shrink sleeve Packaging News PWR+ is a sports drink containing only natural ingredients. Launched in retail outlets across the country including Boots, Holland & Barrett and gnc.co.uk, the nutrition drink is branded using a shrink sleeve from the Clondalkin Group company. The shrink sleeves were UV flexo printed with a patterned surface matt lacquer giving the product a premium look and feel. The ink is printed on the reverse of the film and the matt finish applied in register to the front.
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
Economical foil decoration now commercialized for digital printing Packaging Digest To visually enhance digitally printed packaging, a new decoration technique economically applies foil to paper and paperboard packaging and labels — even for short runs. And because digital metal foil from Leonhard Kurz is part of the digital printing process, it can also be used to personalize or customize packages, as well as can be used for serialization for track-and-trace and/or anti-counterfeiting applications.
AkzoNobel launches a new production facility in India for its industrial coatings business Packaging Europe The production facility will have a capacity of 5,000 tons a year and is set to produce a broad range of products including interior lacquers for food and beer cans, internal and external lacquers for caps and closures, and water-borne external lacquers for beverage cans. The new production facility will also be capable of producing various functional and barrier coatings for the flexible packaging industry.
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
Clearer choices for health and beauty Packaging World Watch this short video from the HBA Global Show in New York City to see Earl Guinter of Envision Packaging showcase the clear advantages of packaging retail products in PET, PE and PP. Envision offers high-end printing on plastic packaging, precise execution of structural design, and an array of packaging accessories to complete the premium presentation of health and beauty products.
The Megasafe Safety Knife The Megasafe is heavy duty aluminum cutter featuring "Smart Knife technology" that allows the blade to retract when it loses contact with the material being cut.
Harry Ramsdens gets FFP Platinum touch Packaging News FFP Packaging Solutions has supplied new freezer-aisle packaging for Harry Ramsden's At Home chicken dippers, printed using their Platinum Print HD flexo process. The packs are a polyester/polythene laminate, reverse printed in eight colors. Platinum Print allows strong, vibrant colors to sit comfortably alongside soft vignettes and shading.
Denmark stops plan to ban 4 phthalates European Plastics The Danish government has scrapped planned legislation that would have banned the use of four phthalates: DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP. The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) welcomed the decision, but warned that Denmark risks creating confusion by submitting new proposals under the Reach program that may duplicate work on restrictions that are already agreed.
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.
How accessible and convenient is it for consumers to recycle? Packaging Digest Many stakeholders are reliant on access to recycling (or "reach") data not only for making recyclability claims, but also for making design decisions, tracking progress on infrastructure and understanding policy-related opportunities. At GreenBlue, we rely on this data as the "first tier" consideration for package recyclability categorization within the How2Recycle label program, and have spent considerable time analyzing current access studies.
Ellipse tottle for fluid products Brand Packaging From sunscreens to liquid foundations, tottles are an ideal solution for fluid formulas. Their flexible walls and upside-down actuators enable easy dispensing. Cosmetic packaging provider Quadpack works to bridge the market gap between low-cost, low-quality tottles and expensive, high-end options with the launch of the Ellipse tottle, the latest member of its Q-Line family.
Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide MultiView Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our TAPPI Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. Visit the TAPPI Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.
Multipacks score big for on-the-go snackers Packaging Digest Soccer matches, baseball practice, car trips and other activities dominate the occasions when food snacks and single-serve beverages sold in multipacks are consumed. Overwhelmingly, snacks in multipacks are eaten outside the home. A woman explains a bit more about why multipacks are preferred while out and about and not at home: "I feel like we're always running out the door and we're pretty much never home. But when I’m home, I try to be good and use the other packaged items."
Will Google glasses play a role in packaging? Packaging World Google glasses made their first interpack appearance. No claims were being made about readiness for implementation, but process supplier AZO and technology supplier Beckhoff were able to demonstrate the concept of how these glasses could be used for production monitoring and as an HMI to actually interact with the manufacturing process. One application talked about was using the Google glasses to download maintenance information in a hands-free way to a technician.
