A patented preform from Invento is used to make shaped PET cans with an aluminum lid.

Ipack-Ima: Materials capture the spotlight

Several new material innovations designed to address sustainability, shelf-impact, and the challenges of e-commerce, make their debut at Ipack-Ima.
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Resealable product
Materials Product Brief

UPM Raflatac: Resealable products for food, home and personal care

UPM Raflatac announces the launch of a new resealable portfolio designed to provide long-lasting open-closure functionality for a range of applications in the Americas.
STRAIGHTLINE CONFIGURATION. The EnVeo R next-generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System from Medtronic is
Package Case Study

Medtronic’s new TAVI system wins DuPont award

DuPont honors medical device manufacturer and Prent for Excellence in Technological Advancement and Enhanced User Experience.
Earth Renewable's EarthBottle
Materials Product Brief

Earth Renewable: Durable plant-based personal care packaging

Earth Renewable Technologies debuts EarthBottle, an eco-friendly plastic alternative for beauty products and supplements.
Rigid PP Cups
Materials Product Brief

Entec Polymers: Specialty polyolefin products for distribution

Entec announces new specialty polyolefin product offerings from LyondellBasell.
SURPASS film resin application from NOVA Chemicals
Materials Product Brief

NOVA Chemicals: High-performance HDPE film resin

NOVA commercializes SURPASS high-performance HDPE film resin for high barrier blown applications.
Materials Product Brief

Exxonmobil Chemical: Polymer for high-performance cast power pre-stretch films

ExxonMobil Chemical introduces Vistamaxx™ 6000 performance polymer for high-performance cast power pre-stretch (PPS) films.
Placon's Envisions PCR Trays and Lids
Materials Product Brief

Placon: Clear food trays and lids from recycled PET

The new Envisions trays and lids make recycled plastic food packaging from bottles and thermoforms clear and contemporary.
Supplier News

KHS invests in PET center in China

Center enables Chinese customers to profit from KHS’s Bottles & Shapes program.
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A little creativity saved the day for out-of-compliance cans
Feature Article

Co-packer's bright shrink sleeve idea saves the day for Coke/Fuze-owned energy drinks

Contract packager ActionPak does more than salvage more than $2 million in product with out-of-compliance nutritional labeling; a limited-edition promo sleeve boosts image of NOS energy drinks among NASCAR fans.


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