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Study reveals buying trends among diverse Baby Boomers
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At 80 million strong, baby boomers are one of the largest demographics in the United States. According to a study by Symphony IR, Boomers spent more than $160 billion on packaged goods last year alone and are just entering their golden years, so their impact on the CPG, retail and health care industries will be felt for years to come. More

Skymark invests £4 million in new extruder and staff
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Skymark has installed a new cast polypropylene line at its Scunthorpe plant to meet the growing demand from its customers in the UK and Europe. The £4 million investment includes an extrusion coex five-layer polycast extruder, a slitter and other ancillary equipment. More

Relatively small 2012 growth seen for packaging machinery
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"2010 was really a bad year," observes Jorge Izquierdo, vice president for market development for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute in Reston, Va. That's because lots of companies were holding back on investments, concerned where things were going, he says. "But 2011 was a record year for many of our members," he says. "Many who were holding back investments reached a point where they needed to make a decision." 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

Glenroy, Inc. launches a flexible packaging iPhone and iPad app
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Glenroy, Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging film, is proud to announce the launch of a flexible packaging Iphone and Ipad application. The apps - available as a free download in the apple market - allows users to quickly calculate commonly used flexible packaging specifications such as roll weight, roll footage, roll diameter, basis weight and yield. More

Toronto's Blue Bin recycling program to accept PET clamshells
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In the aftermath of a successful pilot program, Canada's largest city, Toronto, is adding clear PET clamshell containers and all mixed rigid plastics to its Blue Bin recycling program. Toronto becomes the third major Canadian city - along with Ottawa and Calgary - to recycle clamshells. More

Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders

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. 

Kit Kat chocolate bars fitted with GPS for Nestlé competition
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Nestlé has fitted its Kit Kat chocolate bars with GPS enabled devices to support its latest competition. The firm said that inside selected packs there will be a GPS enabled device. When the lucky winner pulls the tab inside the pack its delivery team will locate them within 24 hours and hand over a check for £10,000, according to Nestlé. Six winners will be selected. More

Study finds Ingeo biopolymer stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released
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A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century's worth of landfill conditions. More


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'Made in the USA' influences shoppers
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Product made in the U.S. sells, say survey respondents who point to the economic, quality, and safety benefits of U.S.-made products. In the latest shopper research survey conducted by Perception Research Services Intl., results indicate that four out of five shoppers notice "Made in the U.S.A." claims on packaging - similar to 2011 levels. And 76 percent of those shoppers claim that they are more likely to purchase a product after noticing the "Made in the U.S.A" claim. More

Novelis establishes new buying organization for North America's largest used beverage can recycling
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Novelis has announced that it has established a new organization for the procurement of used beverage cans (UBCs) in North America that will make the company the largest UBC buyer in the region. The announcement follows the company's decision to withdraw from its Evermore joint venture with Alcoa effective Aug. 31, 2012. More

Pactiv expanding Corsicana, Texas, plant to make EPS cups
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Packaging major Pactiv Corp. plans to expand its Corsicana, Texas, plant to meet rising demand for expanded polystyrene cups. The project was announced Sept. 17 by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who stated the Texas Enterprise Fund will invest $930,000 in the project. The expansion will create about 200 jobs in Corsicana. More

PepsiCo applauded for sustainability
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PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that it has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the company's leadership in promoting sustainable business practices. More

Quality doctor blades delivered quickly

Allison Systems is a manufacturer of quality doctor blades with the capability to produce a variety of edge configurations on metal, composite, and plastic materials. MORE

Scottish Government launches new fund for plastics recycling firms
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The Scottish Government has announced that companies that can recycle plastics, including cling film and uPVC windows, are eligible for a new investment. The new £2.5 million loan fund offers direct financial support to organizations to develop plastics sorting and reprocessing facilities in Scotland. The fund will be administered by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise. More

Trends in appearance additives
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Liquids, pearls pellets and more; here are some trends the experts have identified in the area of appearance-altering additives. 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
Permeation Testing of Perforated Films

