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Tips on grab-and-go sales
Packaging World
Remember when the impulse-purchase racks at the grocery store only offered toys, gum, and celebrity gossip magazines? Now single-serve beverage coolers are taking up sizable real estate "front-of-store" at grocers, convenience stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers, and more thanks to a strong and seemingly universal demand for a wide range of grab-and-go drinks.
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San Jose, Calif., set to vote on polystyrene ban
Plastics News
San Jose, Calif., may become the largest U.S. city to ban polystyrene foam containers for food service. The City Council is expected to take up the issue at its Aug. 27 meeting, and the proposal is recommended for passage by city administration. The City Council voted earlier this year to study the impact of a ban.
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PepsiCo collaborates with Rexam to produce Beyoncé bottle
Packaging Digest
PepsiCo Beverages Italy, has selected Rexam's FUSION aluminum bottle as its pack of choice for their limited edition Pepsi Beyoncé bottle. Chosen for its stand out shape and the graphic potential available from Rexam's high definition printing, the FUSION aluminum bottle encapsulates the global partnership between PepsiCo and Beyoncé, and Pepsi's close association with the dynamic music world.
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Coating Matters: TWOSD
PFFC
Mark Miller writes, "What?!? Don't you love acronyms? I personally get along with TLAs (three-letter acronyms), but FLAs? It is a bit much. TWOSD, or Tensioned Web Over Slot Die, is a coating technique that has some unique advantages."
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Northern Ireland bag tax hike triggers retailer ire
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
There are early indications of a "significant reduction" in the number of single use carrier bags handed out in Northern Ireland as a result of a 5p charge for plastic bags. Figures from several major supermarkets point towards a possible annual reduction of well in excess of 80 percent in those stores, according to a statement from the Northern Irish Assembly. This "success" has led ministers to consider increasing the levy by as much as double.
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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
 


Keeping wide-mouth PET jars in spec
Packaging World
When blow/trim technology is used to make wide-mouth PET jars, the neck finish is blown into its shape rather than injection molded. Sophisticated quality-check tools come in handy.
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BPI pre-tax profits up 17 percent
Packaging News
British Polythene Industries (BPI) has reported that its pre-tax profit increased by 17 percent to £14.1 million in the six months to the end of June despite challenging conditions.
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Fight food waste with new 'structured liquid' bottle coating
Greener Package
A new food-safe coating for plastic or glass bottles may provide a solution to food waste, allowing consumers to dispense every last drop of packaged product.
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Tax vs. fee at issue in Denver bag-ban proposal
Plastics News
While officials in Denver are expected to debate the merits of a plastic and paper bag fee in early September, opponents of the measure say the fee isn't a fee at all.
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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 has consumers feeling wrapped with rage
Plastics Today
Packaging does so much good. It enables the distribution of goods in a durable way and it might even help to solve some food waste issues around the world. But that doesn't mean it's a perfect solution.
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Cement bag designed for arctic climate
Packaging Digest
After the successful implementation of Mondi's Advantage Select sack kraft paper in 2-ply cement bag solutions in Asia and Africa, Mondi Kraft Paper is now up for a new challenge — the South Pole/Antarctica.
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Win a trip to Hawaii for two!
Multiview
We are excited to announce the new ratings and reviews feature on the TAPPI Buyers Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your peers in the industry. Please visit the TAPPI Buyers Guide, search by company name and write a review to be entered for a chance to win airfare and seven nights at a luxury resort in Hawaii!
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Freedonia report says label demand growing
PFFC
Label demand in the U.S. is projected to climb 4.2 percent annually to $19.1 billion in 2017, according to Labels, a new study from The Freedonia Group. While the dominant pressure-sensitive segment will enjoy healthy advances, it will face growing competition from alternative labeling methods for primary packaging, such as heat-shrink and stretch sleeve, and in-mold labels.
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Merak - for precise and effortless cutting


Merak safety knife for cutting paper, corrugated and plastic; fully automatic blade retraction. Incorporates a squeeze-grip in an ergonomic shape; ensures low-fatigue and high productivity.

 


Duo ups game for SportPursuit's online packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Polythene manufacturer and packaging supplier, Duo UK, has signed a partnership with SportPursuit in a move that will see the online sports retailer introduce branded packaging to distribute customer orders for the first time.
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Packaging for an E-commerce purchase
Packaging World
Packaging can make the difference in whether the consumer has a positive rather than a negative experience with your brand. Ultimately, it may be the deciding factor in repurchase intent for a product.
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Down the aisle dressed in plastic cups
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
RPC Tedeco-Gizeh Kenfig has shown a novel way of recycling plastic cups — by turning them into a wedding dress.

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India's JBF Industries building PET film plant in Bahrain
Plastics News
A Middle East joint venture led by Indian polyester specialist JBF Industries Ltd. is constructing a biaxially oriented PET film production plant in Bahrain's free trade International Investment Park.

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The public wants 'magic' packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
According to Which? (the self-styled consumer champion) the public's up in arms about the state of the nation's packaging. Apparently, it's too difficult to open; so difficult in fact that people end up in A&E as a result of struggling with recalcitrant pack designs.

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Amcor calls for MEPs to reject plain pack plans
Packaging News
Amcor workers based in Warmley, South Gloucestershire, U.K., have signed an open letter to MEPs asking them to reject plans for standard packaging when they vote on the issue next month.
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Symphony additive sees off fungus and bacteria
European Plastics News
Symphony Environmental has signed a five year supply and marketing agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica, a division of Johnson & Johnson, for an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial masterbatch.
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El Cerrito, Calif., poised to ban plastic bags, polystyrene foam
Plastics News
El Cerrito, Calif., is one step closer to banning plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers, as the City Council passed both measures on first reading Aug. 20.
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CBW Automation and Polytainers create "Wave Series"
Plastics Today
CBW Automation and Polytainers, a food and dairy manufacturer, worked together to create a new line of containers called the "Wave Series." Polytainers' customer Marzetti was looking to refresh its line of veggie dips, but also looking for a packaging option that would work on existing filling equipment.
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Deal reached to market anti-microbial product
Packaging Digest
Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc, global specialists in advanced plastics and tire recycling technologies, is pleased to announce that it has signed a five year supply and marketing agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica, a division of Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.
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FiberMark announces folding carton materials for spirits
PFFC
FiberMark, a global manufacturer of fiber-based covering materials for top brands, announces an innovative new portfolio of folding carton products reportedly engineered to meet the rigorous design demands of the upscale spirits packaging market.
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Sone blows new capacity in its range of services
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Sone Products is to introduce injection blow moulding to its growing range of services thanks to an investment of £700,000 at its County Durham, U.K., facility. This latest investment is to be used for the purchase of two Novapax NSB 650/110 IBM machines. Moulds, infrastructure changes and the recruitment of an experienced specialist process engineer also form part of the investment program.
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Water in a Box unveils new range in Tetra Pak cartons
Packaging News
Spring water brand Water in a Box has unveiled its new packs in Tetra Pak cartons. According to Tetra Pak it is the first flavored water to be packed and sold in its cartons in the U.K.
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Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
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TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

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Italy's Citres Spa focuses on northern Europe with RPC packs
European Plastics News
Citres Spa, an Italian maker of pickles and sauces, is using jars from RPC for its products for the northern European market. The jars are made of a multilayer PP/EVOH/PP material that is recyclable and lightweight, says RPC. They can be pasteurized and have a shelf life of up to 36 months.
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