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Developing world to drive consumer flexible packaging growth: study
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Driven by strong growth in developing countries, the global consumer flexible packaging market is worth $58.3 billion in 2011 and is forecast to $71.3 billion by 2016, according to a report from market research firm Pira International. More

Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics unveil recycling joint venture
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Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) and ECO Plastics have today revealed the name of their pioneering joint venture. A first for the UK recycling and beverage industries, the new business will be known as Continuum Recycling Limited. The name reflects the fact that the joint venture company will establish a continuous process for re-processing plastic bottles in Great Britain. Used plastic bottles will be recycled in Lincolnshire and the high quality materials produced will be re-used in new Coca-Cola bottles. More

Wrap funded recycling trials focus on plastics
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The findings from a series of trials funded by Wrap (Waste & Resources Action Programme) indicate it could soon be possible to recycle almost all domestic plastic packaging waste. According to Wrap, despite more than 300,000 tonnes of plastic packaging being collected for recycling each year, more than a million tonnes still ends up going to landfill because of the difficulty of collecting and recycling films, the difficulty in detecting and sorting black plastics and the lack of high value markets for non-bottle plastics. 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

Surviving a new era of FDA enforcement
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Receiving a Warning Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is bad enough, but when those Warning Letters are published on the agency's website where companies can read, print out, and use them for competitive advantage, the "incentive" is even greater for companies to take corrective action. More

Report claims Campbell's childrens' soups test highest for BPA
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A new study by the Breast Cancer Fund records the presence of BPA in canned foods marketed to children; Campbell's tests highest. A new report released by the Breast Cancer Fund documents the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods marketed to children. 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.

India now represents 5 percent of the world flexible packaging market
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As the new report from PCI, The Indian Flexible Packaging Market 2011, shows, India represents a $3 billion market that is expected to continue growing at around 15 percent a year until 2015, but businesses and investors need to understand the business environment before they can expect to be successful here. More

APPE to unveil 'revolutionary' barrier technology
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PET preform specialist APPE is set to launch a new barrier technology for drinks that, it says, will improve bottle clarity and recyclability. 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

Being flexible will have its benefits for packaging over the coming years
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Building on the success of being the biggest pack type used in volume terms in the personal care market in 2010, flexible packaging is predicted to continue to perform the best in that packaging market, according to Rexam.

Birth control recall due to packaging error
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Qualitest Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary, nationwide, retail-level recall of multiple lots of oral contraceptives. The recall is being implemented because of a packaging error, where select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date no longer visible. This packaging error and the potential for this error to have affected other oral contraceptive products resulted in the company issuing the recall of multiple lots. 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.

Italy's Serioplast invests €8 million in Poland
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Italian plastics packaging blow moulder Serioplast is investing more the €8 million to construct a new plant near Lodz, Poland, creating at least 66 jobs. The group, based in Dalmine, Italy, has just won planning consent to occupy a 4.5 hectare site in the Kutno area of the Lodz Special Economic Zone. The new facility will be operated by the group's national subsidiary Serioplast Poland. More

Plastics Capital recovering after slow summer
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Plastics Capital, the AIM-listed U.K.-based holding outfit, said it expects trading to bounce back after a slow summer. In a trading update the group, which owns four niche companies including film packaging and plastic bearings operations, said business had been slower in the first half of the current financial year. More

Sainsbury's cuts peanut butter packaging weight with switch to plastic jars
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Sainsbury's has replaced the glass used in its peanut butter jars with plastic, cutting packaging by 83 percent or 882,000 kilos. The change is the first of its kind by a U.K. retailer and puts Sainsbury's well on its way to meeting its target to cut total packaging by a third by 2015. More

No clear connection between BPA and type 2 diabetes says report
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There is no clear link between bisphenol A exposure and the onset of type 2 diabetes according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The Chinese study undertaken by scientists at the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine comprised 3423 local residents aged 40 years or older. More

Web101 CD-ROM, 2nd Edition

The new CD contains a full two day course on troubleshooting as well as Dave’s major articles/papers. If you have webs or web machinery, you need Web101. This jam-packed reference will take you from novice to expert in most any web related area. There are nearly 1,000 slides with annotation and hyperlinks. Even so, navigation is quite easy as the reference is broken up into a half dozen major areas with dozens of clearly labeled subjects. Also included is nearly every major paper ever written by Dr. Roisum.

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New air-cushioning packaging launched
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Germany-based Storopack is launching its air-cushioning packaging, made of LDPE co-extruded film, on the U.K. market. The company is targeting the AIRmove system, a replacement for bubble wrap, packaging chips, service packaging and corrugated cardboard, at carton packing businesses. More

Man to appear in court over Nurofen Plus contamination
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An unemployed man is due to appear in court on charges of contaminating packs of Nurofen Plus with anti-psychotic and anti-epileptic drugs.

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