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Name brands vs private label: It comes down to packaging
Packaging Digest
An ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research shows that shoppers seem to be keeping their private label shopping habits consistent with last year: 83 percent of shoppers are buying the same amount or more private label products now as they did a year ago.
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John P. Felinski shares background on PET levels and pricing
PFFC
Following is an edited version of a memorandum concerning a price increase sent by John P. Felinski, president and CEO of the Filmquest Group, supplier of Questar polyester film, to his customers.
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Amcor negotiating to buy Indian packaging business
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Flexible packaging giant Amcor is looking to expand in India through another acquisition. Melbourne, Australia-based Amcor is negotiating with Chennai, India-based Murugappa Group to buy its Tuflex division, which makes flexible packaging.
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FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices
Packaging World
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify medical devices.
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'UK's first' recycling facility for plastic bags and films launched
Packaging News
PlasRecycle has built what it claims is the U.K.'s first facility for reprocessing post-consumer polythene bags and plastic films, to produce a plastic granulate that can be used for making new bags, replacing virgin materials.
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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
 


Cereal maker introduces plant-based box liner
Greener Package
Organic products maker Cascadian Farm now lines its Cinnamon Crunch cereal box with a new bag made from 57 percent certified plant-based material.
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Changes in works at Tredegar?
Plastics News
Two major shareholders of Richmond, Va.-based Tredegar Corp. have signaled that change could be coming for the global manufacturer of film products used for flexible packaging, personal care and protective covers for electronic screens.
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New palletizer leads in safety, flexibility and performance
Packaging Digest
Columbia Machine's new high-speed, inline palletizer has made its debut. The HL7200 operates at speeds of 72 to 120 cases per minute (depending on pattern). The system also touts an industry-leading safety package, ultimate in flexibility and high performance levels.
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Future Design redesigns Air Ring
PFFC
Future Design, a Gloucester Engineering co., has introduced a newly redesigned universal Saturn Manual Perfect Balance air rings. The upgrade is said to be in response to recent changes in materials, material combinations, and processing parameters in the blown film industry.
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PlasRecycle bags £10.7 million for green industry first
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
PlasRecycle claims to have opened the U.K.'s first recycling facility for shopping bags and plastic films — the result of as £10.7 million investment that will also create 32 jobs. The Woolwich facility will be able to reprocess 20,000 tonnes per year when at full capacity and should be fully functional by the fourth quarter of 2013.
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UPS survey finds global healthcare executives driving supply chain transformation to reach new markets
Packaging World
Changing regulatory environments, new customer demands around the globe, challenges around product security, and increasingly complex products are driving healthcare executives to make strategic supply chain investments, according to findings from the sixth-annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" healthcare survey, conducted by TNS.
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US making a new push to recycle plastic caps
European Plastics News
Consumers, for years, were told to take the caps off their plastic bottles before recycling. While that made sense back in the day, that approach also led to countless plastic caps finding their way into landfills and the environment.
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Spectra offers a sweet deal on 'green' packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Suffolk-based Spectra Packaging has introduced an "environmentally friendly biopolymer" to its range of products. According to the company, it can now offer its customers plastic packaging made from ethanol from sugarcane as opposed to conventional polyethylene. "The renewable sugarcane captures CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," explained Spectra Packaging.
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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?
Greener Package
The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles. In a continued effort to generate and test solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles, during its August 2013 meeting, the Full-Wrap Label Consortium toured a recycling facility and reviewed test results from a trial run using delabeling equipment.
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Accredo Packaging wins green award
Plastics News
Flexible packaging converter Accredo Packaging Inc. has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA presented Accredo officials with the award Sept. 23 at the 2013 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas.
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Industry making a new push to recycle plastic caps
Plastics News
Consumers, for years, were told to take the caps off their plastic bottles before recycling. While that made sense back in the day, that approach also led to countless plastic caps finding their way into landfills and the environment.

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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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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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Walmart: Lessons learned from a commitment to packaging reduction
Packaging Digest
Ron Sasine, Senior Director of Packaging, Private Brands, Walmart writes, "The results are in. Last year, we reached a goal we set back in 2007 — to reduce packaging in the products we sell by 5 percent by 2013. This success was an exercise in collaboration and perseverance as we worked closely with suppliers, manufacturers and distributors to find new solutions and ultimately reach our goal."
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Perimeter Brand Packaging launches Fusion Platform
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Perimeter Brand Packaging has launched new wipes packaging solutions designed to stand out at retail and provide consumers with appealing on-the-go solutions.
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Spectra introduces sugarcane plastics to range
Packaging News
Rigid plastics manufacturer Spectra Packaging have introduced biopolymer packaging to its growing range of products. The Suffolk-based firm has introduced packaging to its range made from plastics based on ethanol from sugarcane as opposed to conventional polyethylene, which traditionally contains fossil based raw materials such as oil.
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Report forecasts growth for plastics in healthcare packaging
Packaging World
According to a new technical market research report, "Plastics For Healthcare Packaging" from BCC Research, the global plastic healthcare packaging market was estimated in terms of volume at nearly 9.6 billion lb in 2012 and is expected to surpass 10 billion lb in 2013. The market is expected to reach more than 13 billion lb in terms of volume by 2018, and register a compound annual growth rate of 5.6 percent.
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TPE pump dispenser for hair color
European Plastics News
Kraiburg, the Germany-based TPE maker, is supplying its Thermolast K TPE to Goldwell, a brand of salon-only haircare products, for use in the company's pump dispensers. The pump dispenser allows hairdressers to apply hair color evenly by means of pressure on the membranes.
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Ardagh offers to sell US plants due to anti-trust issues
Packaging News
Ardagh Glass has offered to sell four US plants to address anti-trust authorities' objections to its planned $1.7 billion acquisition of an American unit from France's Saint-Gobain.
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Eco Friendly vodka goes from glass to PET
Greener Package
Custom 1.75-L PET bottle for McCormick's Eco Friendly 360 Vodka offers lighter weight with glass-like appearance, and is first to feature a swing-top closure.
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Start-up film company invests $16 million in Indiana plant
Plastics News
Alliance Barrier Films LLC, a new maker of specialty and high-barrier film products, is opening a new plant in Washington, Ind., the Indiana Economic Development Corp. reported.
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