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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Top ten trends for 2011
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As we approach the close of 2010, Packaging Magazine predicts some of the trends and changes facing the industry for 2011.

Academics develop technology to recycle 'all plastic packaging'
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Researchers are seeking investors in a new method for recycling mixed plastics that they claim can recycle 100 percent of all plastic packaging. Academics at Warwick University say that their process can cope with any type of plastic waste and will break some polymers back down to their original monomer state. More

Barrier bottle maintains clinical efficacy for nutritional products
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As the formula can be affected by exposure to oxygen and UV light, Vegenat needed a bottle that would provide effective protection against these elements, while being suitable for sterilization during filling. The product is commonly used in hospitals and other health care environments, so it was also vital that the packaging could offer shatterproof and lightweight qualities for optimum safety and convenience. 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.

Green Guides for packaging and products get an update but still have gaps
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Marketers often use labeling and advertising claims about the environmental benefits of their packaging or the products in them. So when the Federal Trade Commission announces proposed revisions to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, or "Green Guides," it's big news for packaging. More

RPC Group set to acquire Superfos rival for €240 million
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U.K.-based rigid packaging producer RPC Group announced that it has agreed to buy Danish packaging rival Superfos for €240 million. The Superfos business generated sales of €294.5 million and ebitda before non-recurring items of €52.3 million for the year to the end of December 2009. RPC Group, which generated sales for the year to April 2010 of £720 million and ebitda of £40.9 million, intends to finance the deal through a combination of a €90 million rights issue and debt (in the form of a €130 million loan). 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. MORE
Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo
Our very long life Super Gold tool steel doctor blades are a proven fix for most UV Flexo spitting issues. Our Super Coat alloy coatings on our Super Gold steel blades are proven to provide good lubrication for Flexo and Gravure, effectively reducing roll wear and blade corrosion where needed.
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.

T-Buck Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade

Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve box quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade for your flexo folder. 352-397-8337. Services also available.

Peelable ends improve the opening of tuna cans
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The ends allow for smooth and safe opening, a plus for guarding against sharp edges on cans, and provide convenience in a category where many packages frustrate consumers. More

Macpac completes £750 thousand investment plan
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Thermoforming specialist Macpac has completed a £750,000 expansion program with the installation of two Illig machines. The Stockport, U.K.-based firm said the expansion would enable the firm to target the food industry with its range of bespoke packaging. More

Intelligent sensors in new i-dration bottles to provide hydration advice
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Product design and technology firm, Cambridge Consultants, has developed the i-dration drink bottle, a device that works in synchronization with a smartphone, to help sportspeople maintain levels of hydration. More

Paper and sustainability
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Invented a long time ago and constantly improved over the course of many years, paper has come to be viewed as a quintessentially traditional packaging material. Revisiting the potential applications and advantages of this material may be beneficial in the current economic climate. More

Study: Global organic food, drinks market to near $60 billion this year
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The global market for organic food and drink is recovering from the economic slowdown, with revenues projected to approach $60 billion this year. Although growth has slowed from previous years, revenues have expanded over three-fold from $18 billion in 2000. More

Christmas heralds crisp business for Sirane films
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Packaging company Sirane is claiming a seasonal surge in demand for its Crisp It and Sira Crisp packaging films as the Christmas season advances and the international trade in packaging materials intensifies. More

Co-packer puts Sunkist brand front and center
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A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand. More

Low charges not volume growth behind Huhtamaki 'positive profit warning'
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Huhtamki said its decision to reveal for the first time in 2010 a definite forecast for its full year EBIT did not signal a huge jump in its operating profits or a change in the overall economic environment. 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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