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TAPPI PLACE Webinar - 2012 Conference "Best Extrusion Coating Paper"
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Presented by Kelly Frey, of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, and the recipient of the TAPPI 2012 PLACE Division Leadership and Service Award.
"Optimizing Time in the Air Gap in Extrusion Coating for Improved Adhesion" is the 2012 WINNER of the prestigious Dragan Djordjevic Award for best conference paper in extrusion coating or cast film.

This webinar explores adhesion through oxidation, in the extrusion coating process, and how Time in the Air Gap (TIAG) affects adhesion for extrusion coating primed and unprimed paperboard and film.

Benefits of Attending:
•    Learn how optimizing TIAG for the extrusion coating process can potentially provide a significant cost savings and improvements in overall efficiency, and the quality of finished materials.
•    Gain a better understanding of how to improve adhesion through oxidation and how to optimize TIAG for their process.
•    Explore currently published time in the air gap (TIAG) recommendations in extrusion coating, for optimal adhesion, to determine if these current recommendations are still valid.  
•    See a detailed look at how TIAG affects adhesion in many different scenarios, from processing different polymers and substrate types, to various processing conditions.

Register now! Free for TAPPI Members.

Imported PVC packaging sold in discount stores violates state toxicity laws: report
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Almost 40 percent of imported PVC packaging of products tested, sold by discount retail chains, was found to violate state toxics laws based on a new report released by the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH). These packages contained cadmium or lead, which are restricted by laws in 19 states due to toxicity. More

Portola Packaging shuts cosmetics packaging arm
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Portola Packaging is shutting down its cosmetics packaging arm, Portola Tech International, and ending production at facilities in Rhode Island, the U.S., and Nanhai, China. The closures will allow Portola to focus on its core beverage closure and bottle business, the company said in a statement. 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

UK egg packer sees the sunny side with new carton coders
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The Lakes Free Range Egg Company, based near Ullswater in Cumbria, U.K., is a supplier of free range and organic eggs to a number of leading retail and food service customers. In 2011, the company unveiled a new state-of-the-art production facility, which included new egg carton coding capabilities, made possible through the installation of two Domino D320i laser printers. More

Poland's ERG increases packaging film capacity
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Poland's injection moulder and packaging film manufacturer ERG capital group has increased its packaging film output capacity by about 30 percent at its production facility in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland. "The latest expansion is necessitated by our company’s rising sales," said Marcin Agacki, chief executive of ERG. More

DS Smith completes £1.3 billion deal for SCA
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DS Smith has completed the acquisition of the packaging division of SCA for £1.3 billion. The acquisition will make the corrugated giant the second biggest player in Europe after Smurfit Kappa. The deal excludes SCA's kraftliner assest. More

Berry Plastics acquires Stopaq, enhances Berry's Corrosion Protection product offering
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Berry Plastics announces that it has completed the acquisition of the shares of Frans Nooren Beheer B.V. The purchase comprises the Frans Nooren Beheer Companies, notably Stopaq B.V. and its operating companies. Stopaq had revenues of approximately €23 million (about $36 million USD) for 2011. Berry expects the acquisition to be immediately deleveraging after achieving synergies. 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. 

D&W Fine Pack® acquires thermoforming division of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
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D&W Fine Pack LLC, a leader in the food packaging industry and a portfolio company of Mid Oaks Investments LLC, has announced the acquisition of the Thermoforming Division of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill. More

SPI boosts recycling of PET thermoform packaging in Maryland
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Thanks to a $63,000 grant from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, Montgomery County, Md., Executive Ike Leggett announced that beginning immediately residents of single-family homes receiving County recycling pick-ups can now add PET thermoform plastics to their recycling bins. The announcement was made at the County's Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station in Derwood, Md. More

Bulgaria to increase plastic bag tax by 233 percent
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The Bulgarian government has decided to increase the tax on both locally made and imported plastic bags distributed in the country's retail outlets, according to various reports in the local media. To date, the Bulgarian ecotax has been imposed on single-use plastic bags with a thickness of up to 15 microns, but with the latest legislation, the country's government is extending the fee to all kinds of plastic carrier bags. More

Study strikes down 'sustainable packaging' terminology
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"Sustainable packaging as a term is no longer relevant today as the debate about good vs. bad packaging has moved on." That's the conclusion of a new study by PricewaterCoopers LLC (PwC), which posed the question, "Sustainable packaging: myth or reality." According the executive summary, the 24-page report set out to "revisit the packaging debate [addressed by PwC in 2010] and track the progress towards closer collaboration and common language that goes beyond the phrase 'sustainable packaging.'" More

