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Packaging sales to hit $133 billion by 2017
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Emerging retail developments present a huge opportunity for the paperboard and packaging market over 2012-2017. The industry witnessed good growth during 2006-2011 and is expected to reach an estimated $133 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 5.3 percent over the next five years. More

Microwaveable packaging: Robust growth predicted
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The $1.2 billion market for primary packaging materials for microwaveable products is forecast to grow at a robust 9.4 percent annual rate through 2016 according to "U.S. Microwaveable Packaging 2012-2016," a newly released market research and intelligence report from Allied Development Corp., Burnsville, Minn. The study forecasts that U.S. annual sales of primary packaging materials for microwaveable products will nearly reach $2.0 billion in 2016. More

Judges go nuts for cheese wrapper
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DSM's cheese-ripening packaging, Pack-Age, has been awarded bronze in the Benelux packaging contest De Gouden Noot (The Golden Nut). The cheese wrap is made from Akulon polyamide 6 which delivers properties "critical to the effective ripening and preservation of cheeses," according to DSM. 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

Pepperidge Farm first to market with new reclosure for Baked Naturals Cracker Chips bag
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Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Pepperidge Farm points to its proud heritage in the baking and snack categories. But the company is also focused on the future, as evidenced by its recent appointment of Irene Chang Britt as president - the first woman to lead the company since founder Margaret Rudkin. This forward thinking also extends to the role of packaging within the Campbell Soup Co. business. More

Green packaging market worth $109 billion in 2011
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The global green packaging market was worth nearly $109 billion last year and is expected to reach nearly $178 billion by 2018, according to a recent market report. Europe accounted for the highest share, worth a little more than $41 billion; North America was second with nearly $33 billion spent, according to Transparency Market Research's report, "Green Packaging Market (Recycled, Reusable & Degradable): Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2011-2018." 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

Temperature-activated ink integrated in Hiball cans
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U.S.-based energy drinks producer Hiball, which has temperature-activated ink being newly encased in cans, has entered into new sales and marketing partnership with incubator L.A. Libations. More

Davis-Standard acquires Circonix Technologies
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Davis-Standard, LLC has announced the acquisition of Circonix Technologies of Ringwood, N.J. Circonix is a global leader in drive and control system retrofits for converting and extrusion equipment across all product lines. Acquiring Circonix extends Davis-Standard's aftermarket services, supporting the company's ability to upgrade PLC, drive and mechanical systems on thousands of existing installations worldwide, including non Davis-Standard brands. More

Firms setting up LDPE film venture in Thailand
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Japan's Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello Inc. and Thailand’s SCG Chemicals Co. Ltd. are setting up a joint venture in Thailand to make linear low density polyethylene sealant film. The facility will open in early 2014 in Rayong, and will have capacity for 15,000 metric tons per year of Mitsui's T.U.X. brand film, a high-strength cast film designed to improve resistance to tearing and leakage. More

Coffee brews up compostable packaging
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Pistol & Burnes, a leading Canadian coffee roasting company, has introduced a fully compostable pack, for its Farmer First brand, incorporating cellulose-based, NatureFlex from Innovia Films. The Fair Trade, organic coffee is packed in a paper bag laminated to transparent NatureFlex film. More


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Gloucester acquires Pearl Technologies
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Gloucester Engineering Co. (GEC) has acquired Pearl Technologies, Savannah, N.Y. Pearl engineers and manufactures consumable parts for converting and extrusion capital equipment. Since 1985 Pearl has provided customers with customized aftermarket products such as punches and wicket attachments for converting equipment. More

Ron Marsh honored for his services to plastics
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The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has honored Ron Marsh, chief executive of RPC Group, with its Gold Medal for distinguished service to the plastics industry and the BPF. BPF president Philip Watkins, speaking at the federation's annual dinner, said: "Ron Marsh was once a graduate trainee at Metal Box at its Speke factory and over fifteen years rose to become plant manager. He moved to Reedpack and was the prime mover in the management buyout of RPC from Svenska Cellulosa in March 1991."

