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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
As 2012 comes to a close, TAPPI would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 2.

Understanding rheology
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Oct. 17 issue – For plastics, everything boils down to mayonnaise and Silly Putty. The best starting point for polymer understanding is rheology, or the flow of the polymer in fluid form.

Bio-degradable packaging material perishes within 6 months
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Feb. 15 issue – Israeli researchers are developing a biodegradable packaging material that automatically "perishes" within 180 days - providing a green solution for the food and drink industry.

Wine producers serving greener packaging
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March 28 issue – Perhaps more than any other alcoholic beverage, the packaging used for wine was often viewed as an indicator of quality. Heavy, glass bottles were the norm and served the wine industry for hundreds of years. However, environmental and economic concerns have encouraged some in the industry to shed some packaging weight. 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

Campbell Soup contemporizes with bold new products, packaging
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Feb. 29 issue – To heat up sales in a flagging category, Campbell Soup Co. will be launching a range of new products in striking, contemporary packages whose development has been fueled by consumer insights. Though by no means abandoning its iconic soup in cans, this year the company will be introducing new packages, including microwavable pouches, and new soup flavors, such as Thai Tomato Coconut and Tomato Roasted Garlic Bacon. More

Report: Demand for aseptic packaging to reach $36 billion in 2015
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March 14 issue – World demand for aseptic packaging is projected to grow 9.1 percent per year to $35.8 billion in 2015. Advances will be driven by the increasing number of applications and the cost and convenience benefits associated with aseptic packaging (especially in terms of ambient storage and transportation). More

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

Packaging changes having big impact at Walmart
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May 16 issue – Small changes can have a big impact, especially when those changes are scaled across Walmart's global supply chain. In a parade of success stories told at Walmart's seventh annual Sustainability Expo held in Rogers, Ark., representatives of the retailing giant and its suppliers related the impact that minor changes have made, especially in such areas as material usage and reduced transportation costs.

Washington State students win PLACE Student Packaging Design Competition
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May 23 issue – A team of five students from Washington State University's packaging program won first place in the 2012 PLACE Student Packaging Design Competition for their boteFlex design. Ofero Caparino, Sumeet Dhawan, Fermin Resurreccion, Roopesh Syamaladevi, and Wenjia Zhang were awarded $350 for the innovative design.

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.

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Cadbury plans chocolate bar makeover
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Jan. 4 issue – Two weeks after Cadbury announced plans to ditch 200 staff to cut costs, owner Kraft is spending £6 million (approximately US$9.4 million) flipping Dairy Milk bars upright at the tills. More

Dr Pepper parts with bottler after 120 years
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Jan. 18 issue – Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. and its oldest but smallest bottler announced that they were ending their 120-year relationship to settle a trademark feud over a retro-version of the soda that had become the Texas bottler's specialty. The company and the bottler, Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin, announced the settlement of the litigation that centered on the beverage that had come to be known as "Dublin Dr Pepper." More


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10 tips for sustainable package design
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Jan. 11 issue – With the fundamentals of sustainable packaging in mind, following are some areas to consider when implementing changes to your packaging for improved environmental impact. For nearly a decade, the biggest buzz in packaging has been the move toward sustainability, or "green" packaging. Driven by retailer requirements, public perception, economic pressures (petroleum, in particular), and government policies, sustainability impacts every aspect of a package - from the source of its raw materials to its end of life - and as such has proven to be an incredibly complex issue.

Retro steel can for beer
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Apr. 4 issue – American craft beer brewer Churchkey Can Co. is bringing back a package long associated with Americana with the launch of its handcrafted Pilsner-style beer in a three-piece, flat-top steel can. The retro can comes from Ball Corp. More

Paper industry wants old boxes banned from landfill
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June 20 issue – Canada's paper packaging industry wants the Ontario government to ban old corrugated boxes from landfill. Quebec is moving to ban them from landfill next year and the industry wants Ontario to do the same, says Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council executive director, John Mullinder. A provincial ban would demonstrate political leadership and is legally required to cover both private and publicly-owned landfills, he says. "It's a win-win for everybody, but mainly for the environment." More

Small advance for Coca-Cola drinks bottle
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March 21 issue – Coca-Cola is to launch its first new size of drinks bottle since 1993. The 375 ml PET container is design to be pocket sized, according to the company, and will be used across its Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero brands. 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.

OSHA cites packaging manufacturer for safety violations following a worker's death
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May 9 issue – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Horn Packaging Corp. for 12 alleged safety violations following the death of a worker at the Lancaster-based packaging manufacturer's facility. The worker was fatally injured on Nov. 7, 2011, while operating a corrugated box-making machine when he became entangled in an unguarded drive shaft that provides power to the machine. More

Packaging made from mushrooms
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Apr. 4 issue – New biomaterials seem to be springing up like mushrooms after the rain. In fact, now there's a biomaterial that's actually made with mushrooms. It's made with the mushrooms' filament roots, called mycelium. Ecovative, the company that invented the biomaterial, calls it EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging, and they've partnered with Seal Air to expand commercial prospects.

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. 

Student-designed pillow packaging impresses Wal-Mart
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May 23 issue – For six Homestead High School seniors, one of the first assignments for their product development class in September was to go shopping at Sam's Club. They weren't strolling the aisles looking at stuffed animals and light bulbs for themselves but rather at the boxes they were packaged in. The students zeroed in on how the store packaged its pillows.

Winemakers keep diversifying types of packaging
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Sept. 12 issue – In a recent issue of the trade publication Wines & Vines, the editor drew a parallel between politics and packaging: wineries are either liberal or conservative. The conservatives think inside the box, the liberals try anything.

New barrier biopolymer apps debut at AMI/FMI
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May 9 issue - Boasting a gas-barrier layer that comes from a "high amylose plant starch," corn-based biopolymer trays were a notable highlight at AMI/FMI International in Dallas.

Seagram's Ginger Ale
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May 30 issue – Seagram's is an iconic, well-respected brand with more than 100 years of history and brand equity. So when its parent company, The Coca-Cola Co., asked brand design firm Hatch to help refresh the Seagram's Ginger Ale line and make it more relevant in today's world, it was definitely a handle-with-care assignment.

Paper packaging materials to reach 223.9 metric tons by 2015
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Feb. 8 issue – Paper packaging is the most widely used packaging format due to the availability of a wide variety of sources, easy storage and handling, low cost, and the recycling advantage. Increasing demand from end-use markets and penetration into new applications has resulted in significant technological developments in processing and manufacturing stages of paper packaging materials.

Packaging major Bemis closing additional plants
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Aug. 29 issue – Bemis Co. Inc. will close several more plants as part of its facility consolidation program. Bemis said it is adding plants in four locations - in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota; LeTrait, France; Monterrey, Mexico, and Curtiba, Brazil - to its list of closures for 2012. That will bring the firm's number of closings this year to nine, according to its second-quarter earnings report.

13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference Proceedings

The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in:
•    Raw materials
•    Processing
•    Inspection and applications
These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.

Product Code:EUROPLACECD-11
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