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There is still time to register for the 2014 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Symposium
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Make your plans now to network with your peers as well as a distinguished group of industry veterans while exploring best practices and equipment technology that applies to extrusion coating applications at the 2014 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Symposium. The symposium, Aug. 12-14 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin, will help you gain a better understanding of materials and the extrusion processes to enable you to improve your existing extrusion coating operation. View the Schedule of Events.

This symposium is ideal for extrusion engineers, supervisors and operators; technical directors and superintendents; technical assistants and R&D personnel. Reserve your seat today.
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Have you shared your TAPPI 100 Year idea, thought, or innovation yet?
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Deadline to be considered for the book: Aug. 15.

Help us showcase our members and the proud history and promising future of the global pulp, paper, packaging, and related industries.

We are currently accepting Innovations for consideration in the TAPPI Centennial Coffee Table Book. Deadline for entries is Aug. 15.

Visit www.tappi100years.org to submit your favorite Innovation today. See the full article for Examples and Guidelines.

You could also be featured on the TAPPI Centennial website!

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  Fully Automated Permeation Testing

MOCON’s newest instrument released March 24th, the OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 H offers fully automated permeation measuring, dramatically faster testing, improved results with a lower cost of ownership. 30 new features, including a touch screen interface make it the world's most advanced and easiest to use oxygen permeation measurement system.
 


Successful packaging is about more than the materials you use
Plastics News
"People do not forget how packaging makes them feel. Remember how frustrated you felt when you couldn't get that packaging open? Or how delighted you were when it actually did open, right?" said Marla Donahue, president of the Flexible Packaging Association. “Consumers remember how that packaging makes them feel. Just ask them. Let them hear at a cocktail party that you are with packaging and you will get an earful,” she said. And consumers, more and more every year, are being given the opportunity to feel elated or frustrated with their use of flexible packaging.
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US demand for pet food packaging to reach $2.5 billion
Packaging World
U.S. demand for pet food packaging is expected to rise 4.8 percent annually to $2.5 billion in 2018. Growth will be based on the use of higher-value, more-sophisticated packaging and continued strength in pet food shipments fueled by an expected rebound in the pet population. The proliferation of premium pet food brands providing healthier, more nutritious alternatives (corresponding to the continuing humanization of pets by their owners) also will spur packaging demand growth. These and other trends are presented in "Pet Food Packaging," a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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Plastics packaging market in Germany on course for growth
Packaging Europe
While turnover rather stagnated in the first half of the year, a marked improvement occurred in the second half. And yet, development presented itself in different ways. Due to strong domestic consumer demand, consumer packaging registered consistent stable growth. For industrial packaging, following a calm period during the first three quarters, substantial increase was only achieved towards the end of the year.
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The weird, underappreciated world of plastic packaging
NPR
Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system. While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we take for granted how it keeps so much of what we eat fresh and portable. And behind many of those packages that allow us to eat on the go or savor perishable cookies or fish imported from the other side of the globe is a whole lot of science and innovation.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Slippery coating inside plastic packaging enables viscous liquids to slide easily
Plastics Today
A new technology seeks to change the way liquids move within packaging. LiquiGlide makes slippery coatings for plastic surfaces that enable viscous liquids to easily slide. The technology is targeting plastic containers for sticky consumer packaged goods such as ketchup and mayo to lotion and even glue. The innovative technology was originally developed by the Varanasi Research Group laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Static dissipator neutralization efficiency
PFFC
Static charges can cause a number of problems including sparks that ignite fires, shock people, and cause logic errors. Static charges cause sheets to stick and attract airborne contaminates.
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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
 


What a difference a label makes
Packaging World
When Traina Foods launched a premium ketchup made from sun-dried tomatoes, the innovative company decorated its HDPE bottle with a gorgeous full-body shrink sleeve label to set its product apart from the "sea of red."
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The 5 things product packaging must do
Forbes
Consumer products brand design is wrongly predicated on the notion that shoppers make rational, informed decisions. In truth, most are purely instinctive and reactive. Eye-tracking studies show that consumers read on average only seven words in an entire shopping trip, buying instinctively by color, shape and familiarity of location. Best sellers succeed by appealing to the reptilian brain, which decides before logic has a chance.
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  Easysafe concealed blade safety cutter

The Easysafe features a patented cutting head design & piercing point allowing for easy initiation of the cut while maintaining blade contact with the material.
 


Reebok releases a promotional food product, packaged bacon stripes, in the US
Popsop
Reebok is releasing a new product, Reebok Bacon, developed just for those who belong to the CrossFit Community. The new product comes in a box featuring a pig in Reebok sneakers, and celebrates the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. Bacon perfectly fits into the Paleolithic diet that allows bacon as one of the best protein-packed indulgences loved by many Reebok professional and amateur athletes.
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Packaging sets antacid product apart
Packaging World
The Relief OTC package combines a continuous thread closure with a Lift N' Peel liner giving the bottle an updated look while providing a tamper-evident feature. For additional safety, an external tamper-evident sleeve covers the closure and offers an option to add promotional messaging to the top of the package. These features combine to make Relief OTC stand out on the shelf.
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  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. 
 


PET Engineering creates 'glass-look' plastic bottles for Devin
Packaging News
The PET Engineering challenge was to design packaging with a premium appearance which is not in glass, but rather with PET, most commonly used for bulk products with limited aesthetic appeal. The idea behind the packaging was thus to give premium value to a low cost material by means of a sophisticated design and a glass effect finish capable of combining the unbreakability, lightweight and low cost advantages of PET with concepts of elegance, character and refined simplicity.
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Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide
MultiView
Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our TAPPI Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. Visit the TAPPI Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.


