good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 44, vol. 2, 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp prepare for new bar code &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp packaging tray made from virgin wood fibres &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp stretch system wraps up benefits&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp plastics recyclers can cashin on landfill directive 5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp new bormod to increase in food packaging productivity &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspprepare for new bar code manufacturers&nbspand retailers should start planning for the 2010 deadline for adopting a new smaller, international bar code that can help improve logistics, says the organization that created the standard. the 2010 deadline marks when the bar codes previously known as reduced space symbology will start to appear on products and at retail checkouts, said gs1 uk, the independent organization responsible for the new bar code.&nbsppackaging tray made from virgin wood fibres a new packaging tray for ready meals is made of pulp derived from virgin wood fibres. silvipak said its pulpbased trays is targeted at the growing demand for ecologicallyfriendly packaging made out of natural ingredients. the trays are dual ovenable and suitable for frozen and chilled ready meal products. the company has designed them to replace the traditional cpet and aluminium trays currently used by industry.stretch system wraps up benefits an innovative system design at doorcomponents maker endura utilizes an automatic pallet stretch wrapper and a conveyor system to transport pallets to the shipping department. the company sees increased product quality, a sharp rise in customer satisfaction and a 90 percent reduction in freight damage claims. the stretch wrapper at endura is designed to wrap products that wont fit on a turntable or require banding, compression or extra packing. it can wrap one item, bundle several items together or unitize a pallet load. &nbspmore information at www.packagingdigest.com plastics recyclers can cashin on landfill directive plastics recyclers are set to benefit from increased volumes of materials including pvcu expected after nonhazardous waste disposal legislation comes into force on tuesday 30 october 2007. &nbspthis is according to recovinyl, the european wide pvc industrys recycling initiative. the legislation, which is part of the landfill directive, requires producers of nonhazardous waste to pretreat the material before it is put into landfill. the uks environment agency says one of the easiest ways to comply is through recycling.&nbspwaste can be pretreated in four different ways including physical, thermal, chemical or biological. the process must achieve either reduction in volume, reduction in its hazardous nature and facilitate and or enhance its recovery. &nbspmore information at www.prw.com &nbspnew bormod to increase in food packaging productivity in response to the needs of the food packaging industry for more efficient and higher quality packaging, borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has launched bormod bj368mo. this new injection moulding polypropylene pp grade offers sturdy performance, faster productivity and light weight properties. the new solution can be used to produce consumer food containers for products such as refrigerated salads, margarines, and fresh and frozen dairy products.for processors, bormod bj368mo delivers a unique step change in productivity of typically up to 20. press releasestechnical papers &nbsperercon surface coating newsletter quarter 4, 2007&nbsp&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload119.pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy packagingwww.packagingconnections.com &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

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