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April 8, 2009
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Packaging Education: Need for Training is Increasing, says IoPP
from Packaging Digest
Jeff Lewton, an end-of-line packaging operation specialist with Silgan Plastics in Norcross, Georgia, is responsible for selecting the most effective shipment packaging for the plastic bottles produced at Silgan plants. On the surface, this seems a straightforward task: how many bottles, how big, what size corrugated case do we need, how many can we place on a pallet for the most cost-effective shipping? More

Flexible-Packaging Technical Event Centers on Nordmeccanica
from Converting Magazine
Coating/laminating machinery maker Nordmeccanica S.p.A. hosted the invitational event March 24, marked by the presence of a selected panel of representatives from primary food corporations, primary machinery manufacturing companies, and flexible-packaging converting companies from all over the world. More

Vivacious Pouch Seeds Brand
from Packaging Digest
Lifemax ushers in its new company branding with a colorful, standup pouch that shields its product from light and moisture damage. More

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From Siemens Water Technologies, the compact four barrier design includes a unique two-stage clarification process which minimizes variations of water quality and cuts total waste volume. The Trident® HS design is used for drinking water, process water and tertiary wastewater applications. New or retrofit projects, large or small flows, ensuring consistent water quality including Phosphorous and TOC reduction. Regulatory compliance has never been easier! More info

Package Design Ideas for April 2009
from Converting Magazine
Starbucks' instant-coffee stick packs, TGI Friday's standup meal pouches, and Bag-in-box for WA State organic wine. More

North American Pharma Packs to get Braille Standard
from Packaging News - UK
The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) has produced a Braille standard for pharmaceutical packaging in North America that will be published at the 2009 IADDFSEA Odyssey show in May. More

Compuplast provides CAE tools for extrusion equipment and processes troubleshooting and optimization. Compuplast also offers process consulting services and has special expertise in coextrusion. More

Jen-Coat Sells Tekkote Div.
from PFFC Magazine
Jen-Coat, Inc., has finalized the sale of the Tekkote Div. to an investor group lead by Larry Goldman, VP and general manager of the division since 1999. Goldman will be president and CEO of the new Tekkote Corp., which will remain headquartered in Leonia, NJ. More

Packtech Market to Grow to Rs 26K cr by 2012-13: IMaCS
from The Economic Times - India
Textiles made of man-made fibres/filament yarns and used in packaging are in great demand. The Rs 14,000-crore market for technical textiles used in packaging, commonly known as packtech, is estimated to grow to around Rs 26,000 crore by 2012-13. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. Order today!

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