Q Drinks launches its sodas in cans
Brand Packaging
For seven years, Q Drinks has offered its spectacular sodas and carbonated mixers to consumers exclusively in glass bottles. Looking to bring its unique beverages to even more consumers, the "carbonated crusaders" have launched the seven flavors in Rexam 12-ounce Sleek cans.
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PEF will not oust PET for beverage bottles anytime soon
Packaging Digest
In early June 2014, Avantium secured additional funding to complete its development and commercialization of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) from plant-based, second generation feedstock. Shortly after that news broke, the Container Recycling Institute asked in its newsletter: "Will Coke no longer use PET for its bottles?"
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Packaging takes Oxy Bump retail
Packaging World
The spray was originally targeted to airline passengers to counter the effects of the recirculated air in planes, and was sold only through airline duty-free shopping. In 2013, seeing a growing consumer interest in the spray, Oxy Bump decided to make it available to the wider market through retail stores. Thanks in part to the product's unique, award winning packaging, it has been a retail success.
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Beer maker Carlsberg enlists suppliers for 'upcycling' project
Plastics News
Carlsberg Breweries A/S in Denmark has started an ambitious project with its suppliers to optimize its packaging for the purpose of "upcycling." The program is organized through the Copenhagen-based Carlsberg Circular Community and involves metal, glass, paperboard and plastics packaging companies. A Cradle to Cradle approach is being followed by Carlsberg, which is working with Prof Michael Braungart, creator of the C2C concept, and EPEA in Germany. C2C promotes upcycling, in which materials are reused in a way that increases their value or benefit to the environment.
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'Cool' drops come in an eye-catching, clear bottle
Packaging Digest
Summer is officially on and that means we are to endure three months of sun and heat — oh, not to mention allergies. While the green grass and fully bloomed flowers are nice to look at, for some of us this time of year marks misery as our eyes are itchy and red from pollen.
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Reebok releases a promotional food product, packaged bacon stripes, in the US
Popsop
Reebok is releasing a new product, Reebok Bacon, developed just for those who belong to the CrossFit Community. The new product comes in a box featuring a pig in Reebok sneakers, and celebrates the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. Bacon perfectly fits into the Paleolithic diet that allows bacon as one of the best protein-packed indulgences loved by many Reebok professional and amateur athletes.

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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign
Greener Package
Under the existing system, the company, Hypertherm, Inc., was maintaining six different clamshell designs in varying sizes made from polyvinyl chloride. One of the environmental issues Hypertherm identified was that while the PVC material was recyclable, it could not be made from recycled content. In addition, the design of the structure necessitated extra packaging material without adding value to the package.

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SeaWorld uses Coca-Cola's PlantBottle technology for new packaging
Plastics Today
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment recently debuted what it calls the "first refillable plastic cup made from plant-based materials." Now available in all SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks across the U.S., the reusable, 100 percent recyclable plastic cup is manufactured using proprietary PlantBottle packaging technology from the company's beverage partner, Coca-Cola.

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Mars voices concerns about plain packaging
Packaging News
Recently disclosed government documents show Mars wrote to the Department of Health in 2012, expressing concern about plain packaging being introduced to other sectors including food and drink suppliers, insisting intellectual property rights and branding could be infringed, the effects on consumer recognition, the impact on consumers' health and safety, and an increase in counterfeit products.
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Jerky brand refresh includes new-look packaging design
Packaging Digest
Meat snacks manufacturer World Kitchens, Minong, Wisconsin, recently completed a brand refresh, overhauling its logo, package design, tagline and size options. The brand has been repositioned with a new logo and design elements that capture the essence of the brand, which centers on a new tagline: "World class jerky. Value price."
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Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging?
Food Processing & Packaging
The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer differentiation and added value. Dominic Cakebread, packaging consultant Smithers Pira said that leading trend over the past few years has been lighweighting. However, he believes companies should also start looking at more ideas that offer added value.
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Focus on flexible packaging can drive repeat business
Packaging News
Many procurement managers have quickly realized the importance of focusing on packaging solutions that better protect against damage, especially for those looking to transport consumables like food and drink. The manner in which a customer receives goods is, after all, an important part of their overall experience, so getting it right can pay dividends in terms of driving repeat business.
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Contract manufacturing: A new era
Packaging Digest
Are you getting the most out of the partnership with your contract manufacturer and packager? Here are the benefits you can reap from an evolving business model. For the last two decades, contract manufacturing and packaging for consumer packaged goods has evolved at a steady and predicable rate.
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New look for Shloer 750 mL bottles
Talking Retail
This summer SHS Drinks has invested in a packaging refresh which has enhanced the appearance of the iconic Shloer 750 mL bottle. The brand will feature the new designs across its core range – Red Grape, White Grape and Rosé, with new stock rolled out to the trade in August. The neck labels have been enlarged and to help consumers identify the different flavors more easily each variant’s neck label is in a different color.
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Boxing clever, what does success in internet retail packaging look like?
Packaging News
Once thought to represent a major threat to packaging, with the decline in traditional retailing, internet retailing has in fact boosted the packaging industry. Perhaps unsurprisingly, much of this growth has been of the corrugated cardboard variety with Smithers Pira recently highlighting a total global market that is expected to continue to grow by 4 percent annually over the next five years to reach $176 billion.
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