Millennials help push pouch growth Plastics News The pouch, once considered a minor player in the packaging world, is a niche no more. "The pouch is really an outstanding story of growth even though it's taken a bit to get there. It’s really an amazing story," said Joe Pryweller, senior industry analyst at market research firm Freedonia Group Inc. He indicated another big factor is taking place in the growing acceptance of the pouch. He calls it the millennial embrace. "That's the idea that the millennial generation is not as beholden to traditional packaging," he said.
Tetra Pak emphasizes renewable packaging materials in new campaign Plastics News Tetra Pak Inc., is launching a new campaign to promote the importance of
responsible material sourcing in the consumer products goods industry.
Dubbed "Moving to the Front," the campaign seeks to place a focus on the
use of renewable resources — packaging materials that can be regrown or
replenished naturally — to protect world’s finite resources.
Biscuit brand turns to NXL Design to create packs Packaging News The new look builds on the previous range and incorporate flow-wrap
designs intended to create better stand out on shelf. The printed film
format replaces cartons. The packs were printed by National Flexible,
which also supplied the flow-wrap packaging.
Beer in a bag, now making it easier to share your homebrew with friends Fast Company In the craft brewing movement, packaging is a sticking point. Bottling
and canning equipment is expensive, after all, and growlers don't last
long enough to be useful in many cases. Steve Young, an inventor and
financial industry veteran, thinks he has a solution: Boxed beer. Just
don't call it the next Franzia.
Nanotechnology benefits: Public needs reassurance The Information Resource for Food and Drink Processing Nanotechnology offers great potential for use in the food and drink supply chain, but the public's food safety concerns still need to be overcome, according to the head of the Nanotechnology Industries Association.
Launch support: Getting a product off the ground Brand Packaging Getting a product off the ground is no easy feat. With so many factors for companies to take into account before hitting shelf with their item, even the best brands can get bogged down on the way to market. Jill Ahern, senior director, consulting services, Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions, offers some insight into steps teams can take to make product launches or reintroductions to market a success.
RPC Kutenholz designs new Schwartauer's dessert sauce bottle Packaging News "The shelf presence is now much more modern. Furthermore, it's easier and more convenient for our customers to use," said Tina Wehnert, product manager, Schwartauer. Close co-operation between RPC and the customer delivered several improvements to the packaging, including a larger grip for secure holding and pouring, visibility stripe to indicate the remaining amount of sauce and a generous labeling area.
Standardized recycling labels seek to eliminate confusion at the bins Plastics Today Have you ever walked up to a trash bin and a recycling bin and felt confused on what goes where? Even if you work with plastics in some shape or another on a day-to-day basis, the answer is probably yes. But don't feel sheepish; you're not the only one. The confusion at recycling bins inspired Michelle "Mitch" Hedlund to think of an innovative idea that could change the recycling game for good.
Nestlé Waters achieves zero waste to landfill Packaging News This has resulted in the mineral water company diverting 500 tons from landfill in the last 12 months, a year ahead of planned schedule. Nestlé Waters U.K. said almost every item of waste including paper, cardboard, PET bottles, glass and wooden pallets has been reprocessed into new products, of which almost half of these then return to Nestlé Waters for re-use.
Third Street Brewhouse Craft Beers introduced in cans Brand Packaging Third Street Brewhouse has launched three of its craft beers in cans. Three Way Pale Ale, Lost Trout Brown Ale and Hunny Do wheat beer are available now in Rexam 16-ounce cans. The company will now benefit from the advantages cans are able to bring to beer including durability, complete protection from light, and recyclability.
Tetra Pak emphasizes renewable packaging materials in new campaign Plastics News Tetra Pak Inc., is launching a new campaign to promote the importance of responsible material sourcing in the consumer products goods industry. Dubbed "Moving to the Front," the campaign seeks to place a focus on the use of renewable resources — packaging materials that can be regrown or replenished naturally — to protect world’s finite resources.
The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in: • Raw materials • Processing • Inspection and applications These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.
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