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Report: Demand for aseptic packaging to reach $36 billion in 2015
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World demand for aseptic packaging is projected to grow 9.1 percent per year to $35.8 billion in 2015. Advances will be driven by the increasing number of applications and the cost and convenience benefits associated with aseptic packaging (especially in terms of ambient storage and transportation). More

Gem of a performance from Irish packaging firm
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Gem Plastics, including its subsidiary Gem Oils, based at Regaskin, County Cavan, has announced a return to profits in the year to Dec. 31, 2011 following on an extensive restructuring program that saw the company consolidate its operations to respond to the challenging market environment. More

Brand owners want more digital printing
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The brand-owning Consumer Packaged Goods companies of the world are looking to digital printing as a way to shorten package design cycles and reduce inventory of packaging materials. 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

Aptar attracts customers to Eden
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Rigid packaging group Aptar says German spa products brand Biomaris is the latest company to opt for its award-winning Eden packaging range. Aptar won a DuPont Gold Award for Packaging Innovation in 2011 for the Eden airless dispenser, which is designed to be easier to recycle. More

Smurfit Kappa announces £98 million investment in Kent, UK, paper mill
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Smurfit Kappa has announced a three-year £98 million investment plan in its Townsend Hook, Kent, U.K., paper-making facility. The installation and commissioning of a custom designed, five meter, lightweight recycled container board machine is due to be completed and operational by the end of 2014. More

EDI acquires Premier Dies
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Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI), a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, announces the acquisition of Premier Dies Corporation, a leading provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies. "We are thrilled to partner with EDI and Bertram Capital to achieve our shared vision of accelerating the growth of Premier's innovative technology," says Steve Jonjak, President of Premier. "Our shared commitment to technology development coupled with EDI's resources and deep experience working with global industrial companies will enable Premier to grow our business, while continuing to meet our customers' evolving needs. We look forward to expanding our reach while maintaining our commitment to quality, performance and customer service." More

Are edible wrappers the next big thing?
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Two U.S.-based companies, Monosol and WikiCells, will soon start marketing edible packaging, and both say the market has yet to be tapped. Between the two rivals, Monosol is closer to market its packaging, which is already being used by some companies in the detergent, pesticide and clothing industries. 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.

Amcor reports record half year, says CEO
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Australian packaging major Amcor has reported a near 14 percent rise in half-year profit to $308 million, boosted by savings gained from its Alcan and Ball acquisitions. The company predicts that emerging markets will play a major role in its performance for the coming six months. Amcor's managing director and CEO, Ken MacKenzie said: "The first half result represented a record underlying profit, record returns and a record interim dividend for the company." More

Self-closing pump serves Weleda's new BIB body lotions
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The Weleda Group, a Basel, Switzerland-based maker of all-natural skin and personal care, baby and mother care, and specialized medications, recently selected Mega Airless dispensers for its latest launch of four body lotions. More

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

Faerch's functional lid design
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A new design from food packaging group Faerch combines a tray with a lid that has dispensing and reseal functions. Faerch says: "The technical challenge was to produce a functional lid that is easy to use, while also offering a secure closure during shipping and in the store." More

Candy packs in compostable cellulose
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U.K.-based Miss Muffet & Co. wraps its fairytale and nursery rhyme-inspired confectionery in material that fits into its environmental stance. Set up by Sarah Cadman, who has a philosophy of using natural ingredients wherever possible, U.K.-based Miss Muffet & Co. selected compostable cellulose-based NatureFlex™ from Innovia Films to wrap its range of fairytale and nursery rhyme-inspired premium confectionery.

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. 

£250 million energy fund 'does not go far enough,' say sector chiefs
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The U.K. government's £250 million fund to assist energy intensive industries is a "drop in the ocean" and will need to be increased to at least £1 billion to help businesses with their electricity bills, according to industry experts. Although welcome, packaging industry experts have said that the current fund would need to quadruple to help businesses impacted by rising energy prices. More

Coke, Pepsi changing ingredients to avoid cancer warnings on products
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Coca-cola and Pepsi are being forced to alter the way they make the caramel coloring that is added to their soft drinks in the U.S. A new Californian law has changed the way drinks containing specified levels of carcinogens are labelled, meaning the drinks would have to carry cancer warning labels. More

Ocean Spray freshens up drink mix packaging
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To build its brand presence in the $309 million "on the go" powdered soft drink (PSD) category, Ocean Spray has revamped its current line and extended it into a powdered flavored tea line. Ocean Spray tapped its partner, Moxie™ Inc., the New York-based brand design and development firm, to better reflect the beverages' refreshing taste and appeal to a broader consumer audience. More

Westminster mulls next steps on packaging waste
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The Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group posed the question "Packaging waste: Where do we go from here?" at a seminar chaired by Barry Sheerman MP at the Palace of Westminster. MPs, peers and guests heard presentations from four principal speakers. 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!

Organic energy beverages relaunch in cold-activated cans
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Hiball Energy is launching a line of reformulated sparkling energy waters and organic energy drinks in cold-activated, lightweight, 16-oz aluminum cans from Ball Corp. Hiball, Inc. specializes in energy drinks for the health-conscious consumer, offering premium, refreshing, sparkling energy waters and juices made with organic and fair trade ingredients. More

Paccor hurting because of material price hikes
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European rigid plastic food packaging manufacturer, Paccor, says it is taking measures to tackle the challenge of sharply rising raw material costs – it is putting up the cost of its polystyrene vending and drinking cups. More

Contego kicks off carton production at new pharma site
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Production has begun at carton group Contego Packaging's new factory for the pharmaceuticals sector in Hampshire, U.K. The 5,000 square meter facility in Fareham, which was built last year to replace two sites in Portsmouth, is now fully operational and is running a combination of B2 and B3 presses. More

INCPEN publishes guide for sustainable packaging in the Internet age
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Free report for manufacturers and retailers provides guidance on designing resource-efficient and cost-efficient packaging for e-commerce products. With the growth of e-commerce, the U.K.'s INCPEN (the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) has published a guide, "Packaging and the Internet: A Guide to packaging goods for multi-channel delivery systems," to provide advice on designing packaging that will make these new delivery systems as resource-efficient as possible. More

Web Machine Buying Guide – Designing for Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

This one of a kind book, written by one of the world's leading web handling expert and experienced machine designer along with a team of specialists, offers a hands on step-by-step approach to investing in, acquiring and starting up web machinery. It is designed to assist plant-based personnel in the costing and planning of major machinery investment with a rigorous analysis of what needs to be done to acquire or replace equipment with minimal expense and maximum longterm efficiency, no matter what types of webs are being handled. The book ranges over the entire spectrum of machine buying from dealing with salespeople to the technical details of machinery design, contract formulation, financing and maintenance. Numerous case studies illustrate strategies to follow—and avoid—in purchasing standard, as well as custom designed, web machines.

Some of the highlights of the book include:
• Techniques to plan, shop and contract for, purchase, install and troubleshoot web machines
• For web machine builders, buyers, designers, project engineers, plant managers
• Film, foil, paper, heavy-duty materials, converting These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference.

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ISBN: 978-1-60595-011-2
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