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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Spotlight shines on PLACE again
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TAPPI member Tom Dunn has served as PLACE's Technical Program Chair and Chair of the Flexible Packing Committee during his 20-year relationship with the organization. He was also awarded the Division's Samuel Zweig Award in 2002.  This November he is featured in Member Spotlight, TAPPI's monthly online member tribute. Each Spotlight profiles an active volunteer member by showcasing their varied backgrounds, industry segments, experience and geographic locations. More

Fifth annual survey shows sustainability remains a driving factor in packaging decisions
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For half of the last decade, an annual study by Packaging Digest and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition has shown sustainability's steady growth as a driver of change and innovation in the packaging sector. Could that momentum be slowing? More

Borouge Innovation Centre gears up with new extrusion line
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Polyolefin manufacturer Borouge, the joint venture of Borealis and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has ordered a complete pipe extrusion line from KraussMaffei Berstorff (KMB) for its new Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi. 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

Packaging may contribute to 'significant' improvement in patient adherence
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The last point of contact between the patient and the healthcare providers is not the dispensing pharmacist, but the pharmaceutical packaging. That packaging can represent a huge barrier when the patient/consumer arrives home and opens it, but at the same time, packaging may significantly contribute to the improvement of patient adherence in medicine. More

Spanish packaging firm investing in US plant
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Spain's Tuboplast CTL Group plans to invest $58.3 million to build a plastic tube plant in North Carolina, the U.S. The site will be the packaging supplier's North American headquarters. The 42-year-old company currently has plants in Spain and France, and claims to be the third largest tube manufacturer in Europe, employing 700 and selling more than 500 million tubes per year. 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.

Contego Packaging announces new investment in Germany
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Contego Packaging, formerly known as Nampak Healthcare, has announced that it will be investing in a new state-of-the-art leaflet facility in Germany. More

Packaging suppliers to ramp up 'new media' communications
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Expect more attention from packaging materials and machinery makers in coming days. Many of them plan to increase their marketing budgets - 37 percent of respondents to a recent survey expect their marketing budget to rise between 5 and 25 percent, which suggests that recovery from the global financial crisis is underway and business confidence is being restored. 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

Packaging firm fined after employee loses fingers in workplace incident
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A Manchester-based company that manufactures plastic bags has been fined a total of £4,500 after a worker lost two fingers in unguarded machinery. Arrow Flexible Packaging admitted breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations during a hearing before Trafford magistrates. More

Sturdy PETG grow trays facilitate 'mushroom' packaging
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Dordan Manufacturing explains how its collaboration with Ecovative Design resulted in a durable thermoformed grow tray design made from PETG that allow Ecovative to create its new "mushroom"-based packaging materials, used as a replacement for EPS. The clear, custom-embossed tray offers aggressive denesting features and is highly stackable. 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. 

Polish Treasury to sell minority stake in Opakomet
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Poland's Ministry of Treasury has unveiled plans to sell a 42.03 percent stake in local plastic packaging manufacturer Opakomet at a public auction. The asking price for the stake was set at 9.52 million zloty (€2.19 million), the Polish Treasury said in a statement. All bids are to be submitted by Nov. 7 and the auction will take place two days later. More

Call to tax bad packaging designs
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The government may need to introduce a tax on "poorly designed packaging" in order to drive the sustainability agenda forward, according to an industry expert. More

Sales pop as Coke refreshes strategy
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Those six-packs of Dasani water didn't wind up under the banana display by accident. Fifty-nine percent of grocery shoppers visit the produce section, where the sheathed yellow fruit is the most popular item, and health-conscious consumers might be tempted by Dasani's eco-friendly bottles. Similarly, those 2-liters of Coca-Cola were set out by the precooked chicken to suggest to Mom or Dad they might want to take one home for a family meal. More

Plastics sustain world's billions, BPF tells government
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With the world's population slated to top seven billion on Oct. 31, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has urged world governments to recognize the role plastic plays in helping human survival. The BPF said the use of plastics was "key to supporting population growth and raising the hopes of deprived people." 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.

Global pharmaceutical contracting predicted to reach $361 billion in 2016
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This year, global pharmaceutical contracting revenues totaled nearly $218 billion, and by 2016 that will rise to almost $361 billion - at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6 percent, according to "Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Research and Packaging: Global Markets," (PHM043D) from BCC Research. More

Russian brewery goes for plastic beer keg
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Pivovarinny Zavod Samko (Samko), a brewery in central Russia, is one of the first company's to supply beer in the new recyclable plastic kegs from Petainer. Samko is buying the kegs as preforms to blow and fill on a recently-installed semi-automatic plastic keg line. The brewery produces approximately 300,000 hectolitres of beer per year, says Petainer. More

The Mechanics of Winding

This reference book covers winding from introductory basics through advanced winding theory. Written as a practical, comprehensive guide, the book attempts to show not only how to troubleshoot winding problems and wound roll defects, but also why these problems occur, written by David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

Product code: 0101R236
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