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Understanding rheology
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For plastics, everything boils down to mayonnaise and Silly Putty. The best starting point for polymer understanding is rheology, or the flow of the polymer in fluid form. More

Packaging design can be tailored to generations, research shows
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The world continues to move faster and decisions are often made at the spur of the moment, but Lightning Labels of Denver identifies recent research that shows the significant impact of packaging decisions on consumer choices. "These days, packaging designers aren't people who construct a container simply to house a product," says Business Development Manager AnneMarie Campbell. "They are marketers, futurologists, scientists and social observers, developing a desirable item and establishing the quality of a brand." More

Examining cold-seal adhesives for medical and dental packaging
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Design engineers working on medical and dental applications are always looking for new ways to package products. However, finding the right material and adhesive combination can be tricky. Cold-seal adhesive technology offers an alternative to traditional packaging techniques. Working with an experienced materials converter, design engineers can explore cold-seal alternatives at the beginning of the design phase to help avoid unnecessary changes later in the process. More

Petainer signs Italian deal with Eminence
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Petainer, the Czech packaging group which produces disposable kegs for the drinks sector, has signed an agency agreement for Italy with Eminence, a local wine and craft beer distributor. 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

Amcor sells three flexible packaging plants for $22 million
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Packaging giant Amcor has announced that it has sold three of its flexible packaging plants in Australasia to Integrated Packaging for $22 million. More

Henry Schein Animal Health opts for wool packaging
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Scotland-based animal health distributor chooses wool for temperature-sensitive vaccines that deliver cold chain logistics benefits. Henry Schein Animal Health, a veterinary products and services wholesaler in Dumfries, Scotland, uses a 140,000-sq-ft distribution facility that houses more than 15,000 items of stock and a state-of-the-art Knapp picking and packing line. 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

Isopak to launch isolation version of automatic in-cap capsule filler
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Isopak, the exclusive U.K. and Irish distributor of the Dott. Bonapace range of pharmaceutical equipment, is for the first time exhibiting in the U.K. an isolation version of the best selling In-Cap automatic capsule filling machine, at Lab Innovations 2012. More

Exec discusses first in-mold labeling for thermoforming
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Tech II Inc., a Springfield, Ohio, company known for its injection molded lids and food containers, has started up its thermoforming line with in-mold labeling - the first in North America. More

Packaging's role starting to require active engagement with consumers
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Packaging has become such an integral part of the product and the brand, and often is the differentiator in the consumer purchase decision. Because of this, brands and retailers are focusing more effort and dollars into developing innovative packaging solutions. They aren't alone. Packaging companies, material suppliers, converters and even industries outside of packaging are developing an arsenal of new technologies aimed at providing packaging benefits to win consumers over. More

Custom case saves waste for winery
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Napa, Calif.-based Terrien Wines may be a small, niche player in the wine business, but when it needed an elegant, sustainable solution for shipping its Chardonnay, it received the red-carpet treatment from package supplier Unisource Worldwide, Inc. and its new Engineered Solutions division (UES). UES developed a sturdy, custom shipper for the winery that addressed owner Michael Terrien's desire for an environmentally friendly solution with a simple, clean aesthetic that could meet the rigors of distribution. More


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Nampak gets down to earth in bottle test with Alpla
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Nampak Plastics has launched a campaign to promote its new 'Infini' milk bottle by testing its impact resistance alongside a bottle produced by its nearest packaging rival, Alpla. The test saw 25 Infini and 25 Alpla milk bottles being dropped from a helicopter hovering 300 feet above the ground. More

Retail ready packs market to reach $63.4 billion by 2017, study finds
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Retail ready packaging demand is expected to reach $63.4 billion and 32.1 million tonnes by 2017, a new study by Smithers Pira suggests. According to the market research firm, RRP is a high growth sector of the overall packaging market, having been adopted in the U.K. and Europe around 2005 and now spreading across the globe. More

Survey: Sustainability to be top of mind in 2022
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Packaging World teamed up with DuPont Packaging's Global Marketing group to develop 
a survey asking what's shaping packaging today and what will shape it in 2022. Of all the factors shaping packaging today, cost is top of mind. But 10 years from now, say packaging professionals, cost will not be as dominant a force in shaping the packaging scene. More

Holography trade body welcomes India's move to clamp down on illicit alcohol
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Moves to introduce security holograms on alcohol bottles in parts of India as authorities clamp down on smuggling and sales of illicit alcohol have been welcomed by the trade body representing the global hologram industry. More

Custom Defect Detection Systems

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Graham Partners buys Scandia Plastics
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In a deal that recalls Donald Graham's roots in the plastic packaging market, private equity firm Graham Partners Inc. has purchased Sheboygan, Wis.-based blow molder Scandia Plastics Inc. Scandia has one plant, in Sheboygan, and estimated sales of $22 million. The company makes bottles, wide-mouth containers, medical containers and light industrial parts. More

Turkey snack kits launch in new packaging
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As average Americans become increasingly busy, more and more are reaching for snacks or "mini meals" throughout the day. New turkey snacks from Jennie-O offer consumers a convenient way to grab a better-for-you bite when time is limited. 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. 

Wine in a tiny juice box
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Wine connoisseurs may blanch at this product, but the compact carton of wine fits in as a handy on-the-go option and impulse purchase. Wine in a 250-mL juice-box size is not unusual, but this atypical 180-mL carton from Japan's Rakuen winery is even smaller than the "airline" size of 187 mL that's usually filled in PET bottles. More

Reifenhäuser cast PET film lines
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A key component of this line is the "Reitruder" twin-screw extruder that allows processing of PET without the need for pre-crystallization and pre-drying, similar to the production of sheets. This technology offers the customer many technical advantages in addition to a cost-effective PET film production. 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

Malibu launches Blue Hawaiian in new lightweight pouch
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Malibu has added a new variant to its range of pre-mixed cocktails, which will be packaged in pouches. Blue Hawaiian is a mix of Malibu, pineapple and cherry. The lightweight pouch incorporates a built-in tap and a carry handle. More

Small-size aseptic carton is a 'little sensation'
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New small-format carton pack comes in a total of seven volumes, from 80 to 180 mL, all of which can be filled on the same filling machine. That machine is the CFA 1224-36 system from SIG Combibloc. The combibloc XSlim carton pack is a "little sensation" in the truest sense of the word, because carton packs in volumes of 80 and 90 mL are a world first. More

EPA awards grant to cut plastic consumption
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the Product Stewardship Institute a $164,000 grant aimed at reducing plastic waste at three California universities as a pilot program. More

Higher speed and lower costs: packaging solutions in wide-mouth PET jars
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MAER, a worldwide reference in the sector, has developed the latest generation of high-performance cutters with the WM500 TC10 rotary system. In recent years, the packaging industry, always in constant evolution and requiring efficient responses to demands, has encountered a problem that calls for a solution: improved production of wide-mouth PET jars for mayonnaises and sauces. More

Uflex chalks out $250-million expansion plan
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Uflex Ltd, India's largest flexible packaging company, is currently undertaking expansion plans involving investments of $250 million. The company is setting up new manufacturing facilities and plans to expand capacity in existing locations. With all this, it is all set to achieve the milestone of $2 billion revenue mark by FY 2015. More

Positive Packaging acquires SGRE Labels
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Flexible packaging manufacturer Positive Packaging Industries has acquired Bengaluru, India-based SGRE Labels. The acquisition follows the recent integration of ICM Packaging and equips the company with "state-of-the-art label packaging equipment and infrastructure." More

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