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Plastic Waste Reutilisation

Thermal insulation is very important in high altitude areas where the cold climate increases heating requirements. Improved insulation of houses results in better comfort and a reduction in firewood consumption. Importing insulation material in remote mountain areas is expensive, whereas plastic waste pet bottles, packaging material and shopping bags is in abundance.
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European Commission Proposal Jan08

The european commission has today agreed on a farreaching package of proposals that will deliver the european council&39s commitments to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. The proposals demonstrate that the targets agreed last year are technologically and economically possible and provide a unique business opportunity for thousands of european companies.
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Thermoforming And Vacuum Forming Machines Ridat

Leading healthcare and cosmetics products contract packer broadens activities with ridat&39s help springdew &ndash the leading contract packer of consumer healthcare, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and toiletries products, located near swansea, wales &ndash is to broaden its activities with a £50,000 investment in forming, cutting and stacking machinery manufactured by the ridat company,
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Gas Permeability Testing

Abstract this article briefs on the methods and mechanisms of preservation and storage for fruits and vegetables, and presents a detail introduction about how to obtain the accurate permeability data of preservative film under lower temperature storage environment.
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Pac Check For Oxygen, Leaktesting

Never before has one system given you answers critical in the determination of package shelflife... Fast and accurately for use as a research & development tool in package shelflife studies as well as a quality control device for the measurement of important headspace and leak parameters.
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Put A Cork

The most pressing technical issue for the wine industry today is closure quality control.
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Packaging Savings With Corrugated Reductions

When bigbox leader walmart recently announced it will pressure its suppliers into adopting a more environmentfriendly stance via a program aimed at reducing overall packaging materials, it was like the &ldquoshot heard &lsquoround the world&rdquo for the packaging community see walmart reveals packaging scorecard, published november 2006 the walmart initiative is scheduled to offici
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Innovations In Aluminum Oxide Coating Technology Launch Transparent Highbarrier Polyester Packaging

Clear packaging films offer consumer product goods manufacturers the distinct advantage of allowing the customer to see the actual product before buying it.
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Faster Printing With New Inkjet Technologies

Are Ink Jet Coders Still Stateofart &Bull Clearly &Lsquoyes&Rsquo &Bull Good Print Quality With High Contrast Makes The Code Readable &Bull Huge Variety Of Inks Provides Excellent Adhesion Even &Minus In Dusty Environments &Minus With Humidity And Water Present &Minus In A Wide Range Of Temperature &Minus On Many Colors And Types Of Substrate &Bull No Dir
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Laser Marking On Pet By Videojet

Laser Coding Of Pet Why Laser Codinghigh Coding Quality, Reproducibility & Consistencypermanence Abrasion, Temperature, Chemical, Uvlight Resistanceminimal Downtimecounterfeit Prevention Due To Permanence And Type Ofmark Protection Of Trademarked Articles Product Liabilitycoding Uneven Surfaces & In Zones Difficult To Access
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Reconsidering Inkjet Technology For Secondary Packaging

Less than a decade ago, if someone recommended you scrap your printandapply labeling operation for one of those newfangled piezo ink jet coding systems, you understandably would be justified in offering him a raised eyebrowor the door. But what a difference a couple of years can make.
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Safer Baby Food With Aseptic Packaging Technology

Continuous enhancements in safety and sterilization are essential to baby food manufactures and processors. Brand trust by consumers is essential in this sector of the food industry.
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Enercon Surface Coating Newsletter Q4 2007

"We&39ve been incorporating things we&39ve learned about coating in the last 20 years and building specialized lines for our specific processes," says chris stogbauer, director of engineering for wausau coated products. Wausau coated products expertly serves small through large companies requiring noncommodity, specialty pressuresensitive substrates and label materials.
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Stretch Wrapping

`Stretch wrappers are one of the easiest pieces of machinery to cost justify, use, and maintain. Easy, that is, if one understands the basics of specifying the correct stretchwrap machine for the application. Cost justification &mdash material and labor savings stretch film is engineered to be elongated, which means that once it is stretched the true characteristics of the material emerge.
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How To Increase Flexibility And Control Costs

