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Coca-Cola Enterprises hosts Sustainability Summit    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On May 25, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) held its first Supplier Sustainability Summit and Awards Ceremony. The Summit comprised a series of workshops to discuss ideas and opportunities for collaboration between CCE and its suppliers to address sustainability issues. More

Cargal unit Plastosac buys flexible plastic firm
Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cargal Ltd. subsidiary Plasto Sac Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire polypropylene manufacturer Salina Industries  Ltd. for NIS 30 million. Salina general manager Jaime Guiterman, who founded the company in 1972, sought to ensure the future of the company after his children showed no interest in running it. Linking up with Cargal fulfills this objective, and Cargal will place professional managers in the company after an agreed-upon transition period.  More

Sustainable packaging: Chicago Cubs and Solo Cups team up for recycling event
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The Chicago Cubs have partnered with Solo Cup Co., Allied Waste, Free Green Can and Levy Restaurants to introduce the "Real Fans Recycle" program at Wrigley Field. In total, the Chicago Cubs and its fans are expected to divert roughly 165,000 pounds of cardboard and plastic material out of the waste stream and back into the market in a recycled form each year, saving approximately 2,180 cubic yards of landfill space. More

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester is an easy to use instrument for testing static and dynamic friction of paper, film, board, foil, textile and other materials.

The instrument is pre-loaded with test methods to comply with many international standards including TAPPI 549, T816, ASTMD1894 and ISO 8295. The instrument can also test Peel Strength, Tear Strength and Blocking Testing. Full details and demonstration video.

Vitamin-enhanced water debuts in PET
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This spring, Woodbury, N.Y.-based AriZona Beverage Co. is introducing nationwide a line of four vitamin-enhanced waters in PET bottles injection blow-molded by Constar. AriZona says the 20.5-oz bottles use Constar's DiamondClear oxygen-scavenging technology that protects the product within from oxygen, which can degrade the quality of the beverage and impair the nutrients inside. More

DuPont Gold for cat litter bags
Packaging World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New packaging for Fresh Step Cat Litter, a product of Clorox USA, Oakland, Calif., has garnered a DuPont Gold Award; by replacing polypropylene pails with flexible film bag packaging. Clorox has cut packaging material weight by 80 percent. More

Samuel Strapping Systems

From strapping to stretch film and related equipment and tools, Samuel Strapping Systems has all you need to make sure your packages keep their integrity.

Packaging automation: Efficient bottle handling
Packaging Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An automated intermediate bottle storage system at the Alpla plant in the U.K. uses robots to load plastic bottles from the blow molders into trays and also moves the stacks of trays automatically into and out of the storage area. Alpla is a worldwide plastic bottle manufacturer with 122 production plants. At one of its plants in the U.K., it recently installed a distinctive system for handling and storing plastic bottles that changes the traditional method of storing empty plastic and aluminum containers for future downstream processing. More

Paper media packaging for Kodak licensee removes 98 percent of plastic
Greener Package    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
KMG Digital, the exclusive worldwide distributor of licensed KODAK Media Products, including CDs, DVDs, VHS and more, has introduced eco-friendly optical media packaging that is said to remove more than 98 percent of all plastic packaging components from the consumer waste stream. More

Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Solutions for your Pulp & Paper Mill
Anaerobic wastewater treatment is more than a proven and reliable method for treating high strength wastewaters. It is also a cost effective solution because it reduces biomass sludges by a factor of ten and generates methane gas which can be a supplemental fuel for energy and steam production in the Mill’s boilers. Not only do you pay less for sludge handling and disposal, you generate energy to offset the energy costs of treating wastewater.

Click here to learn more how Siemens can provide solutions for your wastewater treatment

Croatian beverage crate moulder Kaplast up for sale
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The owners of Croatian beverage crate moulder Kaplast have put the firm up for sale in a bid to broaden its cyclical business base and allow it to enter new markets across Europe. Its controlling shareholder, the Feitl family, is inviting offers to purchase a minority or majority stake of up to 79 percent in the Vojnic-based company. More

Ball wins US award for its plastic can closure
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ball Corporation's injection moulded plastic resealable can closure - developed and produced in Europe - has won the beverage packaging category of the US Institute of Packaging Professionals' Ameristar Award competition. More

Canadian municipality: SunChips bags degrade too slowly
Flexible Packaging Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Canadian municipal composting program is telling consumers not to place SunChips bags in composting bins because they take too long to break down. SunChips, from the Frito-Lay unit of PepsiCo, switched early this year in Canada to bags made from 100 percent polylactic acid (PLA). 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.

GMG, Mimaki target packaging industry
Packaging Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
GMG and Mimaki have announced a partnership to provide "innovative solutions" that will be targeted at the packaging industry. According to both companies, by combining Mimaki's inkjet printer range, GMG ColorServer 4.6.2 color management software and GMG SmartProfiler for printer calibration, it will provide clients with accurate color results on most materials. More

Unique sustainable deep freeze packaging set for European launch
Food Production Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A newly-developed deep freeze packaging said to be the first multilayer film to be made from renewable sources is set for a European launch, according to Germany based bioplastic producer FKuR. The firm said that McCain has been using the multilayer-solution made from FKuR resins by the German convertor, Dettmer Verpackungen to package a range of frozen fries in Germany since the start of this year. More

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Microwave Consistency Meter FiberScan

Save energy, improve your process with FiberScanONE™ microwave consistency meter! Accurate measurement of the consistency and water mass on wire. FFT pulsation analysis, direct data connection to DCS/QCS systems!

Topog-E Gasket Company

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