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The wizard behind the curtain
PFFC
Do you sometimes feel like you are free falling through the coating world? A free fall can be a good thing if you are not spinning out of control, but the distance is just right and the free fall is intentional. A good example is the use of a slot die to coat fluid with the process technique of curtain coating.
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Walmart highlights Sustainability Index progress
Packaging Digest
In front of an audience of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, Walmart highlighted on Sept. 12 its progress with the Sustainability Index, a measurement system used to track the environmental impact of products. The company also outlined key initiatives where it can use its size and scale to help address "hot spots" and accelerate progress in supply-chain sustainability.
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LibDems to push for plastic bag tax in England
European Plastics News
The Liberal Democrats have received Conservative backing for their call to introduce a 5p tax on plastic carrier bags handed out by large supermarkets and retailers in England after the next general election.
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Stand-up pouch stands out
Packaging World
The new C-TEC2 synthetic engine oil bears the brand of Arctic Cat, a leading maker of ATVs and snowmobiles. The stand-up pouch is designed for easy pouring, convenient storage, waste reduction, and superior shelf impact. Lube-Tech worked closely with flexible packaging converter Glenroy, Inc. in this breakthrough development.
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Pepsi looking to add aroma to its packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
PepsiCo has filed a patent for an "aroma delivery system" for packaging, which the company is looking to adapt for products such as juices and chilled drinks. The process uses aroma compounds encapsulated in gelatine capsules that are broken when a drinks container is opened, according to inventors Peter Given and Naijie Zhang.
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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
 


Organic Food Company introduces first plant-based cereal box liner
Brand Packaging
Cascadian Farm, makers of more than 75 organic products, announced it has introduced its first-ever cereal box liner made from renewable plant sources. Cascadian Farm Cinnamon Crunch cereal is now packaged in an inner bag made from up to 57 percent certified plant-based material. This new liner is the latest among the brand's various sustainability initiatives that support its mission of helping to shape a better world.
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PAFA slams government over bag tax announcement
Packaging News
The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has slammed the government's plans for a tax on single-use carrier bags by 2015 and called it a "political diversion."
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US cosmetics packager Topline adds plant in China
Plastics News
U.S.-based cosmetics packaging firm Topline Products has opened an injection molding, toolmaking and decoration facility in Tianjin, China, the company announced Sept. 13. Topline, based in Wayne, N.J., said the 270,000 square foot facility also is designed to produce components for the automotive, electronics and medical industries, and is part of its plan to significantly expand its global footprint.
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Both material and machine providers join forces on clear PP product
Plastics Today
At K 2013, Kiefel, SML, Braskem and Milliken will combine both machine and material capabilities for a clear polypropylene product.
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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. 
 


Macro Engineering & Technology will launch die
PFFC
Plastic film and sheet extrusion systems supplier Macro Engineering & Technology will introduce the FlatPack coextrusion die for extruding high-barrier multilayer films at the K 2013 Trade Fair, Oct. 16–23 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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McCormick Distilling's Eco Friendly 360 Vodka converts from glass to PET
Packaging Digest
McCormick Distilling Co. Inc., a Weston, Mo., manufacturer and distributor of premium spirits, has converted its Eco Friendly 360 Vodka 1.75-L line from glass to lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles from Amcor Rigid Plastics. The custom 1.75-L container delivers unique styling and consumer handling and has the distinction of being the industry's first PET bottle to support a swing top closure.
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Ireland says 'no' to packaging levy
European Plastics News
The Irish government has decided against levying a packaging tax, arguing that it would be too expensive to do so. Phil Hogan, Ireland's environment, community and local government minister, announced the decision at the Environment Ireland Conference, which was held in Dublin.
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Six steps to perfect packaging for global trade
Brand Packaging
There's an old adage about the perfume industry that the scent costs less than the bottle it comes in. But you don't need to be hawking Chanel No.5 to know that packaging is a vital part of any consumer product. Whether it's protecting fragile contents in transit, making goods stand out on store shelves or working to enhance brand image, proper packaging can improve the bottom line.
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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.

 


Dip snacking and serving made easier with new guacamole packs
Packaging World
Wholly Guacamole dips launch in an easy peel-and-serve tray and in a 100-calorie mini cup, providing consumers with more convenient serving and snacking options.
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Packaging Corp of America to acquire Boise for $1.28 billion
Packaging News
Packaging Corporation of America has agreed to buy its rival paper and corrugated firm Boise for $1.28 billion, as a means to expand production of cardboard boxes used by e-commerce giants such as Amazon.
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Pacific Foods produces half-million meals plus per year for food bank
Packaging World
New initiative by Pacific Foods saves more than 200,000 pounds/year of food from being wasted by transforming surplus produce into soup for donation to the Oregon Food Bank.

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Sealed Air unveils static-free inflatable cushioning
Packaging News
Sealed Air Europe has launched what it claims is the first anti-static inflatable cushioning material designed to protect electronic products during shipment.

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US demand for alternative packaging expected to grow
Packaging Digest
The U.S. market for long-life food packaging is in a state of flux. Traditionally, the food metal can is the conventional and most widely-used packaging solution for ready-to-serve soups, broths and tomato products. But today's consumers have all kinds of criteria by which they judge the quality of a packaging type.

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Speaker says PET has advantages for medical packaging
Plastics News
PET might not be ideal for many medical applications, including devices, but it can serve as the perfect plastic for packaging for devices. So says Scott Steele, president of Plastic Technologies Inc.
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Hotpack Packaging to open $27.2 million manufacturing facility in Dubai
Plastics Today
Hotpack Packaging, a UAE-based producer and wholesaler of quality disposable food packaging materials, will soon open an integrated manufacturing and logistics complex, one of the largest of its kind in the region, in Dubai. With this facility, the group is eyeing further opportunities across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
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Davis-Standard moves manufacturing operation
PFFC
Davis-Standard reports the relocation of its New Jersey manufacturing operations from Bridgewater, N.J., to Fulton, N.Y., in a continuing effort to drive manufacturing efficiencies.
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7-Eleven rolls out better-for-you snacks
Packaging Digest
Dry roasted edamame, organic trail mix, veggie chips and premium nut blends ... 7-Eleven Inc. has upped its packaged snacks game with the introduction of a new selection of gourmet, organic and better-for-you snacks.
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Moulded holograms tackle product security
European Plastics News
A European consortium is developing methods to prevent the spread of counterfeit medicines in the Savemed project, a three-year EU FP7 Research Project ending in 2014. The project aims to develop verifiable micro-barcodes and micro-optical effects on products with no process change or added material.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics
Packaging World
During the recent New York Fashion Week event, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by America's Plastics Makers™ through the American Chemistry Council, allowed anyone on midtown 8th Avenue to "buy" a limited edition designer T-shirt made with recycled plastic fabric from a new vending machine—using a plastic bottle as currency.
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FPA: Reusing bags carries health risk
Packaging News
Reusing carrier bags could put the public's health at risk if they do not clean them properly and the government should exempt the foodservice industry from the bag charge, according to the Foodservice Packaging Association.
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Positive Packaging building capacity in India and UAE
Plastics News
Empee Group subsidiary Positive Packaging Industries Ltd. has grown through expansion of existing facilities and acquisitions in India and UAE. "We have invested around US$50 million in setting-up new plants, buying machinery and acquisitions in last few years," said Anil Sadhwani, director of the company's RenewSys division.
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