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PLACE Weekly Wrap-Up

5 major companies to collaborate on plant-based packaging
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The Coca-Cola Co., Ford Motor Co., H.J. Heinz C., NIKE, Inc. and Procter & Gamble announced the formation of the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC), a strategic working group focused on accelerating the development and use of 100 percent plant-based PET materials and fiber in their products. PET, also known as polyethylene terephthalate, is a durable, lightweight plastic that is used by all member companies in a variety of products and materials including plastic bottles, apparel, footwear and automotive fabric and carpet. More

Sim-pull closures foil tamperers
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Two all-in-one foil closure solutions for the food industry have been launched through a license agreement between Dorking-based Bapco Closures and Aptar, which claims leading status in dispensing closure solutions. More

Solving the marketing disconnect
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Brand, sales and, marketing managers for packaged goods products have a tough job. Charged with identifying market opportunities and fending off competitive threats from rival brands and private labels, they can tend to go overboard asking their packaging engineering departments for packaging that pops. Packaging engineers sometimes immediately know when such a package is not going to fly in the way the creative team initially envisions it, either from a cost or timeline standpoint, or a packaging line compatibility standpoint. 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

New 'state-of-the-art' 3D labels developed for Bacardi
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Source Labels and Sweden-based Rolling Optics have formed a partnership to create 3D labels, which they claim are state-of-the-art, for Bacardi brand Bombay Sapphire. The 3D lens, as Bacardi names it, is an optical illusion with 10 layers of different botanicals – the ingredients in the Bombay Sapphire. More

Eagle Flexible Packaging appoints Scott Hansen as director of sales and marketing
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Eagle Flexible Packaging, Inc. announces that they have appointed Scott Hansen as director of sales and marketing. Hansen joins Eagle with a proven track record in the industry; we look forward to tapping into his extensive background and expertise in pouch converting as we ramp up our domestic operations and add new value added capabilities. More

Smith & Nephew works packaging suppliers into its sustainability efforts
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Jason Strachota, packaging development engineer II with Smith & Nephew, Inc.'s Advance Surgical Devices Div., discusses how his company employs Life Cycle Analysis in sustainable package design in this excerpt from Healthcare Packaging's "Voices of Leadership." More

Extrapack manufactures cheap cooling bags
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Extrapack has started manufacturing new "low cost" thermo bags. The bags are ideal for cold drinks and foods, during the hot summer days. 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. 

Kraft rejects petition for EPR report
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At Kraft Foods' annual meeting on May 23, 2012, shareholder advocacy group As You Sow petitioned the company to report on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for its post-consumer packaging. "Kraft, a major user of packaging worldwide, has been silent on this critical sustainability issue," said Conrad MacKerron, senior program director at As You Sow, in a press release. More

Toronto City Council votes to ban plastic bags
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Toronto's City Council has voted to ban plastic bags at retailers effective Jan. 1, 2013. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford had been lobbying for the city to drop its 5-cent-a-bag fee, which has been in effect since 2009, but a motion to ban plastic bags was tabled and voted on before the mayor could take the floor with his proposal. More

Cutex nails distinctive new package design
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For years, Cutex has been a household name in nail care, but lookalike packaging by competitive branded and private-label products was beginning to confuse consumers and cause lost market share for Cutex. In a Cutex Brands survey, eight out of 10 respondents claimed they were buying Cutex products, even though sales share showed that was not possible. More

Cash-strapped consumers ignore use-by dates, study suggests
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People are ignoring use-by date labels as their finances become tighter, a Food Standards Agency survey suggests. It said its research showed that people were trying to save money by making their food go further. An FSA survey of nearly 2,000 people across the U.K. suggested more than half were trying to make better use of leftover food. 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
Ultra-High Barrier Permeation Testing

Discover the only system that can measure extremely low water vapor transmission rates consistently and accurately. Our highly advanced coulometric sensor is absolute and allows for 10 times greater sensitivity than traditional methods. See for yourself at
BOILERS Sale, Lease, Rent Fast!
Since 1960 Indeck has been providing steam power for pulp and paper plants. With the world's largest inventory of steam generating systems, you can rely on Indeck for your steam power solutions. Indeck offers a complete line of trailer-mounted rental boilers and package boilers ranging from 24,000pph to 250,000pph saturated and super heated.

