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Deadline to submit abstracts for the European PLACE Conference is Oct. 15
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Professionals from industry, universities and research institutes are cordially invited to present at the 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference, which will be held May 30 to June 1, 2011 at the Festspiel- und Kongresshaus in Bregenz, Austria.
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Premium juice bottling reimagined
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Going from glass packaging to plastic may offer some logistic and consumer convenience benefits, but it also can be a daunting move for brands that rely on glass for a premium image. This is the challenge that Bossa Nova Superfruits Co. LLC, Los Angeles, faced two years ago, and it has helped kick start a string of packaging and operations updates that continues to this day. More

Printpack buys medical flexibles plant from Amcor
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It's been a big month for Australia's Amcor. The company has sold its medical flexible packaging plant in North Carolina to Atlanta-based Printpack, according to Mesirow Financial Holdings, the Chicago-based adviser to the deal. Terms were not disclosed. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.
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PET firms reject French wine bottle findings
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There are few industries as steeped in tradition as wine production, where change does not happen fast. But even in this most conservative sector some companies are looking at alternative and more sustainable packaging options. Top of the list is replacing the traditional glass bottle with lighter alternatives that reduce energy use and carbon emissions. More

Resin makers holding out hope
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Those brave souls who track North American resin markets are hopeful that the comeback of 2010 will continue in 2011. But the 2010 comeback hasn't always felt like a comeback. Higher auto sales lifted domestic sales of nylon, polycarbonate and polypropylene, and packaging uses once again kept polyethylene afloat, but the construction market continued to struggle. More



Thermally stable PP jar offers advantages over glass
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The September launch of Marks & Spencer's new British Groceries range, with new branding for more than 70 products, includes a coextrusion blown plastic jar solution that marks an 80 percent packaging reduction compared to similar glass packaging. More
Attention Paper Converters -Optimize your production flow!

FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance. MORE
Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo
Our very long life Super Gold tool steel doctor blades are a proven fix for most UV Flexo spitting issues. 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.
EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display
The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.



Film casting adds performance strength to Sabic production
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Sabic has expanded of its polypropylene resin portfolio with the addition of two random copolymer PP grades for cast film and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film applications. The grades -- Sabic PP 622L and Sabic PP 621P -- are engineered to meet growing customer demand for advanced film technologies, such as multi-layer constructions, and for improved aesthetics and versatility, said the company. More

T- Buck, Inc

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Excessive packaging case against Sainsbury's dropped
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Lincolnshire Trading Standards has dropped its court action for excessive packaging against supermarket giant Sainsbury's, claiming the move is no longer in the public interest. Last month, the council claimed the retailer breached the 2003 Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations with a beef roasting joint from Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range. More

Polymer Packaging adds 22 more years experience to roster
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Polymer Packaging Inc., a leading supplier of Inno-Lok pre-zippered roll stock, stand up pouching and flexible packaging products, announced that Jeanette Long has been named business development manager, Toll Converting. In this newly created position, Long will have responsibility for developing business opportunities for Polymer Packaging's Inno-Lok prezippered film products and premade pouch applications. More



European juice packager pioneers first extrusion-blown PLA bottle
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Polenghi of Italy employs a low carbon-footprint bioplastic bottle for its new Bio organic lemon juice brand. Italian dressing and juice provider Polenghi LAS has developed Europe's first extrusion blow-molded bio-based bottle for its organic lemon juice, using a new blend formulation of Ingeo™ polylactic acid from NatureWorks LLC. More

Packaging: Rising demand heralds better times for most
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Stocks of India's flexible packaging companies have gained substantially over the past few months outpacing the broader market by a wide margin. A sudden spurt in global demand has boosted the BOPET film prices, which appears long-lasting. The industry players are expecting a couple of years of supernormal profits ahead of them before the supply finally catches up with the growing demand. More



H.B. Fuller hosts flexible packaging symposium
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H.B. Fuller Co. brought 50 flexible packaging converters together on September 22 to see live demonstrations of its new Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 Laminator and participate in an end-user panel discussion with representatives from prominent global packaged goods manufacturers. The symposium, Focus Forward, was hosted by H.B. Fuller at its headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., and provided a unique opportunity for converters to learn how the laminator can help them develop new flexible packaging innovations. More

Bonset building shrink film plant in Uruguay
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Bonset Latin America SA, a subsidiary of Bonset America Corp, is building a new film plant near Montevideo, Uruguay. According to an Oct. 11 news release from Bonset of Browns Summit, N.C., the Uruguayan facility will be geared toward production of high-quality heat shrinkable films. More



Big deli meat pouch packs
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In the early 1990s, Land O'Frost, Inc., Lansing, Ill., and Searcy, Ark., was a pioneer in the implementation of flexible, resealable packaging for deli meats. The company continues that tradition with the addition of DoubleZip™ press-to-close packaging from Zip-Pak for larger portions of its Premium, Deli Shaved, Canadian Bacon, Bistro Favorites, and Sub Sandwich Kit products. More

Packaging Solutions planning Midwest film plant
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Packaging Solutions Holdings Inc. of New York will build a new plant in the Midwest -- although the location has not been decided. According to an Oct. 1 news release, the plant will manufacture packaging and pouch materials for cheese, pet food, produce, snack foods and medical devices. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

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