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London Olympics 2012: Going green is the new gold
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With 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4200 Paralympic athletes competing, an estimated 11 million visitors, 21,000 journalists and around 200,000 staff members, there will be a lot of mouths to feed at the games, which in turn, means tons of packaging will be required. More



Poland's plastic packaging market up 9.5 percent in 2011
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Polish plastic packaging market was worth an estimated €2.3 billion in 2011, up some 9.5 percent over €2.1 billion a year earlier, according to a recent report released by Management Consulting Partners, an Austrian consultancy. Moreover, these figures represent a threefold increase over 2002, when the country's plastic packaging market was worth only about €750 million. More

Pouch scores sustainable packaging points
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For its Horse Quenchers product, Equatic Solutions of Flemington, N.J., pulled off a nice bit of source reduction recently when it switched out of a rigid plastic container plus snap-on lid to a pouch made of flexible film. 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


Get your fix
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Created to offer younger-looking skin and healthier hair and nails, FIX Brands Inc. launches its anti-aging beverage FIX. Each 16oz bottle is color-coded and features a full shrink-wrap label that calls out the product's clinically proven benefits. More

Olympics chief defends sourcing packs in China
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A key figure at the organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games has defended the decision to source some food service packaging from China. 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. 
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Sun Chemical receives InterTech Technology Award for low migration ink product line
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Sun Chemical has been awarded an InterTech Technology Award, one of the highest honors in the printing industry, for its SunPak LMQ (low migration quality) products. Awarded annually by the Printing Industries of America, the InterTech Award recognizes the development of unique and innovative technologies that are predicted to have a significant impact on the graphic arts and related industries.
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Labelexpo Americas highlights package printing opportunities
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This year's Labelexpo Americas sees the debut of the Package Printing Workshops. A brand new feature area, the daily workshops will showcase the opportunities digital pre-press and printing can bring to folding carton production, plastic bucket decoration and high quality tubes. More



Hormel announces goal to reduce packaging by 21.8 million pounds
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Hormel Foods has announced its second set of environmental goals, while also announcing that the company surpassed the water reduction, packaging and solid waste minimization goals of its first set of five-year goals, which ended in 2011. Hormel Foods improved performance on a number of key metrics, including surpassing the packaging minimization goal (reducing packaging by a total of 21.8 million pounds) and beating the water reduction goal (reducing water consumption by 15 percent). More

Big Mac and fries wrappers to go
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McDonald's, which will be running the world's largest fast food outlet at the Olympic park in Stratford, east London, will be using Novamont's Mater-Bi bioplastic for its cups, cutlery, straws, lids and containers. More



Milk-based drink for post-exercise recovery flexes rPET muscles
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High-quality post-exercise recovery drink launches in the U.K. in a unique, sporty 500-mL bottle made from rPET. More

Nestlé Crunch earns a merit badge
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Two years in the making, Nestlé Crunch and Girl Scouts of the USA introduce their cobranded candy bars, Nestlé Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars. The candy bars, which are available in Thin Mints, Caramel & Coconut and Peanut Butter Crème flavors, feature the famed Girl Scout logo on the label in addition to photographic illustrations of both the original Girl Scout cookie and the reinvented cookie wafer candy bars. 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
7 Permeation Laboratories World-Wide

Discover the unprecedented service and support that only MOCON can provide. Through our vast laboratory offerings across the globe, we are where you are. Minnesota, Texas, Canada, England, Germany, India and China (Brazil coming soon)!
See for yourself at www.mocontesting.com
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



Call for UK government to rethink green policies and reduce red tape
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The manufacturers' organization EEF has warned that the government's green and growth ambitions are failing to match the ambitions of the manufacturing industry through, what it calls, a continued pursuit of complex, costly and incoherent climate and environment policies. More

Labelexpo Americas highlights package printing opportunities
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This year's Labelexpo Americas sees the debut of the Package Printing Workshops. A brand new feature area, the daily workshops will showcase the opportunities digital pre-press and printing can bring to folding carton production, plastic bucket decoration and high quality tubes. 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


Bioplastics 2012: From niche to mainstream
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While brand owners are already testing bioplastics, all levels of the bioplastics value chain are working dynamically on optimizing processes and creating new solutions. Bioplastics are now ready for the mass market. Current innovations and trends will be discussed on 6th and 7th November 2012 at the 7th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin – the leading industry event in Europe. More

Minute Rice migrates to the freezer case
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Riviana Foods Inc., the country's leading distributor of rice, debuts Minute Steamers in the frozen food section, adding to its extensive family of rice products. From freezer to plate in four minutes, the versatile Minute Steamers contains rice that is fully cooked in a convenient self-ventilated bag, making it ideal to serve perfectly cooked, exceptional quality rice any day and any time of the week. 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.
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Strong performance from Huhtamaki during second quarter
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Finland's packaging specialist Huhtamaki has revealed a 23 percent year-on-year growth in operating profit to €49.3 million in its second quarter. Sales for the same period were up 17 percent at €681 million. The figures were the result of a growth in demand for consumer packaging.
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Capitalizing on the biobased boom
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USDA's Certified Biobased label offers brand owners the opportunity to promote their biobased products and packaging in the new carbon-conscious environment. 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


Hot Tamales is on fire
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Despite being a candy-aisle favorite, consumers felt that the existing Hot Tamales packaging was not reflective of its edgy attitude. As a result, Hot Tamales introduced redesigned packaging. More

Chadwicks unveils shrink sleeve with Braille
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Chadwicks Sleeves has launched a shrink sleeve incorporating Braille. The shrink sleeves manufacturer said that 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



New center allows instant application trials of reclaimed plastic scrap
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Erema's new Customer Center, in Ansfelden, Austria, allows customers to run their reclaim in the Center on blown film, cast film or injection molding equipment at the same time their sample scrap materials are being reprocessed on any of a variety of Erema recycling systems. More

Roxtec displays unique cable and pipe sealing solutions for the packaging equipment industry
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The adaptability of the Roxtec invention Multidiameter™, based on sealing modules with removable layers, allows for a perfect sealing, regardless of the outside dimension of the cable or pipe. More



WS Packaging adds flexible packaging to portfolio
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U.S.-based converter WS Packaging Group has added flexible packaging to its broad portfolio of packaging products. From paper-faced pouching materials for dry foods and powdered ingredients such as soup or drink mixes, to film-faced pouching products with optimal barrier and sealability characteristics for snacks, coffee, wipes, lotions, liquids, pet food, among others, the new flexible packaging line offers a wide range of products for a variety of markets and end-use applications. In addition, the flexible packaging line offers paper- and film-faced lidding for dry, powdered and liquid applications. More

Bemis 2Q earnings fall 22 percent on consolidation costs
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Bemis Co. said second-quarter earnings fell 22 percent as a result of facility consolidations and costs associated with integrating acquisitions. The Neenah maker of flexible packaging also lowered its expectation for sales and earnings for the reminder of the year to reflect lower volumes and unfavorable foreign currency exchange rates. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

Product code: 0102B068
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