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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Shrink-sleeve label helps launch ZUN energy drink

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

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