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Sept. 9, 2009
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Where Next for Amcor and Alcan?
from Packaging News UK
It was the announcement the global packaging industry had been waiting for. Two years after mining giant Rio Tinto paid $38bn for rival Alcan and immediately put its packaging arm up for sale, Amcor will, we finally learned in August, become the new owner of the majority of the business. More

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Nanomaterials Could Have a Huge Impact on Environment and Health
from Packaging Digest
Nanomaterials are just too tiny to ignore. They're increasingly being used in packaging and can have the potential to improve a variety of packaging-performance attributes such as oxygen and moisture blockage, ink or dye-free coloration and increased strength while lightweighting. More

Excelsior Opens Flexible Packaging Super-site
from Plastics and Rubber Weekly
U.K. company Excelsior Technologies has started operations at a new 20m extrusion "super-site" which it claims is "the U.K.'s biggest single investment in flexible packaging for decades." More

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The Hanatek FT3 Precision Thickness Gauge is specifically designed to quickly and accurately measure the thickness of a variety of substrates including film, paper, board, foil, tissue and textiles.

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Second Servo Label Press for Stratus Group
from Converting Magazine
A strategy of using cutting-edge production methods has prompted the Stratus Group to invest in a second Nilpeter FB-3300 Servo press. The group is one of France's leading label manufacturers. The new press, equipped with eight UV-flexo print units, will be located at the group's Stratus SEEC plant in Lyon. It will be placed alongside the group's first FB-3300S installed in 2008. Most of the plant's total output of self-adhesive labels is for major food producers. More

Sustainability of Petroleum-based Plastic Packaging Undersold
from Packaging World
Petroleum-based plastic packaging (hereafter, plastic packaging) has taken hits over its sustainability, or as its detractors claim, its lack thereof. Any derivative of oil is vulnerable to attacks regarding carbon footprint; however, it doesn't follow that all such attacks are equally justifiable. More

Compuplast provides CAE tools for extrusion equipment and processes troubleshooting and optimization. Compuplast also offers process consulting services and has special expertise in coextrusion. More

Europen Fights France Over Packaging Legislation
from Plastics and Rubber Weekly
Packaging industry trade association Europen is pushing the European Commission to initiate E.U. Treaty infringement proceedings against France, claiming that new French environmental laws will disrupt trade throughout the region. More

Cloud Packaging Solutions LLC Continues to Expand its Capabilities with the Acquisition of Toll Packaging Group, LLC
from Reuters
Cloud Packaging Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of Cameron Holdings Corporation, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Toll Packaging Group, LLC located in Gibson City, IL. Toll Packaging is a full service contract packager of food and consumer products. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. More

Ampac Launches Lightweight Film
from Packaging News UK
Ampac Flexibles is rolling out a new line of polypropylene laminate film made with solventless technology that the U.S. packaging company claims weighs up to 40 percent less than alternatives. More

Wrap Targets Food Packaging in Waste-reduction Campaign
from Design Week
The Government-funded Waste Resources Action Programme is working on a number of new projects with leading retailers to minimize packaging waste. Five projects are under way which will feed into Wrap's Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which aims to help consumers to cut food waste. More

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