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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Global green packaging market to reach $212 billion in 2015
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World demand for green packaging - including recycled-content, reusable, and degradable packaging - is projected to rise 5.7 percent per year to $212 billion in 2015. That's according to a new study, "World Green Packaging," from The Freedonia Group. The study notes that while recycled-content packaging will remain by far the largest product type through the forecast period and beyond, this segment will see the slowest increases due to the maturity of products such as metal cans and glass containers. On the other hand, above-average demand growth is expected in reusable and degradable packaging. In particular, the demand for degradable packaging will continue to see double-digit annual growth rates.

Amcor claims flexible and rigid profit growth
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Australia-based packaging giant Amcor has announced record results for the year ending June 30, 2011, with profit after tax and before significant items rising 39 percent to AU$ 570 million. Profit after tax and significant items was up a massive 95 percent to AU$ 357 million. More

Doing it for themselves
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In 2007, global branding and design consultancy Elmwood launched its own tea brand, Make Mine a Builders. It all began when someone in the studio asked who wanted tea and someone else replied "Make mine a builders" (shorthand for a strong, hot tea with milk). At the time, the British tea market was flooded with fancy herbal teas so the moment felt right for. 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

Coke recycling plant to restart production
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The Coca-Cola joint-venture PET recycling plant in Spartanburg, S.C., shuttered since March, will start making food-grade pellets again. But the extent of that production has not been disclosed.

BBC report blames consumers for food waste
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British households' shocking level of food waste has been blamed primarily on consumers - and confusion over best before dates - in a primetime BBC show. 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.

Bottled water industry endorses senate recycling resolution
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The International Bottled Water Association applauds Senator Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., and Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, co-Chairs of the Senate Recycling Caucus and others, for their introduction of U.S. Senate Resolution 251, which expresses support for "the improvement of collection, processing and consumption of recyclable materials throughout the United States" and "policies in the United States that establish the equitable treatment of recycled materials." More

Tesco's move to ditch bio bags draws additive fire
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Tesco's decision to stop using biodegradable plastic bags has kicked up a rumpus amongst bio additives producers: degradable plastics specialist Symphony Environmental Technologies has queried the UK retailer's decision to drop biodegradable bags due to their weakness - calling into question the science behind the statement. 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).

Original research > Battling the backlash
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Not long ago, a single-serve plastic water bottle suggested that a person was sophisticated and health-conscious. Today, that first impression might be more negative: a sign of waste, social irresponsibility or a lack of concern for the environment. More

Rexam invests in Asia plastics business
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Packaging firm Rexam is making sizable investments in its Asian plastics business, building one new plant and enlarging another in India to meet demand in medical, at the same time as it downsizes a Shanghai cosmetics factory to tackle rising costs and a tougher business environment. 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.

Oxo bio bag row rumbles on as NNFCC hits back at Symphony
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The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) has hit back at Symphony Environmental Technologies’ critical comments over Tesco's decision to drop oxo biodegradable bags. More

Green converting can divert waste from landfills
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As a society we have experienced a perpetual struggle with garbage. The root of our challenges with garbage and waste always comes down to one question: Where are we going to put it? Since the 1980s, population growth and advances in material and packaging technology have put more pressure on companies and communities to answer this question. More

Recycled packaging demand to grow 10 percent
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Global demand for plastic recycled packaging is set to increase 10 percent to $162 billion, according to a new report from Freedonia. Plastics will account for 10.6 percent of recycled packaging in 2020, up from 6.9 percent in 2010 and 8.5 percent in 2015, says the group. The findings are part of the 'World Green Packaging' report, which says that demand for recycled plastic packaging will be fuelled by greater processing volumes of recycled material and increased collection activity. More

Brambles to focus on pallets after division sale
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Australia-based Brambles says it will focus on expand its pallets businesses after announcing plans to sell its Recall information management business. The company announced the expansion plans for the containers, emerging markets and reusable plastic crates (RPC) businesses after unveiling a 6 percent increase in 2011 net profit to $475.3 milliom. More

Unite: James Townsend & Sons to close as firm moves to Northern Ireland
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Webtech, the Ireland-based firm that owns packaging printer James Townsend & Sons, is to close the Exeter-based business, according to Unite. More

Constantia targets emerging markets with Turkish flexible takeover
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Constantia had completed a deal to take over a Turkish flexible packaging outfit in a bid to boost growth in developing markets such as the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. More

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