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Health care packaging market expected to hit $93.9 billion
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The global health care packaging market is a complex and large market. The varied factors affecting the drug demand and consumption as well the development of medical practices will determine the growth of this market in future. Also, being a vital industry, the health care packaging market is directly linked to economic development. As emerging economies grow, demand for health care packaging will increase, further strengthening the market. Visiongain calculates that the global health care packaging market will reach $93.9 billion in 2012. More

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

Planters peanuts switches to plastic packaging
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A move from glass to plastic jars for Planters Dry Roasted Peanut varieties results in 84 percent less packaging by weight. A blog from Sustainable is Good reports that in fall 2011, Kraft Foods' Planters brand has launched new plastic packaging for all of its Dry Roasted Peanut Products as part of its sustainable brand initiative. 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

Klöckner Pentaplast breaks ground on China plant
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Germany-based Klöckner Pentaplast has started building its first manufacturing facility in China. Located near Shanghai, the site will produce packaging films for the Chinese market. The company has invested CNY 185 million in the site, which will increase the company's global shrink-film capacity by 6,000 tonnes, and completion is expected in the first quarter of 2013. More

Toray succeeds in production of fully renewable, biobased PET polymer
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Toray Industries, Inc. in partnership with Gevo, Inc., a leading company of renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels, has succeeded in producing laboratory-scale samples of fully renewable biobased PET and its films. Gevo succeeded in converting isobutanol, produced from biomass by employing its own highly effective production method that uses genetically modified microorganisms, to para-xylene using conventional chemical process for commercial operations. More

Recycling targets backed by ESA and London Councils
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The Environmental Services Association (ESA) and local authorities in London have backed the government's proposals for tougher packaging recycling targets. London Councils is a lobbying organization that promotes the interests of London's 33 councils. Although it supports Defra's proposals, it insisted that there must be no increased cost for councils. More

European sustainability project targets paper packaging
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A pan-European project that aims to revolutionize paper packaging being coordinated by the UK's Sheffield Hallam University, has secured EU funding in-excess of €3 million. It is expected to result in the development of "NewGenPack'"- the next generation of environmentally friendly paper packaging. 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.

Diet Coke wears its heart on its can
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This year marks the fifth year Diet Coke will play an active role in The Heart Truth® campaign. Diet Coke is taking its efforts online, on packaging, and on the runway to call attention to women's heart health educational programs. More

New program advises: Keep your caps on
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New Caps On initiative encourages communities to ask residents to include caps on plastic bottles at the time of recycling. The Closure and Container Manufacturers Association (CCMA) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) have partnered to increase the recycling rates of plastic closures. 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

Innovation a key to thriving in packaging sector
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Innovation was the name of the game at the annual Packaging Conference. Packaging industry insiders and experts gathered to discuss issues and advancements in their field, ranging from the development of new oxygen scavengers to the creation of zero-landfill pouches. While trends and topics varied, most presenters agreed: it's time for brands and companies to start innovating or risk being left behind. More

This fungus eats plastic
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A group of Yale University students has discovered a fungus that can "live and prosper" on a steady diet of polyurethane, according to the September issue of Applied and Environmental Biology.

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. 

Grupa Kety invests in film production
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Polish industrial firm Grupa Kety has stressed it has no intention of pulling out of flexible packaging production following its recent investment in increased printing and blown film capacity. More

Chris Dow: Why I'm backing Defra plastics recycling targets
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Closed Loop Recycling's Chris Dow reveals why he is right behind Defra's proposed 57 percent recycling targets for plastics. The Defra consultation on packaging and waste recovery targets offers an amazing opportunity to transform the future of the recycled packaging industry. More

Protective packaging cuts waste and cost
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A multilayer blown coextrusion with Surlyn at the core is the key to keeping a high-gloss, thermoplastic washing machine door 'bezel' from getting scratched. Renowned appliance manufacturer Miele is among the first to capture the energy- and waste-saving benefits of a new process and film technology developed collaboratively with a leading machinery manufacturer, a film producer, and DuPont. More

Packaging gets lean and green
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Customers of sporting goods retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) care about the planet-understandably, since they use the company's equipment to enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. That concern is one reason the company is striving to ensure all of its product packaging lives up to ultra-high standards of eco-friendliness. 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!

Airless dispensers for lotions
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The dispensers are made by Mega Airless. According to Eric Desmaris, business development director at Mega Airless, "The selection of our 75-mL Mezzo top-fill pump underscores our appeal to innovation-oriented customers with natural and eco-friendly products that require optimal formula protection and reinforcement of core brand characteristics through premium-style airless dispensing solutions. Faran appreciated our airless pack's performance, precision and protection. Savvy customers know the importance of packaging in communication of core brand attributes." More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
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