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Troubleshooting Converting and Roll Defects for the Flexible Packaging Industry
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Eight international experts representing 200+ years of experience and a wide range of converting packaging knowledge will be participating in the Troubleshooting Converting and Roll Defects for the Flexible Packaging Industry session at the 2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference. More

Tetra Pak helps hot fashion go cool carbon neutral
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As the fashion world turns its attention to the Tents at Bryant Park, this year marks the first time that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City will be a completely carbon neutral event. In an initiative underwritten by leading carton packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak, and supported by Tetra Pak's customer and natural beverage supplier O.N.E.(TM) Natural Experience, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be using a combination of emission reduction activities and carbon offsets to ensure its emissions are reduced to net zero. More

Packaging experts say sustainability remains elusive
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Sustainability has been at the top of the packaging industry agenda for years but delegates at the third European Plastics News Sustainable Plastics Packaging conference, held recently in Brussels, heard that certainty in sustainability remains as elusive as ever for packagers and brand owners alike. More

Growth forecasted for biodegradable polymer market
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In its global Biodegradable Polymers, SRI Consulting (SRIC) reports the global biodegradable polymers market doubled from 2005 to 2009. The consulting and business research service noted that this growth occurred despite global economic slowdowns.  SRIC also projects 13 percent annual growth for global biodegradable polymers market from 2009 to 2014. More

High tech at low speed
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Imagine you're the victim of a natural disaster-an earthquake, a hurricane, a flood. Now list the things you'll need to survive until help arrives. Besides medical care, a source of safe, drinkable water likely tops your checklist of priorities. Fortunately, you and thousands of other survivors of natural disasters have turned to the water-filtration products of Hydration Technology Innovations LLC (HTI). And those products are, in turn, made possible by the Albany, Ore.-based converter's newly rebuilt and upgraded casting and drying lines. More

Frito Lay Canada is first with 100 percent compostable SunChips bag
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Pre-empting a publicized U.S. Earth Day launch, Frito Lay Canada (a division of PepsiCo) has announced that it will start stocking shelves with the new 100 percent compostable SunChips bag in March. The flexible packaging will be made from more than 90 percent renewable, plant-based materials and will completely break down into compost in a hot, active compost pile in approximately 14 weeks, according to the company. More

Bemis changing CFOs
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Bemis Co. Inc. said that chief financial officer Gene Wulf will step down from the post to lead the integration of its planned $1.2 billion acquisition of the Alcan Packaging Food Americas operations. At the scheduled May 6 meeting of the board of directors, Wulf will assume a new role as executive vice president of the Neenah-based manufacturer of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive materials for food, consumer products and other companies. Bemis vice president of finance Scott Ullem will assume the title of CFO. More

Heinz U.S. releases dual-function sauce packet
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U.S.-based food company Heinz has announced a dual-function ketchup package for the foodservice industry that promises to make eating on-the-go more fun and convenient. The Heinz Dip & Squeeze dual-function package gives ketchup lovers two ways to enjoy Heinz Ketchup: either peel back the lid for easy dipping, or tear off the tip to squeeze onto favorite foods. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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