good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 7, vol. 2 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp new pp grade cuts need for multiple sealing films 2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp convenience is the main focus in food packaging 3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp efsa approves two plastics ingredients 4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp robotic egg picker speeds up packing lines 5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp scribing lasers for more details, keep reading. you will also see below details on new press release, green packaging day, new members, offers etc. &nbspnew pp grade cuts need for multiple sealing films a new grade of polypropylene pp reduces production costs for converters by eliminating the need for different sealing films, its manufacturer claims.borealis new ba110cf offers a onefilm solution for all siliconisation processes, the company said this week in releasing the product to the market. the development, which the company calls an industry first, reduces production costs for converters by eliminating the need for different sealing films depending on the siliconisation process required for a particular end product. in the case of meat packaging, a silicone layer is added to the packaging film to ensure that as little meat as possible sticks to the film. with ba110cf consumers can more easily remove all of the packaging contents at the time of use, the company claimed.ba110cf also has high curing properties. when the silicone layer is applied in a liquid state, this ability can further increase processing efficiency for converters, the company stated.the ideal combination of additives and product conditions ensures good longterm adhesion between the silicone layer and the film, borealis stated. this helps to maintain a films performance over a longer lifetime and avoids traditional adhesion issues experienced with standard products.the ba110cfs key features allows converters to produce films with a range of performance advantages compared to paper, the company claimed.it has a high stiffness and good toughness ratio giving the film a greater mechanical strength, the company claimed. the higher water vapour barrier of pp film reduces water absorption, which, in combination with the high heat resistance of ba110cf, increases its suitability over paper.&nbspconvenience is the main focus in food packaging convenience drives so many food packaging decisions today and may have even greater influence in the future. the following are new examples in the battle for shelf supremacy in convenience packaging&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp chicken of the sea international is marketing shelfstable, retorted peelandeat cups of tuna and salmon. the 2.8oz portions are contained in eyecatching twopacks of tuna and salmon retailing.&nbspwhy launch cups when retorted pouches already have enormous convenience advantages over steel cans because consumers perceive cups as even more convenient and onthego than pouches, thus opening up a whole new usage occasion for tuna and salmon as eatitanywhere snacks.&nbspefsa approves two plastics ingredients the european food safety authority efsa has declared safe to consumers the use of plastics ingredient bpa, even in food packaging, following widespread concern about its effect on reproductive systems and hormones.efsa scientists have reevaluated bpa after studies showed significant differences between humans and rodents in exposure effects, notably that people metabolise and excrete bpa far faster, limiting the relevance of previous mice tests.efsa has now set a comprehensive rather than the existing temporary tolerable daily intake tdi level, however, it has concluded that contamination of food and drinks from bottles and cans containing bpa is so slight that peoples dietary exposure to bpa, including that of infants and children, is estimated to be well below the new tdi 0.05 milligramkg bodyweightday.this is actually more liberal than the previous temporary tdi of 0.01 milligramkgday of bodyweight, which was set deliberately low in 2002 because of a lack of knowledge about bpas effects.the substance is used to produce polycarbonate and epoxyphenolic resins. polycarbonate is used in infant feeding bottles tableware plates, mugs, jugs, beakers microwave ovenware storage containers returnable water and milk bottles, and refillable water containers. epoxyphenolic resins are internal protective linings for food beverage cans and coat metal lids for glass jars and bottles surfacecoatings on residential drinking water storage tanks and vine vats.meanwhile, efsa has declared safe using polyethylene glycol as a film coating agent for food supplement products, mainly capsules. it says estimated daily intakes of these polyethylene glycols products are below previously allocated safety levels of 010 mgkg bodyweightday.robotic egg picker speeds up packing lines a new robotic egg picker and sorter can reduce labour costs by about 83 per cent and improves packing quality, claims its manufacturer.as global competition and labour costs increase, companies are looking at robotics as a means of speeding up lines, increasing production efficiency and reducing labour requirements. smart motion said its smartpacker comes fully assembled and the modular system can be connected to industry standard moba and diamond systems within minutes allowing production to start immediately, the company claims. scribing lasers the new sseries plus range of highperformance scribing lasers from domino printing sciences includes the s100, s200, and s300 models and allows for highspeed printing of simple, 1line codes in a range of fonts or more complex applications involving realtime data, serial numbers, and 2d codes.&nbsp&nbspnew members&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp creed engineers total printing solutions&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp ranbaxy sarthak&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp emami mohit jain&nbspoffers&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp densitometer or spectrodensitometer&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp collator brehmer or other brand&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp casemaker kolbus&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp corrugated boxes in orissa&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp &nbspmore details at www.packagingconnections.com home pageevents&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp feb. 1315 anaheim westpack 2007, packaging technologies exhibition by canon communications llc. concurrently with md&ampm west, pacific design &amp manufacturing, plastec west, electronics west, and automation technology expo west. all at anaheim convention center. to register, go to www.devicelink.com.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp feb. 2527 &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp tampa charting the course, annual &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspautomatic identification showcase of aim global. at renaissance international plaza. contact diana bowser at 7249344470&nbspmarch 56 montreal corrugatedthe whole package strategies for competing globally, annual conference and trade fair of the canadian corrugated case association ccca. at hilton bonaventure. contact ccca at 4165909471&nbspmarch 78label summit india, new delhilabel summit india 2007 is the only twoday conference and tabletop exhibition exploring the many opportunities for your business in the indian and global label industryhttpindia.labelsummit.com.&nbspmarch 89 new orleans healthpack 2007, conference and tabletop exhibition for medical device professionals. at astor crowne plaza. to register, visit www.healthpack.net.&nbspimportant emails press@packagingconnections.com &nbsp&nbspjobs@packagingconnections.com&nbsp&nbspoffers@packagingconnections.com&nbsp&nbsp&nbspinfo@packagingconnections.com&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy packaging&nbspsandeep goyal, the&nbsp editorwww.packagingconnections.com

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