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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up
 
 

As 2010 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 TAPPI's PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. The news brief will resume publication Jan. 5, 2011.



Sonoco price hike
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Jan. 13, 2010 issue: Sonoco increased prices for all uncoated recycled paperboard grades in the United States and Canada by $50 per ton effective with shipments on Feb. 1, 2010. In addition, the Company increased prices on all paperboard industrial converted products in the U.S. and Canada by 4.5 percent effective with shipments on Feb. 15, 2010. More

Crushing label challenges
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Jan. 13, 2010 issue: Packaging labels play a key role in the supply chain. A well-designed label communicates important product information, helps manufacturers and shippers comply with government and industry regulations and standards, and (if bar codes are involved) acts as the cornerstone for automated tracking and shipping applications. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.
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FDA says BPA poses health risk
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Jan. 20, 2010 issue: The US Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 15 updated its long-held view that bisphenol A is safe in food-contact applications at current levels. FDA now says it is "taking reasonable steps to reduce human exposure to BPA in the food supply" because some studies have raised concerns "about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children."
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Private labels and national brands are duking it out - Who's coming out ahead?
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Jan. 20, 2010 issue: National brands used to have it pretty easy. Their marketers were class acts with blue chip backgrounds and big budgets. They could outspend and outclass private labels on all fronts, from product quality and R&D to advertising and packaging. Not so anymore. More and more retailers are hiring top-flight marketers, designers and advertising agencies. They have embraced the fundamentals of classic CPG marketing and, now, some have become so sophisticated that they are in a position to teach brand marketers a thing or two. More



Got sustainable milk jugs?
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Jan. 27, 2010 issue: A new package made from molded fiber and a plastic pouch joins the ranks of those solutions designed to deliver milk in a more sustainable way. But will consumers approve? More

Bioplastic industry defies economic crisis
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Feb. 17, 2010 issue: "Coca-Cola does it, Frito-lay does it and so too do Samsung and Hyundai." This is how Andy Sweetman, chairman of the European Bioplastics' Board summarized the fact that an increasing number of renowned brand owners are turning to bioplastics to enhance their products' image. More

EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display

The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.
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How about them (wrapped) apples?
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Feb. 17, 2010 issue: Food packaging seems like a straightforward problem with a straightforward solution: there's too much of it; it piles up in landfills; we should reduce it. These opinions are standard among environmentalists, many of whom have undertaken impassioned campaigns to shroud consumer goods -- including food -- in less and less plastic, cardboard, and aluminum. More

Coca-Cola aims to make PET more environmentally sustainable
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Feb. 24, 2010 issue: Coca-Cola Co.'s new PlantBottle "will help to define the future of sustainable packaging" for the global beverage giant, according to a company official. The PlantBottle debuted in late 2009 and currently is available for Dasani-brand water on the U.S. West Coast and in Denmark. Dasani PlantBottles also were being used at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. More

US scientists say a multi-year study involving polymers could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocompatible plastics
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Mar. 10, 2010 issue: U.S. scientists said a multi-year study involving polymers could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocompatible plastics. IBM and Stanford University researchers said their findings might also lead to a new recycling process that has the potential to significantly increase the ability to recycle and reuse common petroleum and plant-based plastics. More

Plate Concepts Free Flow Plates

Free Flow Plate Heat Exchangers maximize heat recovery from fibrous or viscous fluids with minimal maintenance. Ideal for pulp & paper applications.
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Victorinox knives cut through the clamshell clutter
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Apr. 14, 2010 issue: Consumers across categories express frustration with the difficulty of opening clamshell packages, and Victorinox Swiss Army Inc. believes it has come up with one solution in redesigning the packages for its Original Swiss Army Knife.
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Bubble Wrap turns 50
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Jan. 27, 2010 issue: Bubble Wrap brand cushioning celebrates 50 years of "popping up" with new ideas. To honor the anniversary, converter Sealed Air Corp. declared Jan. 25 as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. It also reportedly made a limited run of golden Bubble Wrap protective cushioning material. More



Packaging materials: Gap widened between EU and U.S. corrugated basis weights
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Apr. 21, 2010 issue: Packaging trends in Europe are compared with the U.S. since they occupy similar geographic areas, have similar climates and topographical features, and their containerboard companies supply many of the same global food, beverage and consumer goods companies. However, average basis weights of corrugated are now 20 percent lighter in Europe than the U.S., as shown in the new study published by RISI, The Future of Lightweight Containerboard in North America. More

P&G to introduce new sugarcane-derived plastic packaging
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Aug. 18, 2010 issue: Procter & Gamble planned to use renewable, sustainable, sugarcane-derived plastic on selected packaging on its Pantene Pro-V, COVERGIRL and Max Factor brands. Sugarcane-derived plastic is a significant development in sustainable packaging because it is made from a renewable resource, unlike traditional plastic, which is made from non-renewable petroleum. The new material is made in an innovative process which transforms sugarcane into high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, a type commonly used for product packaging. More



Frito-Lay withdraws noisy compostable SunChips bag
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Oct. 6, 2010 issue: Frito-Lay is dropping its biodegradable SunChips bag, just 18 months after introducing it. Launched with extensive publicity that highlighted the bag's 100-percent compostability, the new packaging quickly became the target of negative attention because of how noisy it is. The bag's infamously pronounced crinkling sound is said to be caused by the unique molecular structure of the material, which makes it more rigid and therefore louder when manipulated. More

Biopolymers may be less eco-friendly than petroleum-based materials
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Oct. 27, 2010 issue: Are biopolymers really delivering the eco benefits many claim? Perhaps not, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh researchers. An article published by news syndicate ANI says the University of Pittsburgh study indicates bioplastics can produce a bigger carbon footprint than petroleum-derived plastics, due farming and energy-intense chemical processing. More

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