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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.
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Sonoco ThermoSafe: Insulated shippers for pharmaceuticals

Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Envoy Frozen Series of pre-qualified shippers, available in four sizes ranging from 2.5 litres to 24 litres, maintains pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other high-value products during shipping at temperatures less than minus 20 degrees Celsius for a minimum of four days, depending on the model.
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Essentra: Label technology keeps products fresh

Essentra Packaging’s AquaSense Active Label Technology, which is activated by the consumer after opening the package, helps maintain and control the moisture content within packs by storing and releasing water through its unique structure and material technology.
E-tailers called out for sloppy packaging
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E-tailers called out for sloppy packaging

In its financial report, FedEx Corp.’s Fred Smith takes e-tailers to task for packaging.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Storopack: Paper packaging system

PAPERplus® Classic, the new machine model from Storopack processes rolls of Kraft paper and recycling paper into paper padding for protective packaging of medium-weight to heavy-weight products.
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Machine Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Inflatable void-fill system

New void-fill system offers increased speed, reduced equipment footprint and enhanced protective performance.
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Sealed double-barrier trays are placed into a folding carton, supplied by Barger. The FORZA packaging consists of a total of four thermoformed PETG trays; one inner tray, two sizes of inner retainer trays, and an outer tray sealed with coated Tyvek lidding material.
Package Case Study
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Double-barrier tray accommodates 700 spinal implants

Medical device maker Orthofix works with its packaging supplier to fit some 700 spinal implant products into four trays with retainers.

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