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Nestle donates 5.4 million bottles to Sandy victims
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More than five million bottles of water will be arriving this weekend and early next week in New York and New Jersey communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 100 trucks will be converging on the region from Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) plants in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas and Maine, where employees are working tirelessly to meet the acute needs of storm victims. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York Office of Emergency Management made the request for bottled water to meet immediate need in the region. More



Milk goes anywhere, anytime with shelf-safe packaging
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Shelf-safe milk packaging reconnects consumers with the little luxury in steep decline. Milk intake is falling precipitously in the United States: More precisely, consumption is near a 30-year low, according to figures released in August by the Department of Agriculture.  More

PPC report forecasts gradual growth
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The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released its annual Trends: 2012 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report, the definitive analysis of what lies ahead for the paperboard packaging industry. An invaluable tool for translating market challenges into opportunities, the report reflects the partnership of PPC and RISI, the leading provider of paperboard packaging industry market forecasts and analysis. More

US commission warns on compostable claims
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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a revised version of its 'Green Guide,' which warns against misleading claims regarding compostable plastics.  The FTC had two concerns - the first related to the limited availability in the U.S. of industrial composting facilities where plastics are accepted; the second related to the performance of compostable plastics in home and industrial composting. 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


How to prevent food labeling mixups
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The No. 1 cause for North American food recalls in 2011 wasn't a foodborne illness, it was unlabeled or mislabeled ingredients. But the problem is just as serious, because in the United States, approximately roughly 2 percent of U.S. adults and 5 percent of U.S. children have at least one food allergy, and reactions to an undeclared allergen can be fatal. More

Consumers prefer clear plastic packaging
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Researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina have conducted studies into consumer behavior - funded by Klöckner Pentaplast, the Montabaur, Germany-based plastics films group - that shows that products in clear plastic clamshell packaging are over 400 percent more attractive to consumers than identical products in printed paperboard boxes. More

Iceland hands £10 million contract to HH Global
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Retailer Iceland has awarded a £10 million contract for marketing activity, including point-of-sale materials, to the print and campaign management group HH Global More


Quality doctor blades delivered quickly


Allison Systems is a manufacturer of quality doctor blades with the capability to produce a variety of edge configurations on metal, composite, and plastic materials. MORE


Avery Dennison uses the science of thin to improve performance and increase sustainability
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Avery Dennison Corporation has introduced a Prime Film Portfolio of BOPP and Machine Direction Oriented (MDO) films, anchored with the new, proprietary S7000 adhesive that delivers excellent clarity, conformability for container squeeze, and dispensing stiffness for high-speed converting and dispensing. More

Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells
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Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce. As a grower, packer, and shipper of organic produce, Earthbound Farm is recognized as an innovative industry leader. In April 2012, they installed four Adept ClamPAC™ robotic systems from Adept Technology to case-pack clamshells. More

7 principles of sales-effective package design
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Here are seven principles of sales-effective package design that account for the realities of shoppers. More

TAPPI Reach-In Chamber
The Parameter Series 7911 40 cu. ft. is specifically designed for accurate humidity and temperature control for TAPPI applications. This test chamber is designed to accurately produce the conditions required for applications such as stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC, and vapor transmission.

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Pack design gives new wine unforgettable shape to stand out on shelf
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Stacked Wines LLC was conceived by a team who sought a stylish, portable and recyclable packaging solution for informal wine consumption that offers quality taste, simple style and ultra convenience. The team envisioned a practical and easily-stored four-pack of stemless wine glasses that vertically stack to form the equivalent of one full 750ml bottle of wine. More

Static beat: High static on unwinding rolls
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Why does unwinding a roll of homogeneous web generate so much static electricity? After all, tribocharging occurs when two different materials touch and separate. Since a bare PET web has the same material on both sides, unwinding should generate no tribocharging, right? More