Discover the revolutionary technology that uses an optical florescence reader and platinum chemistry to measure the permeation rates of perforated films. For the first time you can now get accurate and repeatable results with the touch of a button. See for yourself at
Our Type of Solution for Pulp and Paper

A gain of 20 gigajoules after cleaning a steam generator. A R.O.I. in just 23 days. How? By removing the crust of silica and iron oxide which created a considerable loss of energy. In fact, according to GOTAR’s philosophy, by restoring the original performance of the equipment. MORE

Consumers misled over serving sizes: Choice calls for reform
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Consumer watchdog Choice is calling for an overhaul to current labeling standards, after research revealed some manufacturers are misleading consumers over portion sizes to make their products seem healthier. More

Personal care closures to capture the biggest incremental opportunity
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Polymer industry information group AMI launches Plastic Closure Innovations 2013, a brand new conference for the plastics caps and closure manufacturing industry with a particular focus on non-beverage applications, which are predicted to provide the biggest incremental growth opportunities over the next five years. More

Inteplast buys Pitt Plastics
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Inteplast Group is expanding its commercial can-liner footprint in North America with the purchase of Pitt Plastics Inc. of Pittsburg, Kan. Pitt will become part of Inteplast's Integrated Bagging Systems Division. The acquisition includes Pitt's facilities in Kansas; Morrow, Ga.; and Columbus, Ohio. Financial terms were not disclosed. More

H.J. Heinz finds niche in frozen food field
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The frozen food aisle is typically found midway along or even at the end of the grocery store maze, positioned so customers can load up without fear that the goods will thaw before they arrive home. That may be a few steps too far. More

T-Buck Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade

Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade. SuperCorr Expo Booth 3116. Maintenance and Repair Services also available.

How safety technology improvements increase productivity
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Safety on the plant floor is its own justification. Increasingly, however, as automation technologies converge, new approaches to packaging machine safety are also helping facilitate the creation of more efficient - and more profitable - production systems. More

Planned new rigid plastics plant brings job hope
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Plans for a German rigid plastics firm to build a new plant in Worcestershire could create up to 200 jobs, according to Worcestershire County Council. Spies Kunststoffe, which makes packaging for brands including Mars and Haagen Dazs, wants to build a plant at Norton just outside Worcester. More

Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry

Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE

KLW Plastics adding Atlanta plant, boosting use of post-consumer HDPE
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KLW Plastics Inc. is opening a plant in Atlanta to expand the company's geographic footprint and boost production of tight-head containers made from post-consumer resin. More

Government not amused by big tobacco's plain packaging "sick joke"
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The federal health minister has slammed big tobacco's "sick joke," which has seen the first two companies rolling out the plain packaging for cigarettes in ways that do not comply with the new standards. Imperial Tobacco has unveiled new packaging which shows the traditional Peter Stuyvesant logos and colors being torn away to reveal the new drab green coloring, which will become mandatory from next month. More

Ilapak's eyecatching pouch packs are the first choice for Grange Packaging
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Leading contract packer, Grange Packaging and Distribution, is producing high quality pouch packs for Kellogg's and Fox's Biscuits, using Ilapak's Vegatronic 4000 continuous film motion, VFFS (vertical, form, fill and seal) packaging machines. The high speed machines are producing snack packs for Fox's Rocky packs and Kellogg's cereals. More

Report offers alternatives to extended producer responsibility
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A cost analysis done for the Grocery Manufacturers Association argues that alternatives to extended producer responsibility policies can achieve high municipal solid waste recycling rates at reasonable costs and address a wider spectrum of the waste stream. More

Amcor Flexible's life cycle assessment tool at the top of the game
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Amcor Flexibles is proud to announce that the background methodology and reporting content of ASSET™ has successfully achieved certification from the Carbon Trust, a global leader in carbon management and carbon footprint certification based in London. More

GS1 global registry hits 10 million registered items
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GS1, a not-for-profit organization that designs and manages a global system of standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply chains across industries, announced that its GS1 Global Registry has reached 10 million product items. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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