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Solvent-free lidding films

Environmentally friendly, FDA-compliant, heat-sealable, solvent-free LumiLid® lidding films from Toray Plastics are made with a proprietary extrusion coating technology that does not require the use of odorous and potentially harmful organic solvents.
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When the oil runs out: Take a second look at biodegradable cellulose packaging films

Must-read white paper for all users of petroleum-based plastic packaging weighs impact of staying the course vs. using newer technologies for biodegradable films. Compares/contrasts the newest crop of bio films from different suppliers.
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Renewable produce packaging

Three new produce packaging designs available from Earthcycle Packaging all use palm fiber, a renewable resource that composts in fewer than 90 days.
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2007 Pack Expo selects winner

Fold-over blister for Shure Music Phone Adapter from Shure Inc. received the highest number of votes in the 2007 Pack Expo Selects competition sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
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Cooking up a recipe for innovation? Serve it up in manageable steps

Start by defining innovation within your company culture. Then organize it, approach it strategically, and source it properly. If you fail, resolve to try again.
Machine Case Study
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Berry packer revamps bagging and casing lines

Renovation of blueberry packaging operations includes installation of vf/f/s machine for retail bags, bag-in-box equipment for bulk packs, plus several new auxiliary systems.
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Keeping on top--staying ahead

The packaging scene has always been complex and technically challenging. But now that the endlessly complex and sometimes contradictory requirements of sustainability have landed in our laps, packaged goods companies and the suppliers they rely on have it tougher than ever.
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Carbon monoxide has congressmen seeing red

Democrats in Congress will push for a ban on MAP until safety can be proven.
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Revisiting Las Vegas

Their 2005 visit to Pack Expo Las Vegas yielded big dividends, so these two packaging professionals plan a return to Vegas for another look-see.
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Seed packets automatically cartoned

Seed company improves packaging quality and efficiency, saves on labor costs.

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