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Extrusion Coating Course offers critical technical training and networking
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The TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course, Aug. 27-29, 2012 on the Michigan State University campus, will provide an opportunity for critical technical training and networking which can help you improve your extrusion coating operations and gain a competitive edge. TAPPI is one of the few training centers offering courses in a specialized area like extrusion coating taught by experts who have worked in the industry.

The slate of instructors scheduled to lead the sessions for the course represent decades of experience and leadership. With their guidance, you'll be able to explore best practices and equipment technologies that apply to extrusion coating applications. Attending this course is the next logical step in your efforts to more effectively troubleshoot and increase your productivity.  The course offers face-to-face opportunities to accelerate learning at a faster rate than you can get by using online learning, reference books or manuals alone.

Register now for this not-to-miss opportunity.

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.

US, Europe follow different routes toward same goal of sustainability
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The regulatory landscapes of Europe and the U.S. for the packaging of food and beverages reveal major differences. European legislation tends to go much further in its aim to reduce packaging's impact on the environment and human health that are implicit in the risks of disposal and recycling at the "end of life" of packaging. Here we review the legislation on both sides of the Atlantic and the packaging issues all producers of products should consider. 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

RPC's all sorted for jubilee sweets container
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Supermarket giant Sainsbury's selected containers from RPC for a range of vintage-style confectionery and snacks to celebrate HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June. The 760 ml standard PET jars were supplied by RPC Blackburn in a clear polymer, which not only allowed Sainsbury's to maximize the colorful contents but also reflected the traditional feel of the limited edition range, according to the manufacturer. More

Best practices for buying heat shrink labeling machinery
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Here are a half-dozen best practices you can follow in buying heat shrinking labeling machinery. More

Treofan hires Vanacker from Bayer MaterialScience
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German BOPP films manufacturer Treofan has appointed Peter Vanacker as CEO effective Sept. 1, 2012. He replaces Giovanni Canetta, Treofan's interim CEO since April 2011, who will become vice chairman of the advisory board of Treofan. Canetta is also general manager of M&C, Treofan's largest shareholder. More

Coca Cola launches in contour bottle-shaped bags
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Coca Cola is reported to be planning to roll out flexible plastic bags in the shape of its contour bottle as a low-cost alternative for the drink. The format has been borne out of the custom in certain countries to sell drinks in generic plastic bags, which are then drunk through a straw. 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. 

Dunmore expands manufacturing capacity with new production lines
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Dunmore Corporation announces they have expanded their U.S. and European manufacturing capacity for high-performance thin film products with new production lines at the Brewster, N.Y., and Freiburg, Germany, facilities. More

Root beer in aluminum pint bottle
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For premier craft brewer Oskar Blues Brewery of Lyons, Co., combining their home-brewed root beer with a convenient, quick-chilling, resealable aluminum bottle benefited not only Oskar Blues and its customers but also the family of Brian Stiff. More

Cardia, Alto partner on eco-friendly packaging
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International sustainable resins supplier, Cardia Bioplastics Limited, and leading rigid plastic packaging company, Alto Packaging, have announced a strategic partnership to produce high performance packaging solutions with environmental benefits. More

Plastic bags not the great green threat, says BRC
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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has robustly defended the use of plastic carrier bags in light of the latest Wrap figures that show 8 billion "thin-gauge" bags were issued in the U.K. in 2011, up 5 percent on 2010. When broken down the figures revealed a 22 percent fall in Wales, a 7.5 percent rise in England, an 8.1 percent rise in Northern Ireland and no significant change in Scotland over the same period. More

Thermochromic inks help Tuaca liqueur display a 'Perfect Chill'
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A limited-edition bottle label for high-quality liqueur brand Tuaca has been redesigned so that its classic brand image, a lion, now incorporates a thermochromic feature from Chromatic Technologies Inc. According to CTI, the "Perfect Chill" bottle has met with exciting consumer response since its introduction in 2011, and has been showcased on Tuaca's "Drinks & Ink 2012: A Celebration of Tattoo and Cocktail Artistry" tours with world-famous tattoo artist Corey Miller of television's LA Ink. More

Poland's Plast-Box to launch PVC production
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Polish plastic packaging manufacturer Plast-Box has announced plans to start producing PVC at its production facility in Słupsk, Poland. The Polish business will make plastic parts for roof gutter systems made by local company Gamrat. In the long term, Plast-Box aims to produce PVC components for other manufacturers, according to company representatives. The amount of the investment was not disclosed by the Słupsk-based firm. 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

Discover the unprecedented service and support that only MOCON can provide. Through our vast laboratory offerings across the globe, we are where you are. Minnesota, Texas, Canada, England, Germany, India and China (Brazil coming soon)!
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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

