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Top market drivers for labels and packaging
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The color digital label and packaging market will grow strongly between 2011 and 2016, with a 18 percent compound annual growth rate in digital press revenues according to InfoTrends, a specialist consulting firm. This market will have dynamic additions in terms of technology and competitors. The most important technology additions will be high-end color electrophotographic and ink-jet presses, ones that will steer color digital printing much more into the printing of folding cartons and flexible packaging, deep applications that are minimally penetrated by even the most capable current color digital presses. More

PCI says polyester prices in US back to normal
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According to PCI Films Consulting, U.S. buyers are relieved to see a recent return to a degree of "normality" after the supply shortages and rapid increases in commodity BOPET (bioriented polyester) film prices in 2010-11. More

RPC pays £7 million for injection moulder Manuplastics
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RPC has purchased plastic packaging injection moulder Manuplastics for £7 million. The company will become part of the RPC Bramlage-Wiko cluster. "This is an important acquisition, which supports our strategy of continuing to consolidate and grow our core market positions," said RPC chief executive Ron Marsh. "The company has a strong and experienced management team who will be able to take the business forward, benefiting from the synergies within the group to offer a comprehensive range of value-added packaging to both existing and new customers." 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

Reservoir cap keeps vitamins fresh in new energy drink
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New York Spring Water, Inc., in New York City says it's "keepin it fresh" with a new line extension to its VBlast brand of vitamin-infused natural spring water. VBlast Gator Pit Energy Formula, launched in fall 2012, uses the same patented cap technology to deliver liquid vitamins to the beverage as its predecessor, VBlast, but targets disruption of the energy drink category. More

DS Smith sells former SCA site in Darlington to Cepac
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Rotherham-based corrugated firm Cepac has agreed a deal to buy the former SCA Packaging site in Darlington from DS Smith. DS Smith was obliged to dispose of the business as a condition of the European Commission's approval of its £1.4 billion acquisition of SCA Group's packaging business. 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

SPC's How2Recycle label gains momentum
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Several additional leading consumer packaged goods companies sign on to participate in the SPC's soft launch of its How2Recycle on-package recycling labeling system. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), a project of sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue, has announced additional participants in the soft launch of its How2Recycle on-package recycling labeling system. More

IBWA: Bottled water bans cause unintended shift in consumption
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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)'s consumer website has released a new YouTube video, Meet Norman, that shows how bottled water bans are having an unintended effect by shifting consumption to less healthy drinks packaged in the same material as bottled water. More

White Paper: Criteria for Obtaining Specified Humidity and Temperature Conditions
Providing a specified humidity and temperature for testing or process control can be difficult, and reaching the TAPPI prescribed testing atmosphere of 23°C +1°/50% RH ±2% can be close to impossible.

This paper outlines the three parameters that must be considered to fully comprehend the true conditions for the test environment:
• Control Constancy
• Sensor Accuracy
• Uniformity

Static beat: Static bar spacing
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Static charge can cause a number of problems in web forming, coating, laminating, and converting operations, including shocking operators, igniting flammable solvent vapors, and attracting airborne contaminates to the web. Passive dissipaters, like static brushes and ionizing cords, or active dissipaters, such as AC static bars, are used to neutralize static. How far away can a static dissipater be mounted and still neutralize a web? More

EFSA ruling on absorbent materials in packaging
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The European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavorings and processing aids (CEF) has ruled on the safety of plastics additives that act as moisture and liquid absorbers in packaging for foods with a short shelf-life. More


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Vibrant heritage of sausage store embodied in new sleeve graphics
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When tasked recently with redesigning the brand identity, tone of voice, and graphic design for four varieties of Simply Sausages gourmet British pork sausages from U.K. food supplier Cranswick plc, design agency Pearlfisher sought to connect consumers' current desire for authenticity with the brand's colorful heritage. The 20-year-old Simply Sausages line was created by "sausage guru" and executive chef Martin Heap, known for his open, warm, and eccentric character and his lively, tradition-rich gourmet sausage shop, Heap's, of Greenwich Village, London. More

