Tag: "Vol. 2 No. 3"

Metallized carton reflects ‘Cool Touch’

Metallized carton reflects ‘Cool Touch’

February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

US – A brushed aluminum, holographic pattern tinted with a hint of a blue conveys the benefit of Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues from Kimberly-Clark Corp.,Neenah,Wis. The tissues, introduced in September 2011, actively release a cool sensation to soothe a sore nose on contact. Graphic Packaging International,Marietta,Ga., converts the carton at its facility inTuscaloosa,Ala. HoloPRISM metallized [...]

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SABIC makes the grade

SABIC makes the grade

February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Europe – Saudi-headquartered petrochemicals, polyolefins and engineering plastics producer SABIC has extended its HDPE resins range through the introduction of a new grade: PCG300054, formulated specifically for the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. Capable of significantly reducing injection moulding cycle times for various thin-wall long flow healthcare applications incl. disposable syringes (sold mainly to hospitals etc); [...]

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Inspection system checks printed materials, kit contents

Inspection system checks printed materials, kit contents

February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

US – Q-Spec™ vision/barcode-based inspection system from Complete Inspection Systems, Indialantic, Fla., verifies inserts, cartons, and other kit components during final packaging assembly, compares printed components to PDF files, ensures correct kit packaging flow, detects missing, extra or defective components, and tracks unused labels. The camera-based system reads and matches bar codes or uses optical [...]

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A touch of glass

A touch of glass

February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK – According to one of theUK’s oldest-established independent soft drinks manufacturers, even the most secret lemonade drinker is transparently open about how they want their favourite refreshment to be served. Purity Soft Drinks’ ‘Mason’s’ brand of non-alcoholic carbonated drinks has been quenching the thirst of UK consumers since 1892, with a range that as [...]

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The new economy, the “bioeconomy”

The new economy, the “bioeconomy”

February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

In the beginning of this year, the European Commission adopted a strategy to shift the European economy toward greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources. “With the world population approaching 9 billion by 2050 and natural resources finite, Europe needs renewable biological resources for secure and healthy food and feed, as well as for [...]

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Carbonated soft drink updates graphics

Carbonated soft drink updates graphics

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

US – Barq’s root beer rolls out new graphics for cans, polyethylene terephthalate bottle labels and multipack packaging across theUnited States. The first redesign in more than 20 years pays homage to the carbonated soft drink’s 114-year history and classically crisp, bold flavor. The updated graphics, launched by Coca-Cola Co.,Atlanta,Ga., owner of the brand since [...]

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Recycling pool converts BOPP into plastic pallets

Recycling pool converts BOPP into plastic pallets

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazil – The National Policy on Solid Waste, recently approved by the Brazilian government, is encouraging new businesses, such as WiseWaste. This pool of recycling companies intends to comply with the demand for waste management in big companies. One of the requirements is the responsibility to deal with all the containers used to sell products, [...]

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Unscrambler handles 300 bottles per minute

Unscrambler handles 300 bottles per minute

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

US – Patented rotary cam pockets quickly adjust the LCX Unscrambler for a different container size/shape. Capable of single-filing more than 300 bottles per minute, the compact machine from Omega Design Corp.,Exton,Pa., integrates easily on new and existing packaging lines. In addition, the LCX unscrambler easily adapts to the addition of print and vision modules [...]

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Castle Lite’s chill pack features thermochromic ink

Castle Lite’s chill pack features thermochromic ink

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

South Africa – Thermotech, a water-based thermochromic flexographic or gravure ink suitable for printing on absorbent papers, board and labels, is produced by South Africa’s Hi-Tech Inks. The print is fully coloured three degrees below the activation temperature and colourless above the activation temperature between -10 and 69˚C. Castle Lite successfully featured a thermochromic ‘snow [...]

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‘New era’ for sports drinks

‘New era’ for sports drinks

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Brazil – Cheaper and modern packages are the main tools for companies such as PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in their effort to establish a new era for sports drinks inBrazil. Together with local GlobalBev, they are refurbishing their portfolio to gain new consumers among the middle-class, as the isotonic market hit 30% growth last year. Gatorade, [...]

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Facilities are threatened by security problems

Facilities are threatened by security problems

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Chile/Brazil – A fatal accident in a packaging plant located in Codegua, center ofChile, has raised the discussion about security issues on the sector. The police is still investigating responsibilities for the accident occurred last January in which an ammonia leak killed one worker, left another severely burned and injured a hundred in the facility [...]

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From mail order to gift pack

From mail order to gift pack

February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

UK – AUK based corrugated packaging manufacturer has come up with a novel spin on the retail-ready packaging (RRP) principle of fulfilling both transit and presentation in a single solution. Charapak’s new ‘There & Back Gift Pack’ is an extension of an already established format designed to enable consumers to return unwanted items easily, safely [...]

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