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Study: Demand for rigid plastic packaging to grow
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A market analysis commissioned by Marbach Werkzeugbau GmbH, a  global supplier of injection molding and thermoforming tooling for the packaging industry, reveals that rigid plastic packaging remains a highly sought after and value-driven alternative to traditional materials like glass, metal, and paperboard for a range of consumer applications. The study, which was completed in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, shows that rigid plastics continue to be viewed as a highly favorable option over traditional materials and will enjoy strong growth over the next five years. More

German PET bottle show to become an annual event
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Germany-based Messe München and NürnbergMesse -- organizers of the Drinktec and Brau Beviale exhibitions respectively -- have reached an agreement that will see the PETpoint PET bottle manufacturing event run on an annual basis from November next year. More

Peanut butter jar lightens up 90 percent
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Sun-Pat, the U.K.'s leading peanut butter brand, has been relaunched in a lightweight, clear PET jar manufactured by RPC Containers Blackburn. The change from the existing glass packaging is said to reflect significant sustainability benefits for brand owner Premier Foods. In addition to the incorporation of 50 percent post-consumer recycled content, the jar also delivers a lower carbon footprint during transportation. More

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Unilever to cut packaging weight by a third in global CSR commitments
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Unilever has revealed ambitious packaging targets for the next 10 years as part of a wide-ranging new sustainability strategy. The FMCG giant's Sustainable Living Plan was unveiled Nov. 15 by chief executive Paul Polman and aims to halve the company's environmental impact by 2020 while simultaneously doubling the size of the business. More

BPA migrates to humans through packaging
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A global panel of experts has struck an international consensus that food and drinks are by far the main culprits for human exposure to plastics additive Bisphenol A (BPA), with other sources such as house dust, soil and plastic toys, being of "of minor relevance." More

Siapi develops one-way container for Pepsico
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Italian blow moulding machinery maker Siapi has worked with Pepsico International on development of a new one-way bulk water container that will be introduced in the Middle-East market early next year. More
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Sauce jar for LiDestri Foods wins WorldStar Award
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LiDestri Foods, Fairport, N.Y., is a marketer of food items such as pasta sauces. But as a contract manufacturer and packager of other companies' products, LiDestri also understands intimately the need for packaging that provides both sustainability benefits and marketing muscle at shelf. More

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Corrugated workers to vote on strike action over pay offer
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Corrugated's big three are facing the possibility of strike action after union members voted to reject a pay offer. Unite said that its 2,500 members in the corrugated industry's big three -- DS Smith, SAICA and Smurfit Kappa -- had voted to reject a 2.15 percent pay offer from the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) and would now hold a ballot on industrial action. More

Webinar to address potential impacts of proposed FTC 'Green Guides'
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After a year-long process of comments and revisions, the Federal Trade Commission has recently released its proposed revisions to the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims for public comment. Comments are being accepted on the revisions until Dec. 10. EPI is offering a webinar on Fri., Nov. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST, synthesizing the proposed revisions that would affect packaging claims. The webinar is free for EPI clients; nonclients can register for a nominal fee of $49. More

CPG companies look for innovation
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H.B. Fuller, the global adhesives, sealants, paints, and specialty chemical products manufacturer, organized in late September a thought-provoking symposium for 50 converters on strategies for converters to grow in the flexible packaging industry. More

Factors affecting packaging market in weak economic scenario since 2008
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The global economic and financial slowdown since 2008 followed by weaker than estimated economic recovery has led to identification of the prospects and most important factors affecting the packaging market in difficult times. Key factors like the economy, sustainability, private branding and other developments are likely to impact packaging during the coming years. More

Ampac launches sealant film with antimicrobial properties
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Global packaging giant Ampac has launched a new sealant film with an antimicrobial additive to inhibit the growth of odors and mildew for food and beverage applications. The company's Apex 3953 AM sealant film contains an antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors and mildew and guard against the growth of odors from microbial causes for applications where hermetic seals or sealing to a fitment are required. More

Naked Juice begins using reNEWabottle for all flavors, sizes
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Premium juice maker Naked Juice has begun the transition to the reNEWabottle for its 10-, 15.2- and 64-ounce juice and juice smoothies, after unveiling the package in 2009 for its 32-ounce size. It expects to complete the evolution by Jan. 1, 2011. More

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings 2009

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