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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

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Film 'doubles up' for dishwashers

A water-soluble film from Monosol, LLC is providing the carrier for a dual-compartment pack for Procter & Gamble’s Cascade for automatic dishwashers.
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Slick pouch for a grate product

Introduced in 2003, Grill Wipes from Grate Chef, Dacula, GA, have been repackaged in shiny new pouches for 2004 for improved functionality and aesthetics.
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Innovative pouch filler installed at Jel Sert

Jel Sert Co. recently installed a new filling and capping machine for its line of athletic rehydration beverages packaged in unique spouted pouches.
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Clear pouch claims to be first

A clear stand-up pouch holding 6.75 oz of flavored water is now reaching store shelves in select eastern U.S. markets. It’s claimed to be among the first clear pouches in a category where opaque metallized films or foil-based laminations dominate (see CapriSun from Kraft Foods and Hi-C Blast from Coke’s Minute Maid Div).
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Reclosable pouch for dried fruits

Sundora Foods of York, England, has relaunched its line of dried fruits in 250- and 500-g stand-up reclosable pouches using the Flexcan from Amcor Flexibles.
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Blue crab in 'Cadillac' package

A zipper reclosable pouch is now making its debut for pasteurized blue crabmeat in a 16-oz pouch sold under refrigeration. The Zip’n Store™ pouch was co-developed by Pyramid Flexible Packaging and by Presto Products, maker of the polypropylene Fresh-Lock® zipper for retort applications.
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Diamond launches Emerald snack nuts

This month, Diamond of California will launch nationwide its Emerald of California snack nut brand in both rigid and flexible packages.
The 2-L pouches feature a one-piece fitment (above), which accepts a fill/dispensing probe that ensures that users are never in
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Pouch provides a perfect solution

Ecolab’s custom 2-L stand-up pouch provides source reduction and “safety seals” the concentrated, institutional liquid cleaners.
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Redken stands up for pouch multipack

When designers at New York-based Redken decided to switch from traditional polyvinyl chloride folding cartons to clear, flexible stand-up pouches from Specialty Films & Associates for its Smooth Down multipacks of hair-care products, they gained a sharper, more modern design as well as added consumer convenience.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
Espoma's new robotic  palletizer handles the output of three packaging lines. The newest line is for plastic bundles (above) of
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Espoma grows new bag line

New side-gusseted, flat-bottom plastic bags at plant food maker Espoma necessitate a new robotic palletizer, stretch-wrap bundler, and bag sealer.See video
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Ink-jet code for cat snack pack

In the first quarter of 2003, contract packager Toll Packaging of Gibson City, IL, began packaging a dry cat treat in a stand-up foil pouch at its Wendell, NC, plant.

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