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NEW FORMAT. Packages that pop open in the store are a thing of the past since Desert Extrusion began RF-sealing  a vinyl backing
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New breed of blister pack for trimmer line

Desert Extrusion patents a new vinyl packaging design that addresses the previous package’s unfortunate tendency to behave like a jack-in-the-box.
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Imported food still largely undiscovered territory

Immediately after the horrifying attacks of September 11, 2001, a swirl of newly urgent safety questions arose.
Materials Product Brief

Pactiv: Pactiv: Improved slider closure

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. and Pactiv Corporation have produced an improved filling and opening feature for heavier (15-65 lb.), Hefty® Slide-Rite® slider bagged products.

FPA picks student winners

Two clever winners placed first and second in this year’s Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge.
Package Case Study

Next-generation gravure printing

KromaSilk enhanced rotogravure printing technology from Bemis/Milprint Div., applied to preformed, metallized polyester film, stand-up pouch packaging for Wellness Pet (WellPet) Food/Mother Hubbard, Tewksbury, NY, is the recipient of an FPA Gold Award for Printing Achievement.

Eliminating pathogens in pet foods

This Wisconsin pet food manufacturer uses Hydrostatic High Pressure processing to chase pathogens from foods it makes for cats and dogs.
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Scientists set sail for first global study of 'plastic soup'

The 5 Gyres Project, a marine study of the plastic debris found in the world’s five oceanic gyres, launches in the North Atlantic Ocean.

UK lawn and garden packaging redesign

Nether Wallop Trading Company targets US market, overhauls packaging to attract new customers.
Package Case Study

CUPS-based printer driver

Tharo Systems, Inc., has developed a CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) based printer driver to add printing support for the Tharo H-427, H-436, H-626, and the H-634 thermal transfer label printers, under UNIX-like operating systems.


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