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Recycling not always lowest-carbon option for PET bottles, says new report
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For countries with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, disposing of bottles in landfill generates a lower carbon footprint than recycling or incineration. SRI Consulting (SRIC) has introduced "PET's Carbon Footprint: To Recycle or Not To Recycle," an independent evaluation of the carbon footprint of PET bottles with an analysis of secondary packaging from cradle to grave and from production of raw materials through to disposal. More

Graham Packaging buys Liquid Container
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U.S.-based Graham Packaging has signed a deal to buy blow moulder Liquid Container and its subsidiaries for $568 million (€431.1 million). Liquid Container has 14 blow moulding plants -- all in North America -- and expects to generate EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of $72 million (€54.6 million) on sales of almost $400 million (€303.4 million) in 2010. More

Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit
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After the past couple years' serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation. More

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The wearin' o' the green: t-shirts made from PET bottles
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Anvil Knitwear combines recycled PET bottles with transitional cotton for tees with a low carbon-footprint, as new life cycle analysis shows. Anvil Knitwear has released the results of its greenhouse gas (GHG) life cycle assessment (LCA) for its AnvilSustainable t-shirt, which is made from recycled PET plastic bottles andtransitional cotton, grown on farms making the switch to organic processes. More

Beverage packaging: 94% of Americans concerned with environmental effects of beverage choices, says study
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A recent study by Concept Catalysts and iModerate Research Technologies found that 94 percent of Americans are concerned about the long-term effects that their packaged beverage purchases and consumption have on the environment. More

Shrink-wrapped packs serve floor sample converter
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Sierra Group increases line speed 400 percent, reduces material costs 40 percent, and eliminates 1 million corrugated cases with transition to shrink packaging for its flooring samples. More

CRP claims European first with pre-print chain of custody
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Corrugated packaging group CRP Print & Packaging has claimed a European first after its pre-printing business attained both FSC and PEFC chain of custody accreditations. The Corby-based business said that the award for its pre-print division put it at the "forefront of change" in the European corrugated industry. More
DuPont Packaging Graphics
The DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr system produces a unique, hybrid digital dot shape ideally suited to corrugated printing, resulting in outstanding image reproduction with the near-elimination of fluting on even the most challenging board types. Other advantages include: superior highlights and vignettes, longer press runs, and reduced dot gains. Read more.
Transilwrap Company Inc.
For over 75 years, Transilwrap Company, Inc. has been manufacturing, coating, and converting plastics for the thermal laminating, printing, industrial, specialty packaging, and graphic arts markets. Transilwrap is a proven leader in the industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with consistent quality and value that meet their specific requirements. More
EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display
The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

Milk pouches spread in UK
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Another major grocery chain in the United Kingdom is selling milk in plastic bags. Tesco is the latest to try the flexible pouches, which the consumer places into a specially designed pitcher that pierces the pouch. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

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Novomer awarded US$18.4 million to covert waste into polymers
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Novomer has been awarded US$18.4 million in federal funding from the US Department of Energy. Novomer said the funds will assist the company in its project to convert waste CO2 into a number of polymers for use in the manufacture of bottles, films, laminates, coatings on food and beverage cans, and in other wood and metal surface applications. More

General Mills yogurt plant powered by solar
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A new solar energy initiative at General Mills' Metheun, Mass., facility will supply an average of 55 percent of the facility's annual energy needs. Advancing General Mills' commitment to renewable energy, the company has announced a major solar energy initiative at its Methuen, Mass, facility. More

Duro Bag to expand, add 130 jobs
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Duro Bag Manufacturing Co. will expand capacity at its Florence plant and add about 130 jobs in the next few years. The investment of up to $2.5 million will involve new production and packaging equipment and building improvements. The state of Kentucky gave preliminary approval for up to $1 million in tax incentives over 10 years, tied to the creation of the new jobs. More

Exopack Holding forms corporate R&D group in Menasha, Wis.
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Exopack Holding Corp. has formed a corporate research & development team, led by Tom Lee, director of R&D, which will be headquartered at Exopack's Menasha, Wis., manufacturing plant. More

SPX Flow Technology

WCB's external circumferential piston (ECP) style, rotary positive displacement pump is what the paper industry demands. Contact WCB, An SPX Brand for all of your pump needs.

Multiple benefits claimed for 'unique' vacuum-packed foil tray
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The new Skinfoil tray, developed in partnership with Bemis and Multivac, is being launched in the UK. The system features a special film that seals to all surfaces of the tray -- rim, sidewalls and base -- thereby tightly covering the entire contents. More

Sustainable packaging: Eldorado Artesian Springs first to 100% RPET for bottled water
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Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. announced that it's the first U.S. bottled spring water company to use 100 percent recycled plastic in its bottles. The RPET used in Eldorado's new bottle is FDA approved and meets the same safety standards as virgin plastic bottles. Eldorado Natural Spring Water will be available in the new RPET bottles in Colorado beginning in August. More

Analysis: Packaging's push to keep the workplace safe
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Trade bodies are reporting that workplace accidents and injuries in the packaging sector are down. Philip Chadwick looks at the figures and asks the industry what it is doing to keep its employees safe More

Enercon appoints Brazilian distributor
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Enercon Industries has appointed Caltronic Automação as a distributor for its surface treatment systems in Brazil. The two companies serve the converting, flexible packaging and extruding industries. 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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