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Top 25 converters - Pieces of the packaging puzzle
Flexible Packaging Magazine    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
British comedian and entertainer Henny Youngman once told a story of a doctor who has a stethoscope to a patient's chest. The patient asks, "Doc, how do I stand?" To which the doctor replied, "That's what puzzles me!" Considering the blows the recession dealt in the first half of 2009 and the economic destruction it left to clean up through the remainder of the year, the doctor in Youngman's story might be stymied about the well-being of some businesses, including flexible packaging converters. More

MillerCoors releases sustainability report, highlights packaging reduction efforts
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
MillerCoors released its 2010 Sustainable Development report, titled "Great Beer, Great Responsibility," which details progress across the company's corporate social responsibility commitments. The brewer succeeded in exceeding its 2015 goal for waste reduction, by eliminating 20 percent of the amount of waste sent to landfill. In total, the company reuses or recycles nearly 100 percent of all brewery waste and achieved zero waste to landfill at two of its breweries. More

Star performance for kids' bath time range
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
M&H Plastics has worked with Inline Health & Beauty to create an exciting range of children's products called Anovia Kids comprising shampoo with conditioner and bubble bath. These are packaged in M&H's new 250ml Star bottle with 23mm snap-on cap, which has been manufactured in bright green and red for high impact shelf appeal. 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.

Shrink-sleeve label helps launch ZUN energy drink
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The Fuzzee Bee Beverage Co. is employing packaging to help lift sales for its new brain-boosting energy drink ZÜN. Specifically, the PET patent-protected rocket-shaped bottle is decorated with a Pure Affinia™ PETG shrink-sleeve label, printed by Printpack. More

Nanotech packaging can cut food waste, say experts
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The use of nanotechnology in packaging can help the UK reduce the huge amount of food it wastes, a seminar in London was told. The Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum's event on food and packaging waste brought together stakeholders from government departments, business, universities and NGOs to discuss what to do about the 8.3 million tons of food thrown away by consumers every year. More

RPC aims to speed up food service with unveiling of new caps
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RPC has launched two closures for its plastic wide-mouthed jars, with a view to making food service easier in restaurants. The injection-moulded polypropylene caps are available in 89mm and 100mm and use a single start thread, meaning they must be fully turned to open. More
DuPont Packaging Graphics
The DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiCorr system produces a unique, hybrid digital dot shape ideally suited to corrugated printing, resulting in outstanding image reproduction with the near-elimination of fluting on even the most challenging board types. Other advantages include: superior highlights and vignettes, longer press runs, and reduced dot gains. Read more.
Transilwrap Company Inc.
For over 75 years, Transilwrap Company, Inc. has been manufacturing, coating, and converting plastics for the thermal laminating, printing, industrial, specialty packaging, and graphic arts markets. Transilwrap is a proven leader in the industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with consistent quality and value that meet their specific requirements. More
EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display
The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

One-third of EPS in UK was recycled last year
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In 2009, 5,031 tons of expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging were recycled in the UK, the EPS Group of the British Plastics Federation has reported. This total represents approximately 33 percent of the EPS packaging manufactured in the U.K., says the group, well over the government recycling target of 25.5 percent for all plastics by 2010. More

Produce packaging market surges; expected to reach $4.8 billion in 2014
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A recent study from Reportlinker shows an upswing in the produce packaging market, forecasting it to reach $4.8 billion in 2014. The growth is said to be fueled by a rebound in fresh produce production and growth in consumer spending as the US economy recovers from the recession that began in December 2007. Packaging demand will be further aided by preferences among retailers for display-ready packaging that holds down labor costs and a favorable outlook for fresh-cut, ready-to-eat produce, which offers convenience and tends to use more value-added packaging than bulk produce. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

Ampac Flexibles unveils high-speed laminate films
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Ampac Flexibles has announced the availability of Flexi-Free high-speed laminate films. The new substrates, signified by Flexi-Free HS, can be used in high-speed form/fill/seal machines where increased speed is critical to throughput efficiencies. More

Danaflex targets EU with new packaging film plant
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Danaflex, one of Russia's biggest producers of flexible polymer film, is to begin production of high-barrier polymer films on a new production line located on the Himgrad Technopark in Kazan, around 700km east of Moscow. More

BPA baby bottle to be phased out
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Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mark Butler announced that major retailers of baby bottles containing Bisphenol A (BPA) will be phased out. The voluntary phase out by the Wesfarmers group (Coles, K Mart and Target) and retailers Woolworths, Big W and Aldi is the result of months of discussions between the Australian Government and retailers. More

Challenger to corrugated's big 3 as Board 24 owners rebrand group
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The owners of Board 24 and Boxes and Packaging are aiming to challenge the dominance of UK corrugated's big three with a major rebrand and a multi-million pound investment in new equipment. Ian Loggie exclusively revealed to Packaging News that the four corrugated businesses he jointly owns with Mike Stephenson -- Boxes and Packaging, Board 24, Cases 24 and Inspirepac -- are to be integrated under a new name, the Logson Group. More

SPX Flow Technology

WCB's external circumferential piston (ECP) style, rotary positive displacement pump is what the paper industry demands. Contact WCB, An SPX Brand for all of your pump needs.

Unilever commits to sustainable packaging
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Unilever has published its sustainable paper and board packaging sourcing policy as part of its commitment to double the size of the business while reducing its environmental impact. The policy outlines the company's goal to work with its suppliers to source 75 percent of its paper and board packaging from sustainably managed forests or from recycled material by 2015, rising to 100 percent by 2020. More

Flexible packaging entries honored with DuPont Packaging Innovation awards
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Industry supplier DuPont honored several converters in the company's 22nd annual DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, which the company characterized as exhibiting collaborative innovation across a wide array of geographies and market segments. This year's competition honored materials, processing, technology and service achievements that demonstrate excellence in packaging innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction. More

Indian packaging firm eyes African market
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India's leading flexible packaging company UFLEX is all set to make ambitious forays into Africa with its state-of-the-art plant in Egypt starting production this month. 'We have set up a manufacturing unit in Egypt for producing flexible packaging material such as polyester films which would help us to cater to African countries more efficiently. We see Africa emerging as a big market,' Ashok Chaturvedi, chairman and managing director of UFLEX, told IANS at the company's Dubai plant. More

Montbello commissions Enval to perform recyclability tests
Recycling Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Enval has been commissioned by Montebello Packaging, Canada, to test Enval's patented material recovery process on Montebello's aluminum laminate tubes. Enval claims that its technology offers a recycling route for flexible laminate packaging that separates the material into its constituent components, producing clean aluminum ready to be introduced into the secondary aluminum supply chain. More

The Mechanics of Winding

This reference book covers winding from introductory basics through advanced winding theory. Written as a practical, comprehensive guide, the book attempts to show not only how to troubleshoot winding problems and wound roll defects, but also why these problems occur, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

Product code: 0101R236
ISBN: 0898522811
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Microwave Consistency Meter FiberScan

Save energy, improve your process with FiberScanONE™ microwave consistency meter! Accurate measurement of the consistency and water mass on wire. FFT pulsation analysis, direct data connection to DCS/QCS systems!

Topog-E Gaskets

Proprietary rubber formula used in steam vessels operating up to 180 psi / 380° F. More

Appleton Manufacturing Division

Safely,automatically remove leftover roll material so cores can be reused and scrap material recycled. More

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