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Celebrating a century of achievement
TAPPI
In 2015, TAPPI will celebrate its 100-year anniversary. This remarkable milestone represents an excellent opportunity to commemorate the past, present and future successes of our industry and the people and companies who achieved them. The TAPPI PLACE Division will be participating in the program with a one day track and would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting event by submitting an abstract. For more information on the event and suggested topics for the PLACE program, please visit www.tappi.org/tappiplace.
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Corrugated packaging not going away in snacks
Industrial Baking & Snacks
Snack makers need to protect fragile product and meet increasing e-commerce and promotional demands – good reasons to increase the use of corrugate in secondary packaging, says a business strategy expert. Since 2008, 49 percent of manufacturers in the food and personal care sector have reduced used of corrugated packaging, according to PMMI’s November Secondary Packaging report. However, 21 percent have increased use – 9 percent in the food sector.
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Dog food gets personal with custom packaging
Packaging Digest
For the first time ever in the U.S. a major pet food manufacturer is producing a personalized dog food for your pooch — Just Right by Purina. The idea behind the concept blends together a dog owner's first-hand awareness of their pet’s needs with Purina's established nutritional expertise to develop a personalized feeding experience for individual dogs.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  GO PITLESS: X12 CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

The X12 Lift Conveyor (patent pending) is A.G. Stacker’s flagship series of hydraulic lift tables. 12" to top of mesh & NO PIT REQUIRED for installation. The standard is 72" long, unlike other lift conveyors on the market, which are only 60" long. This revolutionary system is able to handle virtually any integrated stacker application with capacities up to 3,000 lbs.
 


Engineering plastics' properties drive adoption globally
Packaging World
Packaging and medical products are among the end-user segments where the global engineering plastics market is on a strong growth path. Plastics are easy to process, which plays a key role in driving the market as metal substitution gains traction in many end-user segments. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan regarding the Global Engineering Plastics Market finds that the market earned revenues of $58.63 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $86.42 billion in 2020.
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Coca-Cola is first to use bio-based drink carton
Greener Package
Coca-Cola's Del Valle Reserva brand of juice has won the Technology in Beverage Packaging prize at the 2014 ABRE Awards for being the first brand to use Tetra Pak cartons with bio-based low-density polyethylene films derived from sugarcane.
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Is a sea change ahead in packaged food traceability?
Packaging Digest
GS1 US discloses 5 major industry stakeholders representing a variety of seafood sources and processing methods that were selected for Proof of Concept, a small exercise to investigate and assess the current state of seafood traceability data. Angela Fernandez, vice president of retail grocery and foodservice, identifies stakeholders and a brand owner with a food traceability program in Part 2 of our interview with GS1 US. She also explains why track-and-trace is gaining traction in these markets.
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Make your sustainable packaging stick
Packaging World
Sustainability issues in packaging continue to generate headlines in many areas. The latest include bio-based packaging material innovation, food waste prevention, and the adoption of new labels to empower consumers to recycle packaging. But if your company is like most, you're still finding it challenging to incorporate sustainability goals into the packaging design process. This article builds upon a free white paper, 5 Steps to Sustainable Packaging, from PE International, that takes a closer look at what is involved in changing the way your organization thinks about driving more sustainable packaging.
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Bioplastic applications rapidly developing across major markets
By Don Rosato
The bioplastics industry is experiencing a sense of arrival confirmed by a growing volume and variety of applications from disposable packaging to durable goods. Bioplastics are no longer viewed as a mere fad, a "green" public relations stunt or a feel-good ecoluxury. They are proving to be legitimate tools of the plastics industry. Let's take a look at bioplastics application development across some major plastic market segments.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Fully automated WVTR testing

Following on MOCON’s fully automated oxygen permeation system, the PERMATRAN-W Model 3/34, the world first fully automated WVTR system will be shown for the first time at PackExpo in Chicago, November 2nd to 5th, Booth 7753.
 


CLIP designs new packaging for Piquant
The Business Review
London and Nottingham-based creative agency CLIP has come up with a new packaging design along with a new logo for sauces and marinades manufacturers Piquant to improve their brand image. CLIP has designed a three-stage creative process to enable Piquant to print bespoke labels in-house as and when they needed them.
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Diet Coke prints 2 million unique labels in latest stroke of packaging genius
Adweek
You thought Coca-Cola was getting personal when it rolled out 250 bottle labels featuring people's first names. Well, Diet Coke just went and individualized two million bottle designs. Coca-Coca Israel created the campaign, with help from Gefen Team, Q Digital and HP Indigo. For the Diet Coke project — which echoes a similar stunt by Absolut in 2012 — a special algorithm led to a unique design technique that allowed millions of designs to be completely auto-generated.
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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
 


