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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

Shine the light
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Do you know a fellow TAPPI member whose work in the Polymers Laminations Adhesives Coatings Extrusions (PLACE) industry deserves a moment in the spotlight? If so, why not help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating them today for TAPPI's special online feature, Member Spotlight. This unique and popular monthly website segment profiles individual members, their career highlights and contributions to our profession, and offers otherwise unknown tidbits about their personal interests and accomplishments. Members featured thus far include Chuck Klass, Rick Croker, Richard Olsen, Max Moskal, Sandy Sharp, Dick Target, Jeff Smith and Andy Jones. Isn't it time for that special member to shine?  Nomination forms are available via the TAPPI website and can be emailed to for consideration. Have questions? Simply use the same email address and TAPPI will get back to you promptly.

US packaging equipment makers embrace sustainability
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Sustainable manufacturing (the use of processes that minimize negative environmental impacts; conserve energy and natural resources; are safe for employees, communities and consumers; and are economically sound) is a practice that is being driven worldwide by market forces and regulation. U.S. packaging machinery manufacturers are not exempt from those forces; they operate in global supply chains that face increasing demands for more sustainable products and services. More

UK domestic plastic recycling on the increase
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The latest report commissioned by Recoup, sponsored by Nampak Plastics and PPS Recovery Systems, shows an encouraging increase in the U.K. plastic bottle recycling rate with 46 percent now being collected for recycling. 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.

Starbucks finds success with Cup-to-Cup recycling pilot
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In November, Starbucks Coffee Company and International Paper Foodservice, with Mississippi River Pulp, completed a six-week pilot project that proved Starbucks used paper cups can be recycled into new paper cups. This advancement brings Starbucks one step closer to its goal of ensuring 100 percent of its cups are reusable or recyclable by 2015, says the company. More

Visy workers to take indefinite strike
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New South Wales and Victorian employees of the paper and cardboard packaging giant, Visy, have voted to strike indefinitely over pay and workers' rights. Western Australian and Queensland workers will be taking other forms of industrial action. More

IK association warns of cost explosion in 2011
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Germany's plastic packaging companies will struggle with higher costs next year because of high raw material and energy costs, as well as strong competition from neighboring companies, warns the industry association IK. 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. MORE
Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo
Our very long life Super Gold tool steel doctor blades are a proven fix for most UV Flexo spitting issues. 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.
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.

T-Buck Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade

Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve box quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade for your flexo folder. 352-397-8337. Services also available.

Mission Foods partners with TerraCycle
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Mission Foods of Irving, Texas, one of the nation's largest tortilla manufacturers, has partnered with upcycling company TerraCycle, Inc. to recover and reuse its plastic food bags and metal lids through TerraCycle's Brigades collection programs. Mission brand tortilla, wrap, and tostada bags and dip and salsa lids will all be accepted. More

New foil seal offers material and production efficiencies - company
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Significant material savings and swifter product to market times are benefits claimed by Vaassen Flexible Packaging (VFP) for its new foil-based induction seal liner. The Netherlands-based company said the three-ply seal "challenges the traditional foil-based four layer laminate seal comprising of PET, foamed PE, aluminium and a seal layer, by replacing the PET and PE with a single layer of PET50." More

Uflex says money raised to be used for repayment, expansion    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Flexible packaging company Uflex has allotted 135 lakh warrants to the promoter group of which 35 lakh warrants, the promoters have opted to convert into equal number of equity shares of the company. More

St. Johns Packaging acquires North State Flexibles LLC
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St. Johns Packaging Ltd. announced that it has acquired Greensboro, N.C. based North State Flexibles LLC. With its pre-press, digital plate-making and 10 color HD flexo-printing capabilities, NSF specializes in supplying stand-up pouches, side-gusset pouches, wicket bags and printed roll stock to leading personal care, food and industrial companies. More

Berry Plastics to consolidate Ontario plants, cut jobs: report
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Plastic packager Berry Plastics Corporation is consolidating its two Orillia, Ont. plants, resulting in some job losses, according to a local news report. According to an article in the Orillia Packet & Times newspaper, the city of Orillia has confirmed that the company is consolidating its two facilities and that some workers will be let go as a result. More

Nestlé and Cardia Bioplastics collaborate to paint the town green
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Nestlé S.A., Switzerland has made the choice to collaborate with Cardia Bioplastics in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging. According to Cardia Bioplastics managing director Dr. Frank Glatz, "Collaborating with Nestlé presents an exciting opportunity to develop high-performance packaging with lower environmental impact. In addition to offering a product with [a] beneficial environmental profile and full food safety compliance, delivering superior packaging performance through the product life cycle is a key criterion for success." More

Micro blister packaging machine with integrated thermal transfer printer
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Designed for OTC and regulated pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, the FBM-Micro blister packaging machine from PIA-K Enterprises combines with Norwood's 53LT printer to thermoform, fill, print and seal up to 80 units/min. More

Sherwood Group launches patented food packaging process
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The Sherwood Group packaging division has launched a coating technology for the food industry with flexible applications and the potential for cost savings. The Nottingham, U.K.-based company said its patented PurePack system features a water-based coating that can be applied inline and offers a direct food contact and grease and water resistant barrier. More

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements

Winding Machines, Mechanics and Measurements is the definitive book on the science of winding written by noted experts Dr. David Roisum and Dr. JK Good. This three-part book (with supplemental CD-ROM) describes the various classes and arrangements of winding machinery commonly found in the web industries including discussion of controls and defects; describes how roll stresses and roll defects can be predicted by mathematical models and what factors are important; and discusses almost every method for measuring and evaluating wound roll quality. The book describes how and why many wound roll defects occur. In more than a few cases, it even describes when defects occur based on winding models that have matured to the point of trustworthy application. In these cases we have science at its best, a predictive tool. A CD with an easy-to-run winding model is included with every book. However, one need not be a scientist to appreciate and use this text. Much of it is written in everyday language describing the machines we work with, the defects we see and the many measures of roll quality. It is a book that most plants with a winding department would want to have.

Product code: 0102B068
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