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Milliken clarifier for microwavable PP
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Milliken clarifier for microwavable PP

At Pack Expo, Milliken's Brian Burton explains how the Millad NX 8000 clarifier makes polypropylene clearly competitive with PET, polystyrene, and polycarbonate for a variety of retail applications. Learn how clarified PP is an excellent option for prepared meals, foodservice, and takeout because it is microwavable, low-cost, has form versatility, and is readily recycled.
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New Bemis tray forming film protects medical devices
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New Bemis tray forming film protects medical devices

At PACK EXPO, Bemis Healthcare Packaging promoted its PerfecForm OrthoSecure as an efficient, risk-free medical device packaging solution. Discover how a polymer combining abrasion resistance of polyurethane with formability of PETG improves product visibility, eliminates foam inserts, and creates more cost-effective and sustainable rigid trays.
High-barrier film supplier expands in NA
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High-barrier film supplier expands in NA

Tokyo-based high-barrier film supplier Toppan announces plans to construct its first North American plant in Georgia to bolster its ability to supply its GL film brand.
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Bemis Healthcare Packaging: Transdermal packaging

Alternatives to Barex meet chemical resistance and barrier property requirements for transdermal packaging.
Food packaging lets the food be the star
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Food packaging lets the food be the star

A wide selection of new food packaging products from SealedAir/Cryovac taps into growing consumer desire to be closer to the food itself. Darfresh On Tray and rip and tear package reduce waste and feature the food itself above all else.
Design division brings disruptive innovation
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Design division brings disruptive innovation

Berry Plastics' new Blue Clover Studios builds on the company's existing rigid plastic package design expertise, adding a full complement of services, including market research, idea generation, 3D prototyping, and validation, to deliver disruptive innovation to CPGs.
High-barrier film for pharma
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High-barrier film for pharma

Ideal for chemically sensitive pharmaceutical applications, Rollprint's Exponent 2 high-barrier film combines the company's ClearFoil and a co-extruded non-crystalline polyester sealant. The film offers a comparable alternative to the acrylonitrile-methyl acrylate copolymer offered by Barex, which recently announced its exit from the market.
Package Case Study
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Skincare balm comes in 3D-printed, PLA container

Anita’s Balm founder brings package manufacturing in-house, creating a custom twist-up container resembling a mini amphora jar, made from compostable PLA resin.
Engineered plastics
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Engineering plastics’ properties drive adoption globally

Processing ease and toughness will help plastics reach $86.42 billion by 2020, predicts Frost & Sullivan.
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Sports drink bottle redesign wins accolades

New 16.9-oz PET bottle for Hoist sports drink wins design award for a new structure that elevates the brand and enhances competitiveness in the sports drink category.

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