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Aug. 19, 2009
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Amcor $2 Billion Offer for Parts of Alcan Packaging
from Plastics & Rubber Weekly
Amcor has offered to buy parts of Alcan Packaging from Rio Tinto for $2 billion. The businesses that Amcor has agreed to acquire include Alcan Packaging Global Pharmaceuticals, Alcan Packaging Food Europe, Alcan Packaging Food Asia and Alcan Packaging Global Tobacco. More

   Product Showcase:
   Water Reuse Helps Reduce the Demand on Water Worldwide

Water reuse and recycling solutions from Siemens Water Technologies can return more than just water. The cleaner, warmer water can improve efficiencies in your plant, produce a whiter product and reduce maintenance on your paper machines. Our technologies include physical separation, chemical and biological treatment, including membrane filtration. MEMCOR® membrane filtration, Trident® clarifiers, Hydro-Clear® sand filters and the newly enhanced Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) with pulsed airlift are just a few of the technologies we offer. Another popular filtration technology for water reuse applications is the Forty-X Disc filter. More info

Flexible Packaging Papers
from Converting Magazine
Boise Inc. announced the launch of Boise Block, a treated paper used to hold out oil and grease in food packaging applications. This new product family expands Boise's leading portfolio of tailored coated and uncoated products for the flexible packaging industry. More

The Bag Cycle
from PFFC Magazine
Although often overlooked, hard-working bags and pouches entice us to buy, protect our purchase, carry it home and ultimately they can bundle the leftover trash. More

   Product Showcase:
   Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester

The Hanatek Advanced Friction Tester (AFT) is an easy to use instrument for testing static and dynamic friction of film, paper, board, foil and other materials. It has complete compliance with ASTMD1894, TAPPI 549 & 816 & ISO 8295 and now ISO15359 for paper.

Using this new test attachment ensures completely handsfree sample preparation which is essential when testing the friction of paper.

The instrument can be used as a simple pass/fail QC instrument or as a research tool with full force characterisation. It is pre-loaded with ISO/ASTM/TAPPI/FINAT test methods with pictorial help screens for easy training. The AFT can also test Peel Strength, Tear Strength & Blocking-Testing. More info

Ag Film Recycling Proving Tough to Sustain
from Plastics News
The challenges of recycling agricultural film continue to thwart efforts to make it a viable business, even in California where roughly 40 million pounds of agricultural film is disposed of annually. More

Thiele Technologies Acquires Hudson-Sharp Machine Co.
from Converting Magazine
Larry Smith, President and CEO of Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-speed integrated packaging equipment solutions headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., has announced the acquisition of The Hudson-Sharp Machine Co. of Green Bay, Wis., and Brussels, Belgium, a world leader in the design and manufacture of plastic bag machinery, pouch making equipment and reclosable packaging solutions. 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

Seeing Clearly
from PFFC Magazine
Using Black Clawson Converting Machinery equipment, Commonwealth Laminating drives forward in its goal to be a world-class manufacturer of solar control window film. More

Hartness Intl. and RKW Announce Grab Pack Partnership in Europe
from Packaging World
Hartness International and RKW will introduce Grab Pack at Drinktec 2009 in September. A new film package, Grab Pack offers enhanced customer convenience, quality display characteristics and reduced packaging material. More

What Motivates Consumers to Choose Sustainable Food and Beverages?
from Packaging Digest
Market research firms Packaged Facts and The Hartman Group have joined forces in a collaborative partnership that will result in a series of four reports each deciphering the attitudes and behaviors of sustainable goods consumers in relation to specific consumer products. More

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition

This comprehensive volume details all aspects of extrusion coating. The book will be a valuable training tool for new employees and a useful reference for everyone involved in extrusion coating. Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition contains the work of more than 30 well-known industry experts. 1999. 308 pages, hard cover. Order today!

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