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Researchers develop packaging to stymie listeria growth
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The recent Listeria and E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks associated with cantaloupe and raw beef in North America reveal that the current available methods and procedures for food safety are lacking to achieve full control of these deadly pathogens. New packaging approaches, by Canadian researchers from the Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network, for improving food safety are ongoing and offer unique solutions for biocontrol by using immobilized phage. More



Mexico's plastics industry backs bag recycling scheme
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The head of Mexico's leading plastic bag-making organization claims newly adopted recycling policies have given a boost to the poor and helped the economy. "Right now many people are collecting plastic bags and selling them and the price is going up," said Juan Antonio Hernández, managing director of Falcon Plastics de México.
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Ultra, ultra-high moisture-barrier film
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Designed for pharmaceutical packaging, Klöckner Pentaplast's Pentapharm® ACLAR® PA600/02 barrier films are a 2-layer (PVC/ACLAR®) laminated film that provides the highest moisture barrier available in the Pentapharm® ACLAR® product line.
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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


MM Karton develops 'innovative' mineral oil barrier pack
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Cartonboard producer MM Karton has claimed that it has developed an "innovative" new recycled cartonboard that protects against migration of mineral oils into foodstuffs. More

PakSense launches temperature monitoring label
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PakSense, Inc., an innovator in sensory solutions for packaging, announced the launch of the XpressPDF temperature monitoring label. XpressPDF Labels monitor time and temperature of perishable items such as food, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and other perishable products during distribution and storage. 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.
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UK schools to get rubbish learning on the beach
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Thousands of children at schools across the UK are taking part in the latest Bottle Champions Recycling Campaign - a partnership scheme between the Plastics 2020 Challenge and the Marine Conservation Society Cool Seas Roadshow. More

Sustainability attributes will help spur flex-pack demand
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Study indicates that U.S. demand for flexible packaging will exceed $18 billion in 2015, due in part to its source-reduction opportunities and lower material cost. 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


Maalox Plus launched in slider pack in Italy
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According to Burgopak, Sanofi has selected the supplier's slider design for its heartburn treatment, Maalox Plus, which was launched into the Italian market in September. The pharmaceutical pack incorporates Burgopak's patented sliding mechanism, keeping the patient information booklet, the blisters containing the medication, and the branded outer carton conveniently connected at all times. More

Greiner acquires Romanian moulder
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Austrian plastics processing group Greiner Packaging International has expanded its Assistec technical component business by acquiring the Romanian moulder S.C.Amplast of Leresti, Romania. 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. 
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Packaging Corp. Q3 profit falls as material costs rise
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Packaging Corporation of America has announced that its quarter three earnings fell as costs increased for transportation, energy and raw materials. More

Heineken take-home keg recognized for innovation
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The Pack-Track Innovation of the Month accolade goes to Heineken Tapje, a 4-L take-home keg of beer that is easy to use and more attractive in its appearance than many other kegs currently on the market. The rounded PET body makes full use of the green color associated with the Heineken brand and ensures that it stands out on the shelf in store. More



Packaging powers P&G's sustainability plans
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The CPG releases its 13th Annual Sustainability Report, with packaging changes and material reductions playing an important role in near and short-term goals. More

UK plastics industry honors industry best
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Artenius PET Packaging Europe, Distrupol and Engel UK were among the winners at the glittering Plastics Industry Awards, which were held in the London Hilton on Park Lane. The ceremony, the 11th annual event to be run by PRW, was hosted by TV presenter and comedian Dara O Briain in front of a sell-out audience of 800 guests. 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.
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Online grocery shopping to be worth £11.2 billion in 2016
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Sales of online grocery retailing are set to hit £11.2 billion in 2016, according to new research by food and grocery analysts IGD. At the end of this year, the online grocery market will account for 3.8 percent of total grocery spend in the UK and is projected to increase to 6 percent by 2016. More

Bristol-Myers prevails over cold chain challenges
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A thermal management system helps the global biopharma company reduce its cold chain distribution costs and reap multiple benefits. 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. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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