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Trends: The Future of package printing
PFFC
Modern packaging goes far beyond its primary objective of protecting the contents within it. The fact is, it serves as a critical communication platform. Think of the ingredient and nutritional information it lists. How it displays expiration dates and tracking codes to ensure freshness and product safety. And how it projects the personality of a brand to help build connections with consumers.
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New wet wipes packaging solutions from Perimeter
Packaging Digest
Perimeter Brand Packaging announces the launch of three new wipes packaging solutions that are designed to prevent wipes dry-out, stand out at retail and provide consumers with appealing on-the-go solutions. Beginning with a series of consumer insights studies focusing on both personal care and hard surface cleaning wipes, Perimeter has developed several new wipes packaging solutions.
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It's a black and white choice for colorants
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Wrap is encouraging U.K. retailers and brand owners to use detectable colorants in black plastic packaging in order to enable the environmental benefits of recycling black plastic waste to be fully realized.
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Collaboration enables sustainable win
Packaging World
Partnership inspired by Walmart's sustainability efforts rolls out program in Canada to enable increased recycling of nonbottle rigid thermoform packaging, with great success.
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RPC introduces a clear packaging solution for food companies
European Plastics News
RPC Tedeco-Gizeh is using an ultra-clear polypropylene-based material for its new Ppure containers which it says provides a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional APET formats.
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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
 


500,000 used baby food pouches diverted from landfill
Packaging News
A recycling fundraising scheme has diverted 500,000 of baby food pouches from landfill. The Ella's Kitchen Brigade, a recycling fundraising scheme designed to save used baby food pouches from U.K. landfill and recycle them into new products, said that if all the pouches were collected and piled them on top of each other it would reach 80,000 meters.
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How can the flexible packaging films industry up the recycling ante?
Flexible Packaging
Erin J. Wolford writes, "Just today, I was looking up regulations for the flexible packaging industry, and came across a new website www.iwanttoberecycled.org. This website helps consumers understand what can be recycled, and where and how to recycle their waste."
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New technology for coffee cups separates the plastic from the paper
Plastics Today
Most people's morning routine involves coffee. After all, an estimated 58 percent of American adults consume coffee daily, according to the National Coffee Association. And as a result, both foam and paper disposable cups are everywhere.
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Packaging company saves thousands on vacuum system costs
Packaging Digest
Trinity Packaging Corp. is a privately held family business. Founded in 1917 as a paper bag converter, Trinity Packaging installed its first plastics extruder in 1979. Since then it has expanded its focus to include the flexible films market, enabling the company to offer a wider variety of products. The company has three plant locations in the U.S. that manufacture plastic products for a broad base of American customers in a wide range of industries.
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Flint Group ink bases for high-definition quality
PFFC
Flint Group reports FlexiBase HDP is the next generation of high-definition bases for process printing. This patent-pending set of bases allows flexo printers to come closer than ever to gravure print quality, company says, providing sharp, crisp print results. Line is designed specifically for surface- and reverse-coated flexographic printing on bags and pouches.
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UK bag use rises but weight down, says Wrap
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Carrier bag use increased by 1.3 percent in 2012 — 8.1 billion units as against eight billion in 2011. However, usage levels are down by 34 percent compared with 2006 (12.2 billion), when reporting began.
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Team approach to outsourcing brings new juice brand to market
Packaging World
Blending a business plan as unique as its all-natural juices, Fave Juice finds a novel approach to outsourcing — from packaging to full operations management.
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Thin film made of shrimp shells
Flexible Packaging
Scientists at Nofima are participating in a major EU-financed project in which "active" packaging based on raw materials from shrimp shell improves and conserves food products — and after use the packaging biodegrades. Environmentally stubborn plastic is getting competition from biodegradable packaging made of chitin and chitosan from shrimp shell.
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European call for separate PET tray recycling
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Plastics Recyclers Europe, the Brussels-based trade body, has called for a joint initiative to separate PET trays from waste so they can have their own recycling stream.

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Minigrip announces western US representation for its specialty medical and health care 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 health care products.

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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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Nordson Corp. talks acquisition of Kreyenborg Group's polymer processing companies
Plastics Today
Nordson Corp. has made another move on the acquisition front with the announcement the company will buy Münster, Germany based Kreyenborg Group's Kreyenborg GmbH and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH companies.
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TCL provides new pack for McDonald's lettuce
Packaging Digest
TCL Packaging has developed a new packaging film that meets strict criteria demanded of chopped lettuce packers supplying McDonald’s. The printed films specialist said it has provided McDonald’s suppliers with a new clear, recyclable, mono-layer PE-based material with easy peel properties.
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French wine in cans
Packaging Digest
Friends Beverage Group, LLC is innovating the wine industry with a new beverage category imported from the south of France — the Friends Fun Wine In A Can Collection. Friends "Fun Wines" are low-alcohol (6 percent ABV) Sangria and Moscato wines made from premium French grapes. Each 8.4-oz can (250 ml) has two 4.2 oz. servings, with 75 calories per serving.
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Scholler Packaging opts for flint exposure unit
PFFC
As a modern full-service partner for the packaging industry, Scholler Packaging offers customized solutions to brand owners as well as retailers and printers. Founded more than 40 years ago in Nuremberg (Germany), the company has been part of Matthews since 2002, a successful worldwide operating group.
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Sleeve labels no longer a problem for PET recycling
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Italian machinery maker Amut has launched a range of "de-labeler" machines, which allow manufacturers to recycle PET bottles with PVC or PETG sleeves.
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How to achieve lead-time reduction
Packaging World
Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) is what every manufacturer dreams of. Here's how one manufacturer of plastic parts and components, from disposable packaging to high-end medical parts for MRI equipment, is using QRM to achieve significant lead-time reduction.
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RPC caps wine deal with single serve glass
European Plastics News
Multilayer sheet from RPC Cobelplast is being used to create the ready-to-drink 'Easy Wine Glass' from Sweden's Cefour Wine & Beverage.
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Coca-Cola label goes green in Argentina
Packaging News
Drinks giant Coca-Cola has changed its iconic red label to green for its Argentinean market. Coke has introduced Coca-Cola Life in Argentina — a "natural" cola that is made with a mix of sugar and Stevia, an extract from the leaves of a shrub in the chrysanthemum family that grows in Latin America.
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AMERIPEN plots areas of improvement for material recovery
Greener Package
AMERIPEN shares its analysis of the 100 Cities survey data to uncover opportunities to optimize packaging material recovery and the value proposition such opportunities provide.
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