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Packaging show helped birth reusable water container Anti-Bottle
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Jason Carignan, co-founder and chief design officer of Vapur, is planning a return trip to PACK EXPO Las Vegas this September. Why? Because his last visit to the packaging show was essential to the development of his company's flexible, reusable water container the "Anti-Bottle." More



Macpac promises seamless transfer for Hamilton business
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Stockport's Macpac has acquired the Northampton-based business of Hamilton Plastic Packaging. According to the company, a "seamless transfer of all production from Northampton to Macpac's newly refurbished manufacturing facility has been scheduled for completion by the end of August 2011." More

Johnson & Johnson announces sustainability roadmap
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As part of its Healthy Future 2015 sustainability efforts, Johnson & Johnson aims to increase the sustainable design of all its products and measure its efforts by evaluating all of its new products and packaging for sustainability improvements. 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


Gizeh packages French cheese
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A new brand of cream cheese currently on sale in France - Le Tartare - is being packaged in a new 250g container from plastic packaging specialist Gizeh. The 250g pack, made for dairy firm Bongrain, is made of PP and comes with a so-called 'textured structure,' which Gizeh claims provides a striking appearance. More

Kraft and Nestlé to back UK laminate recycling plant
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Kraft Foods and Nestlé are to back construction of the first commercial laminate packaging recycling plant to be built by a pyrolysis technology start-up. 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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Degradable polyethylene films technology from Integrated Packaging
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The CRC for Polymers and Integrated Packaging, have completed a license agreement that will see technology for producing a new range of degradable polyethylene films used in both agricultural and industrial applications. More

DNA protection offered on packaging
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DISC, a leading source of specialty packaging solutions for more than 40 years, is adding the latest DNA security technology to its capabilities. This move will ensure that all clients in all markets receive the best brand protection and anti-counterfeiting measures available. 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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Welsh minister simplifies bag levy paperwork
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Welsh Environment Minister John Griffiths has attempted to ease the paperwork burden of the 5p bag levy for smaller retailers. Businesses in Wales with less then 10 employees will now face a revised accounting system for logging the proceeds from the tax. More

Shrink labeler handles speeds of 600 bottles/min.
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The HSA-300T high speed shrink labeling system from Tripack is a dual-head unit featuring Allen-Bradley servo controls and dual HMI touch screens.    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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New plastics ingredients cleared for food contact
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved two more plastics ingredients as safe for use in certain food contact materials. The European Union (EU) agency's panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavorings and processing aids (CEF) was looking at phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters and at an additional use of 3,4-diacetoxy-1-butene. More

Kit Kat factory achieves zero waste
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The Nestlé York site makes over a billion Kit Kats and 183m Aero's each year and achieved zero waste to landfill status nearly four years ahead of the company's 2015 target. More



Tea redesign reflects growing sophistication of organics consumers
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For Choice Organic Teas, the redesign of the packaging for its Original tea line could be likened to polishing a gem. While the Seattle-based company - the first organic tea crafter in the U.S. - has maintained the core elements of its design to preserve the brand equity, the packaging's colors, artwork, and messaging have been refreshed and refined for a more modern look. More

SPI announces grant for model PET thermoform recycling program
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Working with the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn. is seeking proposals from United States recycling program operators interested in establishing a model program for collection and intermediate processing of PET thermoformed packaging, and will award up to $100,000 in grant funds to the program(s) selected. More



Metso to provide mill maintenance for Amcor in Australia
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Metso, the Finnish technology provider, and Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd have reached an agreement for the supply of mill maintenance services for Amcor's Botany mill B9 board making line in New South Wales. More

Castrol pack drives new facility design for Walmart tire and lube
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Castrol, a leading provider of motor oils and lubricants, has partnered with Walmart Tire and Lube Express to revolutionize how oil change facilities are built and operated with its Castrol Enviro-Pack (e-Pack) and e-Dispense system. Instead of putting in costly bulk tanks that turn inventory slowly, the new prototype shop for Walmart Tire and Lube Express has a smaller footprint and runs solely on Castrol's e-Dispense and e-Pack. More

Critical Thinking in Converting

This book illustrates many different problem-solving techniques by example. The plant-proven tools introduced in this unique book will help you quickly find solutions to your toughest problems. The tools can be adapted to uncover the inner workings of almost any specific problem. Once the problem is truly understood, solution options follow easily. While this is a technical book, no special background is required. The reader only needs a working knowledge of terminology and concepts that are common in web manufacturing and converting, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.


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