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Canadian paper mills boost recycled content
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The average recycled content of paper packaging produced by Canadian mills for use in Canada has jumped to 77percent, according to the industry's environmental council, PPEC. "This is a very impressive result," said executive director John Mullinder. "The average has increased by 30 percent over the last 20 years and we're very proud of it.
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Compostable film for flower bulb pack
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A consortium of three Dutch exporters are packaging their range of flower bulbs in a transparent, compostable, cellulose-based material called NatureFlex. More

Recycling transit packaging brings rewards for Linpac
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Linpac Allibert, part of the UK-based Linpac Group, makes returnable transit packaging (RTP), manufacturing a range of reusable plastic containers and pallets for storage and distribution in supply chains across Europe. It has launched a buy-back scheme in which its European customers return their old, used plastic containers and in exchange are given a credit towards the purchase of more RTPs. The used RTPs are then recycled into new containers. 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.


New PET nut container provides clear benefits
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As part of its "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" initiative, nut processor John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Elgin, Ill., has transitioned the retail packaging for its Fisher Nuts brand from a composite can to a lightweight, clear PET package. The switch to the new material also inspired a complete brand makeover, including a new logotype, label graphics, and label material, recently launched through the "Freshness You Can See" campaign. More

Lufthansa lightens the load with plastics
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German airline Lufthansa is this year lightening its transport containers by 15 percent by using plastics instead of aluminium. The company says the new lightweight models will lower kerosene consumption by 2,180 tonnes per year, saving 6,867 tonnes of CO2. 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.
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Thai group has sweet plan for making biodegradable plastics
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PTT Plc and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.(MCC) are teaming up to develop the world's first factory to make biodegradable plastic from sugar. Thailand's largest energy company and the world's fourth-biggest chemical producer will each hold 50 percent in a joint-venture company, PTT MCC Biochem Co, and the plant will be worth $200 million. More

Indian firm to open largest film line in the US
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The India-based Uflex Group, one of the world's leading producers of flexible packaging materials, has made progress on its greenfield packaging films project in the U.S. since the signing of the MOU in April 2011 with the State of Kentucky, where the facility will be located. More

Vinyl-based Emulsions for Paper Coatings

Looking to replace SBR or SA? Look to Celanese PVAc and VAE BriteCoat emulsions designed to meet your requirements (strength, brightness) and your customers’ (printability, glueability).
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Temple-Inland rejects International Paper's hostile bid
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Texas-based corrugated packaging maker Temple-Inland has announced that its board of directors have voted unanimously to reject an unsolicited $3.31 billion takeover offer from International Paper. More

Blister lines speed changeovers for German contract packager
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C.P.M. Contract Pharma GmbH & Co. KG refers to itself as "one of the biggest pharmaceutical contract manufacturers in Germany." The Temmler Group company's website notes, "Besides the production of solid, semi-solid and fluid forms of administration, we can also handle the complete development and project management of your products through to validation." The company packages ointments, creams, gels and pastes. More

More Talent for Top Performing Papers

With over 30 years experience, Coatex is one of the world's leading producers of rheological additives for paper coating. RHEOCOAT, RHEOCARB and TOPSPERSE will provide you with optimized control over your color rheology and coater runnability.
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Foodmakers offer advertising plan for kid products
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The nation's biggest foodmakers, including Minnesota's General Mills, unveiled a new self-policing plan last week that aims to curb advertising of unhealthy food to children. But the plan, not surprisingly, is less stringent than sweeping children's advertising recommendations that federal regulators recently issued, and that the industry fiercely opposes. More

PepsiCo to use more recycled PET in Canada
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PepsiCo Beverages Canada said it has constructed North America's first soft drink bottle made from 100 percent recycled PET. Creating a bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic for soft drinks is more challenging than creating a bottle for noncarbonated beverages, PepsiCo said, because of the stress on materials from carbonation pressure. More



Paint made from recycled PET
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Sherwin-Williams has received the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for a first-of-its-kind paint, which uses soybean oil and recycled PET bottles to cut air pollutants (known as volatile organic compounds) by 60 percent. More

Illig incorporates IML in FSL 48 machine
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German machinery maker Illig launched its FSL 48 forming, filling and sealing machine for dairy product packaging at Interpack 2011 in May. The unit can make single-serve containers with photo quality in-mould labelling, produced in a single operating step with the thermoforming process. Following hygienic filling, the containers are then sealed to obtain a finished retail-packaged article. More



EC launches investigation into Austrian pack waste firm
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The European Commission (EC) has launched an antitrust investigation into Austrian firm ARA over concerns that it has abused its dominant market position in packaging waste management. More

The crop waste buzz
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Using crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock is suddenly hot. Look no further than Ecovative LLC and its EcoCradle™ material, one of the Diamond Award winners in the annual DuPont Awards competition. The clever twenty-somethings behind this disruptive technology have found a way to combine mushrooms with crop waste to make protective packaging that has all the performance characteristics of conventional petroleum-based protective packaging. More

The Mechanics of Winding

This reference book covers winding from introductory basics through advanced winding theory. Written as a practical, comprehensive guide, the book attempts to show not only how to troubleshoot winding problems and wound roll defects, but also why these problems occur, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.


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