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Economic reform in China, India could create new Asian tigers.

A 72-page study conducted by Vincent Cable, head of the International Economics program at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, reports

Cylinders and rolls - a quiet revolution

In the past cylinders and rollers were considered less important than the web. However, the desire to produce more product faster, with less waste, and

Recycled paperboard mfrs. unite to promote usage.

Fourteen leading US manufacturers of recycled paperboard have responded to increasing consumer demand for 100% recycled paperboard and booming production

Recovered materials content guidelines for packaging change.

On March 15th of this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a draft guidance document known as a Recovered Materials Advisory Notice

EC packaging waste directive drives European legislation.

The final adoption of the EC Packaging Waste Directive at the end of 1994 has been the force driving most European nations to finalize their own packaging

Bagmakers add a strong link to quality chain

Sengewald USA believes in high quality equipment all along the line. Amplas bagmakers fit perfectly into that philosophy.Sengewald USA, Marengo, IL, is

Consider film cores when analyzing costs.

Film cores are rarely considered key components in a total system cost analysis, but using the wrong ones may cost you more than you realize.As film markets

UV letterpress assures quality at QA Label

Building Quality Assured Label from the ground up meant a lot of sweat and some very good decisions, including the choice of ultraviolet letterpress equipment

Ceramic heater rollers an exciting new alternative.

New heater roller technology is reportedly yielding reduced warmup and temperature-recovery times while reducing maintenance downtime and improving process

Adapting flexible system in trim-recovery operations.

Product output improves after James Rivers' Flexible Packaging Group installs a new air handling system for trim recovery and reprocessing on a cast extrusion

Mead expands in-house capabilities with sheeter

In an effort to keep up with the growing demand for multipack packaging while enhancing production capability, the Bristol Division of Mead Packaging

Team-building includes sharing goals, benefits, responsibilities.

There is a lot of talk these days about the recent movement toward team-based management. The concept of teaming - self-directed work teams and cross-functional

UK packaging markets expected to show growth in plastics, paper

A PIRA international market report on UK packaging markets includes the chapter Industry Forecast, which states, "The overall market for packaging in

Hot melt applications continue to grow

Because our industry is dynamic and in a constant state of flux, how well and how quickly organizations adapt to change is more than a choice; it is a

Two-component adhesive system eliminates mixups

Minneapolis-based CSD/WestPac Division solves unpredictable moisture-curing problems by switching to a two-component laminating adhesive that allows total

Future of video inspection systems seems bright.

This is the final installment of a three-part series on video web inspection. This month's article focuses on how to select the right system and manufacturer

Educate the consumer to become a better customer.

Future Probe '95, a recent conference, sponsored by Packaging Group Inc., featured more than ten presentations on the nature and future of the food service

Gains in productivity call for look at manufacturing process.

How should a manager proceed to improve productivity in his plant?How does one recognize whether productivity is at, above or below par? And after one

Clean air rules are changing & you can have a say

FPA REGULATORY REPORTFederal regulatory agencies, formerly intractable and uncompromising, now seek industry input in an attempt to reform environmental

Converter combines profit with environmental concern

At Brady USA, the careful selection of a flexo press and bare-roll treater results in improved product quality, EPA compliance, and increased profitability.The

Paperboard Packaging Awards bring out the best

"This year, the National Paper Paperboard Packaging Competition received more than 350 entries, a 25% increase from 1994, and the most in the last seven

Reynolds subsidiary in Spain benefits from technology transfer

Grafiba SA, a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals Co., started as a manual converter of paper bags and has grown into one of the first firms in Spain to use

Buyer beware when comparing video systems

This is the second in a three-part series on video web inspection. The series will present the technological basics, define concepts and principals essential

Interest in waste-disposal technologies at all time high

As upcoming trade shows such as Envitec focus on global responsibility, interest in environmental protection and waste-disposal technologies is at an

Business antitrust laws enforced outside of U.S.

For American companies, compliance with US antitrust laws has long been a well understood fact of life.What has often been unclear, however, is the extent

Time-based competition strategy gains momentum

A recent survey of American companies found practically all of them put time-based competition strategy, as the new approach is called, at the top of

Book details Japan's packaging industry

For those interested in exactly how Japan operates in the packaging/converting industry, the Japan Packaging Consultants Corp. (JPCC) has recently published

Costa Rican converter expands Latin market

Empaques Universal, headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, is Central America's largest flex-pack converter with sales of $25 million.The firm has plants

Flexographic Awards honor top industry achievers

The 1995 Flexographic Technical Association Awards Competition honored the best of the industry based on degrees of printing difficulties and execution

Printer responds to tougher environmental standards

New regulations nailed a solvent done considered environmentally friendly. Poly-Pak Industries scrambled to meet the new standards and combat a wave of

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