Semi-rigid container makes single-handed opening a literal snap
Packaging Digest
The Snapsil easy-open thermoformed container enables a controlled product release for a variety of unit-dose and single-serve products including foods, beverages, personal care, healthcare and household products. Snapsil semi-rigid containers feature a patented audible "snap-opening" function and allow consumers to open the package with one hand.
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Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products
Phys.org
The BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products. The increase in the presence of plastic in our lives is an unstoppable trend due to the versatility of this material. So innovation in the packaging industry has been focusing on the development of new, more sustainable, economically viable materials with enhanced properties and which also perform the functions required by this sector: To contain, protect and preserve the product, to inform the consumer about it and to facilitate the distribution of it.
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  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. 
 


Natural snack brand refreshes graphics to stay on trend
Packaging Digest
In response to its busy, on-the-go consumers, the all-natural snack brand Funley's Delicious has unveiled a stand up re-sealable and portable gusset bag that ensures optimal freshness and quality. The new packaging also now highlights its "no artificial anything" ingredients as well as featuring an essential vitamins and minerals logo alongside with a GMO free logo.
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Sliced fresh meats in a thermoformable paper-based pack
Packaging World
A newly developed thermoformable paper-based package is making its way to consumers in Switzerland through the Migros chain of supermarkets. Called PaperLite, it was developed and commercialized by Sweden's Flextrus. The meat producer using it for the Migros packs is Micarna, Switzerland's leading meat producer. Beginning with one tray format in late 2013, Micarna now offers seven varieties of refrigerated sliced meat products in PaperLite trays.
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Business reviews now available on the TAPPI Buyer's Guide
MultiView
Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our TAPPI Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. Visit the TAPPI Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.


New MAP pack gives Franz bread a 40 day shelf life
Packaging Digest
Introduced at Pack Expo, Sealed Air's Cryovac Modified Atmosphere Packaging technology traps oxygen as a new way to dramatically extend shelf life for premium and specialty baked goods. Oxygen absorbers have been used for years as a modified atmosphere packaging technique, but Sealed Air took a different tack using active barrier film technology that traps oxygen within the film rather than scavenge it. The result is an efficient way to extend the shelf life for baked goods using thermoformed packaging.
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Digital watermarking assists in Cooking Light
Packaging World
In early 2013, Cooking Light magazine added mobile technology to its toolkit by incorporating digital watermarking in all of its recipes — a feature that was carried over to the packaging of its ready-made meal solutions upon their launch in mid-2013. As used in the magazine, Digimarc® ID digital watermarks from Digimarc Corp. are embedded into photographs of prepared recipes that readers can scan using the Digimarc® Discover smartphone app. Upon scanning, readers are taken directly to the recipe page online, where they can save the recipe.
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Can better packaging convince you to eat bugs?
Fast Company
It's true that 2 billion people worldwide already eat insects. But it's a challenge to convert the rest of us, who tend to think eating an ant or a grasshopper is gross. One of the latest attempts to rebrand insect cuisine is a Belgian startup called SexyFood, which is trying to sell worms and bugs as high-end snacks. Each snack is packaged in a luxurious-looking black and gold can. Instead of a picture of what's inside, the package is numbered, an homage to Chanel perfume.
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Vegan chocolate packaging is sweet on sustainability
Packaging Digest
A new gourmet vegan line of chocolates has recently been launched by HNINA with packaging that is made of 100% biodegradable and recyclable kraft paper produced with wind energy. On how sustainability played a role in the packaging development, the HNINA team said, "We strive to use ingredients that are grown in biodiversity and that are produced as locally as possible. We are dedicated to using proper social and environmental fair trade practices. Our packaging is made of 100% biodegradable and recyclable kraft paper produced using wind energy."
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An interesting rulemaking, if you like that sort of thing
Packaging World
Yes, I know how that sounds. But the regulations are crucially important to food companies, so it’s useful to watch them develop and perhaps even get involved. The typical sequence for agencies making regulations is, first, they issue a proposed regulation, inviting the public to comment on it. Second, they mull over all the comments, make changes to the proposal as they see fit, and third, issue the final regulation, revised perhaps in light of the comments, together with detailed explanations of why they did what they did. Fourth, the final regulation becomes effective at some date after its publication.
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Will big data bring a new age of enablement to packaging lines?
Packaging Digest
For quality, safety, efficiency and economic reasons, the packaging industry is moving toward a way to capture, analyze and use Big Data on individual machines, as well as on entire packaging lines. Stimulating conversation with Friedbert Klefenz, president of Bosch Packaging Technology, at the Pack Expo 2014 show, explored the impact machine connectivity, big data and the future of packaging operations.
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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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