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National vs. retail brands: Winning the battle at the shelf Brand Packaging Over the past decade, private labels have traveled the long road from neglected stepchildren to central components of many retailers' business strategies. As retailers have embraced "own brands" as a driver of profit and shopper loyalty, there's been a stunning transformation in the packaging of these brands.
Surfacing material for pro tennis courts gets lightweight, secure transportation Plastics News Rebound Ace is famous for its rubber, but the manufacturer of tennis court surfaces has turned to plastic to make a real bounce on the global market. Rebound Ace Sports Pty. Ltd. of Carole Park, Australia, designs innovative tennis playing surfaces. The rubber/polyurethane multilayered cushion design was under the feet of the world’s finest tennis players for many years at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
FDA mandates new rule for gluten-free labels Packaging Digest The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a new regulation defining the term "gluten-free" for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a uniform standard definition to help the up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive condition that can be effectively managed only by eating a gluten free diet.
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Scotland's bag tax will cost jobs warns report Plastics & Rubber Weekly The SNP's tax on plastic bags has been described as "costly" by the Scottish Government's Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment, which claims that businesses across Scotland will need to spend £1.7 million preparing for the levy.
Flint introduces high-speed whites PFFC Flint Group announces the Veloce family of high-speed whites, surface and lamination whites reportedly developed to address the market's need for excellent performance at high print speeds. They can be printed at, or above, 2,000 fpm while exhibiting high technical performance, company says.
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McCormick releases CSR report Packaging World Among the highlights: McCormick says that it has saved more than 300 tons of plastic annually by using sustainable packaging on four of the company's plastic bottle types.
Plastics company announces all facilities to be certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative Brand Packaging Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of the world's leading producers of rigid plastic packaging, has announced that all manufacturing facilities have earned or will earn certification by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a global retailer-driven program that seeks continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.
FFEI unveils new inkjet press for labels and packaging Packaging News Print technology firm FFEI is to launch a new inkjet press for labels and packaging at this September's LabelExpo. Graphium, as the press is known, is claimed to be the market's most productive modular digital UV inkjet press and features a high-opacity digital white ink.
Sale sees Amcor focus solely on plastics Plastics & Rubber Weekly Amcor is to sell its glass and beverage can packaging division, Australasia and Packaging Distribution (AAPD) — valued at £1.2 billion — in order to focus its core global business of plastics packaging.
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Volm expands Wisconsin blown film operation Plastics News Film and bag producer, distributor and machinery maker Volm Cos. has completed an expansion of one of its Antigo plants with the addition of a new blown film extrusion line.
Mirri collaborates with Color-Logic on whiskey carton PFFC Color-Logic and Mirri recently partnered to produce a striking whiskey carton. Mark Geeves says: "The Color-Logic technology is utilized by brands around the world, but we cannot show samples because many consider their clients and projects proprietary."
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New paper/foil/polymer can debuts Packaging World Developed by Austrian dairy company Ennstal Milch, the Cartocan is described by foodproductiondaily.com as a seven-layer construction consisting of, from the outside in, PE/adhesive resin/foil/PE/carton board/metallized film/PE.
Spanish packaging moulder Caiba expands European Plastics News Spanish packaging and PET bottle preforms producer Caiba is expanding its capacity and has moved into a new 23,000 meter² headquarters plant in Ribarroja, Valencia in Spain. Equipped with one and two-phase moulding machinery, the new operation has the capacity to manufacture 108 million containers and 650 million performs a year.
Packaging created of the people, for the people Brand Packaging If we listen and watch closely, consumers will tell us many of the things we need to know when it comes to creating great packaging. Connecting with everyday people is critical to providing packaging solutions that will deliver satisfaction throughout the entire life of a product.
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Recycling industry passes new policy Packaging Digest The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently announced the release of a policy on bans and fees for recyclable paper and plastic bags approved during its July Board Meeting. The policy is in response to increased efforts across the country to ban or apply fees to such bags for grocery shopping and other purposes without taking the impacts to the recycling industry into account.
Flint Group ink bases for high-definition quality PFFC Flint Group reports FlexiBase HDP is the next generation of high-definition bases for process printing. This patent-pending set of bases allows flexo printers to come closer than ever to gravure print quality, company says,
Barrier packaging applications — the road ahead By Don Rosato Food packaging barrier developments are expected to greatly help reduce food waste to better feed a growing world population. Approximately 1.3 billion tons or one-third of the food produced around the world is lost or wasted on its way from the farm to the fork.
Avery Dennison offers reclosure solutions PFFC Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced the Select Solutions Reclosure portfolio, designed to help package designers and packaged goods companies meet consumers needs for the convenience reclosure technology provides.
Vf/f/s system invigorates packaging operations Packaging World Tortilla chip maker vanquishes material waste, while pumping up output and product shelf life. Sourcing high-quality, locally grown corn, Abuelita Mexican Foods, Manassas Park, Va., specializes in the production of hand-crafted tortillas and tortilla chips containing no trans-fats or artificial ingredients.
Parkside achieves industrial composting standard Packaging News Parkside Flexibles Europe has been awarded an E.U. industrial composting standard for its barrier laminate. According to Parkside, it is the only manufacturer of printed flexible packaging to be able to offer brand owners and packers a barrier triplex laminate accredited under EN13432 Industrial Standard which requires at least 90 percent of the packaging to disintegrate within 12 weeks.
Aveda launches package recycling program Greener Package Aveda's new Full Circle recycling program allows customers to return packaging not accepted by municipal programs to be recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.
Report: Oaktree Capital looking to sell Tekni-Plex Plastics News Published reports are saying that the owner of packaging and compounding company Tekni-Plex Inc. is considering selling the firm. A New York report from Reuters in July, citing two unidentified sources, said Oaktree Capital Group LLC has hired Goldman Sachs Group to find a buyer for Tekni-Plex of King of Prussia, Pa.
The 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) was held May 30- June 1, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. his event focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in: • Raw materials • Processing • Inspection and applications These proceedings contain papers presented throughout the conference. Fully searchable CD-ROM.
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