Applications

Grandad?s Real;Bacon;Rinds package uses a fused susceptor system, in which microwave susceptors burn out when they reach a cer
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Pork rinds pop up in new market

Microwave susceptor technology creates a new market for two pork rind producers, as family-owned Grandad's and food exporter Alamilla and Associates try their hands at microwavable pork rinds.
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Thermal insulating components

VacuPanel thermal-insulating panels from Strategic Products Group (Somerville, NJ) provide up to six times the thermal insulation factor of conventional insulations like PU or EPS, says the company.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co., was recognized by The Chemical Management & Resources Assn. with its Award for Executive Excellence.
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Booklet labels

MultiView label products from Avery Dennison Pharmaceutical Label Systems (Monrovia, CA) are designed to eliminate secondary packaging of prescription or OTC pharmaceutical products.
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Pharmaceutical inspector

The Quatrascan bar code inspection system from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides labeling and component verification requirements specified by the FDA.
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Steel eyes the aluminum beverage can market

This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
Cartons and back labels for several Colgate-Palmolive products contain environmental claims. The end panel for Colgate's Baking
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FTC considers changes to environmental guidelines

Packagers differ about whether to make label guidelines more specific or not. Changes in the SPI resin code language are still uncertain.
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Injection-molding meets special needs

A newly available injection grade of Barex® modified acrylonitrile resin from BP Chemicals (Cleveland, OH) allowed Cheil Foods of Seoul, South Korea, to introduce its bonka bean and chili pastes in clear, glass-like, unbreakable containers providing a one-year shelf life.
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) have announced plans for a new SPS market development plant.
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Deli meat data

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has introduced a data sheet on its Case-Ready packaging system for fresh deli meats and cheeses. The system includes Cryovac's BDF® film and gas-flushed tray, as well as Ageless® oxygen absor-bers.
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Forum seeks to answer, 'Is recycling enough?'

Or to put it another way, is there a limit to how much waste can be recycled?
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon (sidebar)

What about cost?
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Smart labels fight counterfeiters and provide product assurance

The problem: In California earlier this year, a number of alert young mothers noticed something disturbingly different about the powdered infant formula they were giving their babies.
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Foodservice product hits club stores

When Buffalo, NY-based food producer Rich Products decided to downsize its cinnamon raisin biscuits from a foodservice to a retail package, it faced two key challenges.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Stokes-Merrill Corp. (Bristol, PA) and MAC, South America will jointly develop, manufacture, and market a line of blister machines for the pharmaceutical industry.
Materials Product Brief
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Permeation instruments

Modern Controls (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the Mocon® Aromatron Series of instruments designed to measure the permeability, solubility, diffusivity and precise transmission rate of organic vapors through films and packages.
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Pumped up sampler

In a unique approach to fragrance sampler packaging, New York-based Donna Karan incorporated a miniature spray pump on vials of DK Men cologne. The sampler consists of a polypropylene spray pump that snaps onto a 1.8-mL PP vial.
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Supplier news: Achievements

TL Systems Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) garnered an Innovation in Pharmaceutical Processing Award for processing equipment.

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