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Nov. 11, 2009
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Kraft Redesigns Crystal Light Packaging for Better Shelf Appeal and Sustainability
from Packaging Digest
Kraft Foods recently trimmed its Crystal Light packaging to create a more modern, sleek package that also is more environmentally friendly. Changes to the packaging include a new Crystal Light logo and a transparent window that allows consumers to view product inside. More

Flexible Packaging Printing Quality: Small Shop Targets the Top
from Converting Magazine
In small-town Wisconsin, package printing and converting firm Flexographic Packaging Co. grows with its customers through wise investments in capital-equipment. More

Ball Stabilizes Despite Poor Plastics Profits in Q3
from European Plastics News
Group sales from U.S. packaging giant Ball stabilized during the third quarter but double-digit volume declines for monolayer PET bottles dragged down the results for the plastics division. More

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Flexible Packaging Tightens its Wrap on the Market
from Packaging Digest
The mature packaging market in the U.S. has been somewhat hobbled in the last few years by the lingering recession. However, flexible packaging is one segment that has kept growing. More

Bemis Acquisition Leads to 50 Job Cuts at Alcan
from Converting Magazine
A total of 50 salaried positions will be cut at flexible-packaging printing and converting firm Alcan Packaging Food America's technical center in Neenah, Wis., by Jan. 9, reports the Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent. More

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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. More info

The Whole Package
from Brand Packaging
Every car is a brand, so think about cars as products instead of vehicles. The exterior of the car protects the product inside – in our case, people. It safely transports the product, and even allows consumers to make assumptions about the product from the outside. More

M-Plas: Riches from Recycled Resin in a Tough Economic Environment
from Plastics Today
Amid a challenging business environment in Malaysia, film processors are turning to advanced recycling solutions for in-house scrap to improve their bottom lines, according to NGR (Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH; Feldkirchen, Austria). More

Equipment: A Cool Customer
from Packaging News
It's sophisticated, clean and cool, but is ultrasonic sealing really a serious challenger to the ubiquitous heat seal? Lynda Searby takes a look at some of the technological developments in the sector to find out. More

Redesigned Ice Cream Packaging Serves up Nostalgia
from Packaging Digest
When Anthem worked with Unilever on reinvigorating the packaging for Unilever's Good Humor ice cream treats, the design company looked at what it states is the "magic, fun and taste" that is central to the Good Humor brand. More

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

Joe Trungale's second edition, The Anilox roll – Heart of the Flexo Process, has been newly enhanced and contains an accurate historical review of the flexo printing process, anilox roll construction, information on the various methods of doctoring the ink such as rubber roll, doctor blade and the chambered doctor blade systems. While much has been written over the years about the use and care of anilox rolls, Trungale offers guidelines on cleaning anilox rolls and reviews the various cleaning methods currently being used in the industry.

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