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Olympics packaging brings home the gold
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The London 2012 Olympic Games have captured the imagination enthusiastic, patriotic sports fans around the world, each rooting for their favorite athletes to win the gold. In conjunction with the global sporting event, hundreds of companies have launched foods, drinks, toys, cosmetics and other items in packaging that seeks to capture the spirit of the Games, and the attention of Olympics fans. More



Study: Eco-packaging can influence purchase decisions
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Green Up Street LLC, which runs the Green Up Street Network, a group of independent mills, converters, printers, and LCA consulting, brand building, and legal firms that specialize in cartons and boxes made from agricultural byproducts, recently uncovered some interesting insights regarding consumers' acceptance of packaging made from alternative packaging materials when it conducted tests using a cereal box made from sugarcane bagasse versus a traditional paperboard cereal box. More

Emerging markets grow flexible packaging potential, says report
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Emerging flexible packaging markets are showing rapid growth and now represent 20 percent of world demand, according to PCI Films Consulting. The flexible packaging market of thirteen countries was shown to be collectively valued at $14 billion and to have grown by almost 70 percent since 2006, according to the Emerging Flexible Packaging Markets to 2016 report. 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


Reshapeable plastic remembers original form
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A new shape-memory plastic that makes quick response (QR) code labels look like Salvador Dali's famous floppy watch could prove useful in product and brand protection. The German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) has made labels with engraved and colored QR codes out of the new Desmopan DP 2795A SMP, produced by Bayer MaterialScience. More

Italian veg gets the squeezy bottle treatment
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An Italian food manufacturer has used an RPC Containers squeezy plastic bottle in what it believes is a 'first' for the product. Serbosco, based in Fonzaso, near Venice, makes a range of creamed vegetables and had previously supplied its products in glass bottles and tin cans. 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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Sigma Plastics Group adds capacity at ISO Poly Films; Two new Varex blown film lines from W&H
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ISO Poly Films, Inc., a member of the Sigma Plastics Group, has ordered two new Varex blown film lines, one 3-layer and one 7-layer, from W&H for its facility in Gray Court, S.C. Installation is scheduled for early 2013. More

Beer giant Grolsch switches to lightweight bottle caps
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Beer brewer Grolsch will start using a lightweight bottle cap for all of its returnable bottles, from October. According to the beer giant, the new bottle caps are 17 percent lighter and contain 19 percent less steel. In this way, Grolsch will save over 100,000 kg of steel per year, according to the firm. More

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Listeria contamination prompts apple recall
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The Associated Press is reporting on a massive food recall underway in 36 states and Washington D.C. because of possible listeria contamination. Missa Bay, LLC, a subsidiary of New Jersey based Ready Pac Foods, has implemented the voluntary recall after listeria contamination was confirmed on Missa's apple processing equipment. The packaged apple slices are sold at both the McDonalds and Burger King fast food chains as a healthy alternative to their other choices. More

Want more production out of packaging equipment?
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More and more packaged goods companies are turning to the performance indicator known as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to wring more production out of existing packaging equipment. Contributing editor Greg Farnum filed a story recently in Automation World that nicely captured a number of useful insights into this machine performance issue. More



Whitley County, Ind., honing in on medical packaging
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Following the completion of industry market research, the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has launched an intensive and targeted initiative to attract and develop a new medical-focused packaging concentration for the region. More

Finnish study highlights new plant packaging
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A new study recently published in Finland points to the potential of plant cell wall polysaccharides (PCWP) as a base material for environmentally friendly food wrapping. In their article in Trends in Food Science & Technology, co-authors Kirsi Mikkonen and Maija Tenkanen reveal that xylans and mannans could replace starch in sustainable plastics. The former are commonly found in agricultural and the latter in forest industry sidestreams such as cereal husks and pulp PCWPs. 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
Ultra-High Barrier Permeation Testing

Discover the only system that can measure extremely low water vapor transmission rates consistently and accurately. Our highly advanced coulometric sensor is absolute and allows for 10 times greater sensitivity than traditional methods. See for yourself at www.mocon.com/aquatran1.php
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



Dove rejuvenates body range packaging
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Unilever-owned skincare brand Dove has revamped the packaging for its Dove Body range, as it looks to "simplify" and "streamline" the brand for consumers. More

Packages' ability to reduce shipping costs is most pressing problem
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A packaging solution's ability to reduce shipping costs is the top-ranking aspect of packaging operations that needs improvement. That's according to a new On Demand Packaging™ survey, conducted by Peerless Research Group for Packsize Intl. LLC. The study's findings are based on information collected from 521 top logistics and materials handling managers, who on average ship more than 2,000 packages (primarily corrugated boxes) daily from their locations. More


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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


Global aseptic packaging to grow 24 percent in next five years
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The world market for aseptically packed products amounted to 123 billion liters in 269 billion packs during 2011, according to the new Global Aseptic Packaging report from food and drinks consultancy Zenith Intl. and packaging experts Warrick Research. Volumes have grown by just over 5 percent a year since 2008, with South/South East Asia achieving the fastest rise at 22 percent a year. More

Backpack eases human transport of water in developing countries
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Water resources are becoming scare, according to the World Water Council, with 1.1 billion people lacking access to safe drinking water. Water.org reports that 3.575 million people die each year from a water-related disease. These figures point to the urgent need for clean water around the globe. 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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Government packaging committee looks at plastics and PRNs
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The UK Government's Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has finalized its report and both plastics and the PRN system get a special mention. "It was a year of substantial input from many organizations as well as committee members," said ACP chairman Bob Lisney. "Over the year, the committee established four task groups covering market development, legislation, the sustainable supply chain and plastics." More

China to introduce new food packaging label regulations
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China will unveil new food packaging label regulations from 2013, in a bid to guide the public to make healthy food choices. A senior supervision official with China's Ministry of Health announced that the regulations will also aim to reduce risks of chronic non-communicable diseases. 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


PCMC introduces the new ELS MAX press
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PCMC, a leader in the design and manufacture of in-line presses, is pleased to announce the release of a new mid-range inline flexographic press. The ELS Max has combined the best technologies from both inline and wide web CI presses, resulting in a press that provides superior web handling and registration. More

The new 'pour-tastic,' 'store-mazing' square bottle from SunnyD
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New easier-to-pour, easier-to-store, more supply chain-efficient bottle for SunnyD gallon positions packaging as a value-added asset for both the consumer and brand owner. "Pourgonomic," "store-rific," and "bling-friendly": These are just a few of the tongue-in-cheek adjectives applied to the new 1-gallon SunnyD citrus punch bottle in new TV advertising that places the focus "squarely" on the new packaging. More



Global demand for rigid packaging to grow at CAGR of 6.4 percent till 2016
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Worldwide demand for rigid packaging is forecast to increase 6.4 percent to $472 billion in 2016, as per ReportLinker. Factors contributing to rising demand include growth in global manufacturing output, increased consumer spending on packaged goods worldwide and demographic trends such as the rising percentage of urban populations which consume more packaged foods than their rural counterparts. More

Resealable latex lid allows for savoring of whisky shots
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Raynald V. Grattagliano, president of Scottish Spirits Group, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was playing with some modeling clay when he struck upon an idea for a value-added packaging feature for his company's Single Grain Scotch Whiskey in a can: a removable, resealable latex cap. More



Robotic clamshell packer unveiled as new Adept division seeks to expand robotic solutions
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Adept has launched a clamshell packer as the first product from its packaging solutions group and said its division would continue to look at sectors where robotic solutions could improve on manual processes. More

The Mechanics of Rollers

The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs. The Mechanics of Rollers is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries. 1996. 306 pages, soft cover.


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