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Smurfit Kappa: New packaging solution for food industry

Smurfit Kappa developed an innovative new solution that prevents the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons from packaging into food products.
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Materials Product Brief
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MWV: Paperboard barrier packaging

MeadWestvaco’s Evertain packaging uses a patented barrier technology that combines a specially-sealed inner seam with barrier coating to produce hermetically sealable, airtight paperboard packages for foods that require protection from oxygen and moisture.
News
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Report forecasts pharmaceutical packaging growth

Research and Markets’ “2013 Report on the International and U.S. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market—Trends & Forecast to 2018” is now available.
WestPack 2014: Sterile breather bag
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WestPack 2014: Sterile breather bag

New fast-breathing header bag simplifies sterilization. Incorporates features and suggestions from end-user community. Includes easy-opening, strength, peel, and sustainability benefits. Made of a multilayer nylon structure, it features a fused top seal and white seal evidence to verify seal integrity. Offers aseptic presentation for surgery kits used in the operating room.
WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test
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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test

Wendy Mach, Packaging Section Leader at Nelson Labs, describes the subject of her MD&M West 2014 presentation, “Sterile Barrier Validation Tests,” including what you need to know to create validations and be successful at them.
Package Case Study
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Desiccant barrier technology enhances pet-food product

US Pet Nutrition uses rigid plastic containers with desiccant barrier technology that meet the demands of the retort process while preserving the quality of its pet-food products.
Protective Packaging covers
Materials Product Brief
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Thermal pallet covers

Help protect temperature-sensitive products from direct sunlight and temperature variations during distribution.
Dr. Desmond G. Hunt
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USP addresses moisture permeation in pharmaceutical packaging

Dr. Desmond G. Hunt, senior scientific liaison within the U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention (USP), discusses USP’s pending revisions to USP General Chapter Containers—Performance Testing, concerning packaging and moisture permeation.
Turkey Sealed Air
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Bagging unpardoned presidential turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s the vacuum bag used to protect the presidential family's turkey.
FPA Gold Award Winner.
Package Case Study
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Dog bone packaging fetches Gold

Technical Innovation, Printing Achievement, and Packaging Excellence Gold Awards have been earned by Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC for development of flat-bottom, stand-up, window bags with oxygen and moisture barriers.

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