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Stand-up pouches: The power of convenience
Brand Packaging
The stand-up pouch is positioned to be the packaging of choice for more consumer products, with billions of items expected to transition to SUP packaging in the next four years. Pouch popularity has been steadily progressing over the past decade as manufacturers and retailers have enticed consumers with innovative SUP product packaging, especially in the food, beverage and pet food categories.
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Study: Global PVC demand to grow 3.2 percent annually through 2021
Plastics Today
Global demand for polyvinyl chloride is expected to increase about 3.2 percent per year until 2021, according to market research organization Ceresana. PVC is a key product of the chemical industry and, along with polypropylene and polyethylene, one of the most widely produced plastics. Approximately 39.3 million tons of PVC were consumed globally in 2013.
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An 8-pack of new packaging and designs that draw in consumers
Packaging Digest
This slideshow gallery spotlights eight new package introductions or packaging redesigns that were seen in Free Standing Insert ads found in weekend newspaper editions throughout July. What you’ll find in this presentation are packaging redesigns and new packaging launches for brands from the launch of Rachael Ray cat food to a new larger size of POM juice to Starbucks new plastic-bottled ice coffee along with five other packaging introductions of note.
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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.
 


Cost is the innovation driver, says survey
Packaging News
From lighter packs and clever closures to personalized digital labels and radical new shapes; packaging innovation comes in many guises and with the aim to increase the profitability of a business, specifiers are becoming increasingly creative. Such creativity is presented every month on the pages of this magazine but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that cost remains at the forefront of buyers' minds.
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Beatson Clark helps produce Dutch soy sauce packs
Packaging News
U.K.-based glass manufacturer Beatson Clark and its sister company Pont Europe teamed up with Dutch capping specialists Teamplast and sleeving experts Rivièra Product Decorations to design and produce the new packaging. The new 150 ml white flint bespoke bottle has a special ROPP neck finish and a functional pouring device.
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Protection, performance and promotion
Packaging Europe
Jindal Films, a global leader in the development and manufacture of speciality biaxially oriented polypropylene films, has introduced a number of innovative solutions including multilayer white opaque films, metalized films and coated films, for flexible packaging and labeling applications. Libby White spoke with Paul Griffith, executive vice-president, and Laurent Chantraine, business development manager, to find out about the latest solutions and the success of the company.
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Dual dispenser 'highlights' Redken Blonde conditioners
Packaging Digest
Redken, a L'Oreal company, has opted to use VariBlend's custom-blending, dual-dispensing technology for its two new hair color products — the Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Violet daily conditioner for cool or platinum blondes, and Gold for warm blondes. Packaging Digest got the exclusive on the packaging from Robert Brands, president & CEO, VariBlend, and Tim Yerby, VP operations, VariBlend.
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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
 


FlexPak services introduces peel-and-reseal packaging
Flexible Packaging
LaserSharp FlexPak Services has introduced its new patent-pending PrimePeel peel-and-reseal packaging application. This innovative packaging uses precision laser-scoring technology to deliver an adhesive peel-and-reclose process for food, beauty, home and health care applications, which enable a package to be easily opened and resealed while maintaining the integrity and sustainability of its contents.
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Innovative First Milk product meets innovative COVERIS packaging
Packaging Europe
COVERIS Rigid UK Ltd. developed a recyclable thin wall packaging with premium in-mold labeling decoration for First Milk's new, naturally low fat Lake District Dairy Co. Cooking Sauces. The new quark-based Cooking Sauces will become available in U.K .retailers at the end of August 2014, and come in three flavors: Tikka, garlic and herb, and tomato and basil.
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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
 


K-Cup coffee packs to be used to help power cement plant
Packaging World
Construction materials company Lafarge Canada Inc., and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc., have partnered to reduce the environmental footprint of both organizations by replacing a portion of Lafarge's fossil fuel energy at the Kamloops, BC, cement plant with used K-Cup® packs. Through the partnership, 70,000 pounds annually of used K-Cup packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source rather than being sent to landfill.
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Hope found in a lightweight, flexible pouch
Flexible Packaging
Glenroy Inc., provides flexible packaging for many types of products, from motor oil to medical devices. But ask Rich Buss, president of Glenroy, the most unique application that Glenroy’s pouches have been used for, and his answer may surprise you: "Hope." Buss is referring to HopeGel, a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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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. 
 


