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good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 46, vol. 2, 2007


1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp bioplastics from carbon dioxide &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp chemical recycling plant to boost rpet bottles &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp uv eliminates blister printing problems&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp drinking wine with a straw &nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp extrawide head to bring digital print to packaging&nbspbioplastics from carbon dioxide novomer, a startup us materials producer, has secured 3.3m in funding to develop bioplastics made from carbon dioxide. the firms catalyst technology, developed at cornell university in new york state, uses carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide as feedstock to make biodegradable plastic materials, for use in applications including packaging, rather than the grains and plants used by competitors such as natureworks.unlike other biodegradable plastics coming to market that are based on edible feedstocks and complex fermentation, we are using building blocks that are readily available and highly manageable, said geoffrey coates, novomers chief scientific officer.chemical recycling plant to boost rpet bottles the use of recycled pet in food packaging will get a boost in 2009 when a closedloop bottle recycling plant is due to open in the north of england. recycling company petagain said it has developed relationships to obtain sufficient material supply as well as find end markets for its rpet, which is particularly suitable for water and soft drinks bottles or thermoformed films.petagains facility will use a chemical process to recycle postconsumer waste most plants currently use mechanical sorting equipment which feather said improves the quality of the polymer produced.the current supply of rpet in europe is estimated to be 20 of total demand.according to petagain, the plant will be able to recycle 20,000 tonnes per year by 2012, eliminating 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.uv eliminates blister printing problems griffinrutgers truflex uv blister package printer eliminates downtime and costly replacement parts, providing high quality inline printing of text, bar codes and graphics on all types of blister web stocks. print large solids to small details, using clean, solventfree uv inks. quick, simple changeovers. more information at drinking wine with a straw young french wine drinkers already accept wine in plastic bottles, cartons, and cans. wine packaged in cartons with straws is an amusing way to arrive at a party, according to a 21yearold parisian. the special straw is said to recreate the sensation of tasting wine from a glass. its not as farfetched as traditionalists might thinkalternative wine packaging including bagin box and aluminum designer bottles are selling extremely well, and meet the alternative wine packaging desires of french youth. more information at &nbspextrawide head to bring digital print to packaging &nbsptonejet has claimed its new 172mmwide digital printhead will bring substantial logistics and cost savings to the packaging releasestechnical papers &nbspreconsidering inkjet technology for secondary packaging investigating piezo technology&nbsp&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload121.pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy packaging&nbspsandeep &nbsp