Gone are the days of stocking warehouses. Today, many companies are filling grocerystore shelves&mdashand filling them fast food packagers are having a hard time responding to these changing products and sizes using dedicated packaging lines.
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Asep Tech Blow Fill Seal Process

Thermoplastic resin is extruded into a tubular shape called a parison. Figure a. When the parison reaches the proper length, the mold is closed and the parison is cut. The bottom of the parison is pinched closed and the top is held in place. The mold is then conveyed to a position under the blowing and filling nozzle. Figure b.
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What Is Rfid Tagging

Walmart, The Dod, Target, Metro And Others Are Driving The Implementation Of Rfid Tagging Walmart Has Mandated That The Top 100 Suppliers Be Compliant By January 2005 On Cases And Pallets The Mandate Has Been Relaxed All Other Walmart Suppliers Must Comply By 2006 Next Steps Will Be Individual Products Some Pharmaceuticals Are Moving Now
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The Flexible Packaging Hall Of Fame

The flexible packaging hall of fame we&rsquore rolling out the red carpet for the inaugural class of our virtual hall of fame, celebrating the most influential innovations in the history of flexible packaging trends and innovation.
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Induction Sealing Variable Verification

An analysis of builtin and optional induction cap sealer detection packages available to ensure your unifoiler&trade waterless induction sealer promotes 100 verified induction sealed products. Sealing unit verification was coined by pillar technologies as a key factor for induction sealing reliability.
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Steps In New Product Development

It is too easy to forget that all the wonderful innovations we see on retail shelves are the few successful products and packages out of sometimes hundreds of proposals. From a pool teeming with ideas a single product is selected to become the company&rsquos next market success &ndash but now it must be brought off the drawing board so that it can be produced and packaged.
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Partial, Weak Or No Seal

Induction sealers often get a bad rap. When products come off the assembly line exhibiting inconsistent seals, fingers far too often start pointing at the induction system as the culprit.
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Guide On Purchasing Uv Press

Overview what to take into consideration when purchasing a uv press. How a press is prepped for uv. Difference between a hybrid press and uv press. Auxiliary equipment recommended
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2d Image Scanning

Increase roi at the pos with 2d image scanning technology by don flynn, vice president, product management and market development, hand held products image scanning technology enables retailers to take transactions at the pointofservice pos to new heights by coupling highperformance linear barcode reading capabilities with valueadded functionality that&rsquos only possible with a 2d image s
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Recent Advances In Blow Fill Seal Technology

Blowfillseal technology, originally developed in europe in the 1930s and introduced in the us in the 1960s, has emerged as a preferred method for aseptic packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products due to unrivalled flexibility in container design, overall product quality, product output and low operational costs.
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Spirit Of Excellence Award 2007

Second crown subsidiary recognized by hormel foods with "spirit of excellence" award 06.07.2007 crown holdings, inc. Announces that its crown closures americas subsidiary has received a prestigious "spirit of excellence" award from hormel foods corporation.
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Uniterupted Data Access

From accidental file deletions to fires and floods, all kinds of data disasters threaten business operations and escalate the demands on it. Better business continuity solutions are needed to improve backup, speed restore, and reduce lost work.
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Fusion Pharma Feed

How to assess today&rsquos pharmaceutical insert feeders in light of your unique packaging requirements feeding small folded inserts leaflets, dfus, etc. Should be the simplest step in today&rsquos complex pharmaceutical packaging line.
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End Of Line Automation Of Flexible Packaging

 Specifying endofline automation for flexible packaging pouches are everywhere. Consider a typical walkthrough of a supermarket or bigbox store and you&rsquore guaranteed seeing a multitude of products packed in pouches. The format&rsquos popularity is obvious. What might not seem so apparent is the best way to get those products on their way to market.
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Effect Of Pinholes Alcan

Abstract high barrier packaging applications for medical, industrial and food packaging often include aluminum foil. Thinner gauges of aluminum foil contain pinholes through which moisture and oxygen from the environment can enter the package accelerating the degradation of the contents.
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Dfannunzio Appointed Member Of Finat Board

D&rsquoannunzio appointed member of finat board on may 31st 2007, during the latest finat congress in berlin, feder
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Ryson Spiral Conveyor

