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Personal-care packaging trends are driven by sustainability, says PMMI
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Sustainability concerns are manifesting in a variety of ways in personal care product packaging, according to a new study from PMMI, "2010 Personal Care Package Market Assessment." The market for personal care packaging in North America is expected to total between $70 billion and $80 billion in 2010. Currently, plastics (59 percent) and bottles (41 percent) dominate package materials and formats, respectively. More

Frito-Lay keeps chipping away for a better snack bag
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In a holistic package design, the creative team examines each touch point at which the consumer will come into some sort of contact with a product. When packaging teams fall short on any consumer interaction with a packaged product, the results can be less than what the marketing department anticipated. More

Ranks adds Pactiv to packaging portfolio
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Rank Group subsidiary Reynolds Group Holdings' planned $6 billion (€4.6 billion) acquisition of US packaging group Pactiv, announced earlier this week, will create a global packaging giant and create considerable cost saving opportunities, according to Reynolds Group CEO Tom Degnan. More

Attention Paper Converters -Optimize your production flow!

FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance.

Established stevia brand refreshes packaging for greater green mileage
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As stevia sweeteners hit the mainstream, one of the category's first packaged products, StweetLeaf Stevia® from Wisdom Natural Brands™, has undergone a package redesign to capitalize on the product's all-natural advantages, conveying "green" both through its color and its messaging. More

Sustainable packaging: Nestle Waters North America wins innovation award for Eco-Shape bottle
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Nestle Waters North America announced it is the recipient of a 2010 Gold Connecticut Quality Improvement Award's (CQIA) Innovation Prize for its next-generation Eco-Shape half-liter bottle, which uses 25 percent less PET plastic than its predecessor Eco-Shape bottle. More

Eagle Flexible Packaging opens new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
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Eagle's new facility will house their entire team -- sales, marketing, operations, finance, prepress and manufacturing. Two new production lines have also been added at the new facility in Batavia, Ill. More
DuPont Packaging Graphics
The DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr system produces a unique, hybrid digital dot shape ideally suited to corrugated printing, resulting in outstanding image reproduction with the near-elimination of fluting on even the most challenging board types. Other advantages include: superior highlights and vignettes, longer press runs, and reduced dot gains. Read more.
Transilwrap Company Inc.
For over 75 years, Transilwrap Company, Inc. has been manufacturing, coating, and converting plastics for the thermal laminating, printing, industrial, specialty packaging, and graphic arts markets. Transilwrap is a proven leader in the industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with consistent quality and value that meet their specific requirements. More
EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display
The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

Bioplastics research firm Plaxica receives £3 million funding boost
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A bioplastics research firm linked to Imperial College London has received a £3 million funding boost for its work in developing polylactic acid (PLA) production. Plaxica is backed by Invesco Perpetual, NESTA, the Carbon Trust and Imperial Innovations that have invested a further £3 million to help the commercialization of a "lower-cost, but stronger, higher-quality polymer." More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

Cooling Kraft
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The packaging industry has been presented with a challenge. In a bid to reduce the mess of melting chocolate bars, Kraft Foods has called for a hi-tech packaging solution that will "minimize chocolate melting when ambient conditions range from 24 to 40°C," while also being suitable for "single-use, disposable and environmentally friendly." More

Holistic Packaging Optimization = productivity plus
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Times are changing quickly for packaging in so many ways: open innovation on the rise, sustainability designed in, social media, shelf impact, and the consumer/shopper and retailer focus on lower-cost, more value-minded solutions. More

SPX Flow Technology

The Johnson Pump TopGear reversible pump has a robust design and over-sized shafts to provide multiple options to meet your application needs.

Sales and operating profit improve in first half of 2010 - Stable development in flexible packaging
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Operating profit (EBITDA) at Constantia Packaging increased by 17 percent year-on-year to €160 million in the first six months of 2010. Profit margin increased to 16.3 percent from 16.1 percent in the same period of 2009. Sales increased to €981 million, compared with €847 million in the first half of 2009. More

Flexible Packaging - Solution to packaging problems
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In today's globalized world, products from every corner of the world battle it out on the retail shelf every day. Appearance and convenience become primary factors in closing the sale of a product. Packaging contributes significantly to both these aspects. More

Shrinking packages help Dell cut material use by nearly 9 million pounds
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Dell has reduced its packaging by 8.7 million pounds in the past year, neared its goal to add more recycled content and is well over halfway to making the majority of its packaging recyclable in most places. More

DuPont introduce new Surlyn grades for cosmetic packaging    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Luxe Pack 2010 sees DuPont introducing new grades for the cosmetic packaging industry and exhibiting an array of forms, textures, colors and special effects -- made possible by the innovative use of DuPont Surlyn -- for the packaging of perfumes and cosmetics. More

Maine regulators consider bisphenol-A ban
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The Maine Board of Environmental Protection on Thursday took public testimony on a proposal to ban the sale of baby bottles and other reusable food and beverage containers made with the chemical bisphenol A. Representatives from the toy, canning and grocery industries said the ban went too far. Environmentalists and parents said that the ban could go even further. More

Bioplastics company Cereplast one to watch in 2010
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Following a recent $7.5 million fundraising and new contract wins, sustainable plastics company Cereplast is on firm footing for the remainder of the year, and is poised as the one company for investors to watch as the bioplastics industry grows due to new and improved economic and policy measures. 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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