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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Researchers find recipe for 'perfect plastic'
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Researchers have solved a long-standing problem that could revolutionize the way new plastics are developed. The breakthrough, involving researchers at Durham University and the University of Leeds, will allow experts to create the "perfect plastic" with specific uses and properties by using a high-tech "recipe book." It will also increase our ability to recycle plastics. The research paper is published in the prestigious journal Science. More

PLACE Volunteer in the Spotlight
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TAPPI member Rory Wolf has been an active volunteer in the Polymers, Laminates, Adhesives, Coating and Extrusion (PLACE) Division since first joining in 2000. This October he is featured in Member Spotlight, TAPPI's monthly online tribute to its membership. Each Spotlight profiles an active volunteer member, seasoned professional, or Student/Young Professionals by showcasing their varied backgrounds, industry segments, experience and geographic locations. More

New declaration on paper recycling unveiled
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The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has unveiled a new declaration on paper recycling. It has set a new voluntary target for EU countries to reach a 70 percent paper recycling rate by 2015. European Declaration on Paper Recycling sets out measures to optimize the management of the "paper loop." 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

UK government slammed over bag charge threat
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The Carrier Bag Consortium (CBC) has condemned a statement issued Sept. 29 by David Cameron that threatens retailers with legislation forcing them to charge for plastic bags.

Bristol-Myers prevails over cold chain challenges
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Global biopharma company Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) "focuses on discovering, developing, and delivering innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases." That BMS website corporate description could be applied to the company's success in improving its cold chain performance and reducing related costs.

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.

Advance in new PET barrier system
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APPE, the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona, has launched a new barrier system for PET bottles at the World Juice Conference in Madrid. The new ActivSeal system is an oxygen scavenger with a catalyst in the bottle wall and a hydrogen activator in the closure, which work in combination to prevent oxygen reaching the drink and reduce vitamin C loss. More

Classic packaging offers design inspiration
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When grocery product designers are looking for new ideas, sometimes they turn to the past. That's what brings them to the world's most extensive collection of food packages, the NewProductWorks Collection in Ann Arbor, Mich. 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

'Aggressive' carbon targets may force UK manufacturers abroad
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"Aggressive" carbon targets may force energy intensive businesses to leave the U.K., according to industry experts. Speaking to PN, PAFA chief executive Barry Turner said: "This is an issue of concern to us. We have been talking to and lobbying government to recognize that they cannot continue to put through aggressive low-carbon targets."

Prime minister 'must keep bag promise' says marine lobby group
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The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has urged the Prime Minister to keep a promise on reducing plastic bags by launching a consultation on bringing in charges for carrier bags. MCS cites reports that 170 species of marine wildlife have been recorded mistaking litter for food, including turtles whose guts have been found full of plastic bags. 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. 

Frozen foods help in portioning, study finds
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ConAgra Foods, Inc., one of North America's leading food makers, presented research findings suggesting that portion-controlled frozen meals eaten as part of a reduced-calorie eating plan helped participants learn proper portions. A main contributor to calorie overconsumption is portion distortion.

Turkish delight at clear milkshakes advantage
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Turkish sheet extrusion and thermoforming company, SEM Plastik, is using a newly-formulated polypropylene to manufacture high-clarity, high-stiffness cups for milkshakes for a global fast-food client. The material’s properties are largely due to the incorporation of Milliken's Hyperform nucleating agent HPN-600ei. More

Germany's packaging industry 'more cautious'
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A German plastics industry association says its members are more cautious about their economic futures, despite a slowdown in the increase in raw material prices. IK Industrievereinigung says that even though the industry has noticed a recent drop in prices, it is still suffering from 18 months of rapid increases. More

Resealable carton debuts for sugar
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At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011, it was announced that Plantation® brand natural "raw" sugar will become the first product to go to market in the new Zipbox® resealable carton format. The Zipbox is a joint venture between Zip-Pak and T.H.E.M. 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.

Amcor claims 'breakthrough' green coffee packaging
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Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas has launched what it claims is an "innovative breakthrough in packaging" for the coffee market. NaturePlus Renewable is a three-ply laminate based on renewably sourced materials, which Amcor has produced and converted with Belgian company Beyers Coffee. More

'Food and Package Engineering' book takes holistic approach
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University of Illinois professor examines interconnected industries in covering package engineering. Since packaging is a globally integrated discipline, it draws on nearly every aspect of science, technology, business, social science, and engineering. Scott A. Morris, professor and director of the food packaging program at the University of Illinois, takes a holistic approach with the interconnected nature of the food packaging industry in his new book "Food and Package Engineering." More

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings 2009

The 12th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 18-20, 2009 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary. This event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring:
• Hardware
• Sustainability
• Materials and processing
• Food package interaction
• Food legislation and compliance These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference.

Product code: EuroPLACE CD-09
List Price: $111
Member Price: $74 Order today!

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