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Shrink sleeve label

COST REDUCTION. By using flexible-film bags, Clorox reduced packaging material weight by 80% and achieved other cost efficiencie
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Best of both worlds: Balancing sustainability with production savings

Our quarterly survey uncovers a trend: The right structure and graphics are important for package innovation, but ‘green’ materials and cost-consciousness are driving the equation.
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Flexible packaging sales revenue forecast to rise 3.4% this year

The Flexible Packaging Assn. predicts U.S. sales revenue to reach $27.3 billion this year. Also, raw materials pricing supplants the economy as the primary concern of survey respondents.
Package Case Study

High shelf impact for probiotic drinks

GoodBelly Splash, a new line of single-serve fruit-based, probiotic beverages from Next Foods, Boulder, CO, is being packaged in 10-oz HDPE bottles rendered highly shelf-attractive by eight-color flexo-printed, 360-deg shrink-sleeve labels from Printpack.
Materials Product Brief

Quadraxis: Software corrects shrink sleeve artwork

Quadraxis’ Sleeve3D Software corrects artwork distortions on shrink and stretch sleeves using the graphic edition software Pigmentz, a 3D Model texturizing software, and an anamorphous calculation offer for the sleeve.
Materials Product Brief

C-P Flexible Packaging: Shrink sleeve doubles label space

The XT720 shrink-sleeve from C-P Flexible Packaging provides 100% more printable area by creating a peel-away outer label, expanding available space from the traditional 360° to a complete 720°.
SIDE SEALING. Replacing traditional hot-wire sealers is a proprietary low-heat sealing system that virtually eliminates resin bu
Feature Article

Shrink-wrapped packs serve floor sample converter

Sierra Group increases line speed 400%, reduces material costs 40%, and eliminates 1 million corrugated cases with transition to shrink packaging for its flooring samples.
Package Case Study

Shrink-sleeve label helps launch ZUN energy drink

PETG label curves to the proprietary rocket-shaped PET bottle, which launched in the Denver area.
Supplier News

Plastic Suppliers, Inc. awarded US patent

Plastic Suppliers, Inc. has been awarded U.S. 7,713,601 B2 patent for “Polylactic Acid Shrink Films and Methods of Casting Same.”
Supplier News

John Murray of Plastic Suppliers, Inc., passes away

John Murray, a 21-year veteran of the flexible packaging and shrink sleeve label market, passed away on July 14, 2010 after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
Sustainability plus cost savings-a smart balance indeed
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Sustainability plus cost savings-a smart balance indeed

By replacing corrugated shippers with corrugated pads plus shrink film, the firm behind the popular Smart Balance brand makes measurable gains on at least two fronts.


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