Packaging is both a challenge and opportunity when it comes to sustainability
Packaging Digest
Holding a balanced discussion with both sides of a story can be tricky. As Margaret Thatcher once said, "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides." If that discussion is about an abstract philosophy like sustainability, then "tricky" might be a bit of an understatement.
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Milliken finds uptake for clear PP
Plastics News
Milliken & Co., the Spartanburg, South Carolina-based specialty chemical company, first introduced its Ultra Clear PP additive in 2007. But it took 2013's K show in Düsseldorf, Germany to show the market what it could do. "Ultra Clear PP has been on the market since 2007 but it's really taken off for thermoforming in the last year," said Sami TK Palanisami, Milliken's marketing and sales manager (EMEA), at the Interpack exhibition in Düsseldorf in May.
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BPI has reduced its packaging waste by one third
Plastics and Rubber Weekly
The 33.4 percent reduction since 2008 was measured as part of BPI's on-going commitment to cutting the levels of waste generated by its manufacturing operations. BPI achieved the saving partly by minimizing the amount of material used to package its own products – by the equivalent of 25,000 tons in the past three years on a like-for-like basis.
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Packaging provider Sidel targeted by fraud attempts
Plastics Today
Swiss packaging provider Sidel released a statement that several of its customers, suppliers and key partners have recently been the target of Internet-based fraud attempts. They received fake e-mails or phone calls from so-called Sidel employees, requesting or providing business sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, banking details and/or invoice information with the objective of using this information to divert payments from the pre-agreed payment methods.
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Modest growth for paper packaging amid threats
Packaging News
This is according to a new report from business intelligence provider Key Note, which said paper and board packaging remains the most widely used packaging material in the U.K. The 2014 report warned, however, that although the market has grown year-on-year basis since 2009, the long-term problem concerning consumer perceptions, combined with developing current issues, are threatening future market performance.
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Signs point to smart packaging success: AIPIA
Food Processing & Packaging
The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association indicate the future looks bright for active and intelligent food packaging technologies. The proliferation of active and intelligent packaging, especially in the food and beverage sectors, is accelerating rapidly. Andrew Manly, AIPIA communications director, said market figures from nearly every intelligence outfit points toward strong, sustained growth in active and smart intelligent packaging demand.
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Peel technology proves effective for flexible film applications
Flexible Packaging
Depending on what part of the value chain you are looking at, there are a few misconceptions that Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics tries to address through several industry-wide initiatives and engagements. When you look at our direct customers, typically converters of plastic resins, one of the misconceptions is resin design and how the chemistry behind various grades drives performance advantages versus other resins.
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Super-barrier nanofilm stretches packaging applications
Packaging Digest
Nanotechnology contributes to the ultra-high barrier properties of Tera-Barrier's novel "micro-pore-plugging" film that also provides transparency and stretchability for applications in food, medical and other packaging markets. The hot button of nanotechnology is advancing in a number of innovations across the manufacturing spectrum in markets including packaging.

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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. It will be held on Aug. 12-14 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin. View the Schedule of Events and reserve your seat today.

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P&G to merge or divest more than half of brands
Plastics and Rubber Weekly
Procter & Gamble plans to divest, discontinue or merge more than half of its brands globally as it restructures to focus on its top 70 to 80 brands, according to chairman and chief executive Alan Lafley. The move comes more than 14 months after Lafley returned as chief executive and at the end of a fiscal year he described as meeting P&G's financial commitments but falling well short of what it should have done.

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Silver nanocoatings better choice for packaging of foodstuff
Fars News Agency
The nanocoating has applications in the packaging of foodstuff, including milk. Results of the research have applications in textile, hygienic and medical industries as well as foodstuff packaging. The main objective of the project was to produce a polymeric film with antibacterial properties by using silver nanoparticles that has applications in the packaging of foodstuff, especially dairies.
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Sun-powered Inks for label industry launched
Brand Packaging
Chromatic Technologies Inc., has announced the introduction of its photochromic Sunlight Inks for such applications as paper, film and pressure-sensitive labels. According to the company, Sunlight Inks are a breakthrough in chemistry and the first photochromic inks to provide: Fast kinetics which turn on rapidly when sunlight hits it, repeatability which enables the ink to turn "on and off" forever, a broad color spectrum offering, as well as durability in the sun.
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Time to rethink shelf-ready?
Packaging News
Historically, shelf-ready packaging hasn't factored high up on the list of priorities for brands and pack designers, according to Jon Stubley, managing partner at Elmwood's Leeds studio. But times have changed. "With every piece of collateral having to earn its corn in whichever category it lives in, the lowly corrugated box is indeed having its day," claims Stubley. "SRPs are increasingly considered at the beginning of the journey, because they have a fundamental effect on the much desired 'crafted to within an inch of their lives' products that they house."
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Super-barrier nanofilm stretches packaging applications
Packaging Digest
Nanotechnology contributes to the ultra-high barrier properties of Tera-Barrier's novel "micro-pore-plugging" film that also provides transparency and stretchability for applications in food, medical and other packaging markets. The hot button of nanotechnology is advancing in a number of innovations across the manufacturing spectrum in markets including packaging.
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Sustainable sipping: AkzoNobel coatings used in recyclable paper cups
Food Processing & Packaging
The packaging (suitable for retail and foodservice use) uses a coating derived from plant-based oils and recycled PET bottles. The cups have been engineered to give food and beverage brands, and food service operations, increased sustainability in their packaging. According to AkzoNobel, the containers do not require any further handling in the current recycle stream or special handling to be recycled or composted.
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