EU flexible packaging market grows 5.1 percent
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European flexible packaging production grew by 5.1 percent in 2011 to give the market a value of £9.3 billion, according to a new report from PCI films. Despite the recession, market growth was driven by higher selling prices. Rising costs for inks, adhesives and energy were all passed on to consumers, says the report. More

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Determining when to rebuild or replace a labeling machine
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Seven warning signs that may indicate it's time to either rebuild or recondition your labeling machine. More

Australia's Plantic strikes deal with Linpac
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Plantic, an Australian manufacturer of bio materials, is set to use Linpac high barrier films in its packaging products after the two companies signed a deal. More



M&S aims for long-lasting pears in new pack
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Retailer Marks & Spencer is aiming to keep its pears fresher for longer by rolling out a new type of packaging. The retailer started using the It's Fresh technology, which comes in the form of a small in-pack strip that removes ethylene, on strawberries, raspberries and blackberries earlier this year. More

Meech launched new static bar and ionized cleaning system at Pack Expo International
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Meech International showcased its brand new static elimination bar, the Hyperion 971 - designed for labeling, packaging and converting applications - and the IonRinse, an ionized air rinsing system specifically tailored to the food and beverage industry, at Pack Expo International 2012. More


Custom Defect Detection Systems

Custom inspection systems correctly designed to fit don't need to cost more. Check out the Guardian PQV: Full-featured 100% inspection, built for your application.


Green package, product guides attempt to be current
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People want to be up on things, and so do government agencies, which would rather be perceived as relevant and useful than not. On that score, you might be inclined to give the Federal Trade Commission a low grade for coolness when it issued environmental claims guidance in October 2012 and did not include the terms "sustainable," "natural," or "organic." More

Secondary packaging puts pharma protection first
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Protecting fragile products from transport damages usually entails high costs. Many pharmaceutical products such as syringes, vials, carpules, small bottles and ampules or combinations of these fall into that category and require gentle handling. Different packaging materials and therefore several processing steps are necessary to meet the exacting packaging requirements of the industry. 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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Caps maker ProCap invests €10 million in Ireland
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Procap Wiltz, a privately-owned cap and closure producer based in Luxembourg, is investing €10 million to expand its business in Wicklow, Ireland. The company took over the site when it acquired Macfarlane Plastics in 2009 for €1.9 million. More

How to ignore sales forecasts for more profitable packaging
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With more retailers demanding customized package configurations for their consumers, the supply chain can get "very complicated, very quickly," says contract packager Kevin Hall, operating officer of Coregistics with decades of experience in the CPG supply chain, from The Clorox Company to Ryder Logistics. More



Pouches make plum packaging for baby food brand
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Little Jack Horner was on to something when he sat in the corner and pulled out a plum all those years ago: It's what thousands of kids reach for nowadays - the organic fruit, vegetable and dairy squeezable Plum pouches, that is. Plum Organics seeks to bring the best to babies and children from the highchair to the lunchbox, and the 2012 Inc. 500 ranking company has aimed to make it fun and simple. More

HP Sauce gets into 'Movember' spirit with new look bottles
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HP Sauce bottles have been given a makeover with limited edition bottles unveiled to raise awareness for the Movember campaign. The annual moustache-growing charity drive supports prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Bottles of HP sauce will incorporate a moustache on its 255g, 425g and 450g varieties. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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First microwave-induced pyrolysis plant for flexible packaging recycling goes commercial
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According to flexpack.org, UK recycling technology developer Enval has secured new premises in the recently designated Enterprise Zone at Alconbury, England. The buildings will house the world’s first commercial-scale plant using Enval's patented process for the recycling of laminated plastic and aluminum packaging. More

IMLs clearly consumer-attractive, cost-competitive, and eco-friendly
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Vaska Home Products, headquartered in Berkeley, Calif., specializes in uniquely formulated laundry cleaning products for delicate fabrics and sensitive skin. Free of irritants, toxins, pollutants, dyes, and binding agents, these 100 percent-biodegradable detergents contain natural ingredients derived from herbs, plant-based surfactants, and water-soluble degreasing agents, as noted on the company’s website. More

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