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P&G to introduce new sugarcane-derived plastic packaging
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Procter & Gamble plans to use renewable, sustainable, sugarcane-derived plastic on selected packaging on its Pantene Pro-V, COVERGIRL and Max Factor brands. Sugarcane-derived plastic is a significant development in sustainable packaging because it is made from a renewable resource, unlike traditional plastic, which is made from non-renewable petroleum.  The new material is made in an innovative process which transforms sugarcane into high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, a type commonly used for product packaging. More

Green solutions for stretch Polyethylene films
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Consumption of stretch and shrink film is currently in excess of 1.6 billion lbs pa, making it one of the most successful consumers of the flexible packaging industry. Strong demand from consumer industries combined with competitive advantage against other plastics and traditional materials has resulted in rapidly increasing market demand. Stretch and shrink film demand in USA is projected to increase 4.7 percent pa to US$4.7 billion in 2011, requiring 3.2 bln lbs of resin, as per Freedonia. More

Sustainability is at the root of personal care packaging trends, says PMMI
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A new PMMI study shows that companies are responding to the call to reduce their packaging and its carbon footprint. Sustainability concerns are manifesting in a variety of ways in personal care product packaging, according to a new study from the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), "2010 Personal Care Package Market Assessment." More

Attention Paper Converters -Optimize your production flow!

FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance.

Pannunion adds 25 percent extrusion capacity
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Pannunion, the Hungarian plastics packaging group, is raising its rigid polypropylene and polystyrene film manufacturing capacity by 25 percent with the addition of new extrusion equipment. As part of a €3.5 million development and investment program aimed at expanding and modernizing its technology, Pannunion signed an eight-month loan agreement for more than €427,000 in March to fund the project. More

Packaging sets the light-hearted tone for Jovial health food brand
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Euro-USA Trading Co. Inc., North Franklin, CT, is introducing Jovial First Ever Einkorn Whole Grain Pasta, an innovative health food brand. Einkorn in the oldest species of cultivated wheat and has outstanding nutritional content, compared with common bread wheat. More

Fresh Express launches new packaged salads in Natursave packaging
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Chiquita Brands International, Inc. announced that its new blend of packaged salads, Fresh Express artisanal salads, are available across the country. Artisanal salads bring the taste of the four seasons with ingredients cultivated by artisanal growers and picked throughout the year for optimal freshness and taste. 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.

Plastics are causing obesity says authors of The New American Diet
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Obesity is on the rise because of 'obesogens', endocrine disrupting chemicals that make you fat, according to Stephen Perrine and Heather Hurlock, the authors of The New American diet. And amongst the list of obesogens are phthalates and bisphenol A. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

PI Global revealed as agency behind Stella Artois' lightweight bottle
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PI Global was the design agency behind Stella Artois' new lightweight bottle that launched in April, Packaging News can reveal. The Notting Hill-based agency worked on both graphic and structural design for the 284ml bottles, which are 7 percent lighter than their predecessors. More

LyondellBasell joins FPA
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The Flexible Packaging Association is pleased to announce that LyondellBasell has joined the association. As an FPA associate member, LyondellBasell is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. The company's FPA official representative is James Clark, business director, LL/LLDPE, and the FPA alternate representative is Jeff Hodges, director, Polymer Sales - America. More

Colorpak hits record profits
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Colorpak has announced a record full year profit of $6.413 million up 14.1 percent. The company claimed the profit is due to completing its latest acquisition of a business formerly known as Remedies in NSW, Australia, which has been incorporated into Colorpak's Flexibles division. More

Graeme Hart plans biggest-ever deal with $6 billion Pactiv buy-out
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Billionaire packaging magnate Graeme Hart has today announced his biggest-ever deal with the $6 billion acquisition of US packaging group Pactiv Corporation. Pactiv's board of directors has already unanimously backed the deal and it is expected to close by the end of the year, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. More

SPX Flow Technology

The Johnson Pump TopGear reversible pump has a robust design and over-sized shafts to provide multiple options to meet your application needs.

Former Pliant CEO moves into higher-end flexible packaging
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The acquisition of medical packaging converter Jen-Coat by Wellspring Capital Management includes investment by a familiar name to many in flexible packaging: Harold Bevis, former CEO of Pliant Corp. In an interview with Packaging Strategies, a BNP Media sister publication of Flexible Packaging, Bevis says the purchase was the first under a newly created (and unnamed) holding company that he would manage. More

Coca-Coca quality manager speaks on global specs
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Sally Potter, senior manager in Global Quality at The Coca-Cola Co., talks about End-to-End Packaging and a new global spec system. More

Business Development Advisory announces a new industry report
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Business Development Advisory (BDA), a specialized management consulting firm focused on the paper and packaging industries, has completed a new study on the North American packaging paper market.  The focus of this study is on identifying, quantifying, and evaluating the over 100 individual segments that make up this overall market of about 3.9 million tons and over $4.0 billion in paper sales. More

Packaging machinery industry: India slowly advancing
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Food processing is the largest market for packaging machinery industry. It is predicted that it will account for 43 percent of global product sales in 2012. If the above prediction holds true, India's packaging machinery manufacturers would be treated with a double bonanza. India is just the right market for players of packaging machinery manufacturers. 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.

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