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Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
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Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.
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Materials Product Brief
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HLP Klearfold: Bio-PET plastic folding carton

Delivering the same appearance, quality, and performance as Klearfold PET cartons, HLP Klearfold’s PlantBox is a new plastic folding carton made from box-grade bio-PET (bio-based polyethylene terephthalate), up to 30% of which comes from plant-based sources.
Package Case Study
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Bowser Beer for Dogs mimics longneck beer bottles

A broth-based beverage for dogs, Bowser Beer in 12-oz amber PET bottles is made for ‘beer drinkers and dog lovers who do almost everything with their dogs.’
Materials Product Brief
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Kortec: Plastic cans with 5 year shelf life

An attractive alternative to metal cans, Klear Can from Kortec, Inc. is a multi-layer BPA-free PP plastic can that provides brand owners with a clear, see-through container for fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, and other products, and features extended shelf life of up to five years.
Package Case Study
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New forming web for sandwiches

A leading German manufacturer of refrigerated sandwich products sold in thermoformed Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Vital Convenience recently switched to a new thermoforming web.
Materials Product Brief
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Coveris: Thermoformable, breakable co-extruded 3-layer sheet

NEOCELL® is the result of continuous development & improvement of polystyrene (PS) and polypropylene (PP) sheet for Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) applications in the dairy industry.
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Materials Product Brief
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Stratasys: 3D printing material simulates polypropylene

Tough material for PolyJet 3D Printers is ideal for parts with flexible living hinges or snap fits.
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products
Package Case Study
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products

Consumers peel back a polyester lid to reveal a unique code that they enter online via the dairy’s website for a chance to win a VW campervan.
Package Case Study
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PET grows business for Indian agri product

Mumbai, India-based agricultural products company Godrej Agrovet Ltd. (GAVL) was thinking outside the bag when it launched its Vipul granulated and liquid plant regulator product in a custom-designed PET bottle.
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Clothier finds use for recycled water bottles

North Carolina clothing maker Dirtball keeps 100,000 plastic water bottles out of landfills for every 10,000 pairs of Dirt Short Chinos it makes.

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