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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up


Biopolymers may be less eco-friendly than petroleum-based materials
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are biopolymers really delivering the eco benefits many claim? Perhaps not, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers. An article published by news syndicate ANI says the University of Pittsburgh study indicates bioplastics can produce a bigger carbon footprint than petroleum-derived plastics, due farming and energy-intense chemical processing. More



Cardia makes bags by blending CO2 with starch
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Melbourne packaging technology company Cardia Bioplastics has developed a biodegradable plastic bag created from a blend of CO2 emissions and starch. Chairman Pat Volpe said the company has successfully completed a first production run of the carrier bags, known as CO2S - or, carbon dioxide plus a starch based renewable resource. More

Heinz accused of stealing 'Dip & Squeeze' pack idea: reports
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H.J.Heinz's "Dip & Squeeze" pack is at the centre of a lawsuit in the US after the owner of an online food retailer said the food giant had adopted his idea for a sauce packet without compensating him. The Detroit Free Press (DFP) reported that David Wawrzynski is suing Heinz for breach of implied contract and unjust enrichment after it adopted Dip & Squeeze packaging format earlier this year. More

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Carbon emissions label hits off in UK
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A label on consumer products detailing their carbon emissions has become popular with shoppers in the UK, according to a study conducted by the Centre for Retail Research in Nottingham. The study, based on data collected by market research group, Nielsen, showed that nine out of 10 households purchased a product with a 'Carbon Reduction Label' in the last year.   More

PET recycling rate reaches 28 percent in 2009
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the sixth straight year, the U.S. PET recycling rate has increased, to 28 percent in 2009. That's according to the recently released "2009 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity," produced by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA). More



EBRD loan would help Ukranian packaging plant
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The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) is considering providing a €29.8 million loan to Ukrplastic, a leading producer of flexible plastic packaging in Ukraine. The money would finance its energy efficiency investments, help it launch new products and restructure its balance sheet. More
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Food and beverage consumers swayed by quality more than green claims
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Consumer demand for sustainable food and drink continues to grow, and companies are increasing the supply, as Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has tracked more than 13,000 new sustainable food and drink products since 2005. While 84 percent of consumers say they regularly buy green or sustainable food and drink, some are unaware of what the claims actually mean. More

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Beer could be destined for PET packaging and kegs
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PET could be the future of packaging in the brewing industry, delegates to the International Brewing Convention in Manchester, U.K., were told this week. Geoff Giles, a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging and a consultant with idiPac, gave a lecture to the convention on innovations in packaging. More

'World first' claim for kids' no-spill food pack: gallery
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Food company Benjoy Nutrition has claimed a world first after launching a range of kids' snacks a no-spill format called the Munchcup. The format, which is exclusive to Benjoy and was invented by the firm's founder Michelle Daniells, features an anti-spill lid made of a membrane that is designed to prevent content spillage while simultaneously allowing "little fingers" to get at the contents. More



Paper packaging a booming market
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The paperboard and paper packaging industry has been one of the most resilient sectors of Australian industry, according to a review by market research group IndustryEdge. The 2010 Pulp & Paper Strategic Review showed that the paperboard and paper packaging industry experienced a growth in both production and consumption in the 2009-10 year. Production in Australia during this period reached 1.969 million tons of all grades - an increase driven by the commissioning of Visy's second paper machine at Tumut, NSW. More

Huhtamaki posts buoyant figures despite raw material price hikes
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Huhtamaki said increased demand for its flexible packaging and films combined with favorable currency exchange conditions had boosted its net sales and earnings during the first nine months of the year. But the Finland-based company said that all its business segments had been hit by rising raw material prices for the period Jan. 1 to Sept. 30. More



Jindal Poly Films attractive bet for long-term investment
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The steep rise in PET film prices has boosted the profitability of Jindal Poly Films. The company's expansion plans, strong balance sheet, healthy cash flows and expected sustainability of the buoyant BOPET film prices make the company an attractive long-term bet. More

Alcan buy boosts Amcor Q1 performance
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Amcor chief executive Ken MacKenzie has said the Alcan acquisition has improved the firm's results for the first quarter of its 2011 financial year. MacKenzie told the Australian packaging giant's annual general meeting that cost synergies from the acquisition remained on target and that the "year had started well with all business segments trading above last year." More



Arc International signs exclusive agreement with Corrugated Gear & Services Inc.
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Charlotte, N.C.-based ARC International is pleased to announce that they have signed an exclusive agreement with Corrugated Gear & Services Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga., to become their exclusive OEM supplier of roller products for S&S corrugator and flexographic equipment. At TAPPI/AICC Corrugated Week, Micheal Foran, ARC President and CEO, reported that "ARC International is extremely excited about our new relationship with David Lauderbaugh and Corrugated Gear & Services, Inc. Our common goal is to provide the highest quality precision products to the corrugated industry." More

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