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US lobby group takes legal action against plastic bag ban
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A U.S. lobby group is taking legal action to block a local authority in California from banning the use of plastic bags. Arguing that plastic bags are safer than paper bags for transporting hot foods, the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition (SPBC) has filed a lawsuit to block Santa Cruz County, in California, from implementing the ban, scheduled to take effect on March 20 in unincorporated areas. More



Food packaging 'health' rating proposed
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A medical group says it wants labels on the front of all packaged food sold in grocery stores giving consumers a quick assessment of its nutrition value. The Institute of Medicine said the "fundamental shift in strategy" on food packaging would go beyond providing nutrition information to actually encourage people to eat better and combat an epidemic of obesity, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. More

US pack giants continue drive into new markets
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The latest deal from the US paper giant International Paper is an example of the continued move into new markets by US companies, according to financial advisory firm Catalyst Corporate Finance. 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


Profits shrink despite 'healthy' flexible packaging sales for Huhtamäki
Food Production Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Finnish packaging giant Huhtamäki's profits for the first three quarters of 2011 fell despite "robust" consumer packaging demand within developing markets, while Sonoco also saw a slight profit dip. More

Why Dr Pepper Ten is everything that's wrong with brands
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Becky Lang writes, "With the tagline, 'It's not for women' and a campaign that acts as a watchdog for girly behaviors like saying 'OMG,' the new ad campaign for Dr Pepper Ten is actually enough to make me refuse to buy Dr Pepper. My co-workers said that I was playing into the brand's plot by not drinking it, and that a smart counter-strategy would be to make it the drink of Real Housewives or promote the idea that it cures menstrual symptoms." 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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RPC oxygen barrier negates need for preservatives
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
RPC Kutenholz has developed a two-liter container for the food service market in partnership with its client Carl Kühne. The multilayer polypropylene container is equipped with a special oxygen barrier that protects its contents, making it possible for preservatives to be omitted.
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Consumers pay less attention to nutrition labels than they think
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Nutrition Facts labels have been used for decades on many food products. Are these labels read in detail by consumers when making purchases? Do people read only certain portions of the labels? According to a new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, consumers' self-reported viewing of Nutrition Facts label components was higher than objectively measured viewing using an eye-tracking device. 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


Paper and aluminium recycling figures increase despite market fears
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Paper/board and aluminum packaging reprocessing figures are up by 6.3 percent and 11 percent respectively in the third quarter of this year, according to interim figures released by the Environment Agency. More

2010 PET container recycling rate reaches 29 percent
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) have released the "2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity," which records a 2010 PET container recycling rate of 29 percent. This is the seventh straight year that the U.S. recycling rate has increased. Total PET collected for recycling was also the highest to date, as was the use of recycled PET in end-use applications, at more than 1.5 billion pounds and 1 billion pounds, respectively. 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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Leading brands to pilot new recycling label in 2012
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Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue has released a new report, "Labeling for Package Recovery," and announced details for a 2012 national pilot of the new Packaging Recovery Label System, a voluntary label developed by the organization's Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) to communicate to consumers how to recycle a package after its use.
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Cold chain courier services for health care manufacturers
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As global health initiatives increase, many manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices are shipping their goods globally. Doing so can be a lucrative practice. However, there are challenges from international regulations imposed by the World Health Organization and other entities, as well as regulations in the health care manufacturer's own country. Delivery companies that specialize in cold chain logistics can help. More



Flexible sleeve that 'cuts 33 percent weight from trays' launches
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National Flexible has launched what it claims to be a world first technology to replace cartonboard sleeves for ready meals with a flexible plastic alternative. More

Study cites alternative energy opportunities from nonrecycled plastics
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Columbia University study funded by ACC calculates the energy and electricity potential available from the nonrecycled plastics currently disposed of in U.S. landfills. 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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Flexible-plastics packaging maker Bema expands into St. Charles, Ill.
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Bema Inc., an Elmhurst-based flexible plastics packaging company that specializes in extruding, printing, laminating and converting plastics, is opening a new facility at 3620 Ohio Ave. in St. Charles, Ill. The company will occupy 70,000 square feet and employ 15 to 20 people starting in 2012, reaching full employment of 50 to 60 people by 2014. More

Revolutionary package to be the first UN approved waterproof bag-in-box
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CDF Europe, a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging, has announced its Cheertainer bag-in-box has been UN certified for the transport of hazardous goods and materials by the Italian Research Institute. This revolutionary package is to be the first waterproof bag-in-box package certified for UN transport, positioning itself ideally for use within the booming European cleaning chemical and detergents marketplace. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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