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  • USDA Program Promotes Use Of Plant-Based Materials
    planning to introduce a new agency rule to the program that will add manufacturers of plant based packaging products to a loan guarantee program that has provided roughly 844 million for 10 biofuel projects over the last seven years Once being added into the loan guarantee program companies building new plants will be allowed to borrow money at reduced interest rates Projects that involve the development of plant based manufacturing materials will be eligible to receive loans of up to 250 million The rule which was authorized in last year s farm bill became final on June 23 Initiated by President Obama the governmental program is intended to promote the replacement of petroleum in plastic rubber and fiber with plant based materials According to a recent USDA report the plant based materials industry was responsible for the creation of four million jobs and contributed 369 million the U S economy during 2013 The report also highlights that the plant based materials industry has displaced 300 million gallons of petroleum a year the equivalent of taking 200 000 cars off the road With advancements in technology and rising sustainability concerns plant based manufacturing has been steadily accelerating over the last decade Related What s Happening With Bioplastics In Food And Beverage Packaging The BioPreferred program established in the 2002 Farm Bill has been a driving factor in developing bio materials by requiring that when possible government agencies purchase products created with plant based materials Additionally the program includes a labeling initiative which identifies over 2 200 products that the USDA has certified as bio based materials Tom Vilsack U S Secretary of Agriculture explains that the expansion of the program is part of President Obama s initiative to revitalize and modernize rural economy saying This is I think the beginning of

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  • Advanced Packaging Systems Are Driving Growth In The Packaging Machinery Market
    demands of the industry When it comes to efficiently packaging food products manufacturers are interested in factors such as enhanced automation integrated systems versatility and shorter turnaround times Packaging machinery manufacturers are using these key needs as a guide to design packaging equipment that manufacturers need Thanks to this growing demand the global market for packaging machinery is predicted to reach 64 7 billion by 2020 In recent years the demand for packaged food and beverages has been growing thanks to urbanization in various regions and a rising disposable incomes In order to accommodate the busy lifestyles of consumers and adequately meet their packaging needs food and beverage manufacturers are showing a strong interest in multi functional systems Additionally factors such as sustainability and environmental awareness are encouraging some food companies to seek more energy efficient packaging solutions The packaging machinery market is currently dominated by form fill seal machinery This type of machinery is widely used throughout the food industry and offers efficiency high capacity and rapid speeds for products that require form fill and seal packaging Modular packaging systems are also growing in popularity as many food manufacturers have realized the value of extra flexibility in the packaging process Integrated machinery technology and digital information have become important part of modern food and beverage production and packaging machinery companies are continuously working toward the development of equipment that is suitable for the modern production needs In particular Ethernet connectivity has become a preferred choice for new machine designs thanks to the realization that machine to machine M2M connectivity promotes efficiency for many tasks Some packaging machinery manufacturers are also working toward creating and improving robotics enabled machinery Vision sensor technology and end of arm tooling EOAT are key design advancements that are in high demand from customers seeking

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  • Coca-Cola Unveils Beverage Packaging Made Entirely From Plant Materials
    renewable materials the PlantBottle is an important achievement in the company s ongoing efforts to enhance its sustainability and lessen its environmental impact The packaging is created using technology that converts the natural sugars present in plants into the ingredients used to make PET plastic Functionally and visually the PlantBottle is essentially identical to traditional PET bottles but makes better use of resources and leaves a much lighter environmental footprint Related What s Happening With Bioplastics In Food And Beverage Packaging Today is a pioneering milestone within our company s packaging portfolio says Nancy Quan Global Research and Development Officer for The Coca Cola Company Our vision was to maximize game changing technology using responsibly sourced plant based materials to create the globe s first fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made entirely from renewable materials The PlantBottle delivers the same quality as traditional plastic bottles and can be used in a variety of sizes and product applications including water sparkling beverages juices and teas The current materials of choice for producing the plant based packaging are sugarcane and waste from the sugarcane manufacturing process Since the date of its 2009 launch Coca Cola has distributed more than 35 billion bottles

