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Horizontal pouch machine

Volpak's S-240 horizontal pouch machine is available from Raymond Automation (Norwalk, CT). Using rollstock, it creates stand-up pouches with a straw inserted inside the pouch instead of affixed on the outside.
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HDPE films

The V-Max(TM) family of HDPE films from Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) use Alathon® HDPE resins from Occidental Chemical Corp. V-Max is an extremely flat high-grade film used for food, medical packaging, and release liner applications.
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Sealing head

The "1" flat sealing head from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) seals 20- through 120-mm cap foil innerseals. Handles continuous-thread as well as child-resistant caps using magnetic energy to align them proper-ly.
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New BOPP fillm

Propafilm CK 140 from ICI Films (Chicago, IL) is a biaxially oriented PP film with good moisture, gas and flavor barriers. FDA approved for direct food contact, it is suited for dry mixes, powders, spices, candies, coffee, tea, medical device overwraps or any product requiring an anti-static surface.
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Wide-mouth container

Mar-Kay Plastics (Kansas City, MO) has introduced the Diamond line, a new family of resealable wide-mouth containers replicating the look of crystal.
Side view of the thermoformed PVC tray shows its 3 1/2? depth
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Packaging helps a new market blossom

California flower grower enters the foodservice market by developing an MAP packaging system that's right at home in the refrigerated foodservice distribution chain.
For the 4-oz ?dairy? line, foil cups (right) have been replaced by a ramekin-style cup (center), and a redesigned folding carton
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Cheese marketer stretches packaging technology

Package redesign enhances images of upscale cheeses. New MAP package is a first for dairy while another pack pioneers an injection-molding method.
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Silica gel desiccant

CondensationGuard(TM) from Grace Davison (Baltimore, MD) is specially formulated to respond near the dew point when moisture condenses into water droplets, thereby adsorbing only excess moisture and maintaining a proper moisture balance.
American Ingredients began using intermediate bulk containers instead of steel drums for shipments of its cooking oils to custom
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American Ingredients 'sells' disposability

The replacement of steel drums with a biodegradable, corrugated intermediate bulk container surprises American Ingredients with extra benefits in production and sales.
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Elder-Friendly Rules May Eliminate Some Child-Resistant Packages

Ever since President Nixon signed the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) into law in 1970, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been fielding complaints from adults who feel some child-resistant (CR) packages are too hard to open.
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New LDPE resin

Petrothene® NA 336-201 is a new LDPE resin from Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH). It contains a high-level of slip agent that makes it suitable for thin-gauge film lines running at high output rates.
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Reclosable pouches

DuraZip(TM) pouches from Duralam (Appleton, WI) offer increased shelf life, improved moisture and oxygen barriers, and minimal flavor scalping.
Controls Product Brief
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Rigid vinyl film

Previously available from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) as a three-layer adhesive lamination of vinyl/PE/ACLAR®, Pentapharm® ACLAR rigid vinyl film is now available with or without a PE layer.
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Quick-change bottle control parts

In a joint venture with Zepf Technologies of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) has developed quick changeover bottle motion control parts for the beverage industry.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Linear Films (Tulsa, OK) and National Poly (Atlanta, GA) are now Atlantis Plastics (Atlanta, GA).
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When 'green' fails at the cash register

Consumers are proving that it isn't enough for packaging to be demonstrably better for the environment than the packaging used for a competitive product.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) and Orchem, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) have introduced a full service flexible packaging converting operation called Orflex Packaging, Inc.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Thermo-Serv (Dallas, TX) will produce, market, distribute Preferred Closures' (Northbrook, IL) Cap'N Lock brand beverage products.

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