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Damaged packaging a potential source of serious revenue loss
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New research conducted by Canadean Consumer has revealed that damaged packaging plays a monumental role in the buying behavior of U.K. consumers. More than one-third of consumers would never buy a food item or a health/beauty product if the packaging was compromised, while virtually half would never buy a drink in the same circumstances. This places huge pressure on industry players, affecting product design and distribution. More

Roberts Mart invests £2.5 million in new kit
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Flexible packaging printer Roberts Mart has announced that it has invested £2.5 million in new plant machinery to boost production capacity at its two facilities in Leeds, U.K. In a statement, the family-owned firm said that it has purchased a new F&K 20SIX Central Impression Flexo printing press and laminator for its Aire Valley factory, as well as an extruder for its sister business, Romar Packaging, based at Newmarket Lane on the outskirts of the city. More

Sun, ScentSational team to offer coatings
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Sun Chemical has teamed up with ScentSational Technologies, Jenkintown, Pa., to introduce SunScent coatings, a commercially printable coating said to allow any printer to incorporate scent directly onto the packaging substrate. Scent stays inactive until consumers handle the package and trigger a release. 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

P4CK gets cash back on recycled drinks holder
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A flexible holder for carrying multiple pints of beer at open air events and festivals has won backing from an investor on the BBC's Dragons' Den. The Flexicarry, which is made from recycled LDPE, is capable of holding up to four cups or containers without lids, with a reduced likelihood of spilling, according to the company that designed it. More

Flex Films announces plans for new film plant in Kentucky
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Flex Films, part of the India-based UFLEX Group, exhibited at Pack Expo International 2012 in October. The participation was a curtain-raiser to the imminent start-up of their new state-of-the-art Biaxially Oriented Polyester (BOPET) Film plant in Elizabethtown, Ky., during the last quarter of 2012. The new plant will house a new state-of-the-art 8.7 meter-wide BOPET Film line running at 500 meters per minute supplemented by a plasma-enhanced high-barrier metalizer. The film line can turn out 36,000 MT (about 80 million lbs.) of film per year. 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

SIG Combibloc reduces CO2 with new cap
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Carton packaging manufacturer SIG Combibloc says it has reduced CO2 emissions from the EcoPlus pack with a new lightweight screw cap. The cap, made of paperboard and polyamide, weighs 1.9 g - about 60 percent less than the first screw cap launched by the company. More

Global sales hike for food processing machinery
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Food processing machinery sales across the globe are set to rise by 7.3 percent per year, hitting $53.3 billion in 2016. A study from market research group, The Freedonia Group, claims that the Asia-Pacific will lead the trend with an average of 9.5 percent growth per year from 2011 to 2016 -  thanks to the strong Chinese market. More

TAPPI Reach-In Chamber
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Weis Markets commits to new recyclable meat trays
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In conjunction with America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Weis Markets has announced a store-wide commitment to use 100 percent recyclable modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) meat trays for its fresh meat products. Weis has partnered exclusively with Clearly Clean Products, an Orwigsburg-based company that specializes in custom thermoformed packaging solutions, to develop the industry's first closed-loop recyclable meat tray. More

Printpack launches high-resolution gravure to challenge flexo print
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Flexibles group Printpack has launched a new gravure print technology for laminates that it claims will allow it to compete with flexo printers on speed to market. HRG, or high resolution gravure, has been developed in partnership with Keatings Gravure and, according to Printpack, offers a "sharper print quality than any other flexible packaging print process." More


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Industry alliance forms to defend plastic bags
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An industry coalition has been formed to put the "science over spin" case in support of plastics bags to both the Scottish and UK parliaments. The alliance, which comprises the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), the Packaging and Films Association (Pafa), the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and the British Plastics Association (BPF), has called on Richard Lochhead in Scotland and Lord De Mauley in England to abandon any ideas of introducing mandatory charges on carrier bags. More

Sigma stretch film purchases new Gloucester Engineering cast film line
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Gloucester Engineering Co. Inc. announces that Sigma Plastics Group of Lyndhurst, N.J. has purchased a new GEC 9-up cast film line to be installed at its Shelbyville, Ky. location. The new line will allow Sigma to produce up to 9 rolls of stretch film at a time - with each roll being as much as 20" wide. More

RPC plucks Apple award for green paint containers
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The Green Organisation has awarded RPC Containers Oakham a Green Apple Gold Award for a plastic paint can for Dulux Colours that uses one-quarter recycled material. The accolade was in the category "Packaging that improves the sustainability of the product supply chain," which recognized the environmental credentials of the injection moulded PP containers for AkzoNobel Decorative Paints. More

FSC-labeled packaging gains momentum worldwide: Tetra Pak
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Food packaging and processing company, Tetra Pak, has announced that this year, more than 20 billion of its packages around the world have donned the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label. Up from around 8.5 million in 2010, the label certifies that the paperboard used for the packaging materials comes from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources. More

Custom Defect Detection Systems

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Short-run packaging enhances spice maker's presentation
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As packaging professionals well know, the words "high-end packaging" and "short-run" typically do not appear in the same sentence. To achieve the highly polished look required by today's competitive market, there is a significant amount of tooling and prototyping, making a short-run project excessively expensive. More

NXL Design oversees development of flexible packs for Spar
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NXL Design and its partner National Flexible have combined to create the new packaging for Spar's savory snack range. The project for the retailer took six weeks with NXL overseeing the creative development of branded packaging designs and generated the templates for those designs. The packs were printed by National Flexible. 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. 

Sodastream ad pulled for denigrating plastic bottles
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A Sodastream ad was pulled from a slot during ITV's ratings winner "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" for being "denigrating" to the bottled drinks industry. Clearcast, which approves TV ads on behalf of its broadcaster clients and shareholders, said: "We thought it was denigration of the bottled drinks market." More

Kodak product experts discuss Flexo printing efficiency and shelf impact innovations in upcoming webinar series
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In an upcoming webinar series hosted by FlexoGlobal, experts on Kodak's packaging solutions will illustrate how Kodak's integrated portfolio helps packaging printers maximize the efficiency of flexographic printing operations and deliver high-quality results with greater shelf impact. The informative series, titled "Do More with Less: Innovative Technologies Drive Efficiency and Impact in Flexo Printing," consists of two webinars and will provide attendees with key insights about how they can do more for their business and clients with the help of Kodak's latest technologies. More

Global caps market stays stable with 2 percent growth
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The global caps and closures market showed only some movement last year with 2 percent growth, said industry analyst Dominic Cakebread at the Caps and Closures Conference, hosted by European Plastics News in Brussels, Belgium. More

Is shrink-wrap on a cucumber really mindless waste?
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Veterans of the packaging industry have debunked the myths and misconceptions about packaging in a new book, which aims to show why wrapping isn't just a marketing tool. "People have an awful lot of preconceptions about packaging," says Stephen Aldridge, one of the book's authors. More

The Mechanics of Rollers

The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs. The Mechanics of Rollers is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries. 1996. 306 pages, soft cover.

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