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Can making a package make you sick?
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A recent groundbreaking study found a staggering fivefold increase in pre-menopausal breast cancer in women who worked in automotive plastics and food-can manufacturing, likely linked to the workers' prolonged exposures to cancer-causing and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the workplace. More

Web lines - Why bigger cores?
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Timothy J. Walker writes, "Bigger cores avoid many winding defects. I like to joke that the ideal wound roll is a gigantic core with one wrap on it. Think about it. Bigger cores have fewer layers for a given length of web on the core. Fewer layers of build up mean less magnifying of long-term thickness variations, less significant hardbands, and less winding-induced bagginess. Fewer layers mean less near core pressure buildup and high-pressure defects, such as coining, core impressions, blocking, starring/spoking, and core crushing." More

Rexam on target despite 'challenging' conditions
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Packaging giant Rexam has issued details of its Q3 performance - the results were in line with expectation, said CEO Graham Chipchase. The company's beverage can division saw global volumes rise 6 percent in the quarter while Rexam's health care performed less well, partly due to a decline in business in its animal health operation. 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

Gourmet fish in light-weight PP tray
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Germany's Homann Food Ltd. has launched a range of gourmet fish products in a lightweight, transparent, fish-shaped polypropylene dish. "Especially when launching a new product range, it is helpful if the packaging is really eye-catching," says Frank Kriener, production manager at GIZEH, the maker of the tray. "Our new fish-shaped dishes are eye-catching without being obtrusive and garish, meaning they really fit with Homann's high-quality brand image." More

Retailers asks court to stop Toronto's bag ban
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The Ontario Convenience Stores Association is challenging Toronto's proposed single-use plastic bag ban, the Toronto Sun reported. The City Council passed the ban in June, and it is expected to go into effect in 2013, with the start date either Jan. 1 or July 1. A committee has approved bylaws for the measure, but the City Council still has to give final approval Nov. 27, the newspaper reported. An effort by the city's mayor to overturn the measure failed in October. 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

Goebel expands the application range of the Goebel Slitter KPW3
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Small rolls intended for use in cash registers of supermarkets, gas stations and calculators are usually used with small card board or plastic cores. These cores, mostly with an interior diameter of 13.5 to 17.5 mm, stabilize the initial rewinding of the roll and are used in certain devices to support the roll. Often, rolls are just simply put into the device, in which case a core is not required. More

AMERIPEN makes progress toward material recovery
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Group publishes interactive, Web-based knowledge maps that compile packaging data by type across all phases of the recovery system. AMERIPEN has made public on its Web site a comprehensive mapping tool, the Product Recovery Knowledge Map (PRKM), as the first fruit of its labors toward increasing the recovery rates for packaging. 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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America's beverage industry launches public space recycling program
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The American Beverage Association is honoring America Recycles Day by supporting a pilot project called "Recycle on the Go" in Palm Beach County, Fla., to increase the amount of recycled cans and bottles and decrease the amount of personal waste. As a founding sponsor of America Recycles Day, the beverage industry has engaged in many public-private partnerships around the country to better educate and inform consumers about the importance and ease of recycling. More

RPC Envases expands despite Spanish crisis
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RPC Group is expanding its Spanish operation and investing in new technology, despite the country's current economic crisis. RPC Envases, the U.K.-headquartered rigid packaging group's local extrusion blow moulding offshoot, has relocated one of its plants to a new 12,000-square-meter site near Madrid, Spain. More


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Trends in packaging contract management
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There are few areas in the contract manufacturing and packaging industry as sensitive as contract management. And there are few areas where greater differences exist between customers in how contracts are administered. There are some customers who appear progressive in their interaction, and who have contracts exceeding 100 pages in length. Then there are other examples where barely more than a term sheet is in place...and sometimes not even that. More

Portland, Ore., to expand plastic bag ban
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Lawmakers in Portland, Ore., voted to expand the city's plastic bag ban to small retailers and restaurants, the Oregonian reported. The city's current ban applies only to supermarkets with more than $2 million in annual sales or pharmacies with at least 10,000 square feet. The new ban, effective March 1, 2013, will apply to all stores with at least 10,000 square feet. On Oct. 1, 2013, the ban will apply to food carts and farmers markets, the newspaper reported. More

EFI acquires technique, strengthens global print MIS leadership
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EFI announces that it has acquired Technique. Technique is a provider of MIS/ERP (management information systems and enterprise resource planning) software products for the printing and packaging industries. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to EFI's 2012 results. More

Premixed rum cocktails are pleasing in new pouch
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Two new varieties of Malibu Rum premixed, ready-to-serve cocktails are introduced in a new pouch format that offers increased functionality. Purchase, N.Y.-based Pernod Ricard USA has improved upon the functionality of its stand-up pouch format for premixed Malibu Rum Cocktails, with the introduction last summer of two new varieties: Caribbean Cosmo Light and Melon Margarita. 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.

Consumer Reports reveals 4 packaging gripes
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Companies spend $130 billion a year on boxes, bags and blister packs, yet many packaged goods still remain hard-to-open, undersized, or overwrapped for the products inside. More

Pouched hair-care products
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Distributed outside North America, Syoss brand high-performance hair-care products are sold in 400-mL stand-up pouches that offer screw-cap resealability. 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. 

Jeffery to step down as Nestle Waters CEO
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Nestle Waters North America Inc. President and CEO Kim Jeffery - who has been the driving force in the company's effort to improve PET recycling rates, incorporate recycled content into its water bottles, and advocate for extended producer responsibility - is stepping down Feb. 1 to assume a non-executive chairman position with the company. More

McCullagh Coffee launches compostable Ecoverde packs using NatureFlex film
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McCullagh Coffee, a U.S. coffee roasting company, has introduced a compostable pack for its Rainforest Alliance Certified Ecoverde Coffee brand, using cellulose-based NatureFlex from Innovia Films. Warren Emblidge III, VP, sales and marketing says, "We were looking for a partner with a commitment to developing cutting edge compostable packaging to support our sustainability initiatives and Innovia was a great match." More

Pro-Pac acquires two companies
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Continuing its consolidation strategy Pro-Pac Packaging acquired the business and assets of Source and Sell and Stronghold wholesale. To date, Source and Sell have supplied packaging products to the food industry while Stronghold Wholesale is a niche distributor of industrial strapping, stretch wrap and tape products. More

Centre Lane Partners acquires Oracle Packaging
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Centre Lane Partners, a private investment firm based in New York City has announced that it has acquired Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc. (Oracle Packaging), which will be combined with Centre Lane's existing portfolio company, LLFlex, LLC. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
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