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2 Microperforations in the film are invisible to the naked eye
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Films let produce breathe comfortably

Passive controlled atmosphere technology that lengthens the shelf life of fresh-cut produce takes many forms, as these three FPA award winners demonstrate.
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Competition nurtures flexible packaging innovation

Like many movie, television and music awards programs, packaging competitions tend to be judged by "experts" who try to assess how well entries meet a given set of criteria.
Materials Product Brief

Black colorant

Cabot (Billerica, MA) has developed new black pigments for ink-jet inks that combine the reliability of dye-based inks with the print quality of pigment-based inks.
Materials Product Brief

Air cushioning envelope

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Eco-Lite shipping envelope, made of 100% recycled golden kraft with a 20% post-consumer content and a blend of 25% recycled PE resins.
Materials Product Brief

Dunnage bags

Reusable, recyclable dunnage bags are now available from Flexseal Intl. Packaging (Rochester, NY). Made of Valeron film, a five-layer lamination of HDPE and LDPE.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Wellman Inc. (Shrewsbury, NJ) acquired the PET packaging-resin business of Akzo Nobel NV based in the Netherlands.
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All fit for shipping

Gym equipment manufacturer Allfitness switches from kraft paper to LDPE-based foam for shipping its products to retailers worldwide. Benefits include fewer returns and an enhanced perceived value.
Materials Product Brief

Nylon resins

AlliedSignal (Morris-town, NJ) details its offerings in nylon resins used in packaging films as well as blow-mold- ed and thermoformed packaging in a four-page color bro-chure.
Materials Product Brief

In-line screw cappers

Designed for medium speed applications, The New Resina Corp.'s (Brooklyn, NY) NRC-30 and NRC-40 capping machines reach speeds to 150 and 250 containers/min, respectively.
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a PET bottle resin plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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