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  • Current Headlines Documents on Packaging Network
    has recently announced a new co operation with ZULTEC Group a multinational retail and industrial supplies leader based out of Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia MGS Machine Introduces the New Vortex High Speed Tray Denester 9 10 2015 MGS Machine introduces the Vortex a new high speed tray denester at their Pack Expo Las Vegas booth C 4322 The Vortex separates trays clamshells flanged lids tubs and buckets from a nested stack and accurately places them ready for filling on a flighted or flat belt conveyor at speeds up to 300 per minute Edson Introduces An Automated Case Packer At Pack Expo 2015 9 8 2015 Edson Packaging Machinery powered by Pro Mach introduces at Pack Expo in Las Vegas September 28 30 the Raptor SL fully integrated side load case packer that erects packs and hot melt seals cases at a rate of up to 12 cases per minute Ishida Europe Launch Revolutionary New Leak Detector The Ishida AirScan 9 8 2015 Ishida Europe is launching a revolutionary new leak detector to help food manufacturers minimise spoilage in pre packed retail products Designed for use with a wide variety of foods including fresh cooked and cured meat poultry seafood fruit salads vegetables cheese and ready meals the Ishida AirScan uses advanced laser technology Global Food Packaging Group LINPAC Refreshes Its Brand 9 7 2015 LINPAC a leading rigid and flexible packaging supplier to the global food industry is reinforcing its strong investment led growth and innovation credentials with a refresh of its corporate logo and identity Smart Manufacturing Is The Core Of The Center For Trends And Technology 9 4 2015 The Center for Trends Technology explores smart manufacturing other critical topics with displays of leading automation systems and expert advice Matrix Debuts New Inever MVC Series For Packaging

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  • Current Headlines Documents on Packaging Network
    to focus retailers attention on the critical role innovation plays in retail Smart Sensors For Packaging Flexibility 8 12 2015 Tailor made products manufactured in line with a specific customer s requirements call for a flexible packaging solution To meet these market demands intelligent sensors are becoming one of the main components in many systems U S Army Investigates High Barrier Non Foil Materials For Food Packaging 7 31 2015 Scientists at the U S Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center or NSRDEC are investigating high barrier non foil materials which have the potential to be lighter in weight less expensive and more environmentally friendly than foil based packaging Aseptic Packaging Market Will Show Strong Growth Through 2020 7 20 2015 With many driving factors aseptic packaging is becoming an increasing popular packaging format spurring growth and providing packaging manufacturers with numerous market opportunities Electron Beam Packaging Sterilization Yields Huge Benefits 7 15 2015 The process of sterilizing materials used in carton packaging has long been limited in efficiency by the use of hydrogen peroxide However a new filling machine that leverages electron beam technology may change that Conservacube Introduces Cube Shaped Flexible Packages With Zipper Closure 7

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  • Request additional information from Packaging Network
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  • ShockWatch 2 Helps Shippers Save Money And Detect Damage
    the outside of packages or containers and turns red when impacts exceed the product s threshold Recipients know immediately that they should inspect the shipment carefully Carriers have good reason to handle packages more carefully because they know damage can be traced to them and they can be held accountable The implications of the ShockWatch 2 go beyond just monitoring a package stated Gerard Smith Chief Executive Officer By tracking impact data shippers and carriers can better determine where the damage occurred and take steps to prevent future damage by altering packaging routes procedures or supply chain partners Thus by alerting them to the potential for damage ShockWatch 2 helps shippers and their customers take a step to reduce overall supply chain costs ShockWatch provides solutions that currently enable over 3000 customers and some 200 partners in 62 countries to detect mishandling that causes product damage and spoilage during transport and storage The robust ShockWatch product portfolio includes impact tilt temperature vibration and humidity detection systems and is widely used in the energy transportation aerospace defense food pharmaceutical medical device consumer goods and manufacturing sectors For more information please contact a representative SOURCE ShockWatch Like what you are reading Sign

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  • Global Vision Introduces Scan Wet-Ink A State-Of-The-Art Wet Ink Roll Scanner For The Printing Industry
    ink further reduces the possibilities of transferring cross contaminants from one sample to the next ensuring quality results Scan Wet ink provides valuable benefits to printing companies by eliminating the time consuming and costly need to scan by overhead methods or the use of dryers The solution also offers excellent image quality fast and accurate scans for any type of media Global Vision is committed to bringing high value products and solutions to market that businesses count on said Reuben Malz President of Global Vision The new Scan Wet ink delivers the capabilities that printing companies require today to keep their workplace productive Scan Wet ink is designed to require no special maintenance or cleaning schedule keeping you up and running at all times About Global Vision Global Vision is the world leader in the design and delivery of automated proofreading solutions Its complete suite of advanced solutions featuring text based pixel based and Braille inspection technologies are designed to eliminate printed artwork text verification and text comparison related errors providing end to end security at every stage of the workflow process Global Vision solutions are widely interoperable and have received commercial endorsement from the world s leading Pharmaceutical Consumer

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