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Aug. 12, 2009
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Flexibility is Increasingly Important in Packaging Machinery
from Packaging Digest
As machine builders look to their packaging customers for keys to future designs, the need to switch products without investing in new equipment and better machine diagnostics are becoming important trends. More

myPRINT: A Personalized Place for Packaging Printers
from Converting Magazine
Customization is the essence of PRINT 09, the largest exhibition this year for commercial-printing and its many affiliated industries. Every aspect is reportedly designed to stimulate networking between experts, suppliers and attendees to find solutions specific to individual needs. More

Scunthorpe Flexible Packaging Firm Creates 80 Jobs
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Skymark Performance Films, a privately owned flexible packaging manufacturer, is investing 3m at its site in Scunthorpe. The move follows a fire that destroyed Skymark's factory in Leominster, Herefordshire on June 17. A total of 80 jobs will be created. More

   Product Showcase:
   Use Reverse Osmosis to Protect Your Assets

More pulp and paper manufacturers are burning waste wood products to generate steam and sell power into the grid. Pre-engineered Vantage® reverse osmosis systems from Siemens Water Technologies, with options to meet your needs, are a perfect fit to produce high purity water to protect your assets. If needed, full systems from pretreatment to the polishing of RO effluent can be provided as well. More info

Fruit Puree Snack in Squeezable Pouch
from Packaging Digest
Designed with on-the-go children in mind, Dole Squish'ems! are packed in standup pouches with resealable, safety caps. The pouches are designed for easy one-handed product delivery, which can encourage independent eating by young children. More

Kanpur-based Company Launches Two New Inks for Food Packaging
from Alibaba
Tirupati Inks has launched two new inks specially designed for food packaging applications that are said to provide the same qualities and properties as the solvent base inks. EcoImpex and EcoAquva are aftermarket inks that join the company's Streamline product line. More

   Product Showcase:
   Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester (AFT) is an easy to use instrument for testing static and dynamic friction of film, paper, board, foil and other materials.
It has complete compliance with ASTMD1894 for friction including:

  • Fixed link between the load cell and the sled for more repeatable results
  • Automatic Sled Placement with fixed dwell time so samples have the same contact time before testing

    It can be used as a simple pass/fail QC instrument or as a research tool with full force characterisation. It is pre-loaded with ISO/ASTM/TAPPI/FINAT test methods with pictorial help screens for easy training. The AFT can also test Peel Strength, Tear Strength & Blocking-Testing. More info

  • New Rapid-changeover Flexo Press at NC's Plastic Packaging
    from Converting Magazine
    Plastic Packaging, Inc., Hickory, NC, purchases a new 8-color, gearless Fischer & Krecke FP 14S CI-flexographic printing press. More

    Automated Bagging System Streamlines Dog Food Production
    from Packaging Digest
    A new bagging machine has increased efficiency dramatically for pet food producer Sojourner Farms, Minneapolis. The company promotes its products by handing out small sample bags of dog treats and dry food at shows, stores and other venues. 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

    French Senate Mulls Ban on BPA in Food Packaging
    from European Plastics News
    Fears over Bisphenol A (BPA) are becoming more entrenched in Europe as France considers banning the chemical in food packaging. In a bill proposal laid before the French Senate in July, senators Yvon Collin and Michel Charasse asked for a ban on the manufacture, importation, sale, display and distribution of any food-contact products containing BPA. More

    Industry Q&A - Economy, Pursuit of Excellence Shape Today's Extrusion Lines
    from Flexible Packaging Magazine
    Flexible Packaging sits down with Kiefel to discuss developments supporting the push for the highest quality blown film as well as current trends impacting the design and operation of the newest extrusion lines. 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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