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Disney awards sustainable packaging kudos
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Disney Consumer Products (DCP) has given its 2010 Quality Product Award for Sustainability to Clean Agency, a research-based consulting firm specializing in sustainable business solutions for global consumer goods companies. The company helped with the package redesign of Winnie the Pooh Plush by Dream. Clean Agency received the recognition and award at the DCP North American Sales Meeting Entertainment Showcase held Nov. 8, 2010, at Disneyland. More

Why BPA signs still point in different directions
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One was reminded of a sad fact by recent developments regarding Bisphenol A, or BPA, the plastics additive used in some metal can liners and hard plastics that has been the subject of controversy over its alleged health effects at common levels of exposure. More

British-Israeli researchers to improve biodegradable plastic
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Scientists from Bath and Tel Aviv Universities are collaborating on a project to improve the physical properties of plant-derived plastics. Poly(lactic acid) or PLA is a biodegradable polymer derived from renewable plant sources such as maize, wheat or sugar. It is currently used in bottles, bags and films. PLA fibers can be woven into textiles, substituting for polyester. More

The CONN Blade® - Dispersion/Blending

The CONN Blades of Stainless or Poly are the most efficient and aggressive available - will reduce operating time - last longer.

Whipped Lightning strikes six times in colorful shrink-sleeve label
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Whipped Lightning, a new alcohol-infused whipped cream product line, or "whipahol," from Maple Grove Products, Atlanta, uses full-body shrink-sleeve labels to give its aerosol package a striking on-shelf appearance. The labels, from The RB Dwyer Group, are made of heat-shrinkable polyvinyl chloride chosen specifically for the project. More

A return to trend for the beverage packaging industry
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In the years leading up to the global financial crisis, some of the key drivers for beverage packaging design were increased use of added value and convenience features; more sophisticated packaging materials; smaller on-the-go packs and more elaborate shapes, designs and print. More

Petainer expands PET reach with Rostiprimpac buy
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PET packaging group Petainer has celebrated the first anniversary of spinning out from Rexam with the acquisition of European rival Rostiprimpac. Private equity-backed Petainer, which was bought out of Rexam last November, has acquired Rostiprimprac, based in Norrkoping in Sweden, and Rostiprimpac Verpackungen, based in Leinefelde, Germany, from manufacturing and transport conglomerate Maersk. More
Attention Paper Converters -Optimize your production flow!

FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance. MORE
Allison Systems' long life blades for Gravure and Flexo
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.
EasyView™ Tension Measurement and Display
The compact EasyView™ Tension Indicator amplifies the web tension signal from tension transducers in a machine's web path, displays the tension on a meter, and provides an isolated 0-to-10 VDC tension signal output, for use if desired, to a PLC, drive, or controller.

Sweet smell of success for Storopack box
Plastics & Rubber Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Storopack has developed expanded polypropylene (EPP) packaging for two Béjar Signature fragrances, Zentropy and Goldskin. The Spanish brand specializes in perfume products for the international luxury goods market. More

T-Buck Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade

Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve box quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade for your flexo folder. 352-397-8337. Services also available.

Penford to replace fluorochemicals in packaging with natural product
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A potentially toxic chemical used as a coating in food packages could soon be replaced by a natural and safer alternative, according to Penford Products, the company behind the new product. Studies have shown that the breakdown of fluorochemicals, which are currently used to provide oil and grease resistance in sandwich wraps, fry scoops and microwave popcorn bags, releases potentially harmful perfluorooctanoic acid into the food. The consumption of the acid by laboratory animals has been found to cause developmental effects. More

Paperboard tray for MAP fish is renewable, recyclable
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The Finnish fish processing company V. Hukkanen Oy is launching its Kalaneuvos marinated salmon strips in new paperboard-based microwavable and ovenable modified atmosphere packaging. More

Qatar Plastic Products Company plans to boost flexible packaging capacity
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Qatar Plastic Products Company (QPPC) plans to boost flexible packaging capacity to 13,000 tons in 2011. The production boost has been necessitated by growing demand from its major customers -- Qapco, Q-Chem I and Q-Chem II. More

Packaging innovation centered on convenience, analysts
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Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from the recession, according to industry analyst Canadean. More

Unilever pushes to meet targets
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Unilever has ambitious targets to reduce its environmental footprint and the plan is already under way in South Africa. But Louise Duys, the corporate sustainability manager at Unilever South Africa, said the plan needed innovation where solutions were not yet apparent. More

EBRD loan to improve energy efficiency and environmental standards in Ukraine
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Adding to its existing investments in Ukraine, which amount to more than €5.3 billion, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on Nov. 19 extended a €29.8 million loan to Ukrplastic. The family-run flexible plastic packaging manufacturer plans to use the money to improve its energy efficiency and environmental standards, among others. More

Cardia Bioplastics to collaborate with Nestle
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Cardia Bioplastics announces its collaboration with Nestlé S.A., one of the largest consumer goods company in the world, to reduce the environmental impact of packaging. Cardia Bioplastics Managing Director Frank Glatz said: "Collaborating with Nestlé presents an exciting opportunity to develop high performance packaging with lower environmental impact. In addition to offering a product with beneficial environmental profile and full food safety compliance, delivering superior packaging performance through the product life cycle is a key criterion for success." More

How you package has a direct bearing on how much you sell
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"What looks, sells" is the new mantra in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) space. And companies are putting their hearts into making the "look of the product" enticing enough for consumers to take immediate purchase decisions. Packaging has become much more essential to consumer goods companies than ever before. 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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