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Californians to vote on GMO food labels
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Voters in California could soon decide to make the state the first in the country to require labels identifying genetically engineered foods. Proposition 37 on the November ballot has seen the natural food industry and activists on one side and multinational companies, including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Kellogg, on the other already raising nearly $4 million combined for campaigns to sway voters one way or the other on genetically modified, or GMO, food products. More

Stand-up pouch appeal driving US pouch demand
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Demand for pouches in the U.S. is projected to increase 5.1 percent annually to $8.8 billion in 2016, according to Pouches, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc. More

Gluten-free baking mix company updates packaging artwork
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To continue to expand its brand awareness, Domata, a gluten-free baking mix company, is rolling out a completely new packaging design which aims to better reflect the product quality and broader customer base. The updated artwork incorporates a new logo and a modern, yet homey, floral motif. The product is also now offered in a box rather than a bag. More

SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller

Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE

Smurfit Kappa designs packaging for prosthetic limbs
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The corrugated packaging giant was given a brief from prosthetic limb design and manufacturer RSL Steeper to create a pack for their top-of-the-range BeBionic prosthetic hand that's feel, image and strength reflected the quality of the product. More

Mondi Group to acquire 93.4 percent of Nodenia International AG
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Mondi Group, a leading international paper and packaging company, is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire 93.4 percent of the outstanding share capital of Nordenia International AG from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and certain other minority shareholders for a total cash consideration of $240 million euros. More

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. 

Forum Packaging expands fleet with 3 new vehicles
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Paper packaging and printing specialist Forum Packaging has invested more than £1 million in buildings, machinery and supply chain improvements since a management buy-out last year. More

Flexible Packaging Laminations use tie layer technology
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Glenroy foil-based flexible packaging laminations are available with HPC (High Performance Component). Manufactured with extrusion lamination equipment, HPC flexible packaging structures feature chemical resistance, oxygen and moisture barrier properties, machinability, and roll conformity. More

Dole mulls sale or spin-off of packaged foods
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Dole Food Co. says it is considering a possible sale or spin-off of its packaged foods business as part of its current strategic review of the company. The fruit and vegetable company has hired Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities LLC to assist it in a strategic review. The company said that it is in talks with third parties who have expressed interest in select businesses. More

Facial wipes in 'green' packs
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The facial wipes are made from 100 percent natural certified organic cotton. The packaging incorporates renewable and recyclable Biohybrid™ resin from Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. The resin is derived from renewable resources. The resulting "green" combination has a significantly lower carbon footprint than its competitors, says Cardia Bioplastics. More

Quiz: What is your brilliance quotient?
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Certain markets are naturals for the glam and sophistication of metallic effects, but how about shinola for granola? Can craft beers move beyond craft board? Can foils and holography go beyond bling? And if so, where do you start? How do you choose between cold foil and hot foil? Between foil-laminate paperboard and transfer-metallized paperboard? More
Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE
Ultra-High Barrier Permeation Testing

Discover the only system that can measure extremely low water vapor transmission rates consistently and accurately. Our highly advanced coulometric sensor is absolute and allows for 10 times greater sensitivity than traditional methods. See for yourself at
Our Type of Solution for Pulp and Paper

A gain of 20 gigajoules after cleaning a steam generator. A R.O.I. in just 23 days. How? By removing the crust of silica and iron oxide which created a considerable loss of energy. In fact, according to GOTAR’s philosophy, by restoring the original performance of the equipment. MORE

CaseTech opens new Polish polyamide casings plant
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Food packaging manufacturer CaseTech Polska has launched a new production facility in Nowa Wies Legnicka, Poland. The plant will make polyamide sausage casings. The latest investment created about 160 new jobs at the Polish plant. More

Packaging under scrutiny over contaminated Halal products
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A food test laboratory has warned producers of Halal products to be vigilant about increased porcine (pork) contamination from packaging. Genetic ID Europe issued the warning after finding positive pork traces in a number of Halal samples - with the source of the contamination traced back to stearates [salts and esters of stearic acid] or lubricants used in paper packaging machinery. More

