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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

New technology aids fight against counterfeiters
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Developments in nanotechnology, alongside increasing sophistication in converting, including electronic printing, are making it possible for brand owners to be even more clever in confronting fraudsters. They need to be. Counterfeit goods today are worth well in excess of $250 billion worldwide and account for 8 percent of China's GDP alone.

Pafa presents packaging initiative to politicians
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UK trade association for flexible films and rigid plastic packaging, Pafa, has launched a communications initiative aimed at reinforcing the sustainability credentials of its members' products. The association presented its sustainability program to nearly one hundred guests including MPs, senior civil servants, and key industry figures in the House of Commons. More

Box liner films allow 30 percent downgauging
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Stiff, high-barrier FeatherWeight™ box liner films from Bemis allow aggressive downgauging to meet cost and sustainability goals, while maintaining quality machinability and physical properties. 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.

Profile: Pepsi looks to plant-based plastics
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PepsiCo says it is on a sustainable packaging journey and wants to reduce its reliance on oil-based plastic. Speaking from New York, PepsiCo's global beverage packaging vice president Denise Lefebvre talks to Liz Gyekye about PepsiCo's sustainable packaging agenda and what lies in store for the future. More

Shrink sleeves capture spirit of summer for Crystal Light
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Crystal Light Mocktails in Appletini, Margarita, and Mojito flavors launches in fun and festive shrink-sleeve packaging. This new limited-edition product line aims to be an alternative to popular summer beverages by combining great taste and low calories, allowing consumers to enjoy the familiar flavors without the alcohol or excess calories. Crystal Light Mocktails is available nationally until Labor Day (Sept. 5, 2011). 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.

Neuroscience explains the emotional buy
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Few would dispute that emotion plays an important role in packaging. In a world of overwhelming choice, with hundreds of products in each category, shoppers simply don't have time to consider all the options and can’t rely solely on rational, fact-based product comparisons. Instead, they sort through items quickly - and the packages that "break through" and make an immediate connection are most likely to end up in the shopping cart. More

MonoSol gets halal certification for its water-soluble films
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MonoSol says that its MonoDose water-soluble films have been certified by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) as halal and thereby suited for use by Muslims. "We’re pleased to achieve this distinction," said MonoSol CEO Scott Bening. "IFANCA's certification acknowledges our products as conforming to the halal dietary and contact standards of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims." 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).

Packaged milk to outsell 'loose' milk in developing world
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The research entitled Tetra Pak Dairy Index [Fourth edition] also forecasts that India and China will drive the global consumption of liquid diary products (LDP), which is set to rise by 30 percent to 350 billion liters by 2020. More

Chinese firm launches honeycomb paper packaging for computers
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Uni Core Holdings Corp., an aggressive 'company doctor' and 'incubator' of mid- to large-size companies in China, announced that, as of the first half of 2011, Suzhou Eastern Sunrise Paper Products Co., Ltd.of APT Paper Group, a wholly-owned company by UCHC, has replaced the traditional packaging technology with honeycomb paper technology, and become the overall product packaging supplier for ASUS, Inventec and BenQ. Focusing on the definition of electronic components and the vulnerable characteristic of computer products, Suzhou Eastern Sunrise developed an appropriate solution for overall computer packaging by using honeycomb paper technology. 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.

Food industry gets advice on labeling standards
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The Parliamentary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King, announced the start of a new service designed to help the food industry interpret the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. More

Hot (niche) brands
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With a portfolio of more than 500 brands offering more than 3,500 beverages, The Coca-Cola Co. has expanded greatly since it poured its first Coke 125 years ago. But even with this vast portfolio, Coca-Cola continues to search for the next 'big thing,' charging its Venturing and Emerging Brands team to do just that. More

L&D Mouldings sells injection business to WPG
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L&D Mouldings has sold its plastic injection moulding business to Bradford-based Weidenhammer UK, part of the Germany-based Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG). During the last 10 years, L&D Mouldings has been an important supplier of plastic over-caps and closures for WPG - the acquisition is therefore a good strategic fit. More

Recycled packaging used to create world's first cardboard vacuum cleaner
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A British student has invented the world's first cardboard vacuum cleaner by using the recycled packaging of another model. Jake Tyler, an industrial design student of Loughborough University, took the venture of developing the innovative machine 'ev' as his final-year degree project. More

SABMiller could save AUS$11.8 million per year from lighter bottle top
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SABMiller, the firm looking to takeover the Foster's Group, claim they could make an annual saving of $12.6 million by converting to a new lighter bottle top. The cap was developed by Backus, a Peruvian subsidiary of SABMiller, and Packaging Product Peru. More

Recycling firms ratify rPET sleeve
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Sleever International says its PETsleeve, made of 100 percent recyclable PET resin, has been ratified by four recycling companies - Cleanaway in the UK, Unisort in Germany, Returpack in Sweden and Visy in Australia. More

Watson Standard acquires Electron Beam curing unit to satisfy demand
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Watson Standard recently acquired an Electron Beam curing unit.  The investment will serve to strengthen the Research and Development facility and capabilities of their Rigid and Flexible packaging divisions. The EB unit allows Watson Standard to continue its progression in aptly and expeditiously responding in the development of energy curable specialty coatings and their rising demand. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
List Price: $210
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