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Currently the packaging operation at Hemosol is done manually, but plans call for more automation once Hemolink goes commercial
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Longer life for life-saving blood product

SiOX-coated film delivers the barrier properties required for this human blood substitute product. Film clarity lets clinicians perform important visual inspection.
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Clear pouches containing vibrantly colored shampoo and bath products (top) can be filled nearly to the top thanks to a unique
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Clear pouch cuts through personal care clutter

A clear stand-up pouch differentiates shampoo and bath products for a youthful demographic in the U.K.
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PMMI expects growth in machine spending

Packaging machinery spending by U.S. manufacturers this year will likely rise by up to 3% more than it did in 1997. Strong investment is expected from personal care and household/industrial chemical markets.
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Anheuser-Busch tests PEN bottle to answer some market questions

The first commercial market appearance of a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) homopolymer bottle in the United States occurred earlier this summer in New York City and on New York's Long Island.
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Curwood: Meat pouch

A new coextruded, heat-sealable pouch from Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) was developed to provide meat processors with improved puncture-resistant, high-barrier packaging for primals and sub-primals.
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Clarification

In our story "Quaker makes waves in cereal market" (see PW, June '98, p. 41), we reported that the contract packer used a Laudenberg machine to make, fill and seal Quaker Oats' 100% Natural Granola cereal in stand-up, resealable pouches.
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HACCP is for safety, not quality

In our recent story on Van Dijk Food Products' use of a stand-up pouch in a special foodservice dispenser to meet HACCP food safety programs (see PW, July '98, p.
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Looking for a packaging edge? Explore technology's promises

If you're looking for an edge--and who isn't?--there's a wealth of emerging technology available today that can help: (1) improve the quality of your product; (2) heighten your packaging line productivity; (3) reduce your packaging costs; and (4) improve your product sales/profitability.
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Tiger thermoforms paper/plastic structure for cheese

Swiss company is believed first to use cellulose in a thermoform/fill/seal package for shelf-stable packs of cheese. The 20-g packs of cheese were introduced in the U.S. in June.
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C & H Packaging: Resealable pouch

By forming a serpentine-shaped spout into the top, C & H Packaging (Merrill, WI) has created a pouch with a self-closing valve that keeps liquids inside until pressure from squeezing forces out the contents.

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