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EPA announces recipients for P3 Phase 1 grants
Packaging Digest
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the 2013 recipients of EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants. Forty teams of graduate and undergraduate students from across the country are each receiving a $15,000 grant for research proposals that develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges.
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Coating Matters: Hot Melt Coating Technology, Part 1
PFFC
As coating corporations work toward increasing margins, getting more out of the capital at the site, improving turns in inventory, and reducing environmental impact, they are running into the edge of material, expertise, and equipment capability. Hot melt adhesive coating is a great option for traditional solvent-based tape and label manufacturing, especially as the "green" label is providing a marketing edge in commerce.
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Growth slows for Europe's flexible packaging
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Weaker demand across a number of national markets and lower raw material inflationary pressures were the two main factors slowing value growth in Europe's flexible packaging market in 2012.
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High-profile, easy-open clamshells deter pilfering
Packaging World
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Rigid officially opens £5 million sheet plant for South West England
Packaging News
Rigid Containers has revealed it has kicked off production at its new £5 million corrugated sheet plant in Somerset, England. The plant opened as a distribution hub in April this year but has now been upgraded to operate as a production site with four converting lines and a four-color Bobst Quatro 608 flexo folder gluer among other equipment.
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Survey: Canned foods stocked in 98 percent of Americans' kitchens
Greener Package
A peek inside America's "cantry" reveals eight in 10 Americans don't go a week without cooking with canned foods. A new survey commissioned by Cans Get You Cooking, a program of the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), reveals that for a majority of Americans, a home-cooked meal means turning to their pantry.
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CCL to acquire Advance Packaging Films
Plastics News
Packaging major CCL Industries Inc. plans to add in-house film extrusion to its labels business. The Toronto firm announced Oct. 25 it has agreed to buy the assets of Advanced Packaging Films GmbH of Schkopau, Germany.
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Quality doctor blades and end-seals


In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE
 


Patches offer solution to odor in packaging
Packaging Europe
An odor-absorbing patch could solve the problem of confinement odor and cut returns for retailers selling packaged meats, seafood, poultry and even vegetables.
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Retailers, cola giants, resin producers spearhead CMT's 11th LAPET this November
Plastics Today
As the world's second largest consumer of PET bottles and the biggest consumer of cola products, the average Mexican citizen drinks and discards two bottles per day.
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Study shows bottled water industry has lowest ratio of water use
Packaging Digest
The results of a new study released by the International Bottled Water Association show that the amount of water used to produce bottled water products is less than all other types of packaged beverages. On average, only 1.39 liters of water is used to produce every one liter of finished bottled water.
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Constantia Flexibles wins big in foil competition
PFFC
Constantia Flexibles, a global corporation that develops, manufactures, and supplies flexible packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage markets, received more honors than any other entrant in the Alufoil Trophy Award competition of the European Aluminium Foil Assn.
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Symphony asks government for exemption from proposed carrier bag levy
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Symphony Environmental has made the U.K. government an offer to accept for recycling all oxo-biodegradable and ordinary plastic shopping bags collected in England for recycling.
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New sanitary auger fillers improve filling accuracy
Packaging World
Standard Process Inc. takes sanitation very seriously. As a leading manufacturer of more than 300 whole food supplements, the Palmyra, Wis.-based company goes to great lengths to ensure its production facilities and equipment meet or exceed prescribed sanitary guidelines. So when the company looked to purchase a new sanitary filler system as part of an overall upgrade to one of its primary bulk packaging lines, it chose Spee-Dee.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Unilever picks Global Closure Systems for new Persil packs
Packaging News
Global Closure Systems (GCS) has been named as the sole supplier for two key elements of Unilever's new bottles for Persil and Skip. GCS has supplied a three-piece, two-color dispensing closure for the bottles as well as a stain eraser ball which sits in a "hole" in the bottle.
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Recyclable cheese pack provides functional benefits too
Greener Package
FrieslandCampina partners with resin and film suppliers to develop a recyclable bottom sheet for its cheese packaging that can be recycled. Dutch company FrieslandCampina, one of the world's five largest dairies, Südpack, a producer of film packaging for food, and PET resin and sheet producer OCTAL have joined together to create a unique packaging solution for cheese.
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Uflex invests $400 million to expand
Plastics News
India's $1 billion film and flexible packaging maker Uflex Ltd. has given a nod to a plan that includes expanding plants and establishing new factories in India and overseas.
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NYCO Flexible Packaging makes significant customer focused investment with latest flexo printing technologies installation
Packaging Europe
Clondalkin Group company NYCO Flexible Packaging has invested in the latest generation UV flexo hybrid printing technology, a new printing facility and additional slitting capacity at its Kirchberg manufacturing site. The investments represent one of the largest projects in the company's history.
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Report: Glass packaging market will reach $59.94 billion in 2019
Packaging Digest
Transparency Market Research has published new Market Report "Glass Packaging Market for Food and Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Beer and Other Alcoholic Beverages — Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019." The global market for glass packaging was valued at $47.43 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $59.94 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 3.4 percent from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, global demand was 45.71 million tons in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1 percent from 2013 to 2019.
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Patches offer solution to odor in packaging
Packaging Europe
An odor-absorbing patch could solve the problem of confinement odor and cut returns for retailers selling packaged meats, seafood, poultry and even vegetables.

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Milwaukee gets word out on plastic film recycling
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Milwaukee engages in partnerships to encourage consumers to recycle not just plastic bags, but also plastic film wraps used for product packaging as well.

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Chocolate paper could mark bio-recycling breakthrough
Packaging News
Paper manufacturer James Cropper is claiming a breakthrough bio-recycling solution; the production of a versatile paper from the remnants of the chocolate production process.

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Private equity helps Comar target Europe
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
U.S. plastics packaging and company Comar wants to grow its product line and geographic reach now that a majority of the operation has been acquired by private equity firm Graham Partners.
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Full speed ahead for laminators
Packaging Europe
H.B. Fuller has announced that with faster line speeds and shorter curing times, H.B. Fuller's new, solvent-free laminating adhesive enables products to be finished quicker — whilst adhering to food standard regulations.
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Flexible packaging machines serve a variety of food, chemical markets
Packaging World
Turnkey flexible packaging systems from Fres-co can package coffee, snacks and other dry products, as well as high-value agricultural chemicals as an alternative to fiber drums.
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Wipak launches composite films plant in Poland
European Plastics News
Packaging producer Wipak has launched a new plant for processing and finishing quality composite films near Wroclaw, Poland, earlier this month. Bomlitz, Germany-based Wipak set up the facility at Skarbimierz Osiedle to meet increasing demand for high quality printed packaging in Eastern Europe. The facility will extrude, print and laminate a range of composite films for the food and healthcare markets.
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Luxepack: Favini reveals rush in sales of nut-based Crush paper
Packaging News
The world's first paper to be made from made using waste from the food industry has outperformed sales targets by four times in its first year, its maker Favini has revealed.
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Bioplastics get a share of the limelight at K 2013
Plastics Today
At this year's international K fair, sustainability and energy efficiency were the overarching themes that impacted almost every segment of the plastics industry on exhibit in Dusseldorf, Germany. Innovations in greener machinery, auxiliaries, processes, technologies and, of course, materials were on display at booths in all the halls, with more attention than ever for bioplastics.
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