Mushrooms launch in water-resistant, compostable pack
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Champ's Mushrooms becomes one of the first produce companies to use new, more water-resistant packaging made from renewable compostable palm pulp-based material. More

Velcro launches color-coded pack rebrand after more than 50 years
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For the first time in more than 50 years, fastening technology firm Velcro Industries has announced a refresh of its brand and packaging. The firm said that focus groups indicated that although people had a real affinity with the brand, they were often unaware of its multiple uses and retail presence. More

Custom Defect Detection Systems

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Smurfit Kappa recommends: Add some color
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Say goodbye to dull, neutral interlayer pads at point of sale. Even products sold directly from the pallet deserve to get more attention and need to communicate the brand message effectively. While goods exposed on the shelf receive a lot of attention with eye-catching packaging, products sold directly from the pallet often get little response. More

AEP Industries buys assets of Montreal's Transco Plastics
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AEP Industries will purchase the assets of flexible packaging manufacturer Transco Plastics Industries Ltd. for about $5.3 million. AEP and its Canadian subsidiary, AEP Canada Inc., will acquire Transco's machinery, equipment and related assets. The company will gain about $30 million in annual net sales from Transco's former customers, according to a news release from AEP. 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. 

8 Bottles, 1 Jean: Levi's introduces Waste denim collection
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The Levi's brand introduced a new collection of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Each Levi's Waste product will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12- to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The Levi's Waste products, which will be available for both men and women as part of the Levi's Spring 2013 collection, represent the next chapter in the company's ongoing commitment to sustainable design. More

Wittmann's EcoPower packs a punch for RPC
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Rigid plastic packaging and supplies manufacturer RPC has commissioned a new Wittmann Battenfeld EcoPower 300 injection moulding machine at its Market Rasen facility. 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

New soap bottles partially sourced from ocean plastic
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Method has launched its latest innovation in sustainable packaging: bottles made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. This limited-edition packaging is for a new Method product, a two-in-one hand and dish soap, available exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. More

UK should not follow Germany's energy u-turn policy, warns Palm Paper CEO
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The U.K. needs to make sure that it does not follow Germany's energy u-turn policy as it is creating a financial burden on the paper industry, according to Palm Paper chief executive Dr. Wolfgang Palm. More

Plastics manufacturer Paragon Films opening facility in Union Gap, Wash.
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Paragon Films, Inc., a plastic film manufacturer based in Oklahoma, announces plans to open a new plant in Union Gap, Wash. The new facility plans to be open and operational by April 2013. Paragon Films plans to hire 15-20 employees initially and the company ultimately expects to have approximately 50 employees at the Union Gap plant. More

Terracycle saves ten millionth piece of waste packaging from UK landfill
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TerraCycle is celebrating a new milestone, after the London-based recycling company's recycling fundraising Brigade programs hit the 10 million mark in terms of the number of pieces of waste packaging saved from U.K. landfill.  In the process the U.K. public has raised over £133,000 for a variety of worthy schools, charities and non-profit organizations. More

Web Machine Buying Guide – Designing for Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

This one of a kind book, written by one of the world's leading web handling expert and experienced machine designer along with a team of specialists, offers a hands on step-by-step approach to investing in, acquiring and starting up web machinery. It is designed to assist plant-based personnel in the costing and planning of major machinery investment with a rigorous analysis of what needs to be done to acquire or replace equipment with minimal expense and maximum longterm efficiency, no matter what types of webs are being handled. The book ranges over the entire spectrum of machine buying from dealing with salespeople to the technical details of machinery design, contract formulation, financing and maintenance. Numerous case studies illustrate strategies to follow—and avoid—in purchasing standard, as well as custom designed, web machines.

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• Techniques to plan, shop and contract for, purchase, install and troubleshoot web machines
• For web machine builders, buyers, designers, project engineers, plant managers
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Pepsi spending $10 million on plastic bottle project
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Pepsi Beverages Co. will begin manufacturing plastic bottles at its Latham bottling plant. Pepsi will invest $10 million in a project to replace merchant-supplied plastic bottles with ones blow molded on-site, according to a news release from The Capital Region Economic Development Council, a state agency in the Albany, N.Y., region. More

Flexible packaging producers face "difficult economic environment"
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As a result of what it called a "very difficult economic environment," French flexible packaging association Elipso has said the country's flexible plastics packaging producers have seen their business slow down in 2012 and expect an overall annual growth rate of 1 percent in both volume and value terms. By the end of this year, the sector is expected to have generated a little more than €8 billion in revenues. More

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