Quality doctor blades delivered quickly

Allison Systems is a manufacturer of quality doctor blades with the capability to produce a variety of edge configurations on metal, composite, and plastic materials. MORE

New, 'greener' Starbucks cup sleeve uses adhesives innovation
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New cup sleeve allows for reduction in material and greater PCR material, with no degradation in quality, through proprietary adhesive/converting technology. Starbucks Coffee Company, LBP Manufacturing, and Henkel have announced the availability of EarthSleeve™, a new hot-cup sleeve that integrates proprietary technology that enables a reduction in overall material usage while at the same time increasing the post-consumer content. More

Advanced Dynamics is now the sole pack leader distributor for UK
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Advanced Dynamics Ltd's on-going success in the food and cosmetics markets supplying a range of low cost and versatile labeling equipment has been rewarded through a contract with major manufacturer Pack Leader to become the exclusive UK distributor of its labeling, filling, capping and Induction sealing equipment. More

T-Buck Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade

Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade. SuperCorr Expo Booth 3116. Maintenance and Repair Services also available.

Coffee-flavored milk offered in aseptic cartons
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Global coffee specialist Melitta has opted for the SIG Combibloc packaging system, and is offering its coffee flavored milk drinks in 250 ml carton packs - the first time in Brazil for these handy little carton packs that are perfect for consumption on the go. The beverages are available in Toffee, Mocca and Chocoberry (white chocolate and strawberry) flavors. More

Protective packaging cushions priceless piece of NASA history
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Military-grade foam packaging is used to help safely transport a portion of the wooden flight simulator used to train NASA astronauts to its final home in Seattle. More

Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry

Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE

Fuji Seal plans to expand Polish plant capacity
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Japanese packaging shrink sleeve label specialist Fuji Seal International plans to expand the production capacity at its plant in Lodz, Poland. Fuji Seal won the official planning go-ahead for its project to install to invest almost €385,000 in the purchase and installation of a new high-technology line to turn out heat shrinkable labels. The facility is located in the Kutno sub-zone of the Lodz Special Economic Zone. More

Systems Labelling produces labels for Tesco-stocked soft drink
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The juices are available in eight flavors available in both 250 ml and 750 ml sizes. According to Coldpress, the label design and print were seen as a key element of developing the Coldpress brand. The new hexagonal-shaped bottle has a clear PP film overlaminated label on it with an adhesive developed for clarity in order to see the juice color through the label. More

Boston Scientific boxes savings by producing shippers on demand
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The company's Netherlands distribution center reduces freight and corrugated inventory costs with three converting machines that provide a four-month return on investment. With so many developments in both medical technology and packaging systems, it's easy to overlook corrugated shippers. More

Chadwicks lead the way with Braille Shrink Sleeve
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Innovative manufacturer of shrink sleeves, Chadwicks Sleeves has launched a shrink sleeve incorporating Braille. The product, developed in conjunction with the Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare Division offers a new way for brands to adhere to European legislation on the incorporation of Braille in packaging. More

Pallet operations upgrade pumps up production by 30 percent
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Bay State Milling adopts versatile, low-maintenance palletizer and stretch hood packaging system to secure pallet loads of bagged grain products. More

Resealable lidding makes a smart snack solution for Morrison's
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Esterpeel featuring Reseal-It, the resealable lidding film jointly developed between flexible packaging specialist FFP Packaging Solutions and label manufacturer MacFarlane Labels, has been used to great effect in Morrison's range of snack pasties, sausages, sausage rolls and snack eggs. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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Deal helps Amcor build small customer base
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Melbourne-based global packaging supplier Amcor Ltd. has bought an industrial tape and packaging distributor to build its Australian small and medium-sized (SME) customer base. Amcor manufactures PET containers for beverages; flexible packaging for the food and healthcare markets; tobacco packaging; and corrugated boxes. More

Tech advancements shaping meat and poultry sector - industry
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Higher throughput, efficient and cost-effective waste water systems and improved quality control measures are some of the factors driving the meat and poultry packaging industry. More

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