Packaging firms appeal Russian ban on beer in PET
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Leading Russian PET packaging producers voiced their opposition to a proposed ban on PET beer packaging in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The companies claim a ban will result in thousands of workers losing their jobs. The Russian government proposed a ban on PET beer packaging last year as an attempt to curb drinking in the country. More

New manufacturing practice formed to aid food and drink packaging sectors
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A Cambridgeshire, U.K.-based product and process development consultancy has launched a dedicated manufacturing practice to help manufacturers in the high-volume food and drink packaging sectors to improve production efficiencies. 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
Ultra-High Barrier Permeation Testing

Discover the only system that can measure extremely low water vapor transmission rates consistently and accurately. Our highly advanced coulometric sensor is absolute and allows for 10 times greater sensitivity than traditional methods. See for yourself at
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

Michelman awarded $2.5 million grant for new research and development center
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Michelman has been awarded a $2.5 million Ohio Third Frontier Industrial Research and Development Center Grant for its new R&D center, that will be named the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center. It will be built at the site of the company's headquarters located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently scheduled for completion by the spring of 2013. More

Coca-Cola invests in beverage manufacturing in India
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Coca-Cola India, the country's leading beverage company, will invest an additional $3 billion (approximately Rs. 165,000 MN) in India through 2020 to further capture growth opportunities in the country's fast-growing non-alcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage market. With the new $3 billion investment, the Coca-Cola system now plans to invest $5 billion in India from 2012 to 2020. 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.

Call to back compostable packaging at Olympics
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Bio-based plastics can play a leading role at the London Olympics but only if brand owners, waste management companies and event organisers get behind the opportunity, that's according to environmental consultancy NNFCC. "Compostable packaging is ideal for events like the Olympics, because packaging contaminated with food can be composted together, helping to cut waste and generate valuable revenue," said Dr John Williams, head of materials at NNFCC. More

Packaging receives Halal certification
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An Australian developer and manufacturer of sustainable plastics and packaging has received Halal certification for a new range of resins. Cardia Bioplastics has derived its range of Biohybrid resins from renewable products, which now have formal acknowledgement of compliance with Islamic laws surrounding safety and quality. More

T-Buck Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade

Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade. SuperCorr Expo Booth 3116. Maintenance and Repair Services also available.

Biodegradable foam protects electronics shipments
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Echo360, a provider of blended learning and lecture-capture solutions for the higher education market, recently launched the EchoSystem SafeCapture HD recording unit, a product designed to extend the boundaries of higher-education learning by digitally capturing, managing, and publishing classroom content in audio, video, and multimedia formats. Students can access recorded course content from their computers, iPads, and mobile devices at any time and from anywhere. More

Wales hits 48 percent recycling rate
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Wales is now recovering 48 percent of its municipal waste putting it on track to reach its 2012-13 statutory recycling target of 52 percent. New figures released by the Welsh Assembly show that during 2011-12, 48 percent of municipal waste was recycled or composted in the country, a 4 percent increase compared to the previous year. 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

Molson Coors installs new 'flexible' packaging line at its Toronto brewery
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On June 27, 2012, Molson Coors officially inaugurated a state-of-the-art packaging line at its Toronto brewery, designed to efficiently support product innovation. The announcement of the $13.5 million investment was attended by Brad Duguid, Ontario minister of economic development and innovation, and Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto. More

Excelsior MBO gets private equity support
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Private equity provider GCP has backed the MBO of Excelsior Technologies, a North Wales based flexible packaging manufacturer, from its North American shareholder. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Excelsior designs and manufactures a range of packaging products for blue chip clients across the food and medical packaging sectors, including Birds Eye, Haribo, Premier Foods and SC Johnson. More

NORDENIA opens second plant in North America
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By opening the new Hubble Creek plant, NORDENIA USA, specialist for high-quality films and packaging, has nearly doubled its floor space. The company designed the new 17,000-sq.-meter building, which was officially inaugurated on Wednesday, June 27, to function as a Center of Competence for pre-made packaging. More

Retail food packaging is poised for major growth
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For more than three decades, Nichrome India Ltd has been known for providing end-to-end packaging solutions. Soumik Nath, GM, product development and engineering, Nichrome India Ltd, in an email interaction with Akshay Kalbag lists out the challenges and analyzes the growth opportunities in the sector. More

Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition

The Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition focuses on the technology and science of polymer film extrusion. The material in this book’s 42 chapters can be used to learn the basics of applied extrusion theory, as well as provide troubleshooting guidelines and solutions to many common problems encountered in the fabrication of thermoplastic films. This book can be used as a stand-alone training resource for all levels of professional and operations personnel working in the plastics film industry including: plastic film manufacturing, converting, equipment suppliers, and polymer suppliers. 2005.

Product code: 0101R313
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