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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Study shows 'exercise labels' help lower consumption of unhealthy foods
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Health experts are calling for junk food and fizzy drinks to have exercise labels on their packaging to inform people how much physical exercise would need to be taken to burn off the sky-high calorie and fat content. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University believe that printing a physical activity equivalent on unhealthy drinks and snacks will reduce their popularity if the evidence is staring them in the face. More

Is nanotechnology the new GMO?
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Food Navigator reports that U.K. experts are demanding public debate and regulation of nanomaterials in foods. Without that, they warn, nanotechnology risks "facing the same fate as genetically modified (GM) foods in consumer perceptions." More

Cardia bags major Chinese kitchen waste trial
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Cardia Bioplastics has won a contract for a six-month trial to supply household kitchen waste bags made from its Biohybrid material to the city of Nanjing, China. The initial order of 10 million bags will be delivered by the Nanjing Government to 60,000 household. 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

Grand Canyon plastic bottle ban gets green light
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A new National Park Service policy may lead the way for plastic bottle bans in all national parks. This announcement came after nearly 100,000 people across the country joined a campaign on calling on the National Park Service to ban plastic water bottles following the park's decision to abruptly cancel implementation of a ban amid charges of corporate influence from Coca Cola. More

New twist on perfume with DuPont material
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DuPont's Surlyn thermoplastic alloy has been overmoulded on a glass perfume bottle for a novel aesthetic effect, and improved protection against damage or breakage. The bottle concept from Italian glassmaker Bormioli Luigi, marketed under its Linkx brand, was devised by French luxury design specialist QSLD. The twisted shape of the glass inner bottle is accentuated in perfect transparency by the thick walls of the Surlyn cube which encases 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.

MBO at Benson Group completes
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A long-awaited management buy-out at carton printer Benson Group led by managing director Mark Kerridge and commercial director Nick Benson has completed, Packaging News can reveal. More

Kraft maps full footprint, 'from farm to fork'
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Project provides initial details of company's effects on climate, land, and water; validates focus on sustainable agriculture. Kraft Foods has shared the results of a survey that measured the company's impact on climate change, and land and water use. The multi-year footprinting project was undertaken in partnership with Quantis Inc. and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment. 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 outlines top food trends for 2012
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What do a plankton-feeding fish from Australia, Curry Powder's golden ingredient, and explosive corn have in common? They may play a starring role in 2012 American food trends, according to food and nutrition forecasters at Publicis Consultants USA. More

Government spells out revised recycling targets
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Proposals for tougher packaging recycling targets that will stop 400,000 tonnes of packaging going to landfill by 2017 have been announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The new targets for packaging producers will also ease the demand on raw natural materials and improve resource efficiency by making more recyclable materials available for businesses. 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. 

Packaging prevents food waste
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"Increases in packaging of a couple of grams can prevent food waste that has a much bigger environmental impact," says Andrew Parry from WRAP (a group whose goal is working together for a world without waste) in the U.K. Even though Europeans implement packaging solutions to protect food and keep it fresh for longer, households still decide not to eat one third of the food they purchase. This costs every family in Europe 565 euros every year. More

Coke invests in firms to accelerate bioplastics
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Beverage giant Coca-Cola Co is making what it said was a multi-million dollar investment in three bio-based companies in an effort to accelerate the development of a PlantBottle made entirely from plant-based feedstocks. More

Monks: Shapps is out of touch on packaging
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An industry expert has slammed Local Government Minister Grant Shapps' comment on supermarket excessive packaging and said that he was out of touch with reality. More

Brampton Engineering announces new leadership in blown film innovation
Flexible Packaging Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Brampton Engineering (BE), the world leader in blown film innovation, has named Peter Plows as president and CEO of its worldwide operations. Plows will take the reigns of an exemplary leadership team at BE that has grown the company over the past 35 years into a leader in custom blown film technology. 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!

Bemis plans no changes for West Monroe, La.'s Shield Pack
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Shield Pack's new owner will continue to operate the West Monroe, La., manufacturing plant at its current production and employment levels, Bemis Co. spokesman Kristine Pavletich said. Neenah, Wis.-based Bemis, a supplier of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive materials used by food, consumer products, health care and other industries, operates 81 plants in 12 countries with annual sales of about $4.8 billion. The company bought Shield Pack earlier this month. More

Nicholl adds flexible film lidding to expanding range
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Food packaging specialist Nicholl Food Packaging continues to widen its product offering following its appointment as the UK and Ireland distributor for Plastopil, a leading manufacturer of multilayer flexible barrier films and advanced packaging solutions for the food industry. 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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