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Documents link Coke to Grand Canyon plastic bottle reversal
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Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued claim that a major beverage bottler used corporate gifts and ties to national park fundraisers to influence the National Park Service (NPS) Director, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The gift prompted the Director to issue an order stopping Grand Canyon National Park from going forward with a long-planned ban on sale of individual plastic water bottles just days before it went into effect. This June NPS Director Jon Jarvis went further, directing, without public announcement, that no park may eliminate plastic water bottle sales in order to preserve "consumer choice" - the rallying cry used by commercial bottlers. More

Mercury rising on cool laminating investment
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Mercury Packaging, one of Europe's leading suppliers of plain, printed, laminated and converted flexible packaging, has installed a Uteco Eclipse solventless digital laminating system for high-specification pack designs. More

Science of aromatherapy conveyed through color, texture, numbers
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A sensory experience is the object of meticulously crafted packaging for a line of premium-quality, therapeutic-grade pre-blended essential oils introduced by 21 Drops. The brand - created by founder, owner, and chief product officer Cary Caster - was launched just over a year ago, to introduce the science behind aromatherapy to a new audience. 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

IK slams German Green Party over carrier bags
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The German Green Party has called for a punitive tax on plastic carrier bags in the country, which has drawn a fierce response from the German association of plastics packaging, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen. The party is proposing a 22 cent tax for plastic carrier bags in order to promote alternative packaging materials. More

Emotion the key for green packaging says research
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Emotive and simple pack designs that showcase a product's sustainability are more likely to attract shoppers and help them make snap decisions, according to research from agency The Big Picture. The company claimed consumers reject a sustainable product with a scientific or more rational pack design, even if the product had the best environmental credentials. More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.

Concrete approach to cement mix packaging
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'Rock-steady' pallet stacks and use of readily recyclable bags win over customers. Cement mortar producer Diamur of Antwerp, Belgium, produces 25-kg decorated bags of cement mix, shipped perfectly stacked in plastic-wrapped pallet loads. The ecology-minded company strives to use only the minimum amount of plastic wrap needed, and the pallets stay stable even after the plastic has been removed. This benefits users by avoiding the need for labor-intensive bag restacking or clean-up of broken bag spills. More

Food contact nanomaterial regulations inadequate: Report
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U.S. food contact nanomaterial regulations are inadequate to ensure human health, said a report on the technology. The study, Sourcing Framework for Food and Food Packaging Products Containing Nanomaterials, suggests that food packaging companies need to assess the potential risks associated with exposure to nanoparticles used in the manufacturer of food packaging materials.

Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE

Packaging can help fight global food loss
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In the context of the Interpack SAVE FOOD campaign, the packaging industry wants to fight food loss more effectively. Simple, decentralized packaging machinery for emerging markets can improve food security, while the "throwaway" mentality in western industrialized nations can be prevented with smart packages. More

Flight Plastics' new chiller system prepares for take-off
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Winchester-based Flight Plastics UK has appointed AB Systems to design, supply and install a chilled water system for the extrusion machines at its new Hampshire factory. The centrally controlled 1200kW system is to supply four extruders, with provision sufficient for two more in the future. The cooling plant includes inverter-driven pumps and NovaFrigo RS/m chillers. 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. 

Contract packager invests in eco-friendly compliance package
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A strategic collaboration between contract packaging firm Legacy Pharmaceutical Co. and Keystone Folding Box Co. helped to create a virtual one-stop-shop for pharmaceutical companies interested in using Ecoslide-RX, a child-resistant (F=1), senior-friendly compliance package made from 100 percent recyclable material. More

Work together for 100 percent recovery of packaging
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Continuing growth in the European recycling rate for plastics packaging could result in 100 percent diversion from landfill by 2020. This ambition was announced by pan-European trade body PlasticsEurope earlier this year and is given support by 2010 region-wide figures released by the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO). More

New EU rules to have massive impact on food labeling
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Food and drink manufacturers will have to fundamentally change the way they design their labels thanks to a new EU regulation, according to an industry figure. Lorraine Eve, head of regulatory affairs at Ashbury Labelling, said that the EU regulation on provisions of food information to consumers will have a massive impact on the way businesses develop and market their products. More

Belgium film maker improves roll shipping with lightweight cradle
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Nitto Denko Corp., a Japanese global manufacturer of films and tapes used in a variety of industries, was looking for a better way to protect the rolls of product shipped from its manufacturing facilities in Belgium. Nitto Europe makes specialty films and tapes in Genk, Belgium, for use in the automotive, electronics, paper and printing, building and construction, aerospace and medical industries around the globe. The company needed an alternative to the wooden block cradles it was using when it shipped rolls horizontally on pallets. More

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Courtauld Commitment on target says Wrap
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Wrap's latest research shows that U.K. grocery retailers and manufacturers are making significant progress in meeting the waste and recycling targets set out in phase two of the Courtauld Commitment.

Co-packers help AccuDial and PediaCare innovate with kid-medicine dosing packs
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Bio-Pharm, a leading supplier of generic pharmaceutical formulations, is packing a new a line of liquid over-the-counter medications for AccuDial Pharmaceutical of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., which AccuDial calls a "revolution in over-the-counter dosing." More

Supermarkets under fire over value pack pricing
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Supermarkets have been accused of giving consumers a raw deal on so-called offers for larger packs of a range of products in a BBC documentary. An investigation by the BBC’s Panorama entitled "The truth about supermarket price wars" claimed that the big four supermarkets regularly charged consumers more for products in value packs than for the same amount of product in smaller pack sizes. More

POM POMS Fresh Arils
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POM POMS are a convenient, ready to eat package of ruby red pomegranate arils - the fleshy, sweet portion of the fruit that is consumed. Available in a large 8oz size and an individual 4.3oz size that includes its own spoon for snacking, the arils can be found in the fresh cut fruit section of the produce department now through February. 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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