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July 15, 2009
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Sustainable Packaging Usage Expected to Grow 25-30 Percent Annually
from Packaging Digest
In its current Sustainable Packaging fact sheet, industrial giant E.I. DuPont Nemours and Company estimates that growth in sustainable packaging to reach 25 -30 percent per year, compared with the overall packaging industry's anticipated growth rate of 4 percent. More

Alpla to Spend 5.2M to Open Sixth US Facility
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
European blow moulded packaging group Alpla is to invest $7.2m (5.2m) to open a new plant at Raeford in the US state of North Carolina. The North Carolina plant will be on the site of one of Alpla's major clients, Unilever. More

Garlic Supplier Gets Fresh with Flex-pack
from Packaging Digest
Christopher Ranch is rolling out a new 6-oz, resealable, standup pouch for its peeled, California-grown garlic cloves. The new packaging is 100-percent-recyclable and uses 80 percent less material than the company's 6-oz jars. More

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Coex Blown-film Lab Line Gets Upgrade at EVAL Americas
from Converting Magazine
As packaging film structures grow more complex and cost pressures on converters mount, the need for better control, reliability and predictability during trials grows stronger. More

Lithuanian Food Group Adds Class with In-mould Labeling
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Lithuanian plastic packaging producer Baltvita has started production of a 175ml in-mould labeled (IML) container for local food producer Zemaitijos Pienas. More

Compuplast provides CAE tools for extrusion equipment and processes troubleshooting and optimization. Compuplast also offers process consulting services and has special expertise in coextrusion. More

Sigma Plastics Acquires Majority Stake in FlexSol Packaging
from Converting Magazine
FlexSol Packaging Corp. and Sigma Plastics Group announced a strategic partnership. This alliance brings together two well-known, industry-leading, film-producing companies. More

Sara Lee Speaks on Three-pronged Green Goals
from Packaging World
In an exclusive interview, Sara Lee Corporation's director of packaging innovation and development shares the company's strategy surrounding sustainability. More

Asda Set to Trial Refillable Packaging
from Packaging News UK
Asda will trial refillable packaging for its own-brand fabric conditioner in September in a bid to directly engage customers with packaging reduction. More

Bobst Group Flexible Materials Presents Advanced Converting Solutions at LabelExpo Europe 2009
from Packaging & Converting Essentials
BA Flexible Materials will present an advanced range of technology and process solutions in slitting & rewinding, short-run gravure printing, coating & laminating and flexo printing for the global labelstock industry at LabelExpo Europe 2009 in Brussels, from 23rd to 26th September, on stand 7L115 in Hall 7. More

Celanese Renames AT Plastics Inc.
from Window Film Magazine
Celanese Corp., a global chemical company, announced recently that it will rename its AT Plastics Inc. business Celanese EVA Performance Polymers Inc., in a move that company officials say is designed to capitalize on global brand awareness. More

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition

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