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Call for Papers extended for European PLACE Conference
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There is still time to submit your abstract for the 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference, which will be held 6-8 May 2013 at the Swissotel in Dresden, Germany. View the Call for Papers and submit your abstract through the TAPPI Speaker Management System before 12 December to take an active role in this not-to-miss event. Registration for this event will open in December. Visit the event's Web page for updates.

Sustainable packaging: What lies ahead?
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While sustainability is growing ever louder as a packaging buzzword, a wealth of questions about the concept and its potential impact on the industry remain. On Thursday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. CST, Packaging Digest Executive Editor Lisa Pierce will host a dynamic webcast discussion of sustainable packaging's future, framed by the results of our exclusive 2012 Sustainable Packaging Survey. More

Industry outlook: Packaging predictions for 2013
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When talking about mega trends reshaping the future, invariably you will find technology and social media are at the root of change we experience. Two major trends that are influencing shopper behavior are connectivity to the Internet and one another "on the go" and content creation by everyone including individual expression. 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

RPC looks to get fitter after fortunes stumble
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Plastic packaging bellwether RPC has seen its performance dented by continued weaknesses in Europe and restructuring costs. The firm saw net profit halve in the first half, partly due to restructuring costs incurred during the rollout of its it 'Fitter for the Future' business optimization program. Net profit for the six months to September was £13.9 million, down from £26.3 million in the same period the year before. More

Green marketing pitfalls to avoid
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Originally issued in 1992, with subsequent updates in 1996 and 1998, the "Green Guides" represent the latest in the Federal Trade Commission's thinking regarding the appropriateness of making certain claims related to environmental benefits. They do not have the force and effect of law and are not independently enforceable, but they do provide agency guidance on what claims the FTC believes would, and would not, be actionable. 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

New packaging technology allows custom-sized boxes for every Staples order
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Staples Inc., one of the world's largest office products companies and internet retailers, announced the launch of new packaging technology nationwide that customizes delivery box sizes to each order. Staples' "Smart-size" packaging, developed by Packsize International, brings more convenience to customers in every delivery order and improves supply chain sustainability and efficiency. More

PlasticsEurope protests as France adopts BPA ban
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Industry body PlasticsEurope says a new French law restricting the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging has no benefit for consumers and will severely distort the internal market. On Nov. 28, the French General Assembly adopted a law proposal which will restrict the use of BPA is all food contact packaging from January 2015. More

White Paper: Criteria for Obtaining Specified Humidity and Temperature Conditions
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Russian designers create 'eggtastic' packaging
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A Russian brand agency and a designer Evgeny Morgalev have produced a cardboard box that can cook an egg without water. The Gogol Mogol is a single-use cardboard egg box made with special chemical layers that produce heat when activated. Each individual package for an egg is made from recycled cardboard with several layers. More

Fruit snack packaging launched into space
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Dole Packaged Foods Co. announced that the Canadian Space Agency has chosen to send Dole Squish'ems Squeezable Fruit Snack to the International Space Station (ISS) in early 2013. Dole Squish'ems were chosen by the crewmembers themselves from an approved list of snacks released by the Canadian Space Agency. More


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Dow adds to its range of flexible packaging materials
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In its continuing effort to provide better flexible packaging materials, Dow has developed a new family of resins for blown and cast film lines, added two new resins to its Dowlex resin line and introduced a solvent-based adhesive for high-temperature laminates. More

US demand for PCR plastic to reach 3.5 billion lb in 2016
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U.S. demand for post-consumer recycled plastic is forecast to rise 6.5 percent per year to 3.5 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study, "Recycled Plastics," from The Freedonia Group. The study adds that gains will be driven by a number of factors, including a growing emphasis on sustainability among packaging and consumer product manufacturers, advancements in processing and sorting technologies that allow a wider variety of plastic to be recycled into high-quality resins, and an improved collection infrastructure that raises the plastic recycling rate. More

Rolled Edge paper compact wins sustainability award
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Chicago Paper Tube & Can Company, a leading manufacturer of round paperboard packaging, was recognized by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club with a sustainability award. The manufacturer's Rolled Edge paper compact won the Bronze Award and a Sustainable Package Award in Color Cosmetics. More

DuPont invests in US packaging development lab
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DuPont is adding new equipment to its Packaging & Industrial Polymers' development laboratory, housed at company headquarters in the U.S. A pilot-scale, nine-layer blown film line will be up and running by the first quarter of 2013, said Ann Hriciga, DuPont's global application development manager, in a presentation at Pack Expo 2012, held Oct. 28-31 in Chicago. More

Custom Defect Detection Systems

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Essex-based foils firm fined after worker injures hand
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Foils and laminates firm Frith's Flexible Packaging (FFP) has been fined £8,000 by Southend Magistrates' Court after an employee seriously injured his hand. Essex-based FFP, a subsidiary of AM Holdings, was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £2,046 in court costs after the company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act, which states that employers must ensure, where reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all his employees. More

Nestlé reveals the math and science of sustainability
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Some smart tools and a 20-year commitment to green ideals span benefits from lightweighting, recycling and bioplastics, to a smaller global carbon footprint. When it comes to sustainable packaging, "there's no good or bad packaging," according to Anne Roulin, global head of packaging and design at Nestlé SA. The trick is to find "the right packaging material for the specific application," she told attendees at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago. 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. 

Report charts trends in single-use foodservice packaging
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The Foodservice Packaging Institute's fourth annual Trends Report reveals three key trends. More

Croda launches anti-fog concentrate for PP food packaging
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Demonstrated as effective in both hot and cold fogging applications, Atmer 7373 works by preventing droplet formation on plastic surfaces, with a view to keeping food looking fresher for longer. More

Four common pitfalls to avoid on label machinery projects
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Remember these bits of advice on container dimensions and production requirements when embarking on a labeling machinery project. More

As ConAgra buys Ralcorp, store brands soar in importance
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ConAgra's deal to buy Ralcorp confirms that store brands are not only growing in importance, they may be outpacing the icons of the American cupboard. "We expect growth in private label food to continue to outpace growth in branded food," said ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin in a statement reported by U.S. News. More

Logoplaste building $31.5 million plant in Kansas
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Logoplaste, a rigid packaging manufacturer based in Portugal, is opening a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Kan. The rigid packaging manufacturer is investing $31.5 million to start operations at a facility in the East Bottoms region of the city, according to the Kansas City Area Development Council. More

Walki produces paper-based pods for French coffee producer
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Laminates and protective packaging material firm Walki has linked up with Swedish paper manufacturer Korsnäs to produce new paper-based coffee pods for Malongo. More

Plastics Information Direct publishes study of multilayered plastic films
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A new book published by Plastics Information Direct explores and explains the three key processes used to manufacture multilayered plastic films: extrusion coating, lamination and coextrusion. Films for applications such as food packaging and medical products demand a range of properties such as heat-sealability, puncture resistance, controlled gas transmission, product resistance, transparency or opacity and the ability to be printed and sterilized. More

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition

This comprehensive volume details all aspects of extrusion coating. The book will be a valuable training tool for new employees and a useful reference for everyone involved in extrusion coating. Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition contains the work of more than 30 well-known industry experts. 1999. 308 pages, soft cover.

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