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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Winners of the 2011 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation announced
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DuPont announces the winners of its 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation and honors packaging industry projects that exhibit collaborative innovation across an array of geographies and market segments. Winning projects of the independently judged contest demonstrated these innovations in a variety of applications, including a recycling/upcycling process and development or use of sustainable packaging materials. More

Wipak develops packaging film using Cardia Biohybrid
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Wipak has introduced a range of food packaging films using Cardia Biohybrid. According to the packaging film specialist, its partnership with Cardia Bioplastics will enable its customers to reduce their carbon footprint. More

Amcor set new environmental targets
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The packaging giant Amcor has unannounced its new targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste to landfill. More

Mica's HME Technology - Easy Seal / Controlled Peel

This family of water-based heat seal coatings offers low sealing temperatures, adhesion to most paper, plastic, and foil surfaces. Lidding, pouches, and over-wraps are some of the target applications.

Biodegradables do more harm than good in landfills
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New research suggests that biodegradable products may not be more environmentally friendly when disposed of in landfills due to the potent methane gas they release when they degrade. More

Toy giant Mattel drops Asia Pulp & Paper
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Toy manufacturer Mattel has told its supplier to stop buying cartonboard from Asia Pulp & Paper after a campaign by Greenpeace last week highlighted the paper firm's alleged destruction of Indonesian rain forests. More

Plate Concepts Free Flow Plates

Free Flow Plate Heat Exchangers maximize heat recovery from fibrous or viscous fluids with minimal maintenance. Ideal for pulp & paper applications.

New process moves 100 percent bio-based PET bottle closer to commercial reality
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Skyrocketing resin prices have intensified the race to create plant-based PET bottles as replacements for petroleum-derived ones. This led to recent dual announcements, first by H.J. Heinz Co. of plans to use Coca-Cola's 30 percent plant-based PET PlantBottle for packaging its ketchup, and then by PepsiCo which announced a 100 percent plant-based PET bottle in the laboratory. More

Sabic takes the energy out of making dairy packaging
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Sabic is adding to its range of polypropylenes for thin-wall injection moulding products with a new copolymer grade, Flowpact FPC 100. The company has developed the material for packaging dairy products such as yogurts, cream, flavored milk and cheese spreads. Flowpact FPC 100 has a melt flow rate (MFR, 230°C, 2.16 kg) of 100g/10min, enabling easy production using multi-cavity moulds running at high speed. 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.

Compostable film for flower bulb pack
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A consortium of three Dutch exporters are packaging their range of flower bulbs in a transparent, compostable, cellulose-based material called NatureFlex. NatureFlex is provided by Innovia Films. In this particular package, developed by Hapece Flexible Packaging, the NatureFlex layer is part of a three-layer lamination where paper and polylactic acid (PLA) are the other two layers. More

India's largest flexible packaging company joins INCPEN
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INCPEN has welcomed UFLEX, one of the world's largest flexible packaging manufacturers as its most recent member. Headquartered in India, it has operations in more than 85 countries. Its membership reflects INCPEN's growing world coverage. More

Easy-To-Use Digital Tension Controller

The SteadyWeb5 Tension Controller gets users up-to-speed fast via a streamlined, intuitive interface. Scroll through illustrated prompts and color graphics with front dial. Many features.

Coca-Cola Amatil opens $57 million bottle factory
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Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has opened a $57 million bottle preform and closure manufacturing site at Eastern Creek, New South Wales, Australia, bringing the company's investment in bottling to $450 million. More

FDA gives thumbs-up to redesigned labels for some Merck meds
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Agency commends Merck's efforts to reduce pharmacy selection errors. The company's Label Standardization Projects includes revisions for 34 container labels for 16 oral solid-dose drugs. Add pharmacy selection errors, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, labels, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and it may well sound like an alarming recipe. But that's not the case this time. More

More Talent for Top Performing Papers

With over 30 years experience, Coatex is one of the world's leading producers of rheological additives for paper coating. RHEOCOAT, RHEOCARB and TOPSPERSE will provide you with optimized control over your color rheology and coater runnability.

EarthShift launches tool to evaluate environmental impacts of packaging
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EarthShift, a provider of sustainability consulting and training services, has launched PackageSmart, a simplified life cycle assessment, or LCA, tool that evaluates the environmental impacts of packaging. PackageSmart addresses the common challenges associated with the package design process, while creating sustainable, cost-effective solutions. More

Wrap outlines "stretching" targets on waste and carbon reduction
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The Waste & Resource Action Programme (Wrap) has unveiled an ambitious business plan, which it claims will save the UK economy £2 billion. It also aims to save 7 million tonnes of CO2 and divert 3 million tonnes of biodegradable waste from landfill per year. In addition, Wrap has outlined a goal of £130 million of growth in the resource management sector per year. More

M-real respond to mineral oil migration concerns
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A company in Finland has responded to the growing safety concerns over the migration of mineral oils from recycled materials into food, by boosting production of its folding boxboard by 20 percent by early next year. More

Global growth potential for PET beer bottles
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Global PET beer bottle consumption is forecast to grow at 5.3 percent to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015, according to a major new multi-client study published by Pira International. According to the study, PET beer bottle consumption totalled 6 billion units in 2010, which represents 2.0 percent of the 293 billion world beer packaging market volumes. More

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings 2009

The 12th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 18-20, 2009 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary. This event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring:
• Hardware
• Sustainability
• Materials and processing
• Food package interaction
• Food legislation and compliance These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference.

Product code: EuroPLACE CD-09
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