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Dec. 2, 2009
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Amcor Moots Flexible Packaging Plant Sale to Clear EU Authorities
from Packaging News UK
Amcor has offered to sell a flexible packaging plant to help clear its $2.2bn deal for parts of Alcan Packaging with the European Commission. The Australian firm said the combined business would have sales of around $4.8bn from 75 plants. In order to clear European competition authorities, the firm suggested selling a single plant with sales of less than $100m. More

Recycling Market Expected to Rebound in Q4 2009, says Frost & Sullivan
from Packaging Digest
In the wake of a recession that gravely affected the recycling segment and dropped collection volumes, Frost & Sullivan predicts the recycling waste market to start to rebound by late Q4 2009. More

Global Flexible Packaging Growth to Slow to 3.2 Percent
from European Plastics News
Growth in the global flexible packaging market will slow from 5.9 percent to 3.2 percent over the next five years because of the economic recession, according to a new report from PCI films consulting, due to be published next month. More

Gwalia Adds Injection Blow Moulding Capability
from Plastic & Rubber Weekly
Gwalia Packaging, the South Wales-based container and closure manufacturer, has completed a £2m capital expenditure project to equip the group with a comprehensive injection blow moulding and PET capability. More

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Tetra Pak Dabbles in 'Green' Polyethylene
from Environmental Leader
Tetra Pak, known for its beverage and food containers, is working with a Brazilian petrochemical company to buy high-density polyethylene derived solely from renewable feedstock. More

France Plans to Ban Wine Packaging Switch to Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles and Cartons
from Plastemart
The ruling council for Beaujolais Nouveau wines in France plans to ban a switch to PET bottles and cartons being considered by wineries. More

SCA Packaging Design Challenge 2009
from SCA Packaging
Students and non-professional packaging designers are invited to participate in the Design Challenge 09. The task: Come up with a lean, smart -- fat free -- packaging solution for an existing product that can be bought in retail. Participants are free to choose any product they can buy in retail and prove they can create a better packaging for it More

Sappi to Raise Packaging and Label Paper Prices in February
from Packaging News
Paper and pulp manufacturer Sappi has said it will increase the price of its flexible packaging and label papers in Europe in February to offset raw material increases. Belgium-headquartered Sappi Fine Paper Europe said that continued input cost increases had placed a major squeeze on operational margins in recent months. More

Coca-Cola Unveils Plant-Based 'Bottle of the Future'
from Reuters
It is only a matter of time before Coca-Cola products in North America will be packaged in plant-based containers. The mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) derived from sugarcane and molasses have already started popping up in Europe and Coca-Cola officials say the new PlantBottle will be ready for a North American debut at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. More

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

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