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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.
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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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Specialty labels provide drug delivery systems maker SHL with unique branding and appeal, and increase ease of use for patients.
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SHL equips autoinjectors with multi-functional labels

Specialty labels provide drug delivery systems maker with unique branding, appeal, and increase ease of use for patients.
Microwave shielding for ready meals
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Microwave shielding for ready meals

Conagra's Bertolli brand Rustico Bakes line of frozen ready meals have unique microwave shielding technology that keeps the edges and corners of the meal from overcooking and makes sure the center of the meal is hot.
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Zip-Pak: Sensory feedback fasteners

Sensus is Zip-Pak’s latest closure innovation and the first in a family of resealable closures called Sensory Feedback Fasteners.
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The StoryTrigger app, launched this fall by Switch United, seeks to attact health and wellness-focused consumers with enhanced health and personal care product packaging that combines object recognition technology and interactive content.
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Turning a package into a 'content channel'

Newly launched smartphone and tablet app aims to turn packaging into an interactive experience that informs and entertains health and wellness consumers.
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Food packaging is designed to withstand Antarctic expedition

Specially designed food packaging for Antarctic journey is engineered to resist punctures, stay flexible in sub-zero temps, and resist splitting on impact.
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Constar: Oxygen scavenging technology

Constar’s Diamond Clear oxygen scavenging technology is blended into PET resin used to make containers for oxygen-sensitive products including beverages such as juices, teas, beer, wine, vitamin-enhanced products, and foods such as tomato-based products like pasta sauces, salsa, and ketchup.
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Multipacked and ready to go—and grow

Out our way, small travel/trial/sampler packs are enjoying a growth spurt of sorts.
Leak-resistant packaging ensures a drier retail poultry case
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Leak-resistant packaging ensures a drier retail poultry case

Cryovac poultry films, bags, absorbent pads and trays allow retailers to create a more appealing display and relieve shoppers from handling wet, sticky poultry packages. Cryovac also supplies vacuum shrink wraps and tray lidding for hundreds of retail food applications.
Barrier bags and retort pouches open opportunities
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Barrier bags and retort pouches open opportunities

Mondi America introduces several new paper-based bags for high-speed filling of fine powders, including a single-ply construction, and will be starting production of flexible film retort pouches for applications such as baby food and pet food in December.
Global partners offer green packaging solutions that are cost-competitive with existing petroleum streams
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Global partners offer green packaging solutions that are cost-competitive with existing petroleum streams

U.S. based Ingredion and Australia's Plantic offer thermoform materials with oxygen barrier properties, replacing EVOH barrier layers. KTM produces 100% starch-based foam products from bio degradable dunnage to pharma-grade coolers.
Off The Shelf: Aseptically packaged tomatoes are packing particulates
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Off The Shelf: Aseptically packaged tomatoes are packing particulates

Herzel Canning Co. & Farms is aseptically packaging cut tomatoes in 26.46-oz cartons. The firm is believed to be the first to commercialize such a package with particulates.
Video: Allpax conducts research project to improve pouch sterilization
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Video: Allpax conducts research project to improve pouch sterilization

Allpax put more than 15 food products packaged in various microwaveable pouches and bowls and tested them to identify package and product combinations that hold the most promise of quality and capacity improvements for brand owners.
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Oxygen absorber for multilayer container.
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Oxygen absorber for multilayer chili container

Erasco brand chili, part of Campbell’s Germany GmbH, is taking advantage of an innovative oxygen absorbing technology in its multilayer container.
Cook-in bag for ready meals.
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Cook-in bags debut in South Africa

Two seafood ready meals have been launched by the Woolworths chain of stores in South Africa. Heating can be done in either the microwave or the conventional oven.
Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup in a K-Cup.
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Campbell Soup and Green Mountain to launch soup in K-Cup

Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. announced yesterday an agreement that will bring together Campbell’s and Keurig in a launch of Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs.
Extra Strength Tylenol bottle cap carries the message, 'Always read the label.'
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Tylenol cap warns about acetaminophen

In October, Extra Strength Tylenol bottle caps will carry a message instructing consumers to ‘Always read the label.’
One of four packs that annoy Consumer Reports magazine.
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Four packs in need of a makeover?

Consumer Reports magazine has identified four common consumer goods packages that have been annoying us for so long that it seems as if the manufacturers behind them are toying with us all.

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