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Petainer to produce recyclable PET vodka bottles
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Former Rexam subsidiary Petainer has announced plans to manufacture recyclable PET vodka bottles for Galatea, one of the largest suppliers to Systembolaget, the Swedish state monopoly alcohol retailer. More

Switch to shrink-film packaging pays big for sausage maker
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A new shrink-film packaging machine is paying off big for Kiolbassa Sausage Co., San Antonio, in higher productivity and reduced labor and material costs. Kiolbassa, which started as a small meatpacking company in 1949, has grown to become a major Texas sausage manufacturer that produces more than 50 SKUs including beef, cheddar, mesquite and Polish style smoked sausage in 20- and 40-oz package sizes, as well as a 12-oz package of chorizo smoked sausage. More

PET bottles at risk as cans fight back in Germany
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German discount retail chain Penny Markt's decision to replace PET bottles with aluminum cans across ten of its beverage lines has prompted fears that the boom in PET bottle consumption created in Germany as a consequence of its 2003 deposit (Dosenpfand) law may be coming to an end. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.

SUP wines convenient and eco-friendly
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The Jeanjean Group, Saint-Felix de Lodez, France, operates both as a wine producer and specialty packager of wines. Markets include cafes, restaurants, hotels, and large cellars as well as consumer retailers. More

Kraft reduces net waste 30%, exceeding goals
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Over the past four years, Kraft Foods employees have reduced net waste from manufacturing plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels, exceeding a goal of a 15 percent reduction by 2011. Employees are constantly raising the bar -- improving efficiency and changing behavior, business practices, and culture -- and creating new partnerships to turn waste into something of value, the company relates. More

Snyder's of Hanover offers new twist on sustainable packaging
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Snyder's of Hanover's (headquartered in Hanover, Pa.) first foray into environmentally-conscious packaging hit stores in fall 2009. New 100-Calorie Pretzel Variety Sacks and Pretzel Sandwich Variety Packs are reportedly the first certified, fully compostable, outer retail package for multipack salted snacks. Each handle-bag package holds 22 single-serving pretzel packs (1 oz each). The total 1 lb 6 oz product retails for a suggested price of $7.49. More
DuPont Packaging Graphics
The DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr system produces a unique, hybrid digital dot shape ideally suited to corrugated printing, resulting in outstanding image reproduction with the near-elimination of fluting on even the most challenging board types. Other advantages include: superior highlights and vignettes, longer press runs, and reduced dot gains. Read more.
Transilwrap Company Inc.
For over 75 years, Transilwrap Company, Inc. has been manufacturing, coating, and converting plastics for the thermal laminating, printing, industrial, specialty packaging, and graphic arts markets. Transilwrap is a proven leader in the industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with consistent quality and value that meet their specific requirements. More
EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display
The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

MPS to show three press lines at Labelexpo Americas
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MPS will show new versions of its EC and EF press lines at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago in September, as well as its EXL-packaging machine.  The redesign of the EC and EF presses focused on reducing press set-up time and job change-over waste. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

Wrap to fund 'startling' PET recycling opportunity
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Wrap (Waste and Resources Action Program) has launched a mixed plastics loan fund (MPLF) worth £2m to boost UK reprocessing of plastics waste such as yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and rigid plastic food trays. More

Tesco trials Dairy Crest milk in bags
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Tesco is trialing milk in plastic bags as producer Dairy Crest highlighted strong sales growth in the format. In an interim management statement, Dairy Crest said it had invested in improving efficiencies at its dairies and was "making good progress" in liquid milk sales. More

Flexible, zippered deli meat pouch reduces product footprint in two ways
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As part of company commitment, third-generation family-owned business Land O'Frost, Lansing, Ill., says that it is dedicated to continually improving its product offerings and constantly searching for new products to meet the needs of its consumers, and that extends to its packaging as well. In the early 90s, the packaged lunchmeat company was the first in the distribution category to incorporate resealable packaging into its lineup. More

EU regulations spur more sustainable pack design
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For U.S. circuit-board maker Ulticom, the cost of doing business in Germany entails the redesign of its packaging for a more efficient structure. Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based Ulticom is a provider of middleware to the telecommunications industry. Its products include the software and complementary electronic circuit boards required by equipment and service providers such as Siemens, Motorola, and Alcatel-Lucent. More

SPX Flow Technology

WCB's external circumferential piston (ECP) style, rotary positive displacement pump is what the paper industry demands. Contact WCB, An SPX Brand for all of your pump needs.

PCNZ intro code of practice for sustainable packaging
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The Packaging Council of New Zealand (PCNZ) has launched a code of practice for packaging design, education and procurement. According PCNZ, the objective of the code is to assist stakeholders in the design, manufacture and end-of-life management of packaging to minimize its environmental impacts. More

Government shakes up pack labeling responsibilities
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Packaging labeling legislation is set to be split between Defra and the Department of Health after the government decided to focus the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on food safety. It was suggested that the government might abolish the FSA as part of its budget cutting. More

Ryt-way's acquisition: Consolidation is reawakening in contract packaging
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After slowing for the past couple of years in a weak economy, the consolidation of the contract packaging industry appears to have fresh legs. Ryt-way Industries said it has acquired Cloud Packaging Solutions, which includes the companies Cloud Packaging Services, Cloud Equipment Co., and Toll Packaging Services. More

Beverage packaging: New water bottle is shaped like University of Texas Tower
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H2Orange, a new Purified Texas Water in a unique scale-model replica of the iconic University of Texas at Austin Tower, will raise millions of dollars for academic scholarships, fellowships, and internships at the University, it was announced by UT President William Powers Jr. and GSD&M co-founders Steve Gurasich and Tim McClure. More

Web101 CD-ROM, 2nd Edition

The new CD contains a full two day course on troubleshooting as well as Dave’s major articles/papers. If you have webs or web machinery, you need Web101. This jam-packed reference will take you from novice to expert in most any web related area. There are nearly 1,000 slides with annotation and hyperlinks. Even so, navigation is quite easy as the reference is broken up into a half dozen major areas with dozens of clearly labeled subjects. Also included is nearly every major paper ever written by Dr. Roisum.

Product code: WEB101-CD2
ISBN: 1-59510-173-X
List Price: $440
Member Price: $295 Order today!

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Appleton Manufacturing Division

Safely,automatically remove leftover roll material so cores can be reused and scrap material recycled. More

Topog-E Gaskets

Proprietary rubber formula used in steam vessels operating up to 180 psi / 380° F. More

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