Until recently, bottlers of shelf-stable juice drinks had only two plastic packaging options: bottles of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene (PP/EVOH/PP) containers.
Diamond Pak(TM) packaging from FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) is made from recycled kraft paper. When inserted into a Diamond Pak dispenser, it produces compressed sheets with diamond-shaped die-cuts within accordion pleats.
Sealed Air's (Saddle Brook, NJ) family of heavy-gauge, multi-layer blown coextruded metallocene PE films is suited for applications requiring high impact, tear and puncture resistance, and release properties when used in conjunction with protective packaging.
When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.
Mustang MRC-11 is an economical, clear, anti-static PVC-based sheet from Ex-Tech Plastics (Richmond, IL). It's designed for packaging connectors and other ESD-sensitive devices to be transported and used within static-sensitive environments.
Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.