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Packaging impacts drug adherence: report
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The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC), a non-profit trade association devoted to improving patient adherence through intelligent packaging, recently released a white paper that compiles the results of eight separate studies conducted over the past two decades that support the use of compliance-prompting, calendarized packaging as a successful tool for improving patient adherence. More

Linpac says packaging needs to up its game
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The European packaging industry has been warned that it is failing to communicate the crucial role it plays by senior Linpac executives. More

Flexible packaging specification guidelines
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So you need to develop and commercialize a new flexible, semi-rigid or rigid composite package that incorporates one or more films. How do you get started with the process of deciding what film or films to use or include in the structure? Plenty of polymers and film production methods are in common use in the industry; a basic understanding of the choices available and the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches can simplify the selection process and get you moving faster towards a good solution. 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

API Foils Livingston, UK, dispute resolved
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Workers at API Foils in Livingston, U.K., have accepted a deal that ends four weeks of strike action over alleged continual mistreatment by the company and enforced contract changes. More

American Packaging Corporation receives proclamation from governor of Wisconsin
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American Packaging Corporation Rotogravure Printing and Laminating facility in Columbus, Wis., recently received recognition from Governor Scott Walker. In recognition of American Packaging's 40th Anniversary in Wisconsin and its vital part of the Columbus community through civic and charitable contributions, the Governor proclaimed Saturday, June 23, 2012 as American Packaging Corporation Day throughout the State of Wisconsin. More

Breakthrough in fresh red meat
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Winner of the Diamond award in this year's DuPont competition was FreshCase technology from Curwood. This is not the first major award for FreshCase this year. It also won a Gold Award in the annual competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association. More

Paper industry wants old boxes banned from landfill
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Canada's paper packaging industry wants the Ontario government to ban old corrugated boxes from landfill. Quebec is moving to ban them from landfill next year and the industry wants Ontario to do the same, says Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council executive director, John Mullinder. A provincial ban would demonstrate political leadership and is legally required to cover both private and publicly-owned landfills, he says. "It's a win-win for everybody, but mainly for the environment." 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. 

Reel bonus for producing beverage sixpacks
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U.S.-based Hi-Cone, which produces the plastic ring cluster system for beverage multipacks, has announced a change to the reels onto which the multipack holders are wound for transport and dispensing to the machines on the packaging production line. More

Optimizing pallet wrapping efficiencies
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Capturing data and making it actionable is at the heart of most controls, Information Technology, and integrated automation initiatives out there today. Canadian bottled water marketer Ice River Springs of Feversham, Ontario, has hit upon a great method for monitoring the performance of its stretch-wrapping machines and sharing the data in real time with whomever needs to see it. More

CRP expands capacity due to strong demand for flexo pre-printed liners
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CRP Print & Packaging has announced that it plans to increase its capacity by moving to a permanent seven day working pattern, due to continued strong demand for flexo pre-printed liners. The Corby-based display and point-of-sale business said that there is strong demand for flexo pre-printed liner from both the UK and European markets. More

Danafilms welcomes new hires, says farewell to others
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Last year, custom blown film manufacturer Danafilms entered a new chapter in its 41-year history when it was acquired by German manufacturer RKW Group. Now, there's yet another new page in the Danafilms story, one that celebrates the retirement of Danafilms president/chief executive officer Sherman Olson and vice president of sales Robert Simoncini, and the passing of the torch to an experienced management team already in place. 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
7 Permeation Laboratories World-Wide

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BOILERS Sale, Lease, Rent Fast!
Since 1960 Indeck has been providing steam power for pulp and paper plants. With the world's largest inventory of steam generating systems, you can rely on Indeck for your steam power solutions. Indeck offers a complete line of trailer-mounted rental boilers and package boilers ranging from 24,000pph to 250,000pph saturated and super heated.

For information, contact Indeck 800-446-3325 or email.