For information, contact Indeck 800-446-3325 or email.

Asia's middle class driving BOPP film markets
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The BOPP film industry continued to show robust growth during 2011 with demand advancing by 5.5 percent compared with 2010 to top 6 million tons for the first time, according to the latest report on the global BOPP film market from AMI Consulting. Demand growth was slightly down on 2010, which had been the bounce back year from the financial crisis for most markets around the world. More

The package designer's role in influencing recyclability
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Among all the stakeholders in creating more sustainable packaging, package designers often wield the most influence, especially when it comes to their choice of materials. Making packaging more sustainable is not an easy task. The sustainability of any given package is the result of a complex series of interactions - between retailers and brand owners, converters and raw material suppliers, waste management companies and consumers - and more sustainable packaging can only be realized if sustainability considerations are deeply embedded across the entire supply chain. 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.

Husky completes sale of Injectoplast to Alpla
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Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced it has completed the sale of Injectoplast, the former closure injection molding operation of KTW, to Alpla Holding GmbH (A-6971 Hard, Austria). More

Health Canada clears recycled PP and PS for food contact use
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Health Canada has cleared recycled polypropylene (PP) and recycled polystyrene (PS) resins from NextLife, the global leader of sustainable plastic resins, for use in manufacture of thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with food. More

Our Type of Solution for Pulp and Paper

A gain of 20 gigajoules after cleaning a steam generator. A R.O.I. in just 23 days. How? By removing the crust of silica and iron oxide which created a considerable loss of energy. In fact, according to GOTAR’s philosophy, by restoring the original performance of the equipment. MORE

Design Chain: Packaging is moving away from oil
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Packaging has been 'going green' for some years, ever since the commercialization of biodegradable plastics, such as polylactic acid (PLA). PLA has since been joined by many similar materials, and their use continues to increase. More

GlaxoSmithKline reduces product lead times
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After initially launching its GRANU FINK® product for the urological market in Germany in a soft gelatin capsule form, GSK's Consumer Healthcare Division decided to investigate other dosage form options to try and improve the product's quality and reduce its production-to-market lead time. More

Beyond Viscosity... RHEOCARB™

• Coatex technology based on steric stabilization chemistry
• Breakthrough in rheology control
• Reduces coating costs
• Improves runnability to enhance coated paper quality

Coatex – Committed to the Paper Industry for over 30 years!

Shopping decisions made in-store hits all-time high, study finds
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The portion of shopping decisions made in-store has hit an all-time high at 76 percent, with shoppers using non-cash payment methods to make impulse purchases, a new study finds. Results revealed that even those who go shopping with the intention of sticking to a list cannot resist the temptation of good branding. More

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. introduces new single-serve containers, Peel/ReSeal System and PrimaPak
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Clear Lam is focused on addressing the growing demand for single-serve containers and sustainability packaging that eliminates unnecessary weighting. The new Harmony product line developed by Clear Lam's Thermoforming Division (now part of D&W Fine Pack) meets growing demand for single-serve, easy-to-use packaging. This new line features an array of single-serve containers that include utensils. The packaging satisfies consumer demand for convenient, ready-to-eat snacks and meals on the go. Applications include dairy, deli and bakery food items. More

Scrap Recovery for Packaging Industry

Environmental Pneumatics designs, fabricates and installs waste recovery systems for the packaging industry using air systems and in-floor belt conveyors. Energy and efficiency combined with performance. MORE

Kimberly-Clark uses packaging to reduce product waste
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As part of its parent company's sustainability efforts, Kimberly-Clark Health Care and Kimberly-Clark Professional develop a dual-opening device that prevents medical exam glove waste. Kimberly-Clark is known for popular consumer brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend. Yet through its four business segments, the company also makes products for industrial and medical-related segments. In all, Kimberly-Clark markets its brands in more than 175 countries. More

Feeling the squeeze - Sainsbury's reduces toilet roll packaging by 12mm
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Sainsbury's has announced a packaging change to its by Sainsbury's toilet rolls that will help to reduce carbon emissions by taking 500 lorries off the road each year. The retailer is the first company to make the move to reduce the diameter of the inner cardboard tube on every roll by 12mm, cutting the number of delivery lorries required by the equivalent of 140,000 kg of CO2. 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. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
List Price: $210
Member Price: $139 Order today!

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