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Nov. 25, 2009
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Green Efforts Can Be Hampered by Nonstandard Terminology
from Packaging Digest
As systems thinking permeates the discourse on how to evaluate environmental benefits, we run into potential conflicts between optimizing subsystems versus the need to optimize the total system. This comes into play with packaging, as stakeholders can be focused on specific materials or parts of the supply chain, rather than addressing the limitations of our packaging and recovery systems as a whole. More

Layoff Notices Go to 50 Employees at Alcan in Neenah, Wis.
from The Appleton Post Crescent
A total of 50 salaried positions will be cut at Alcan Packaging Food America's technical center 2103 Industrial Drive by Jan. 9. Alcan, in a letter to the state Department of Workforce Development on Nov. 9, said the layoffs are result of its acquisition by Neenah, Wis.-based Bemis Co. Inc., a flexible packaging maker. More

Sidel Goes for a World Record with Hot Fill Design
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Sidel has launched what the company describes as 'world record' beating hot-fill PET bottles. The lightweighted designs – Skyward and Curvy – weigh less than 19 grams for a 0.5ltr bottle. More

New Third Generation Woodman G3 Twin-tube Bagmaker
from Packaging World
Woodman's G3 twin tube vertical bagmaker raises the bar on operator ease of use, speeds (up to 240 bpm), and package size flexibility to applications including candy, nuts, crackers and cookies, potato chips and all other salted snacks. The G3 features a recessed electrical panel for total access to the machine interior. More

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Label-less Water
from Brand Packaging
In mid-October, Summit Spring introduced Raw Water: spring water bottled directly from the source without any filtration, treatment, or nutritional label. More

Boxes GH Invests in Mitsubishi Press
from Packaging News
Carton manufacturer Boxes GH has bought a six-color Mitsubishi printing press and coater to boost production capacity. The press, which replaces a Roland machine, has been installed at Boxes GH's plant in Great Harwood, Lancashire, U.K. More

Southern Bar-B-Que Sauce Launches Inverted Bottle
from Packaging Magazine
Southern Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc. has become the first company that produces barbeque seasonings and sauces to introduce a product in an inverted bottle. The Cajun Grill-N-Que bottle, created by TricorBraun Design & Engineering is an 18-ounce clear PET container that features a pinched waste so it is easy to hold and squeeze. More

Printpack Opens New Packaging Plant in China
from Converting Magazine
Atlanta-based flexible-packaging converter Printpack is pleased to announce the opening of Printpack (Suzhou) Packaging Co., Ltd., the newest addition to Printpack's global manufacturing footprint. The production facility, located in Suzhou, China, will produce shelf stable thermoformed rigid plastic containers for the food packaging industry. More

Braskem and Petropack Ink Deal for Sugarcane Ethanol-based Polyethylene Supply
from Plastemart
Braskem and Argentine flexible plastic packaging producer Petropack have signed an agreement for sugarcane ethanol-based polyethylene (PE) supply. This is the first partnership in a South American country other than Brazil, and follows contracts settled with Japanese and European companies. 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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