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Food trends point to rising prices, more home meals
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A continued desire to save money will lead more Americans to eat at home in the coming year, and consumers will rely even more on technology to shop for bargains and make community connections, predicted Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert. Lempert, who works closely with ConAgra Foods and its retailers, has analyzed the food industry landscape and sees an interesting year ahead for food trends. More

International Breast Milk Project donates bottled, bagged breast milk
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The U.S.-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience, and Quick International Courier cooperated in a joint humanitarian effort that delivered 10,000 oz (2,500 bottles) of donor breast milk to be utilized by premature, sick, and orphaned infants in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa. More

Hand sanitizer packaging designed with environment in mind
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Akron, Ohio-based GOJO Industries, Inc., a global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings, has released its new GOJO ADX™ dispensing system, which the company says has been engineered for reliability and easy servicing with features that "raise the bar for sustainable packaging and delivery systems." 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

Coral Products reports healthy underlying growth
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Haydock-based injection moulder Coral Products has reported that sales for the six months to Oct. 31 rose 29 percent to £8.66 million with an underlying operating profit of £115,000 compared with a £319,000 loss for the same period last year. However, the company has had to shoulder the costs of its acquisition of Interpack and charges resulting from its listing on the AIM market index. These combined to create a one-off hit of £443,000 meaning that Coral had losses before tax of £356,000. More

Packaging research is NOT the enemy
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Jonathan Asher writes, "During the nearly 30 years I've been in this business (going from being the 'research guy' at a design firm to the 'design guy' at a research firm), I've seen research become a well-integrated part of the package design process. Most designers now are at least accepting of its use - and the more enlightened ones actually embrace it." 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.

Sanner expands in China and Indonesia
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Sanner, the German company that specializes in desiccants, closures and other plastic packaging products, has expanded its plant in Kunshan, China, and opened a sales office in Indonesia. The Bensheim-based company opened the Kunshan plant in 2000. The facility now employs nearly 100, making tubes and desiccant closures and custom packaging. More

CBI: Government and business must work together to save resources
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The government and industry need to work better together to tackle barriers to using fewer resources and achieve greater efficiencies, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). More

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

Study reveals the role of packaging for online shoppers
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Online sales are soaring this holiday season. Cyber Monday saw the heaviest online shopping day ever recorded, according to research firm ComScore Inc., with $1.25 billion in online sales - a 22 percent increase over last year's record of $1.03 billion in online purchases. And online retailers didn't have to wait until Cyber Monday to see a spike in sales. Online sales were up 24.3 percent on Black Friday and 39 percent on U.S. Thanksgiving Day, according to IBM's Coremetrics data unit. More

Moisture-absorbing microwave packaging will boost industry standard - developer
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A grease and moisture absorbing flexible packaging will give new food applications access to the microwave market and extend the industry standard, said its developer. 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. 

Dual-cavity bottle helps pay tribute to Jackie Robinson
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During a week-long celebration held early in 2011, Ohio Wesleyan University deployed packaging to help commemorate Jackie Robinson's signing by Branch Rickey (OWU-'67) as the first African-American baseball player into Major League Baseball (MLB). To make it happen, OWU relied on Plastic Technologies Inc., and Bowling Green-based Century Marketing Group (CMG) to pinch-hit for them. More

Hasbro plans to eliminate PVC packaging
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Bad news for PVC packaging continues to mount as Hasbro plans to eliminate PVC from core product packaging beginning in 2013. The U.S.-based firm has already begun to phase out PVC from some packaging. "At a time when consumers have an abundance of choices, we hope our track record of innovation and corporate citizenship - including our focus on sustainable packaging and product safety - will give shoppers one more reason to choose our products during the holiday season and throughout the year," stated Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner in a news release. More

Smurfit Kappa latest to launch alternative to B-flute
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Corrugated giant Smurfit Kappa has become the latest corrugated player to launch its alternative to B-flute, calling its version of the product S-flute. The material sits between B-flute and E-flute in thickness and is designed for the retail-ready packaging market in particular. More

Bemis Company acquires Shield Pack
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Bemis Company, Inc. announces that it has acquired the common stock of Shield Pack, LLC of West Monroe, La., a manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging with annual net sales of approximately $25 million. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. This transaction does not impact Bemis' earnings per share guidance for 2011. More

Beyond Viscosity... RHEOCARB™

• Coatex technology based on steric stabilization chemistry
• Breakthrough in rheology control
• Reduces coating costs
• Improves runnability to enhance coated paper quality

Coatex – Committed to the Paper Industry for over 30 years!

Diageo publishes Sustainable Packaging Guidelines
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Guidelines reflect a holistic, life-cycle approach and are based on the common principles of 'reduce, reuse, recycle.' Global spirits, wine, and beer company Diageo has published its first Sustainable Packaging Guidelines. According to the company, the guidelines reflect its commitment to a holistic approach to reducing its overall impact on the environment across the whole value chain "from barley for the breweries to the bottle in the bin," and at the same time supports its customers and consumers' desire for more sustainable living. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

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