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Three ways to improve sustainability metrics while also saving money
Packaging Digest
This article outlines three packaging material ideas that can positively impact sustainability metrics for resin-based packaging, with a neutral impact on appearance, and potentially lower costs and improve price stability.
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Pitch media with creative labeling
PFFC
Okay, this is going to sound really old-fashioned, so digital snobs may want to hold their noses. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, PR people used to send (yes, gasp, via snail mail) novelty pitch pieces and items to media they wanted to court.
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Administrators axe jobs at Invicta Plastics
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Leicester's Invicta Plastics has gone into administration. Eleven of the firm's 35 staff have been made redundant and further jobs losses have not been ruled out. Ten years ago it had 160 employees.
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Is food residue a barrier to recycling foodservice packaging?
Packaging World
The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) has completed a study on the levels of food residue on foodservice packaging in the recycling stream, which overall, found that there was no appreciable difference in the amount of contamination between foodservice packaging and broader types of food packaging typically accepted in curbside recycling programs.
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Kalenobel of Turkey acquires Spain's Big Drum
European Plastics News
Turkey's packaging producer Kalenobel has taken over Spanish packaging manufacturer Big Drum, the Turkish company said in a statement. The amount of the deal was not disclosed by the companies.
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Venezuelan government occupies Smurfit Kappa subsidiary
Packaging News
Multinational packaging company Smurfit Kappa has had its Venezuelan subsidiary temporarily occupied by the federal government in a crackdown on what it says is price inflation.
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Cosmetics molder HCP expands in China, eyes doubling size from TPG investment
Plastics News
Chinese cosmetics packaging molder HCP Holdings Inc. is planning a sizable expansion of its facility in Suzhou, China, part of a series of investments the company is making after its purchase last year by American private equity firm TPG Capital LP.
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Quality doctor blades and end-seals


In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE
 


Bioplastic suppliers look to offer consumers a sustainable caffeine fix
Plastics Today
Green Mountain Coffee recently noted an 11 percent increase in K-Cup and portion pack revenue to $777.9 million. K-Cups, coffee capsules, whatever you call it, are in high demand. Worldwide sales of coffee capsules are estimated at about $10 billion, according to Euromonitor.
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Eco-friendly water comes packaged in a box
Packaging Digest
Want to change the world? Experts and leaders agree that making a difference doesn't happen overnight. Realistically, changing the world requires that a community make small choices to better their actions daily.
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Adding tension transducers to a machine's web path is a sensible, low-cost upgrade for measuring, displaying and controlling tension in your process. Try a pair of DFE's C transducers.
 


Container Graphics receives patent for LinerGuard
PFFC
Container Graphics Corp. (CGC),. manufacturer of printing plates and cutting dies for the corrugated packaging industry, has been awarded a patent for its LinerGuard technology. LinerGuard is described as a unique design feature for cutting dies that reduces, and in most cases eliminates, cracking along scores on corrugated board, even with dry and recycled liner.
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Horners award goes to PET bottle from APPE
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
APPE's ThermaLite hot-fill PET bottle, which is capable of pass through the pasteurization process, has been chosen as the winner of the 2013 Horners Bottlemakers Award.
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  Putting Innovations on Paper

From the discovery of hollow sphere pigments to the development of high-strength binders, Dow has been putting innovations on paper and paperboard for more than 50 years. MORE
 


Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19 percent per year through 2017
Packaging World
The most rapid gains in demand are expected for biobased commodity resins such as polyethylene and polypropylene, which are just beginning to enter the commercial market.
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Uflex to expand Polish films plant
European Plastics News
Indian flexible packaging manufacturer Uflex has announced it plans to double the capacity of its recently launched films plant near Poznan, Poland, to expand its market penetration in Europe. 
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Sealed Air offers fresh red meat packaging system
Packaging News
Sealed Air has announced the development of Cryovac Mirabella, its latest packaging system which is said to simultaneously preserve freshness and resources.
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Private equity firm buys Transilwrap
Plastics News
New York-based private equity firm Jordan Co. has acquired converter and specialty films manufacturer Transilwrap Co. Inc. The deal closed Nov. 22, according to Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc., an investment banker headquartered in Los Angeles, which served as the sell side advisor. Terms were not announced.
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Merak - for precise and effortless cutting


Merak safety knife for cutting paper, corrugated and plastic; fully automatic blade retraction. Incorporates a squeeze-grip in an ergonomic shape; ensures low-fatigue and high productivity.

 


Plastics gaining market share in caps and closures market
Plastics Today
A new report from U.K.-based Canadean Ltd aims to give insight into recent packaging innovations in the global caps and closures market related to key trends, drivers and issues. The constantly changing nature of packaging demand from consumers and converters makes it difficult to understand exactly which packaging caps and closures will be the focus of future growth, the report stated.
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Cheap packaging imports are hurting, say companies
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Cheap imports of convenience food and drink packaging into the European Union (EU) could not only be hurting companies in the region but might also contravene the region's legal requirements.

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Not your mother's private label
Packaging World
Exhibitors at this year's Private Label Trade Show prove that store-brand packaging has come of age, displaying structures and designs on par with those of their name-brand competitors.

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Dow: We have to do more with less
FoodProductionDaily.com
It is critical to protect the food supply chain and cut down food waste, according to the Dow Chemical Company.

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Tool to help packagers navigate FDA's Nutritional Facts label changes
Packaging Digest
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to update its Nutrition Facts label policies, which will impact nearly all food and beverage products marketed for retail sale and promoted in the United States. This sweeping change to update the 20-year-old guidelines presents challenges — and opportunities — that food and beverage companies will need to quickly understand and mobilize.
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Landa and Komori announce stronger agreement
PFFC
Landa Corp. and Komoro Corp. have announced the strengthening of their strategic relationship. The companies had collaborated during Landa's development of Nanography, with Komori providing sheet-fed platforms for Landa's launch of Nanographic Printing at drupa 2012.
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Pafa says government exaggerating to justify bag tax
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Pafa, the packaging and films association, has attacked U.K. government proposals for a plastic bag tax. Under the plan biodegradable bags would, however, be exempt.
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New pharmaceutical packages protect proteins and prevent counterfeiting
Packaging World
The medicinal products market is changing. Sensitive biopharmaceuticals require more robust packages. Counterfeiting has to be prevented with special seals and codes. And additional package features are necessary so that patients can safely administer medication themselves. Pharmaceutical companies and the packaging sector are faced with huge challenges.
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Euro body calls for recycling separation of degradable plastics
Packaging News
EuPC, the EU-level plastics converters trade association, has warned that degradable plastic films cause significant, detrimental impacts to the quality of plastic recyclates.
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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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Liqui-Box upgrading Ohio and UK plants
Plastics News
Liqui-Box Inc. is upgrading polyethylene extrusion operations as part of overall upgrades to facilities in Ashland, Ohio, and Wythenshawe, England. Liqui-Box, based in Worthington, Ohio, makes bag-in-box packaging and blow molded PE containers for bulk liquids and semi-liquids.
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Clariant Masterbatches launches innovation center focused on packaging
Plastics Today
Clariant Masterbatches has opened its first project house, which will focus on innovation in functional packaging. The Project House is a 400 square-meter facility in Pogliano, Italy, which will house chemists and technicians as well as equipment, such as extrusion machinery and analytical equipment. Its key objective is to pursue breakthrough concepts and solutions in Masterbatches products and processes. The project house represents an investment of approximately 2 million euro.
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