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Oct. 28, 2009
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Bemis 3Q Declines but Flexible Packaging Strong
from Forbes
Bemis Co., which makes flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive materials, said its third-quarter profit fell 19 percent as revenue declined, selling prices slipped and expenses increased. More

Global Demand for Flexible Packaging to Grow 3.5 Percent Annually to 2013: Report
from Canadian Plastics
World demand for converted flexible packaging is forecast to increase 3.5 percent per year to over 19 million metric tons in 2013, according to a new study. The study, released by market research firm the Freedonia Group, provides forecasts to 2013 and 2018 for flexible packaging demand by material (polyethylene, polypropylene, other plastics, paper and foil) and market (food and nonfood) on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis. More

New Polyethylene for Flexible Packaging Applications
from Market Publishers
A new polyethylene (PE) resin for potential use in a wide range of customer blown film applications has been commercially launched by LyondellBasell Industries. The new Lupolen GX 4081 grade features a superior balance of mechanical properties, and a unique combination of stiffness and toughness that offers significant downgauging potential, up to double digits, for numerous flexible packaging applications. More

Packaging Firm Nordenia Expands German Plant
from European Plastics News
Nordenia, a Germany-based provider of flexible packaging and films to OEM firms, is expanding its production and administration plant in Steinfeld. The expansion includes a new printing press to expand production capacity, while the company says it can now store raw and packaging materials on site. Nordenia now has some 1,700m2 for production and 300m2 for administration at the plant. More

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New Look for Fresh'n Fruity Yoghurt
from Packaging Magazine Australia
New Zealand's number one yoghurt brand Fresh 'n Fruity has been given a fresh new look with lids supplied by Chadwicks. Leading heat-seal pre-cut lid manufacturer, Chadwicks has created a new range of lids for Fonterra's Fresh 'n Fruity range of yoghurts. More

Rewind Equipment: Chic & Sleek
from PFFC Magazine
The addition of Elsner roll packaging and rewinding equipment provides an in-line system that streamlines the production of trendy wallpaper at Eco-Borastapeter. IKEA's line of modern home furnishings is virtually synonymous with the phrase "Scandinavian design." But one Sweden-based wallpaper manufacturer was using the same sleek design philosophy decades before the famed retailer made it fashionable. More

International Paper to Shut Down Three Mills
from Converting Magazine
International Paper announced plans to close its paper mill and associated operations in Franklin, Va., and its containerboard mills in Pineville, La., and Albany, Ore. The company also announced it would permanently shut down the previously idled No. 3 machine at its Valliant, Okla., containerboard mill. The Valliant Mill's other two machines will continue to operate. These permanent shutdowns will reduce the company's North American paper and board capacity by 2.1 million tons. More

Contract Packager's Blister Machine Delivers Flexibility
from Packaging World
Flexibility is paramount for contract packagers. Last spring, Contract Packaging Resources, Inc. (CPR) enhanced its flexibility with the addition of a TF1 blister-packaging machine from Micron Pharmaworks, Inc. The machine eliminates the need for CPR to outsource its blister-packaging services, which it had done previously. More

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