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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Packaging Trends 2011
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Great minds don't always think alike. That's how we get different ideas to build on -- like these from a top-notch panel of packaging experts from some of the leading companies in the world: Procter & Gamble, Kraft, PepsiCo, ConAgra, Pfizer, H.J. Heinz and Stryker Orthopaedics. More

Italy's PE shopping bag ban comes into force
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Italy has just become the first country in Europe to implement a complete ban on non-biodegradable plastics shopping bags. The ban, originally intended to come into force at the beginning of 2010 but delayed for a year, became effective on Jan. 1. 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.

Frito-Lay touts All Natural ingredients, Facebook URL on snack bags
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PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division said that approximately 50 percent of its product portfolio will be made with all natural ingredients, including three of its biggest brands, Lay's potato chips, Tostitos tortilla chips and SunChips multigrain snacks. The products made with all natural ingredients do not have any artificial or synthetic ingredients, and they do not contain any artificial flavors or artificial preservatives, or ingredients such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), yet still have the great taste consumers expect from Frito-Lay. More

BPF reschedules its UK packaging trends seminar
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The British Plastics Federation's Trends in Plastics Packaging seminar, to be held on Feb. 17 in Rotherham, will examine the current market position of plastics packaging in the U.K. and explore key trends and future innovations shaping the U.K.'s packaging industry. 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.

Is packaging part of the problem or solution in the pharmaceutical sector?
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Pardon the unintended pun, but there's been no shortage of incoming e-mails from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration describing drug shortages during the past year. A Dec. 29, 2010 article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., Star Tribune noted, "150 drugs are now considered in short supply in the United States -- twice as many as five years ago." That's frightening for patients who might have to rely on less effective drug options as a result of those shortages. More

European film major RKW buys Danafilms in the US
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Germany's RKW, one of Europe's largest film extruders, has expanded its stake in the North American market with the purchase of Danafilms. Danafilms has plants in Westborough, Mass. -- its headquarters -- and Franklin, Ky. The company was founded in 1970 by Sherman Olson, who will remain as president. 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.

Social media provides opportunities for packaging firms
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Companies who think they can ignore social media are missing a golden opportunity to connect with consumers about their product and packaging innovations. They are also ignoring a communications arena that has become a critical element in determining product success or failure. More

New EC food contact rules clear Council of Ministers
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The plastics industry will soon have to get to grips with a new and detailed European Union (EU) regulation covering the manufacture and use of plastics as materials for packaging in contact with food. The proposed regulation has been accepted by the EU Council of Ministers. As long as the European Parliament does not object -- and this is not expected -- the legislation is likely to come into force from January 2013. 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.

Dupont kicks off year with €350 per ton resin price rise
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Dupont has become the first materials supplier to hike prices in 2011, confirming predictions that the year will bring little respite in the upward pressure on input costs. The Swiss polymer firm's Packaging & Industrial Polymers division has announced a €0.35/kg rise in the price of its ethylene copolymer resins that came into force on Jan. 1. More

Safeway brings a custom package shape to private-label -- with cost savings
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Are store brands on the cusp of bringing a new dimension to store shelves? Structural innovation largely has been the domain of national brands. More

Which resin is sustainable? It depends on the application
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There's no single magic bullet when it comes to determining what plastic resin is most suitable for a particular product or packaging application. "We began to develop a comprehensive program seven years ago because not one single technology is suitable for all applications," said Roman Forowycz, group president and chief marketing officer at Clear Lam Packaging Inc. in Elk Grove, Calif. More

Spelman blasts 'superfluous' consumer goods packaging ahead of waste review
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U.K. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has criticized "superfluous packaging" on toys and other household products as she revealed plans to extend the Courtauld Commitment to cover retail packs in the Waste Review. More

Pilot program at New York City restaurant chain to recycle most foodservice packaging
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Pret A Manger pilot is one of first to recycle a range of paper food-packaging items. Soup and salad quick-service restaurant chain Pret A Manger, in partnership with Global Green's Coalition for Resource Recovery, has launched a three-store, eight-week pilot in New York City to recycle its sandwich and salad boxes, soup containers, coffee cups, and bottles and cans. More

Dow touts Sealoution
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Dow Chemical Co. launched its new line of Sealoution peel polymers at Pack Expo. The polyolefin-based, single-pellet formulation can be used in cast and blown film applications and with polyethylene or polypropylene substrates. More

Web101 CD-ROM, 2nd Edition

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Polyethylene markets a year ago
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At the end of 2009, crude oil was near $80/bbl and naphtha was near $720/ton in Asia and at $690/ton in Europe. Rising costs in December 2009 were leading to a bullish start in January 2010. As per Chemorbis, similar trends are seen in the PE market today as they were seen a year ago. More

Sugarcane-derived plastic packaging
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Procter and Gamble (P&G) plans to use renewable sugarcane-derived plastic packaging on selected beauty and grooming products, including the Pantene Pro-V, Covergirl and Max Factor brands. The sugarcane-derived plastic packaging is expected to be rolled out globally over the next two years. More

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