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Study: Contamination a concern for containers used to ship produce
Packaging Digest
A new study indicates that Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) used to ship fruit and vegetables in Canada pose a risk for contamination. The report, developed by a University of Guelph researcher, calls the possibility for contamination a significant concern. "The main outcome of the study is that the RPCs meant to be delivered in a sanitary condition were not effectively cleaned. From a food safety perspective this could mean that pathogens such as salmonella, norovirus and cyclospora could be transferred to produce," explains Keith Warriner, author of the study.
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Brand Owner Trends: Consumer Packaging to 2018
PFFC
Smithers PIRA has just published a new market intelligence report that addresses consumer packaging. "Brand Owner Trends: Consumer Packaging to 2018" assesses 30 end-use categories, providing a guide to the relationship between brands and packaging, the impact of new technologies, changing consumer attitudes, and opportunities for brand owners, converters, and suppliers.
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No recovery in sight for German packaging industry
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Germany's IK trade association has reported that three quarters of the country's plastic packaging industry do not expect higher turnover in the fourth quarter because of increased domestic competition.
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Video: Flexible pouches and containers with 360 degree graphics
Packaging World
Ampac demonstrates a variety of high-density polyethylene pouches with easy-opening features, as well as convenient containers, which provide 360 degree graphics.
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Barrier film keeps meat looking fresher
European Plastics News
A. van den Broek, the Dutch manufacturer of Hibassk high-barrier film, is using a sealant layer made of DuPont Surlyn ionomer to ensure that vacuum-skin packed meat retains its red color, is preserved for longer and doesn't emit the typical odor associated with conventional nylon-polyethylene film packaging.
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Smurfit Kappa strikes deal to buy CRP Print and Packaging
Packaging News
Corrugated giant Smurfit Kappa UK has acquired CRP Print and Packaging Holdings. CRP specializes in litho-laminated packaging, 3D point of sale, HD preprint, food contact and heavy duty. The company has a workforce of around 220.
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Video: Stackable flexible package features reclosable lid produced from a single roll of film
Greener Package
Patented PrimaPak design from Clear Lam replaces cans, bottles and jars eliminating hundreds of millions of pounds of glass, plastic and metal from landfills.
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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
 


Hilex Poly closing Accutech Films plant in Ohio
Crain's Cleveland Business via Plastics News
Hilex Poly Co. LLC, a South Carolina-based maker and recycler of plastic bags and films, will be closing a plant in Elyria, Ohio, and letting 48 employees go. In a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Hartsville, S.C.-based Hilex Poly said it would begin laying off employees on Oct. 1. Employees would be placed on administrative leave and receive wages, benefits and holidays until Nov. 29.
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Ready-to-drink products to stimulate growth in the PET market
Plastics Today
Not to be outdone by drinktec and K 2013, PETnology Europe was recently held and show organizers said that about 150 international visitors, from places such as India, South America and Australia, attended the event. A wide range of topics covering the entire PET value chain attracted interest from material manufacturing to preform and bottle production, to filling and recycling.
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Custom-built cartoner is loaded with technology
Packaging Digest
There is a saying in retail that the package sells the product. While this might not be true across the board, for OEM machine builder R.A. Jones, located in Covington, Ky., the package does indeed sell the product-the company builds packaging machines and cartoners for a wide range of applications. When a U.K.-based spirits distiller changed to a new carton for its high-end Scotch, it turned to R.A. Jones for a cartoning solution.
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Screen USA rolls out UV inkjet label system
PFFC
Screen USA announces the commercial launch of the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label printing system. Company says the delivers a high level of printing and is able to handle security printing required by the label printing industry.
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Intelipac buys Nelson Packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Intelipac, the Warrington-based packaging group, has bought Nelson Packaging, based in Lancashire, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will create what Intelipac called "a major new U.K.-based business" with operations in Malaysia, China and Australia.
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Video: A random-size case sealer from Schneider Packaging Equipment applies water-activated tape
Packaging World
This machine brings automation and case size versatility to the application of water-activated tape. This style of tape is completely recyclable, and cases sealed with water-activated tape offer tamper evidence.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Exopack wins award for its flexible gallon jug
European Plastics News
Exopack, the U.S.-based flexible packaging company, received the 2013 Flexible Packaging Highest Achievement Award from the US Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) for the development of the Kraft YES Pack. Additionally, the package was also honored with a 2013 FPA gold achievement award in the category of packaging excellence and a silver award for sustainability and environmental achievement.
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Law to take on BPF director general role in 2014
Packaging News
Philip Law is to become director general of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) next year. He takes over from Peter Davis, who is retiring from the role in June 2014. Law will take on the position in July.
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Pipette provider rewards reuse by planting trees
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Rainin Instrument works with American Forests to plant a tree every time one of its service return kits is reused, with a minimum commitment of 5000 trees in 2013.
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Burt's Bees adds caps to sustainability push
Plastics News
Robert Combs spends his workdays trying to figure out how Burt's Bees Inc. can become more sustainable. As a senior packaging design engineer for the company, he looks at ways the consumer products company can change and reconsider packaging to allow those materials to be environmentally friendly.
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'Made in California' label in development
Packaging Digest
Shoppers can glean a lot from labels, from calorie counts on food packaging to health warnings on cigarette cartons. California officials hope to create marketing impact with a new brand aimed at encouraging consumers to buy products made in the state — or at least mostly made there.
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Loadhog gets pally with Venezuelan pharmacy
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Loadhog has secured its first deal in South America after creating a bespoke design to meet the needs of one of the country's largest chains of pharmacies.

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45 percent of US households have access to carton recycling
Greener Package
The Carton Council of North America has announced that 45 percent of U.S. households can now recycle cartons through their curbside recycling programs and other recycling venues,

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Pet food packaging gets real
Packaging Digest
To differentiate in the pet food aisle, brands are taking cues from successful design trends of food packages for people.

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AVT and Nilpeter collaborate on integrated technology
PFFC
Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) is continuing its cooperation with Nilpeter, introducing added-value features to the integrated AVT's Microcolor/Mercury digital ink color control system. The new features are said to decrease startup time and materials waste.
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Nampak looks to Infini-ty and beyond for bottle sales
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Nampak Plastics has announced that its Infini bottle, which is stocked in a number of major retailers including Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose, has sold over 250 million bottles since its launch back in 2012.
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Polypropylene coffee pods show great promise
Packaging World
Printpack's material scientists are hard at work developing a polypropylene blend that can be used for thermoformed coffee pods. The polystyrene materials currently in widespread use don't have the best moisture barrier and are generally not as green as PP.
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Perfecseal high barrier flow wrap
European Plastics News
Perfecseal, the healthcare packaging division of the US-based Bemis group, has introduced a new high barrier flow wrap specification, PerfecPharm P232, which is capable of achieving hermetic seals at the maximum speed capabilities of the top flow wrap equipment in the world.
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Sone secures major contract with dental supplier
Packaging News
Plastics manufacturer Sone Products has secured what it describes as "a significant contract" in the oral healthcare sector as it continues to target new markets.
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Compostables face barriers in food business
Plastics News
Composters, manufacturers and restaurant executives have some ground to cover before compostable plastic products get wider use in the food industry, according to Jeff Clark, director of the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Education Sustainability Program.
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Currier Plastics invests in CIE lab measurement system
Plastics Today
Currier Plastics, a custom injection molder for a variety of industries including packaging, beauty and cosmetics, electronic connectors and medical measuring devices, added a BYK Gardner spectrophotometer. The spectrophotometer, which checks colors of bottles and closures and measures opacity, was purchased as a proactive step to define color batches.
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