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Coatings: The skin of plastic matter
By Adolfo Benedito
In a risky analogy, we might say that coatings in plastics play the role of human skin. The first bastion defending the material, coatings are an added value that aim to both protect from the outside and to provide the material with unique and exclusive functionalities. Plastics and their coatings belong, therefore, to a complex and unique system with significantly enhanced properties compared to the original material.
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Survey shows shoppers prefer 'Made in the USA' products
Packaging Digest
Results from the latest shopper research survey conducted by Perception Research Services (PRS) indicate that shoppers are motivated by "Made in the USA" claims on packaging as most say that they are more likely to purchase a product after noticing the "Made in the USA" claim on it. This claim has resonated with baby boomers in the past, and is now influencing Millenials more so than in prior years.
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Healthcare packaging: App turns package into new content channel
PFFC
Every great idea begins with a simple "What if?" In the case of Switch United, it was a question that came out of the design studio's two decades' history with packaging and point-of-purchase (POP) for Nintendo of Canada and its multiplatform and branded content creation work for television producers and networks.
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EU to launch tool for testing migration of packaging materials into food
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
The results of a four year European Commission project which impact heavily on the food packaging industry are to be unveiled at the Smithers Pira conference from Dec. 9-12 in London.
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Common design architecture strengthens global brand
Packaging World
For global healthcare products provider A.R. Medicom, Inc., of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2013 was a banner year. Not only was it the 25th anniversary of the entrepreneurial-minded company, but it was also the year in which Medicom rolled out an enormously successful new global brand identity that united its myriad sub-brands and strengthened its leadership position in the category of infection control products.
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BASF displays expanded materials at FachPack
European Plastics News
BASF showed a range of particle foams at the FachPack fair in Germany in September, including its E-por material used for the protective packaging of subwoofers made by the Berlin manufacturer Adam Audio.
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Smurfit Kappa revamps Peterborough, UK, site
Packaging News
Smurfit Kappa has completed the refurbishment of its 40,000 sq ft warehouse in Peterborough, U.K., and is set for an expansion of its services.
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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
 


Report says used food-service is surprisingly clean and recyclable
Plastics News
Move over chowder, Boston now also can be known for its wicked clean recycling stream. One trade group is hoping that the results of a recent survey of recyclables, plucked from the curbsides of different city neighborhoods, will prove that food-service packaging is a candidate for recycling not just in Boston, but around the country.
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Canadian Packaging Association joins Operation Clean Sweep
Plastics Today
The board of directors of the Packaging Association (PAC) and the leaders of its PAC NEXT initiative announced the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding to begin promoting Operation Clean Sweep to resin pellet handling operations within their membership.
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Product handling prowess improves end-of-line packaging
Packaging Digest
Efficiency and safety gains on two upgraded packaging lines have Cabot Creamery Cooperative smiling and saying, "Cheese!"
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Sun Chemical offers water-based flex dispenser program
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Sun Chemical has introduced the new water-based flexo dispenser program for narrow web tag and label printers. Program is said to allow users to decrease their overall bottom-line operating expenses in ink volume and ink costs by up to 25 percent by mixing exactly the amount of water-based flexo inks needed, reducing their inventory and waste, improving color-matching consistency, and significantly decrease total operating costs.
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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
 


Packaging company Hermann Koch sold to investment group
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
German rigid packaging producer Hermann Koch has been sold to a group of investors for an undisclosed sum. The Dr Schiller Treuhand tax consultancy sold 94 percent of the shares of Hermann Koch, based in Coburg, and its related company Kunststofftechnik Straufhain, based in Straufhain, to Velox, an investment group based in Munich.
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Evolving trends shape packaging mix
Packaging World
To speed bottling operations, reduce costs and waste, and increase shelf appeal, beverage marketers have for years been weighing their options for directly printing rather than labeling bottles.
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Consumers willing to pay for green packs, claims survey
Packaging News
A global Tetra Pak study into attitudes towards sustainability has found a majority of consumers are conscious of environmentally-friendly packaging and have expressed willingness to pay extra.
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Amazon's battle against wire ties and plastic clamshells continues
Plastics Today
All of the recent news coverage about online retailer giant Amazon has focused on the concept of delivery drones. But lost in all the futuristic and sci-fi talk, is Amazon's battle against what it calls, "annoying wire ties and plastic clamshells."
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Machine vision in North America climbs 23 percent
Packaging Digest
Total machine vision sales in North America climbed 23 percent compared to the third quarter of 2012, according to new statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.
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Alliance eyes bioplastics sustainability
Plastics News
A well-known conservation group, along with some of the most famous companies in the world, wants to have a say in how the bioplastics industry develops in the years ahead.

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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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Is food residue a barrier to recycling foodservice packaging?
Packaging World
The Foodservice Packaging Institute conducts a study to understand if food contamination is a valid barrier to the recycling of foodservice packaging.

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T.O. Plastics obtains AIB compliance rating for food packaging
Plastics Today
T.O. Plastics, a U.S. manufacturer of thermoformed packaging and parts in food and other markets, recently announced that its Otsego, Minn., thermoforming facility has achieved a certificate of compliance from the American Institute of Baking (AIB).
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Investing in staff boosts growth, says Duo UK
Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Manchester's polythene packaging manufacturer and supplier Duo UK is funding a logistics management NVQ for Tom Gibson, the firm's logistics coordinator. Gibson, aged 20, who joined the Duo team in May 2012, said: “When making my career choice I realized there was a huge opportunity within local manufacturing and I’m very grateful to Duo for opening this door for me.
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Customized spin-welding key to sealing KarmaCap
Packaging World
Closure allows users to infuse fresh vitamins into beverage and then shake the bottle to initiate health benefits of its vitamin drinks.
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The packaging for a new range of equine health products uses a white top-coated polyethylene label with a silicone varnish.
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Barry-Wehmiller swoops for French yogurt packaging firm
Packaging News
U.S. packaging automation equipment firm Barry Wehmiller has acquired Arcil SA, a Paris-based supplier of packaging technology for the fresh dairy and food industry.
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Australian retailer backtracks on green initiative
Plastics News
A major Australian retailer has reversed a decision to stop supplying free lightweight high density polyethylene shopping bags to customers. Geelong-based department store chain Target Australia Pty. Ltd. returned free bags to its 308 Target and Target Country stores in October, after removing them in June 2009.
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