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Manufacturing exports could add 5 million US jobs by 2020
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Rising U.S. factory productivity, spurred by falling natural gas prices, could help the nation boost exports of products such as locomotives and factory machinery and add as many as 5 million manufacturing and support jobs by the decade's end, a new analysis found. More



Recycling gets a sporting chance from Closed Loop
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Recycler Closed Loop and thermoformer Kobusch have launched a range of food and beverage packaging for use at sports venues that contains post-consumer plastic waste. The range will initially include both pint and half-pint PET cups, which incorporate a minimum of 50 percent recycled PET flake, supplied by the Closed Loop plant in Dagenham, East London. More

Mondi debuts Smart ID bag
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Mondi is showcasing a Smart ID bag at the Fachpack packaging machinery and materials show in Nuremberg, enabling manufacturers and retailers to track each specific bag of product through the supply chain. 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


Bright Future opts for stick packs for penicillin powder
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Hong Kong pharmaceutical packager switches from sachets to stick packs, relying on a single-source supplier for primary and secondary packaging. The market for stick-pack applications for packaging pharmaceutical products grows steadily. The handy pack style is used increasingly in China, with its popularity rising due to its minimal material consumption, a fast and safe packaging process, and its use of a packaging system with a small footprint. More

Plasticum is sold to private equity firm
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Private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg of the U.S., which is represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel of Germany, has acquired rigid plastics packaging company Plasticum. Netherlands-based Plasticum Group produces caps and dispensing closures for the personal care, food and home care markets at four manufacturing facilities: Tilburg and Ede (Netherlands), Waldkirch (Germany) and North Walsham (U.K.). 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. 
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Female-targeted energy drink a stunner in slim can
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Goddess Energy, Inc. improves the formula for its Flirt Energy Drink, and rolls out the beverage in sleek aluminum can that offers functionality, sustainability. More

Polish firm PrintPack develops new film format for Weight Watchers
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Printpack's Kutno plant has developed the triplex film stick packs for Aimia Foods' powder products for brands including Weight Watchers More

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SMC has the ingredients for food industry hygiene
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The food manufacturing industry is continuing to clean up with ever tighter hygiene standards and regulations. There are an array of international and domestic systems and standards in place which set the benchmark for trade. More

Milacron names Goeke new CEO
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Machinery maker Milacron LLC has named Tom Goeke CEO, replacing Dennis Smith in the top spot. The Cincinnati-based company announced the news Sept. 21. Goeke assumed his position immediately. More



Pepperidge Farm tackles packaging at innovation center
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Campbell Soup Co. and Pepperidge Farm executives were joined by Connecticut State officials, Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia and other partners to celebrate the opening of its new 34,000-square-foot innovation center located at Pepperidge Farm headquarters at 595 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, Conn. More

Propac cycles faster with Illig thermoformer
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Stockport-based Propac Thermoforming has added an Illig RD 53d thermoforming machine to its existing range of equipment. Using an existing tool set, previously installed on an Illig RD 53 machine that ran at 40 cycles per minute, rPET products are now being produced at 58.8 cycles per minute. 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


Smurfit Kappa to acquire private corrugated maker
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Smurfit Kappa has announced that it will acquire private corrugated and containerboard maker Orange County Container Group for $340 million. OCCG has operations in northern Mexico and the southern United States. 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
Ultra-High Barrier Permeation Testing

Discover the only system that can measure extremely low water vapor transmission rates consistently and accurately. Our highly advanced coulometric sensor is absolute and allows for 10 times greater sensitivity than traditional methods. See for yourself at www.mocon.com/aquatran1.php
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



Compliance pack makes inroads at Walmart pharmacies
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Ecoslide-RX is touted for patient adherence, sustainability, ease of opening, and safety benefits. Walmart continues to play a role in patient compliance and sustainability within the pharmaceutical packaging space. More



Blaze damages Shelter Enterprises
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Shelter Enterprises Inc.'s facility suffered significant damage from an early morning fire, according to local news reports. The Troy Record said the stubborn fire started in the manufacturing area and burned for more 16 hours. It also said two-thirds of the building was saved, but suffered water and smoke damage. More

Kraft gum launched in interactive packaging
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Stride Gum is thrilled to introduce iD Gum. This new gum brand celebrates teens' creativity and thirst for discovery and individuality and launched at a New York City media event. Kellan Lutz was on hand to celebrate the debut, iD's brand identity and its experiential online campaign. 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.
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Compostable peanut packs debut at Mariners ballgame
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Ten thousand Mariners fans receive peanuts in a new pack made from a six-layer flexible film that is said to be 100 percent compostable. BASF, The Chemical Company, says it has made a game-changing breakthrough toward sustainable snack packaging that can help companies and communities everywhere get closer to their goal of zero waste. More

Velcro links with organic foods firm to provide new closures for packs
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Fastening technology firm Velcro Industries has announced that it has partnered up with organic foods company Lundberg Family Farms to design new closures for its packs. 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


Revision of the industry guideline for food contact compliance
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CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and CITPA, the Confederation of Paper and Board Converters in Europe, have revised their Industry Guideline for the compliance of paper and board materials and articles for food contact. More

Rapidly growing Green Processing adding machines, capacity
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Green Processing Co. Inc. has expanded its recycling capacity and added equipment at its two plants in Windsor, Canada. "We have added three more grinding lines, including one brand-new Vecoplan shredder" in the last six months, said sales and marketing executive Jeremy Berger, one of three founders of the industrial recycler and refurbisher of shipping containers and totes. More



Candy brand scares up Halloween packaging
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Fun and fashionable American chocolate maker Seattle Chocolates brings a touch of whimsy to Halloween with the introduction of two limited-edition, all-natural truffle bars: Dead Sea Salt and Bloody Orange. The bars, which are available online and at thousands of independently owned groceries and boutiques nationally, make welcome hostess gifts for Halloween parties and a frighteningly delightful surprise for friends, teachers, colleagues or your favorite trick-or-treaters. More

Solegear partners with NRC to develop bioplastic technology
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Solegear Bioplastic has partnered with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to develop new bioplastic technology and muted the first product will be commercialized by the first quarter of 2013. More



New Sick twin-beam sensor reliably detects challenging objects
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Difficult shapes, flat or transparent objects that have previously defied reliable detection can now be seen clearly with the new MultiLine photoelectric sensor from Sick UK. The MultiLine ensures a stable and continuous detection signal from the leading to the trailing edge of a product, even when surfaces are glossy, flat, or contoured. More

What to look for when selecting palletizing equipment
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Tips and trends to consider when choosing palletizing equipment. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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