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Aug. 5, 2009
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Package Design Ideas for August 2009
from Converting Magazine
Organic produce marketer Earthbound Farms is converting all of its plastic clamshell packages for lettuce and other produce to those made of 100-percent post-consumer-recycled PET (PCRPET). More

Barrier Film Industry Harnesses 'Green' Trend
from European Plastics News
As sustainability becomes an increasingly important focus for industry, packaging film producers and users are fine-tuning their products to become part of the 'green plastics' revolution. More

Huhtamaki Sells South African Operation
from Packaging News UK
Finnish plastic packaging group Huhtamaki has continued with its rigid plastics sell-off with the announcement of the sale of its Roodekop operation in South Africa to Polyoak Packaging. More

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Applying the AGAR® (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor) process to either existing sites or new installations will increase throughput and nutrient removal, but not require any more plot space. The AGAR® process from Siemens Water Technologies does not require additional tankage, which will save you time and money during installation. It will also reduce capital and operating costs versus alternative methods for improving nutrient removal. Click the link to read a case study where the technology has been applied. More info

A Peak into Perpetuity
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
As part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, Flexible Packaging invited leaders in the flexible packaging industry to answer this forward-reaching question: what will be the greatest challenges or opportunities for flexible packaging converters in the next decade and why? More

Taking Stock of Sustainability
from Greener Packaging
Don’t let misunderstandings, myths or misgivings hamper your ability to deliver on the sustainable packaging goals you've established for your company. More

   Product Showcase:
   Hanatek FT3 Precision Thickness Gauge

The Hanatek FT3 Precision Thickness Gauge is specifically designed to quickly and accurately measure the thickness of a variety of substrates including film, paper, board, foil, tissue and textiles. More info

Massachusetts Issues Warning on Bisphenol A
from Packaging Digest
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today issued a public health advisory on bisphenol A, warning pregnant and breastfeeding women, and children up to two years old to avoid exposure to the chemical. More

Rich-media Sheetfed-offsets Arrive
from Converting Magazine
Resisting the currents of recession and commodity pricing, these companies – including Minneapolis-based Carlson Print Group, Los Angeles K+D Graphics and Matlet Group's Graphic Packaging are running extra-long lines that do much more than just print: they foil, double coat and, in the latest twist, emboss and even die cut inline. 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

Home Grown
from PFFC Magazine
Tony Trajkovich, president and CEO of Protect-all Inc., says the custom film converter, founded in 1990, actually was fortunate that its first piece of equipment was a then 30-year-old, 28-in. Egan extrusion coater. More

Take the Sting Out of Static
from Flexible Packaging Magazine
Whether you're a film converter, printer or a bag and pouch maker, your processes churn out more than salable product. Web processes also generate static charge, an invisible but influential force that can result in contamination, coating or ink defects, jams, scrap...and headaches. 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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