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Voice mail alert to TAPPI callers
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A direct lightning strike on TAPPI offices in late August has affected the telephone and voicemail systems. We are taking corrective action and our evaluation indicates that a total system replacement is required and should be completed early November. Please bear with us as it will take a few weeks to correct the current shortcoming and implement a new solution to better serve you.

In the meantime, if you are calling TAPPI, you may not be able to leave a voicemail or it may cut-off in mid message. If you experience this difficulty, please either send an e-mail to or call Member Connection number toll free at 800-332-8686 (U.S.) or 800-446-9431 (Canada). If busy, please use +1 770-209-7212.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding while we find creative ways to meet your ongoing needs.

State of the Industry session features expert panel at NETInc opening session
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Four industry experts will present a State of the Industry panel discussion at the opening session of the Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc) on Wednesday, Nov.10, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. Moderated by TAPPI President and CEO Larry N. Montague, the panel will include Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA; Michael Jänecke, brand manager of Techtextil; Rory Holmes, president of INDA; and Stephen Warner, CEO and president of IFAI. More information about this session can be found here. The conference will take place in Raleigh, N.C. from Nov. 10-12, 2010.

Flexible packaging sales revenue forecast to rise 3.4 percent this year
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The Flexible Packaging Assn. predicts U.S. sales revenue to reach $27.3 billion this year. Also, raw materials pricing supplants the economy as the primary concern of survey respondents. More

Attention Paper Converters -Optimize your production flow!

FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance.

Is this the future of meat packaging?
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Familiar meat trays may become a thing of the past as UK based grocery chain Waitrose introduces snip and slide packaging that will remove 90 tons of plastic waste from customers' bins every year. The packs can be easily snipped open and the contents slid into the pan, saving time in the kitchen as well as space in the refuse sack, says the company. More

Clarifier stimulates enthusiasm in bath oil bottle application
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Additives manufacturer Milliken claims a Polish producer of cosmetic lotions as "the first of a new wave of end-users of high added value products to take advantage of the outstanding optical properties achievable in extrusion-blow moulded polypropylene bottles through the use of Milliken’s next-generation clarifying agent, Millad NX8000." More

PET bottle flexes with hot filling
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The container is from Amcor Rigid Plastics. The unique, all-natural beverage is called Greater>Than, and the startup company behind it is based in Highland Park, Ill. Filling is done by contract packager Winona Foods. More
DuPont Packaging Graphics
Cyrel® RapidMount allows you to produce accurate, lightweight and durable mounts in less than half the time of conventional mounting methods.
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.

Packaging guidelines take effect for suppliers of Whole Foods Market body care, supplement products
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Whole Foods Market® has implemented new responsible packaging guidelines for all of its more than 2,100 body-care and supplement suppliers companywide. To spearhead the change, the company has switched to post-consumer recycled (PCR)-content bottles for several of its store-brand supplements and body-care products. 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.

Plastic bottles to dominate medical packaging
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Plastic bottles will remain the most popular medical packaging in the U.S. over the next four years, with the market set to total $3.8 billion by 2014, according to Freedonia. In its Pharmaceutical Packaging report, Freedonia says the plastic bottle market will grow 4.3 percent in the 2009-2014 period because of widespread use in packaging for oral drugs. The plastic bottle format will also dominate applications in OTC medicines sold in tablet and capsule quantities of 50 or more. More

The big reveal
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Our retail landscape is changing daily with pop-up shops and e-stores jostling for consumer attention alongside traditional retail outlets. But regardless of the format in question, the emphasis needs to be firmly placed on the emotional connection of the retail experience. More

SPX Flow Technology

The Johnson Pump TopGear reversible pump has a robust design and over-sized shafts to provide multiple options to meet your application needs.

45 percent of UK plastic bottles collected for recycling
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Preliminary findings from the 2010 UK Household Plastics Packaging Collection Survey, commissioned and researched by plastics waste management trade body Recoup, show an "encouraging" increase in the bottle recycling rate with 45 percent of plastic bottles in the UK now being collected for recycling. This is a 6 percent increase as compared with Recoup's 2009 survey. More

Organic salads get a fresh new look
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Italian organic products distributor Ecor, together with Italian bioplastics maker Novamont and agricultural group Filogea, has developed a new 100 percent home compostable packaging format for ready-to-eat washed salads. More

Reusable box from eBay creates paper trail
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Earlier this month, eBay began a test run of a new packaging concept when it printed and distributed 100,000 reusable "eBay Boxes" in three sizes to participants of its eBay: On Location event in San Jose. The box was an inspiration by one of eBay's employees, created for the company's annual Innovation Expo, and was designed to be used "over and over and over again," claims eBay's website. More

Pouches, bag-in-boxes, pails, liners
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Flexible packaging solutions from CDF Corporation include Cheer Pack® pouches, Cheertainer® pouches, Smart Pail™ and more. See them at PACK EXPO. More

Packaging converter installs EFI Radius MIS software
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National Carton & Coating Company, a box and packaging manufacturer, has chosen EFI Radius software to streamline processes, modernize workflow and centralize data. Located near Dayton, Ohio, National Carton serves customers across the United States and Canada in industries such as pharmaceutical, automotive, hardware and bakery.   More

Printpack buys US medical facility from Amcor
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US firm Printpack is moving into the pharmaceuticals sector after buying a manufacturing facility from Amcor's medical packaging business. The flexible packaging and specialty rigid container firm has bought the Marshall, North Carolina facility that makes films for bags and sterilizable medical devices. More

Web101 CD-ROM, 2nd Edition

The new CD contains a full two day course on troubleshooting as well as Dave’s major articles/papers. If you have webs or web machinery, you need Web101. This jam-packed reference will take you from novice to expert in most any web related area. There are nearly 1,000 slides with annotation and hyperlinks. Even so, navigation is quite easy as the reference is broken up into a half dozen major areas with dozens of clearly labeled subjects. Also included is nearly every major paper ever written by Dr. Roisum.

Product code: WEB101-CD2
ISBN: 1-59510-173-X
List Price: $440
Member Price: $295 Order today!

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