Workers at Sunderland Remploy packaging factory facing redundancy
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Disabled workers at a Remploy factory in Sunderland, U.K., are facing the prospect of redundancy next year. The news follows on from the earlier closure of sites in Newcastle, Ashington and Spennymoor. In July, ministers said 27 Remploy factories could close, arguing the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively. More

Free guide helps businesses transition away from hazardous chemicals
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A broad coalition of groups working to replace chemicals of concern to human health or the environment with safer alternatives has released "The Guide to Safer Chemicals." This first-of-its-kind tool sets benchmarks for how manufacturers, retailers, and purchasers can track their progress to safer chemicals. More

Not all consumers have a taste for organic food labels
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Labeling food as "organic" may not always lead to a positive impression, according to a recent Cornell University study. The research, published Nov. 27 online in the journal Appetite, flips the notion of a "halo" effect for ethical food labels. A halo effect refers to a phenomenon where a label leads consumers to have a positive opinion - and in the case of an organic label, a healthful impression - of those foods. More

Custom Defect Detection Systems

Custom inspection systems correctly designed to fit don't need to cost more. Check out the Guardian PQV: Full-featured 100% inspection, built for your application.

Landa white paper explains nanography
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Landa announces the publication of a white paper providing insight into the Landa Nanographic printing process, also known as Nanography. This new category of printing is said to combine the versatility and short-run economics of digital printing with the qualities and productivity of offset printing. More

BWay buys Ropak from Linpac for £165 million
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BWay has acquired Ropak Packaging, a division of Linpac, in a deal valued at about £165 million. Ropak, based in Fountain Valley, Calif., injection moulds rigid shipping containers for industrial and consumer applications. The firm has seven plants in North America, including a plastics recycling operation at its Springhill, Nova Scotia, facility. 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. 

Produce packaging gets QR and human-readable codes in single pass
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Fresh produce packaging supplier Emerald Packaging is providing consumers with more information on the origins of their food after installing new digital ink-jet printing equipment from Domino USA that delivers unique human-readable and QR codes in a single pass. More

CTC Plastics using recycled tires in plastic pallets
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CTC Plastics is teaming up with materials company Lehigh Technologies to give new life to old tires. CTC is offering a resin compound, Xpro Rubber Batch, which contains micronized rubber powder. Lehigh makes the powder from discarded and unusable tires. CTC uses the masterbatch - a 50-50 mix of powder and polypropylene - to manufacture pallets from 100 percent recycled material. More

Mixed reaction on Australia's new health labeling laws
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The Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation has approved proposals to regulate food manufacturers' products nutrition content and health claims. These new regulations will create stricter controls over on-pack health claims, including the need to provide scientific evidence to support claims and meet specific eligibility criteria including nutrition criteria. More

Online Designer Showcase features tips and advice from experts, students
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The label and packaging materials division of Avery Dennison Corporation recently launched a global Designer Showcase that features insights, examples and personal stories about packaging and design from some of the world's leading designers and design school students. More

Heineken calls on designers to "remix" its bottles
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Beer giant Heineken is calling on designers to create its "bottle of the future" by remixing images from its 140-year past. The brand is celebrating its 140 year anniversary next year and is currently holding its second Heineken's Future Bottle Design Challenge. For the first time, entrants to Heineken's design competition have the freedom to play with and remix treasured images from the brand's 140 year past. More

Labelco International selects LeoMat Practice fully-automatic slitting/rewinding machine
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Rotocontrol announces the receipt of a purchase order from Labelco International, a leading label supplier located in the United Arab Emirates, for a LeoMat Practice fully-automatic slitting/rewinding machine. The order was placed by Heidelberg Gulf Est., now representing Rotocontrol and LeoMat leading edge finishing machines for inspection, slitting, rewinding, die cutting, overprinting, digital labels and booklet labels in the United Arab Emirates. More

Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition

The Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition focuses on the technology and science of polymer film extrusion. The material in this book’s 42 chapters can be used to learn the basics of applied extrusion theory, as well as provide troubleshooting guidelines and solutions to many common problems encountered in the fabrication of thermoplastic films. This book can be used as a stand-alone training resource for all levels of professional and operations personnel working in the plastics film industry including: plastic film manufacturing, converting, equipment suppliers, and polymer suppliers. 2005.

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