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TAPPI Consulting Council member presents webinar on US FDA Requirements for Food Contact Packaging Material Compliance
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The training emphasizes the immediate food contact layer of a package, but compliance requirements for other materials present will also be discussed. More

TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course - Aug 16-18
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The 2011 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course in Nashville, Tenn., is THE PLACE to network among colleagues from a number of top industry organizations.  Just last year, the course attracted representatives from more than 30 different companies.  Based on registration so far, this year's course - August 16-18, 2011 - appears destined for the same broad and elite representation. You can see a list of Companies Represented in 2010 and 2011 on the registration site for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course. More

Nestlé looking to the future of bioplastics
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The next generation of bioplastics will see an increasing focus on the use of renewable and non-food sources to develop conventional materials like polyethylene, according to Dr. Anne Roulin, Nestlé Global Packaging Chief. During an interview with, Dr. Roulin outlined the company's position in relation to bioplastics, and described the three-stage evolution of bioplastics. 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.

Leveraging brand naming strategies to boost packaged goods' shelf impacts
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At the core of any brand or product is its name. Names are the means by which consumers identify and categorize the things they experience in the world, the way they tell their friends about them, the way they find them, and the way they remember them. Names are without a doubt the most enduring element of a brand or packaged product, and can be a key tool to extend the shelf impact of packaged products in competitive spaces. More

UK companies get a handle on counterfeit packaging
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Three British companies reached an agreement to thwart the growing threat of counterfeiting in Asia after forged plastic handles were found on the packaging of a range of pillows and duvets sold by Habitat. More

Vinyl-based Emulsions for Paper Coatings

Looking to replace SBR or SA? Look to Celanese PVAc and VAE BriteCoat emulsions designed to meet your requirements (strength, brightness) and your customers’ (printability, glueability).

Global biopolymers market expected to grow to 2.4 billion lbs by 2016
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The global market for biodegradable polymers will amount to an estimated 932 million pounds in 2011 and is expected to increase to more than 2.5 billion pounds in 2016, for a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent. That's according to a new technical market research report, "Biodegradable Polymers" (report #PLS025D), from BCC Research. More

Comparing closure moulding techniques
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Compression and injection moulding machinery producers are competing in improving closure moulding cycle time and energy consumption. But the target keeps moving, as European Plastics News reveals in a comparison two groups' data. 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.

Philip Morris threatens to sue Australia over plain packaging plan
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Marlboro manufacturer Philip Morris International is threatening to sue the Australian government for billions of dollars over its plan to be the first country to introduce plain, brand-free packaging for cigarettes. The row is being closely followed by politicians in Britain, Canada and New Zealand, where similar plans to curtail cigarette branding are being considered. More

Green bottle gets a boost from new plant-based PET
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The search for a fully renewable PET drinks bottle has moved a step closer with the development of a PET feedstock from plant sugars. By using its own catalytic process, the US-based company Virent has created paraxylene (PX), a new feedstock created entirely from plant-based sugars. More

Coca-Cola's US PET recycling plant is up for sale
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Coca-Cola's joint venture PET recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C. - which has been closed since March - is now for sale. More than a half dozen sources told Plastics News, sister publication of PRW, that Coke has given Carlos Gutierrez, president and CEO of Coca-Cola's joint venture partner United Resource Recovery, the OK to shop the plant to interested buyers. 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.

Containers made with 50 percent post-consumer recycled bottles
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Fabri-Kal's line of Alūr™ crystal-clear containers is now made with 50 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic PET bottles and come with 50 percent PCR messaging engraved on the bottom container. More

Shiseido looks to packaging in CO2 reduction plans
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Japanese cosmetics and personal care firm Shiseido has focused on packaging as part of its plans to reduce the carbon footprint of its products throughout their life cycle, according to media reports. The plan outlines CO2 reduction targets for the company's production sites worldwide, as well as specifying packaging initiatives that include plant-based containers for a range of products as well as bagasse paper, which is naturally derived from the fibrous matters that remains after sugarcane is produced, according to Cosmetics Design More

Natural energy drink debuts in cube-shaped container with flip-top cap
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Based in Sweden, IO Drinks AB has created a new energy drink, Ceethree's iO, based on Green Coffee and Guarana, containing a variety of fruits and herbs and free from artificial flavors, colors and extracts. The result is a fresh, fruity drink that provides caffeine (the equivalent of a cup of regular coffee), antioxidants and vitamins in their purest form. More

RPC puts the squeeze on its Euro investment
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RPC Blow Moulding has launching a new standard polypropylene bottle series, Euro Squeeze, which the company claims has excellent oxygen barrier properties. The bottles are also suitable for hot filling and can be autoclaved at up to 120°C. More

Unseen is unsold
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Single-serve candy is perhaps the ultimate impulse category. Purchases are rarely pre-planned, and sales are almost entirely driven by what happens during those five to 10 seconds a shopper spends scanning the candy rack at checkout. More

Staffordshire, UK-based packaging firms sponsor D&T GCSE
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Weedon PSC and its sister company, i2i europe, the retail own label packaging specialists, are sponsoring a major national educational initiative to help shape the packaging of the future and reduce waste. Weedon PSC, a UK manufacturer of retail ready packaging and point of sale display units, and i2i europe have commissioned a learning package - 'One Planet Packaging' - to support the GCSE subject Design and Technology and raise awareness among students of the issues involved in packaging waste reduction. 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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Australian packaging market attracting Malaysian business
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Malaysian firm Daibochi Plastic and Packaging Industry Bhd has its sights set on expansion into Australia, as the country begins to feel the pinch from a sharp price increase on raw materials. Daibochi is a leading Malaysian converter of flexible packaging for the food, beverage, fast moving consumer goods and industrial markets, with a 530 strong staff and HACCP certifications. More

Thin candy wraps offer tasty results for Austrian candy company
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Converter's unique machine adjustments allow it to laminate materials starting from 4-micron aluminum foil and 3-micron BOPP film. Moneta S in Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic, focuses on producing thin, economic flexible packaging materials and various boxes for the confectionery and dairy markets, and printing those structures on gravure and flexo presses. More

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