good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 33, vol. 2, 2007

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india packaging alumni meet 2007 packaging alumni of indian institute of packaging met in mumbai on 12th august. more than 140 alumnus attended the meet working with top companies like ranbaxy, pepsico, gsk, rexam, huhtamaki, p&ampg, unilever. during this occasion, mr eric soubeiran, md, rexam pharma packaging india spoke on his perception of rigid packaging in india with a special focus on pharma packaging, mr sandeep goyal, president of the alumni and the business sales &amp market for rexam pharma packaging gave the presentation on tiny frogs of packaging while secretary mr sriman banerjee of gsk india packaging team spoke on packagings growth story in india. the occasion was also blessed by institutes prof joshi &amp prof saha. while the program was compered by mr anirban of p&ampg. for presentation copies, please write to sandeep.goyal@iipalumni.com &nbsp&nbspguala ts3 is 100 recyclable the guala ts3 is produced from pe &amp pp and thus 100 recyclable. &nbsptheir design and application is also eyecatching.smartview saladchef &nbspplus pack is introducing to the uk a new range of plastic packaging for salads, fruits and other fresh products. &nbspsmartview saladchef has been specially developed for green salad, sliced fruit, pasta salad and a whole range of other appetising fresh products. &nbspmanufactured in ether clear apet, the packaging guarantees an attractive display of the contents. smartview saladchef has been designed to allow for heat sealing and extended shelf life through modified atmosphere. this range is also available in coloured apet along with polyprop and cpet versions as standard. more information at www.thinkpackaging.com drop of water measures film elasticity scientists think they have found a way of measuring the elasticity and thickness of polymer sheets using a drop of water. placing a drop of water onto a floating polymer sheet produces wrinkles around the drop that appear to be a straight measure of elasticity and thickness. the wrinkled patterns seem to support a recently developed theory, which relates the surface tension of the drop of water and capillary forces affecting the polymer film. the wrinkles arise due to the surface tension of the drop of water on the thin flat discshaped sheets of polystyrene. the thickness of the sheets, defined by means of xray reflectivity, varied from 31 to 233 nanometres. &nbspthe work was carried out by wim de jeu from the fom institute for atomic and molecular physics amolf, in amsterdam, and researchers from america and chile. more information at www.prw.com uk firm set to build foodgrade hdpe recycling plant waste exchange services wes, a recycler based in the northeast of england, is building a dedicated foodgrade bottletobottle hdpe recycling plant at its wilton site in teesside. the company claims the purposebuilt 10,000tpa facility, featuring a vacurema machine from erema costing 1.25m, will be a world first. more information at www.prw.com &nbsp&nbsppress releasestechnical papers &nbspnew advances in the design of servobased screen printing machines that have multiple servoaxes in each printing station. of special interest is isimats development of a servobased hybrid flexoscreen printing machine for tube decoration.&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload111.doc &nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy packagingwww.packagingconnections.com &nbsp

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