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Aug. 26, 2009
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Flexible Packaging Demand Growing Despite Recession
from Packaging Digest
Despite the challenging economic conditions of the last twelve months, sales in Europe's converted flexible packaging market grew by around 1.6 percent in 2008 to reach €10.3 billion according to a recent report from leading consultancy PCI Films Consulting. More

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Flexible Packaging Will Return to Growth in 2011
from European Plastics News
The European converted flexible packaging market will return to growth rates of around 1 to 2 percent in 2011, after a decline of 5 percent this year, predicts PCI Films Consulting. According to PCI's report The European Flexible Packaging Market 2009, demand will begin to pick up again in 2011 after the recession led to a decline of 4 to 5 percent this year. More

Glenroy Wins PIW Graphics Excellence Awards
from Converting Magazine
Glenroy, Inc. received four Graphics Excellence Awards in the annual statewide printing competition hosted by Printing Industries of Wisconsin, the state's trade association for printing and the graphic arts. More

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U.S. to Reconsider Banning BPA in Food Packaging
from Plastics and Rubber Weekly
The change in leadership at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prompted a review of whether to change its long-held stance that there is not enough data to support a ban on the use of bisphenol A in food packaging — in particular, baby bottles. More

Multilayer Labels in Translation
from Converting Magazine
When your most profitable customer requires faster lead times, it's a wise choice to invest in the equipment needed to accomplish just that. Case in point: Custom-printed, pressure-sensitive labels and tags provider Label Productions of California, Inc. needed to print both layers of a two-ply coupon with diecutting and trim-waste removal for The Original Super Glue Corp. More

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Branding: Holograms Score in Protecting Sports Merchandising
from PFFC Magazine
Sports merchandising is big business and increasingly has benefited from the application of hologram-based security tags over the past 15 years. However, there can be pitfalls for the unwary. More

Innovation and Expansion the Way to Go
from AsiaOne
As a Malaysian teenager coming over to Singapore to find work, Robin Yap roughed it out in the packaging industry, learning the tools of the trade from scratch. Since then, he has witnessed technological improvements in the sector, from common usage of the 'single layer' packaging model to widespread adoption of the 'multilayer' packaging standard. More

Win-win Deal for the Times
from The Melbourne Herald-Sun
The $US2 billion deal between Amcor and Rio Tinto is unusually a very good one for both buyer and seller. It's clearly good for Amcor. In a buyer's market, the packaging group is getting a bargain. It is buying assets at prices way lower than it would have had to pay two years ago – and quite probably, would have willingly paid back then and regretted now. More

Economic Conditions Hit Alufoil Production in First Half of 2009
from Packaging Essentials
Given current economic conditions and in line with expectations European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) figures for the first half of 2009 show a 13 percent fall in members' alufoil production, compared with the first six months in 2008 to 371,400 t. More

Offer on Table for Constantia Packaging
from Packaging News UK
Private equity firm CVC is rumored to be in talks to buy a majority stake in Austria's Constantia Packaging. Reuters today reported that CVC is negotiating to pay EUR510m (£438m) for a 90 percent stake in the flexible packaging group, according to Austrian weekly magazine Format. More

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