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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

US demand for labels to reach $20 billion in 2015
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U.S. label shipments are forecast to rise 4.8 percent annually to $20 billion in 2015. The pressure sensitive segment will continue to dominate output, accounting for more than 70 percent of the total. Although pressure sensitive labels will expand at a healthy rate, they will continue to face growing competition from alternative labeling methods such as stretch sleeve, heat-shrink and in-mold labels.

Coral Products aims at packaging as CD sales slide
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Haydock-based media packaging specialist, Coral Products, has started trading on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim). The firm has also raised £1.8 million in a share placement and acquired plastic food containers manufacturer Interpack. More

TE clamshell for sprouts
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Baltimore-based Brassica Sprout Group has announced a switch to what it believes is the industry's first tamper-evident, tamper-resistant, vented clamshell container as one more step in their continued efforts to improve food safety in the sprout market.   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

International Paper acquires Temple-Inland for $4.3 billion
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International Paper has ended a take-over battle that has lasted more than three months by announcing that it has reached a "definitive merger agreement" to acquire Temple-Inland for $4.3 billion. More

USDA alerts organic industry of fraudulent National Organic Program certificate
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is warning organic distributors and processors to be aware of the circulation of a fraudulent organic certificate produced by an uncertified operation. The certificate falsely represents agricultural products as certified organic under National Organic Program (NOP) regulations and constitutes a violation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Further investigation did not produce evidence that any product was sold in the United States using the fraudulent certificate. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.

Major capital investment allows flexible packaging converter to offer enhanced client services
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LallyPak Inc., a leading full service flexible packaging converter, has announced a major capital investment in new equipment that will allow the company to respond more quickly and effectively to the needs of its future and current clients. More

Global demand for sleeve labels to grow by 5 percent
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The present share of the global market for sleeve labelling - 12 percent - is estimated to increase at an annual compound rate of around 5 percent until 2015, according to a report from AWA. More

Vinyl-based Emulsions for Paper Coatings

Looking to replace SBR or SA? Look to Celanese PVAc and VAE BriteCoat emulsions designed to meet your requirements (strength, brightness) and your customers’ (printability, glueability).

Pyrolosis the key to award-winning recycling process
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For the first time ever, Pyrolosis, which is the process of heating up material in the absence of oxygen, is being used to separate plastic and aluminum in the recycled-beverage cartons stream. More

DS Smith gets backing for new EfW plant at Kemsley
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DS Smith Paper has been given approval by the Environment Agency (EA) to power its paper recycling facility with energy from a new energy-from-waste (EfW) plant. 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

Wine in a can: Second European filler licensed under Vinsafe patent
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French filler Cacolac has signed a contract with Australian company Barokes Pty Ltd (now registered in Europe as Vinsafe International Pty Ltd) licensing them to fill wine in a can using Barokes' Vinsafe technology. The Vinsafe process is the only wine-in-a-can packaging system, combining long shelf life with high product quality and managed by global patents. Cacolac is the second European filling facility to be awarded this license after the Spanish company Font Salem. Ball Packaging Europe, one of the leading European beverage can manufacturers, is the only European supplier of Vinsafe cans for wine using Barokes' technology. More

Trelleborg material boosts blister pack moulding
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Syntac T-max from Trelleborg is a new syntactic material designed to offer greater control over the thermoforming mould process used in the blister packaging market. The PTFE-impregnated material is claimed to reduce process cycle times and enhance finished quality through its superior slip and release properties. More

More Talent for Top Performing Papers

With over 30 years experience, Coatex is one of the world's leading producers of rheological additives for paper coating. RHEOCOAT, RHEOCARB and TOPSPERSE will provide you with optimized control over your color rheology and coater runnability.

Diet Coke gets dressed for autumn
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This fall, in a nod to the millions of people leaving a relaxing summer behind and embarking on a reenergized autumn, Diet Coke is launching a new, refreshed ad campaign and limited-time-only can design that will catch the eye of extraordinary individuals everywhere. More

Huhtamäki to close New Zealand plant
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Flexible packaging company Huhtamäki Oyj plans to close a manufacturing plant in New Lynn, New Zealand, the company announced Aug. 31. Manufacturing will shift to existing plants in India, Thailand and Vietnam, and sales will be handled from offices in Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia. More

Asia, format switches to drive 22 percent flexibles growth by 2016: Pira
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Sales for the global flexible packaging market are predicted to grow by 22 percent to more than $70 billion in the next five years, driven by Asian growth and brands moving their products out of other formats. More

Lighter-weight closures help Cargill's sustainability efforts
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Company's PET-bottled edible oils convert to lighter-weight neck finish in Brazil while offering many consumer conveniences. After having converted in western Europe their 29/21 neck finish PET bottles into lighter-weight 26/21 versions using closures from Bericap, Cargill is continuing its commitment to sustainability by converting to 26/21 lightweight PET neck finish in Brazil. 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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