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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

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Coffee pouches: quality printing plus savings

When Loblaw of Canada decided to convert some of its President’s Choice Coffees from cans to 250-g flexible film bags, Genpak (www.genpak.com) was eager to help in the transition.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

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Pouch-perfecting improvements

Unilever dry mixes switch to metallized BOPP to improve barrier, aesthetics, and production.
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Film details

Torayfan® PC1 is a 50-ga metallized biaxially oriented film that is treated on one side with a high corona surface treatment to better accept printing inks and sealants.
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Converter details

Unilever was not the only beneficiary of the change from foil to metallized film. Its converter, American Packaging Corp.
By orienting its medical device needles in opposite directions, AMS is able to place them closer together, reducing the tray siz
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Redesigned thermoformed trays reduce waste and costs

American Medical Systems, a provider of medical devices and therapies to restore pelvic health, reduces tray materials use and saves money.
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Candy company sweetens packaging efficiencies

Farley’s and Sathers adds versatile vertical cartoning line to keep pace with growing product demand.
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Second cartoner speeds hurricane relief efforts

Machine allows Innotech to double the production and shipment of its self-heating meals to assist displaced victims and relief workers during last year’s disastrous hurricane season.
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Freezer drink mixes in gallon HDPE pails

El Paso Chile Co., El Paso, TX, is a producer of gourmet “Tex-Mex” foods and beverages.
'Hybrid' packs of surgical drapes are produced on a thermoform/fill/seal line in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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10 ways 'hybrid' package awards Cardinal Health

Used to package drapes (and soon gowns), a flexible tray combines the stacking and loading benefits of a pouch with a premade bag’s linear tear opening and venting advantages.
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Easy-tear material garners Gold

Designed to replace cellophane in laminations for packaging prophylactics, Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas’ Tear Anywhere™ (TA) film is a multilayer, coextruded substrate designed to perform with similar characteristics to competitive easy-tear films.
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Stand-up pouch with built-in straw

Made with a film structure of DuPont Teijin PET film and Dow PE resins, the novel pouch package design lies in a patented built-in straw. Because the straw is inside the pouch, it won’t get detached and lost and it’s protected from contamination.
Stand-up barrier pouch for tea
ChaoAn Wenhua Color Print Co., Ltd
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Special Citations

Stand-up barrier pouch for teaChaoAn Wenhua Color Print Co., LtdEasy carry package for spiritsFlex Industries Ltd.
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Quilt packaging enhances microwave heating

Browning and crisping of microwave foods such as baked goods and sandwich breads are enhanced by QuiltWave™ packaging from Graphic Packaging International.
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

Futuristic drug-delivery patches go ‘high-tech’

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