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Register for TAPPI's training webinar
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TAPPI is pleased to announce a training webinar for prospective Speakers on the Speaker Management System on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EST.
This webinar will teach you:
•    How to submit an abstract for an event's technical program
•    How to upload your files for an event

This will be recorded and made available on the TAPPI website for those unable to attend the webinar.

Road map for more effective US material recovery systems released
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Recognizing the limitations of the U.S. waste management system, where only about one-third of all municipal solid waste (MSW) is recovered by recycling or composting, GreenBlue® has released a report that assesses a variety of material recovery systems around the world in order to inform U.S. policies and approaches. More

10 tips for sustainable package design
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With the fundamentals of sustainable packaging in mind, following are some areas to consider when implementing changes to your packaging for improved environmental impact. For nearly a decade, the biggest buzz in packaging has been the move toward sustainability, or "green" packaging. Driven by retailer requirements, public perception, economic pressures (petroleum, in particular), and government policies, sustainability impacts every aspect of a package - from the source of its raw materials to its end of life - and as such has proven to be an incredibly complex issue. More

SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller

Machine operators learn to control the web tension on production lines in less time with the new SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller. A streamlined menu system, scroll knob and intuitive graphic user interface make setup a breeze on the large 4.3-inch color graphic display. MORE

Packaging problems spur Novartis recall
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Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced the voluntarily recalls for certain over-the-counter products in the U.S. following consumer complaints of chipped and broken pills as well as mixed tablets due to inconsistent bottle packaging line clearance practices. The company has recalled some of the lots of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products from wholesalers and retailers. More

RPC helps get to grips with unsightly brown marks
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RPC Containers Oakham's expertise in combining pack manufacture and decoration has been employed by the makers of KelKay De-Icing Salt. More

Time/temperature-monitoring system for fresh-cut fruit
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Some companies ship fruit around the globe by sea, a process that can take weeks. However, air travel is the preferred transportation for Pitsford, Northamptonshire, U.K.-based Blue Skies, which makes use of the cargo holds of passenger aircraft to deliver a fresh, high-quality product. More

Cameroonians returning to nature's packaging
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Maya Stella, a restaurant manager in the capital of Cameroon, no longer uses plastic to wrap the corn-fufu that she sells to her customers. She now uses banana or plantain leaves instead, because these are "natural and it is our African culture to use leaves in wrapping food." More

Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo

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.

Valpak unveils restructure details
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Valpak has unveiled details of its proposed restructure, which would see its existing management buy 70 percent of the business and German compliance scheme owner Greenpoint take up the rest. The packaging compliance scheme's 4,004 members, the legal owners, are set to vote on the package at a general meeting on Jan. 26. More

Upright move seals Dairy Milk redesign
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Cadbury owner Kraft is set to spend £6 million on new packaging for its Dairy Milk, Whole Nut and Fruit and Nut bars. The redesigned plastic packs will see the three products stand upright and will feature a resealable flap.

Scalewatcher Hard Water Treatment System

Scalewatcher North America focuses on the elimination of scale and the problems associated with scale build up. Scaled cooling towers, chillers, and associated equipment can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. The caustic chemicals used to remove scale only create more problems with the environment. Your company can “GO GREEN” and stay within your budget. MORE

What went wrong with Coke's 2011 holiday can design
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Coca-Cola's packaging is iconic, both in structure and in graphics; therefore, when Coke's packaging makes news, all other companies that aim to leverage packaging as a strategic tool should pay attention. But first, some background. More

Chinese dairy introduces a new kind of aseptic pouch
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Aimed at young people constantly on the lookout for the next cool thing, Ecolean Air Aseptic is a single-serve pouch that makes some strong environmental claims. Shenyang Huishan Dairy of the Liaoning province in northeast China is the first to commercialize in single-serve sizes an unusual stand-up pouch called Ecolean Air Aseptic. More

Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders

Use PVAc or VAE binders to achieve brightness and opacity while reducing expensive TiO2. Learn how BrightCoat can help you meet your optical and strength goals. 

BPF wary about Defra's packaging recycling target
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The BPF Recycling Group (RG) has largely come out in support of Defra's consultation document on packaging recovery and recycling targets but is concerned about the proposal that 57 percent plastics packaging should be recycled by 2017. More

Convenience continues to be a focal point for food packaging
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Zurich-style veal fricassee in cream sauce in five minutes, fresh fruit salad without time-consuming cutting and slicing, crispy rolls for warming in the oven - fast preparation and ease of use offer so many tempting advantages that more and more people are buying convenience products. Demand for these food products will continue to rise in the coming years because shopping habits are changing, and a growing number of people are making spontaneous purchases instead of stocking up on groceries in advance. More

M&S develops 'revolutionary' pack to help reduce food waste
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Marks & Spencer has unveiled new 'revolutionary' packaging which it claims will extend the life of fruit stored in the fridge by up to two days and as a result reduce food waste. More

The ROI of a package redesign
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A gourmet pizza chain out of Washington, Garlic Jim's wanted to expand on the success of its gluten-free pizza with a frozen version sold in grocery stores. As one of the first gluten-free pizzas in mainstream retail, the brand had a unique niche. But it realized better packaging was needed to help shift consumer perceptions about gluten-free products (as lacking in taste). More

Beyond Viscosity... RHEOCARB™

• Coatex technology based on steric stabilization chemistry
• Breakthrough in rheology control
• Reduces coating costs
• Improves runnability to enhance coated paper quality

Coatex – Committed to the Paper Industry for over 30 years!

FDA sued over lack of nanotech petition response
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A coalition of consumer advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), demanding that it respond to a 2006 petition to require labeling of nanotech ingredients in consumer products, and extra health and environmental assessments. More

OPM backs its latest Nilpeter FA-4 with cutting edge technology
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Expansion in specific packaging markets prompted the OPM Group to install a seven-unit Nilpeter FA-4 UV-Flexo press at its main plant in Keighley, West Yorkshire. It has, however, gone several stages further by becoming the first U.K. label converter to adopt Nilpeter's new CLEANINKING anilox system. Furthermore, it is also the first UK label converter to use Kodak's Spotless Flexographic Solution, a software package integrated with its Prinergy system designed to work with Kodak Flexcel NX plates. More

Web101 CD-ROM, 2nd Edition

The new CD contains a full two day course on troubleshooting as well as Dave’s major articles/papers. If you have webs or web machinery, you need Web101. This jam-packed reference will take you from novice to expert in most any web related area. There are nearly 1,000 slides with annotation and hyperlinks. Even so, navigation is quite easy as the reference is broken up into a half dozen major areas with dozens of clearly labeled subjects. Also included is nearly every major paper ever written by Dr. Roisum.

Product code: WEB101-CD2
ISBN: 1-59510-173-X
List Price: $440
Member Price: $295 Order today!

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