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Getting more out of recycled EPS
Packaging Digest
Ban this, ban that...it seems plastics continue to take the brunt of recent activism to eliminate certain types of end-use applications from the planet. Bans seem to gain momentum when there is no viable existing solution that addresses what the advisories are attempting to eliminate.
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Rigid molding techniques advance high-barrier packaging
By Don Rosato
Previously, injection-molded plastic had not been able to match the barrier performance of more traditional alternatives, or that of thermoformed or film-based products. New in-mold labeling developments are now allowing the most demanding levels of barrier performance to be achieved. Key to delivering barrier in-mold labeling solutions has been the development of technologies to provide full wraparound of the label and complete/close overlap of the seams while using a modified label with barrier properties.
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Exceed consumer expectations through package design
Packaging World
Consumers are delighted when their expectations are rewarded — and exceeded — when purchasing a branded product. So how can packaging be optimized to bring the brand to consumers' attention, sell them, and deliver more than expected?
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Peel, ReSeal Lidding Film developed for lettuce trays
PFFC
Clear Lam Packaging Inc. developed a new Peel and ReSeal Lidding Film for Ready Pac Inc. retail lettuce trays. The new lidding technology helps Ready Pac reduce package weight by up to 32 percent compared to preformed rigid lids, improve shipping cube, and allow for more product on the pallet to reduce transportation and warehousing costs.
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Holfeld gets green light for food contact rPET
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given Holfeld Plastics' Diamat decontamination processes the thumbs up, enabling the Wicklow-based company to produce food-contact PET sheet with up to 50 percent recycled post-consumer content.
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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
 


Plain packaging decision common sense, says industry expert
Packaging News
Mike Ridgway, a spokesman for seven U.K. packaging manufacturers, has said the government made a "common sense" decision to delay the introduction of plain cigarette packaging.
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Bioplastics firm moving Shanghai production to New York state
Plastics News
A U.S. bioplastics company is moving production from China to a site near Rochester, N.Y., next year. Trellis Earth Products Inc. will invest $8.3 million to set up production of starch-filled polypropylene and downstream products in a former 80,000-square- foot Eastman Kodak facility in Gates, N.Y.
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Buzzing about sustainability
Plastics Today
Heather Caliendo writes, "When it comes to sustainability in packaging, companies have to talk the talk and walk the walk or else all credibility is challenged. So I found it interesting that Belgium-based ecological cleaning brand Ecover recruited a bee to show and tell its messaging."
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FDA: No BPA in infant formula packaging
Packaging Digest
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will publish a final rule amending the food additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of bisphenol-A (BPA)-based epoxy resins as coatings in infant formula packaging because this use has been abandoned. FDA's action is based solely on a determination of abandonment and is not related to the safety of BPA. The agency's current safety review supports the safety of BPA for use in the manufacture of food contact articles as authorized in the food additive regulations.
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LPS Industries invests to serve IVD test markets
PFFC
In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) testing holds the promise of considerable expansion as medical testing in the home or outside the hospital laboratory grows. LPS Industries is muscling its way to a leadership position in answer to rapid demand.
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Packaging is part of robotics' banner year
Packaging World
The North American robotics industry achieved record growth of 17 percent in 2012, and as these firsthand accounts prove, packaging applications played a part in that phenomenal expansion.
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Hunt postpones plain cigarette pack plans
Packaging News
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is shelving plans for plain cigarette packets, much to the anger of health campaigners and opposition party MPs.
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Demand for plastic cups and lids to rise 5 percent annually
Plastics News
Global demand for plastic cups and lids will increase 5.9 percent per year through 2017, outstripping overall market growth of 5 percent, according to a new report. While the market for all cups and lids will grow 5 percent to $25.9 billion in 2017, the market for plastic cups and lids will increase 5.9 percent to $13.9 billion over the same period, according to the report, "World Cups & Lids," from Cleveland-based Freedonia Group Inc.
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New campaign seeks to make recycling a daily social norm
Greener Package
Public service advertising campaign from Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, includes a new website, a localized search tool for recycling information, and more.

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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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What technical professionals need to know about the America Invents Act — Part 1
Dr. Moris Amon
On Sept. 19, 2011, the U.S. Congress passed the Smith-Leahy America Invents Act. Although this law did not attract much public attention among the hot political issues of the day, it will have a profound effect on America's technological future — and, probably, on most of the readers of this newsletter.

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Strategic focus crucial to molder's $21 million expansion
Plastics Today
Strategically growing business requires a lot of planning and making many tough decisions, and it doesn't happen overnight. Just ask Currier Plastics, a custom plastics processor specializing primarily in the packaging industry including beauty and cosmetics packaging, amenities, household consumables, and electronic connectors and medical measuring devices.
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Capacitive sensor
Packaging Digest
The CM12, which is enclosed in an M12 threaded housing, is the only sensor on the market in this housing to offer a teach button, making it ideal for a variety of applications.
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TRESU Group to offer digital sheet coater
PFFC
TRESU Group, the flexo technology provider, has acquired the rights from paper and packaging group Stora Enso to manufacture and market a new flexo coating system for integration into sheet-fed folding carton converting lines that feature digital printing.
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Toys and games stand out on shelf with specialty packaging
Brand Packaging
CROWN Speciality Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc., is helping game and toy companies stand out in the entertainment industry with enhanced metal packaging. With the growth of the global games market, which stood at $78 billion in 20111 and is expected to reach the $100 billion mark2 by 2015, brands are looking for support in creating innovative package designs.
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Parkside Flexibles installs new laser kit
Packaging News
Parkside Flexibles, manufacturers of printed flexible packaging, has installed a new laser technology at its Normanton facility in west Yorkshire, UK.
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Pretium closing Pointe Claire, Quebec, preform plant
Plastics News
Pretium Packaging LLC plans to close its Pointe Claire, Quebec, plant by the end of December 2013, the company announced July 15. The move is connected to the Chesterfield, Mo.-based company's 2010 decision to de-emphasize the sale of injection molded preforms and focus on its core plastic bottle business, according to a news release. Pointe Claire primarily makes performs.
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New Danone yogurt pack serves up a slice of summer
Packaging World
Sun-drenched, flavor-bursting graphics differentiate Danone UK's new limited-edition Activia Summer Specials yogurt line. Adding a seasonal twist to its line of Activia-brand yogurts, Danone UK has introduced three varieties of Summer Specials in "a sun-drenched, flavor-bursting pack design," relates Alan Gilbody, Creative Director for Slice Design Ltd.
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Eastman, CertiChem trial to start
Plastics Today
A key debate about the safety of estrogenic activity (EA) in plastics is set to take place in the U.S. District Court at the Western District of Texas in Austin, Texas. Court documents titled "Eastman Chemical Co. v. PlastiPure and CertiChem" verify the nature of the suit is "Trademark Infringement."
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Minigrip announces western US representation for its specialty medical and healthcare products
Flexible Packaging
Minigrip appoints Orange County, Calif.-based Norban & Associates, Inc., as its western United States manufacturer's representative for specialty medical packaging and healthcare products. Norban & Associates, Inc. is an independent medical device and supplies sales organization.
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