Eco- and consumer-friendly aerosol dispenser uses compressed air
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Innovative aerosol dispenser technology called AirOPack® from IPS Innovative Packaging Solutions AG, Switzerland, developed in a joint venture with Airolux AG, Switzerland, has earned a DuPont Gold Award. Designed to accommodate liquid, cream, gel, and foam products and to offer an alternative to metal aerosol containers, the strong, lightweight, all-PET-plastic, totally recyclable AirOPack incorporates a patented pressure control device that relies on air in place of more conventional hydrocarbon chemical propellants. More

Plastics recycling in Canada up 15 percent in one year
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The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released a report informing Canadians that their recycling efforts have increased the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada. An additional 15 percent of plastic packaging was recycled in 2010 compared to 2009 as reported by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. This increase is the result of more material collected for recycling as well as more companies providing recycling information. In total, over 217 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic packaging were collected for recycling in Canada. 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.

Kobusch UK invests for packaging growth with three new thermoformers
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WM Wrapping Machinery has sold three FC 780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus thermoforming machines to packaging manufacturer Kobusch UK. The investment follows on from the purchase of three similar machines in 2011. More

Wanted: Suppliers offering packaging material innovation and expertise
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What are pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care manufacturers looking for from packaging materials/components suppliers? "In a word, innovation," says Richard Adams, head of Pack Graphic Design at GlaxoSmithKline in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. More

Our Type of Solution for Pulp and Paper

A gain of 20 gigajoules after cleaning a steam generator. A R.O.I. in just 23 days. How? By removing the crust of silica and iron oxide which created a considerable loss of energy. In fact, according to GOTAR’s philosophy, by restoring the original performance of the equipment. MORE

Rexam starts producing lightweight can ends
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Rexam Beverage Can Europe has told Packaging News that it has started to produce new beverage lightweight can ends at its Waterford plant in Ireland. The firm has invested in new machinery at the plant and it is able to produce 2.5 billion of the new can ends per annum. More

Sun Chemical's investment in new ink manufacturing facility in Montreal saves costs, benefits customers
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Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to customers in Montreal and the Province of Quebec with the opening of its new state-of-the-art ink manufacturing plant in Laval, a $3.1 million (CAD) investment designed to provide stronger customer service, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. The 50,000 square foot facility consolidates four manufacturing plants located in Ottawa, Quebec City and two buildings located in the Montreal suburbs of Boucherville and Anjou, into one brand new manufacturing plant that will service the needs of customers primarily located in Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City areas. 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!

Breakthrough in dividers is 'ingenious'
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Winning a Gold Award for excellence in innovation and cost reduction in the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation was a new breed of divider from ITB. It's used primarily in the auto industry to ship car components from the plants where they're made to the assembly plant where all the car parts are assembled into a finished automobile. More

Granola offered in single-serve pouch
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Single-serve granola is rare, says a company spokesman. Most are sold in 6- or 12-packs, but GoNola are more suited to people on the go and provide the convenience factor. Most people buy granola in bulk, but then complain about having to pour some into a zip-lock bag every time they want some, he says. More

Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry

Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE

No leisure for thriving Yorkshire, UK, thermoformer
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East Yorkshire-based Plas-Tech, a specialist in engineered vacuum thermoformed plastic components, is hoping to hit 20 percent growth in turnover during the current year. The company, which reports growth in a number of sectors including agriculture, aerospace and automotive, now employs 73 people at its factory in Brandesburton. More

Greenpeace puts the heat on KFC paper source
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"KFC is trashing rainforests for throw-away packaging like chicken buckets," notes Greenpeace. Referring to itself as "the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world," Greenpeace says its new report, "How KFC is Junking the Jungle," "exposes how KFC, and parent company Yum! Brands, are trashing rainforests critical to endangered tigers, and what the company can do about it." More

Smurfit Kappa develops online corrugated calculator
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Smurfit Kappa Cor-Trade has developed a new online calculator system in order to make the process of box ordering easier for its customers. In a statement, Smurfit Kappa said that its customers had requested that it developed this new service. More

Disruptive transport and retail display system
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THE CUBE® transport packaging system from Smart Packaging Systems (SPS) has been recognized by DuPont for Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability for its capacity to provide an environmentally preferable and retail-ready option to shrink-wrapped pallets and wooden crates for retail and industrial applications, respectively. More

The Mechanics of Rollers

The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs. The Mechanics of Rollers is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries. 1996. 306 pages, soft cover.

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