New advances in spiral conveyor technology offer significant productivity and operational benefits in a wide number of industries and applications where space for material handling systems may be limited &mdash manufacturing, warehouse operations, packaging, bottling, and order fulfillment.
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Sunpaq European Invasion

One of the united states&rsquo most innovative forms of retail display packaging is set to be introduced with the exclusive support of the process owners into both the uk and mainland europe by two bradfordbased companies, mailway packaging solutions and field packaging.
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Interlabels Interview

Interlabels industries ltd india evolution and innovation to meet the global market requirements italian press manufacturer gidue s.p.a. Announces that interlabels industries p limited has just joined the gidue family having bought at the end of 2006 an ecombat 370 8 colours uv flexo press bound to the production of selfadhesive labels.
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Strapex

New pallet wrappers extend end of line capability for strapex strapex, one of the world&rsquos leading suppliers of end of line packaging equipment, has further extended its range with two new families of pallet stretchwrapping machines.
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Cyclop

New touchscreen advanced stretchwrapper offers best ever film economy a new top of the range semiautomatic pallet stretch wrapper, offering high throughput and the most economical film usage on the market, is now exclusively available in the uk from cambridgeshirebased cyklop uk ltd.
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Gidue In Australia

Gidue again in australia melbourne, sydney and now brisbane gidue appeal is captivating one by one the australian cities and their label converters.
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Gidue Flex Revolution

Athena&trade a flexo revolution gidue uv flexo press athena&trade, with its heavy duty and gearless configuration, is especially designed for the global packaging industry and offered in widths 530, 630 and 730 mm, with wide ranging benefits.
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Aquaflex Servo Press

In general, there are fewer gears than a comparable mechanically driven press. Also, none of those gears carry load. Driven rolls that carry load&mdashsuch as the infeed, midfeed and impression rolls &mdashare directly driven by a servo motor. There is no tolerance buildup in gears, and no line shaft defl ection.
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Laser Calibration

New and market wide unique tool for laser marker calibration the alltec laser business unit&rsquos newly developed laser calibration tool for laser marking systems enhances the position accuracy during product marking many times over.
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New Packaging Laws & Food Recall Systems

Thank you for the fantastic response. Now achievers&rsquo communiqué goes to about 4000 decision makers and opinion leaders around the world. In the last few months, india is witnessing a new change in market place. Series of well designed and better looking outlets are coming up all over the country. There is a mixed reaction to this development ranging for good to bad.
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Online Quotation Packagingsearch

Packagingsearch.com is a unique online sourcing and quotation service facilitating best practice packaging procurement for all potential purchasers or specifiers of packaging and materials handling equipment. The system features a quick and simple enquiry process, automatically submitting each enquiry to 3 suppliers, and subsequently providing the user with up to three competitive quotations.
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Agribusiness Opportunities

India making of developed countryi was traveling to various parts of south andeast india in last few days. As always, theexperience from the ground was veryinformative and useful. I have documentedall of them in my pictures and memories. Itreinforces the fact that what is visible incorporate offices, conference rooms andseminar halls, the ground reality is verydifferent and difficult.
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2nd Generation Of Schober Rfidti Machine

The machine rfidti launched almost 3 years ago and initially designed for the production of smart label for automatic product recognition and inventory management of palletised and bundled products, shipping documents, logistic control and optimisation has been upgraded and offers now the possibility to produce a wider range of product such as rfidswing tags and garment labels.
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Integrated Screen Printing Multi Tubes

Production startup of integrated screen printing and packaging line for tubes multitubes&rsquo new screen printing capabilities for decorating flexible tubes wormerveer, the netherlands, 1 february 2007 an integrated and automatic tube capping, screen printing, lacquering and packaging line has started production at multitubes bv in the netherlands. The line includes two unscramblers.
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Blended Learning Brochure

Preparing your workforce for change is a challenging, yet critical ingredient of any workforce management wfm program. Wfm programs include operational process changes, new technology and perhaps most importantly, a new way of managing and rewarding your workforce. This requires an effective training program that encompasses the right learning approach and deployment model.
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Flint Group Printing Plates

Following the introduction of the first digital letterpress plates in 2003, with nyloprint®wf blue we now present a further printing plate that will set new standards in letterpress. Nyloprint®wf blue is a water washable, foil based letterpress plate.

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