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July 29, 2009
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Clondalkin Group Acquires Cleveland Plastic Films
from Converting Magazine
Netherlands-based flexible-packaging converter purchases Elyria, Ohio-based Cleveland, a producer of custom plastic films for banner, food and industrial applications. More

Neenah Flexes Corporate Muscle as a Place to Call Home
from The Post-Crescent
In 2005, Bemis Co. had a big decision to make. Should the packaging giant keep its corporate home in Minneapolis or move to downtown Neenah? Neenah won out. And the flexible packaging company officials have no regrets. More

Lathrop Firm's Eco-friendly Boxes Debut
from The Stockton Record
California Natural Products of Lathrop is combining its experience in natural foods and lightweight packaging to roll out a new wine, made from organic grapes, aimed at consumers who care about the environment and prefer natural products. More

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The MEMCOR® Membrane product line by Siemens Water Technologies has become an industry leader in the global water and wastewater treatment markets, with microfiltration and ultrafiltration solutions for water reuse, industrial process water recycling, potable water and wastewater treatment (MBR). Siemens offers low energy, cost effective, membrane solutions in both low pressure and submerged configurations. More info

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Packaging Study
from Packaging Magazine
Demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging in the US is expected to increase 3.5 per cent annually to $9.2 billion in 2013. Gains will be driven by an expansion in meat, poultry and seafood production, as well as the continuing shift to case-ready packaging by many retailers. More

Toxic Heavy Metals Found in 14 Percent of Retail Packaging
from Packaging Digest
Fourteen percent of retail packaging failed a screening test for toxic heavy metals and is likely in violation of state laws, according to a report just released by the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH, or Clearinghouse). 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

Tuflex India Inaugurates Greenfield Converting Plant
from PFFC Magazine
Established in 1985, Tuflex India (a div. of Parry Enterprises India Ltd.) is part of the well-known Murugappa Group of companies and manufactures a wide range of polymer meshes, nets, and knitted fabrics. More

Kodak Shows Stream Color Inkjet
from Converting Magazine
Kodak unveiled its long-awaited Stream four-color inkjet web-fed press last week. A 20-in.-wide demonstration version of the Prosper Color XL, as the 650-fpm press is formally known, was shown to analysts at the company's inkjet development and manufacturing center in Dayton, OH. More

Is Your Green Packaging "Eco Obvious"?
from Packaging Digest
Anyone who knows me will tell you I love a good catch phrase. For example, I am not sure if I can take credit for creating the term "eco-consistency" but I am certain I have made it more popular through repeated use in presentation and writing. More

NanoBioMatters Extends Pack Performance
from European Plastics News
NanoBioMatters Industries, a Spanish technology firm, has commercialized a nanotech-based additive that company officials claim can extend the shelf life of packaged foods. More

Scanbuy Partners With DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers And Printpack To Bring 2D Barcodes To Flexible Packaging
from Data Collection Online
Scanbuy Inc., a global leader in mobile marketing solutions, today announced a joint agreement with DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) and Printpack Inc. to use Scanbuy's 2D barcode technology for flexible packaging applications. More

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition

This comprehensive volume details all aspects of extrusion coating. The book will be a valuable training tool for new employees and a useful reference for everyone involved in extrusion coating. Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition contains the work of more than 30 well-known industry experts. 1999. 308 pages, hard cover. Order today!

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