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Environmental regulations a top concern for packagers globally
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New environmental regulations could cause major challenges for packagers globally in 2010, study says. Meeting environmental/climate change challenges is among one of the key challenges facing packaged goods manufacturers in the coming year. That's according to a new study, "What the Global Packaging Industry is Planning in 2010-2011: Procurement, Spend and Industry Outlook," from ICD Research. More

Safeway becomes first grocer to be founding member of The Sustainability Consortium
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Safeway Inc. has become the first U.S.-based retail grocery chain and manufacturer of private label merchandise to join The Sustainability Consortium in support of the organization's science-based work toward a more sustainable global supply chain. The company joins other retailers and consumer product manufacturers that have become members of the Consortium and its product "life cycle" mission including social and environmental considerations. More

Price rises will be passed to film customers - PAFA
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Flexible film packaging prices are set to rise in the U.K., as increases in raw material costs can no longer be absorbed by producers, says the Packaging and Films Association. PAFA, the trade association representing the 2 billion pounds U.K. plastic film and flexible packaging industry, has issued the price warning to the customers of its member companies because of a continuing upward trend in polymer prices. It said there have been "increases of up to 50 perfect in low and high point price differentials over the last twelve months for the principal packaging polymers including LDPE, LLDPE and PET." More

Kodak finds stable market in flexible packaging printing
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Digital technology is killing film-based photography. The move of information online is a major business challenge to the publishing world. But packaging printing -- the making of the boxes and pouches and packets that hold everything from corn flakes to computer servers -- is a lot more stable. "It's not going to go to the Internet, to the Kindle or the iPad," said Douglas J. Edwards, who overseas the prepress side of Eastman Kodak Co.'s Graphic Communications Group. More

Alcoholic drinks no barrier to PET
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Enhanced barrier PET bottles continue to secure some high profile niche applications in the alcoholic beverage industry, demonstrating that the benefits of PET need not be restricted to the soft drinks sector. U.S. brewer Gordon Biersch has announced one of the highest profile applications for barrier PET to date with the launch of a new 16oz bottle for airline operator Virgin America. More

Frigid Fluid Co. launches first bottle recycling program for funeral industry
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Frigid Fluid Co., a leading manufacturer of mortuary products, announced that it is launching a customer recycling program. In an industry that generates an estimated 2.8 million bottles annually that's a lot of bottles that may ultimately end up in landfills. More

Court: Packager Bemis can buy Alcan from Rio Tinto
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Flexible packaging maker Bemis Co. has received court approval for its acquisition of the Alcan packaging business it plans to buy from mining conglomerate Rio Tinto PLC for about $1.2 billion. The U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia approved the acquisition, Bemis said. Bemis expects the deal to close as soon as possible. More

Flex-Pack = Opportunity
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With nearly 11 percent of the North American market for extrusion-coated/laminated materials on a weight basis -- and 21.5 percent on an area basis -- flexible packaging is well positioned to grow strongly in the medium to long term. There are a number of reasons for this. 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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