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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

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Hello TAPPI Members! It's September and the smell of fall is in the air, except for here in the Northeast where high waters prevail. I am taking a quick break from bailing to give you an update on TAPPI activities.

'Hard-wired to doubt science?'
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The best way to measure risk of exposure will probably always be the subject of heated debate. Why are we still dealing with BPA when other concerns related to chemical migration from packaging into food are of greater concern? What can we learn from the BPA brouhaha? More

Flexible packaging: Demand, growth and corporate trends unpicked
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The global market for flexible packaging is projected to be worth more than $71 billion with worldwide consumption set for annual growth of more than 4 percent to reach almost 22.5 million tonnes by 2016, said a new report by Pira International. 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

China concerned with excessive packaging
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As Mid-Autumn Festival (a major Chinese holiday to be held Sept. 12 this year) approaches, fancy and excessive packaging has once again increased the prices of many products, including mooncakes, despite protests from the public and the media. More

DIY approach makes waste target progress
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The UK's DIY sector has made significant progress towards meeting targets to reduce packaging and the amount of waste sent to landfill, according to Wrap chief executive Liz Goodwin. Speaking at the RWM Exhibition in Birmingham, she said the signatories to the Home Improvement Sector Commitment - a UK-wide voluntary agreement between DIY retailers, manufacturers and Wrap - had reduced packaging by 12 percent (14,000 tonnes) and waste sent to landfill by 64 percent (61,000 tonnes) between 2007 and 2010. 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.

Wine in a can
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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. More

Bolton packaging firm directors fined over H&S breaches
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Anthony Smith and Yvonne Barrett, who were directors of First Packaging, were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to install guards on machines used to produce packaging for fast food outlets. 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).

Arthrex enjoys multiple benefits from Wire Coil Clamshell package
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Labor savings, material savings, and environmental gains award Arthrex for its thermoformed medical device package. Arthrex Inc. has developed more than 5,000 products for arthroscopic and minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedures designed to make demanding surgical procedures safer and more reproducible. What the Naples, Fla.-based company doesn't tout on its website, however, is its wisdom in packaging some of these medical devices. More

Allpax program aids efforts to follow food safety rules
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Allpax Products, a division of Pro Mach and a market leader in retort technology and retort room automation, introduces a program for ensuring that retort rooms meet the quality and reporting mandates specified under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed by Congress on Jan. 4. 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

Two hundred million 'green' bottles
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All conventional 500ml PET bottles for Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and diet Coke sold in the UK are being replaced by the company's PlantBottle, which includes materials partly sourced from plants, according to Coca-Cola Great-Britain. More

Suwary plans acquisitions, new product launch
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Polish plastic packaging and car accessories manufacturer Suwary has announced plans to acquire one or two local packaging business and to start producing multilayer plastic bottles, with capacity of up to 30 liters, at its plant in Pabianice, Poland. 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.

Just Chill offers new 4-pack
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Just Chill, an all-natural stress relief and relaxation beverage produced by The Chill Group, Inc., Marina del Ray, Calif., is now marketed in a new four-pack option. The packaging allows for better storage and easier distribution to consumers. More

Bad Dürkheim redeemed by bio bag adoption
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A German district is set to use rubbish bags made of BASF's compostable plastic Ecovio FS after a successfully three month trial. In April, the district of Bad Dürkheim gave 65,000 households 10 bags made of the material. Consulting company IBK-Solutions then monitored then analysed the compost at an organic composting plant and surveyed the residents about their use of the bags. More

Chesapeake claims a drinks first with figured packs for G&M
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Chesapeake Hamilton has claimed a world first for the drinks sector with the development of a new pack to support four of the collections of malt whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail. More

Compostable bioplastic helps preserve environment in coastal regions, use in flexible packaging
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Cortec has launched "EcoOcean," a bioplastic that offers a combination of flexibility and strength, commercial and low-temperature backyard compostability as well as anaerobic and marine biodegradability. More

Pallets: slippery sustainability subjects
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If you think that being the backbone of supply chains worldwide is enough to give pallets a sustainability pass, you haven't been paying attention. With billions of pallets in service in the United States and billions more doing - or more accurately, allowing - the heavy lifting around the world, the consumption of resources that those numbers imply make pallets prime candidates for sustainability. More

The Mechanics of Winding

This reference book covers winding from introductory basics through advanced winding theory. Written as a practical, comprehensive guide, the book attempts to show not only how to troubleshoot winding problems and wound roll defects, but also why these problems occur, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

Product code: 0101R236
ISBN: 0898522811
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