Time to debunk a sustainable pack myth?
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The term "sustainable packaging" is dead, according to a new report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers. It's now all about "efficient packaging." But what do the sector's great and the good think? More

Meech expands web cleaner and static panges for Labelexpo Americas
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Meech International will be launching innovative products to expand both its web cleaning and static ranges at Labelexpo Americas 2012. Visitors to booth 1240 will have access to the most comprehensive web cleaning range available, as well as a new static bar designed specifically for the labeling market, which sits alongside other well known static products that are very popular throughout the industry. More

Quality doctor blades delivered quickly

Allison Systems is a manufacturer of quality doctor blades with the capability to produce a variety of edge configurations on metal, composite, and plastic materials. MORE

Tropicana's bold shift to PET
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Project "Inspiration" takes Tropicana Pure Premium into four new PET bottles, including two handled containers made with a new EBM grade that's approved for recycling. More

Sirane cooking bag lands packaging honors
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A chicken dish which uses an innovative Sirane cooking bag grabbed gold in a top industry award last night at a prestigious ceremony in London. The product, nominated by Asda, took first place in the Best Packaging Innovation category at the Supermarket and Fish Awards 2012 at the London Hilton. 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.

Nestlé calls for rethink on burning plastic waste
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Nestlé's head of packaging for U.K. and Ireland, David Wiggins, believes that further lifecycle assessments are needed in order to fully identify the best use of mixed post-consumer plastics. "As a packaging scientist, when I look at a pile of mixed plastics waste I see a shed load of calories," he told attendees at the Resource Recovery Forum's summer conference. Wiggins said that recycling this material used more energy than could be generated by incineration. More

How leading pharma/device firms employ sustainability
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Downgauging, lightweighting, and using fewer packaging materials are steps manufacturers have taken for years to cut costs where and when possible without compromising product integrity and efficacy. But sustainable business practices dive deeper than at medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms. 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

Elasto Müller Kunststoffe makes caps acquisition
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Elasto Müller Kunststoffe, the TPE division of Hexpol, is expanding in the caps and closures market by acquiring Germany-based European Plastic Sealants (EPS). EPS specializes in compounds for caps and closures and sells its products worldwide to makers of plastic, cork and aluminum closures. More

India's Uflex eyes global footprint as Europe film plant opens
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Indian flexibles giant Uflex has revealed plans for global expansion after it kicked off production in Europe with the opening of one of the world's largest film lines in Poland. The new facility, near Poznan, is the group's fourth facility outside of India and houses a BOPET - or biaxially oriented polyester - line capable of producing up to 36,000 tonnes of film per year. More

Polyplex acquires assets of Scholle's Vacumet Plastics Division
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Polyplex USA LLC, part of the Polyplex group of companies, has completed its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Scholle's Vacumet Plastics Division located in Austell, Ga. This acquisition, effective July 2, 2012, strengthens Polyplex's vision to continue to grow, create value and establish global leadership in the film business. More

Optimizing pallet stretch-wrap efficiencies
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Wrapping machine performance monitoring system helps Ice River Springs increase production flow and freeze film cost overages. Canada-based bottled water company Ice River Springs is headquartered near Feversham, Ontario, Canada, and also operates water bottling facilities in Grafton, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Morganton, N.C., Marianna, Fla., Kentland, Ind., Pittsfield, Mass., and its two newest plant locations in Allentown, Pa., and High Springs, Fla. More

Web Machine Buying Guide – Designing for Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

This one of a kind book, written by one of the world's leading web handling expert and experienced machine designer along with a team of specialists, offers a hands on step-by-step approach to investing in, acquiring and starting up web machinery. It is designed to assist plant-based personnel in the costing and planning of major machinery investment with a rigorous analysis of what needs to be done to acquire or replace equipment with minimal expense and maximum longterm efficiency, no matter what types of webs are being handled. The book ranges over the entire spectrum of machine buying from dealing with salespeople to the technical details of machinery design, contract formulation, financing and maintenance. Numerous case studies illustrate strategies to follow—and avoid—in purchasing standard, as well as custom designed, web machines.

Some of the highlights of the book include:
• Techniques to plan, shop and contract for, purchase, install and troubleshoot web machines
• For web machine builders, buyers, designers, project engineers, plant managers
• Film, foil, paper, heavy-duty materials, converting These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference.

Product code: 11WEBMACH
ISBN: 978-1-60595-011-2
Author: David R. Roisum, Ph.D.
Publisher: DEStech Publication Inc.
Format: Soft Cover
List Price: $175.00
Member Price: $150.00 Order today!

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