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Klöckner and Berry enter into marketing alliance

Klöckner Pentaplast Group and Berry Plastics Group combine form-fill-seal solutions
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Eye-tracking reveals allure of thermoformed packs

Recently concluded eye-tracking research to evaluate how different styles of packaging influence a customer’s point-of-sale behavior found that rigid thermoformed packs outperformed flexible pouches by 44%.
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Klöckner Pentaplast launches new production capacity in Europe and South America

As part of Klöckner Pentaplast Group’s €45.6 Mio investment in its 2013 and 2014 expansion plans, new production capacity recently went online in Great Britain, Argentina, and Brazil, making it the only rigid film solutions producer with manufacturing sites located on four continents – Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
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Klöckner Pentaplast reports 5th consecutive year of growth

Klöckner Pentaplast, global pharmaceutical and consumer packaging, printing, and specialty plastic film solutions provider, has continued on its growth track in the financial year 2012/2013 ending September 30, 2013, increasing net sales by 2% from €1,167 Mio. to €1,191 Mio.
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Klöckner Pentaplast further expands its business globally

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has added to its global production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, and is investing €45.6 Mio as part of its 2013 and 2014 expansion plans, which include facilities in Cotia, Brazil; Suzhou, China; Newport/Crumlin, Great Britain; and Santo Tirso, Portugal.
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Klöckner Pentaplast’s SmartCycle films granted NSF International “Certificate of Verification”

Klöckner Pentaplast’s line of SmartCycle post-consumer recycled (PCR) content polyester films produced in North America has been granted a “Certificate of Verification” by NSF International, an independent, third party, not-for-profit organization that verified the recycled content claims of the line.
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Clamshell shines in eyetracking study

In research recently conducted through Clemson University’s CUShop™ to evaluate how different styles of packaging influence a customer’s point-of-sale behavior, statistical evidence showed a strong purchase preference for clear plastic clamshells over printed paperboard boxes.
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Klöckner Pentaplast announces global expansion

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has announced that it will add to its global production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, investing $51.8 million USD (€39.6 Mio) for this expansion which includes facilities in Suzhou, China; Cotia, Brazil; and Santo Tirso, Portugal--137 employees will be added worldwide.
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Klöckner Pentaplast Group begins construction of new facility in Shanghai, China

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group broke ground on January 18, 2012, for construction of its first manufacturing facility in China.
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Organizational changes at Klöckner Pentaplast

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has announced that Dr. Christian Holtmann has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group, effective June 1, 2011.
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Klöckner Pentaplast adds production capacity in Asia, Americas

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has announced it will add to its global production capacity for transverse-direction oriented shrink-label films.
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The vinyl frontier: Dispelling myths about PVC and sustainability

Assessing the facts about polyvinyl chloride ends up dispelling myths about this oft-maligned, but invaluable polymer used extensively in packaging.
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New PVdC-coated film with enhanced slip properties

INTERPHEX : Klöckner Pentaplast is unveiling its new Pentapharm® alfoil® SG PVdC-coated film for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals that require outstanding moisture protection and enhanced performance.
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Klöckner celebrates 25 years

PACK EXPO : Klöckner received special recognition from Packaging World publisher Joe Angel and vp/sales Don Neumeister in celebration of Klockner’s 25th anniversary.
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Pentaform high-yield PETG films

PACK EXPO : Klöckner Pentaplast offered its Pentaform® E778/85 5C/8900 high-yield PETG film for general-purpose thermoform packaging at Pack Expo International 2004.
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Compliance packages of the year

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council announced the 2002 winners of its Compliance Package of the Year Award: Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline; Fosamax by Merck & Co.; and Nexium by AstraZeneca.
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High-shrink film

The new high-shrink Pentaprint® M148/01 film from Klöckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) has 64% shrink properties and is engineered for products requiring uniform shrinkage control of full body shrink sleeves for highly contoured bottles and containers.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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High-impact shrink films

Klöckner Pentaplast of America’s (Gordonsville, VA) line of standard and high-shrink transverse-direction-oriented films for full body sleeve labels and tamper-evident bands has been extended to include two new Pentaprint‚ vinyl films: Super high-impact Pentaprint M282/41 and high-shrink Pentaprint M148/01.
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Cinven acquires Klockner Pentaplast of America and Klockner Pentaplast GMBH

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) and Klockner Pentaplast GMBH (Montabaur, Germany) announces that financial investor Cinven has signed a contract to acquire the two companies from Klockner-Werke AG (Diusburg, Germany) for US$827 million (925 million Euro).
The primary thermoformed package for Somnus's medical device was specially designed to keep one moving part stationary. Partiall
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Second look at packaging yields savings

Revised pack saves time and money for medical device packager Somnus Medical. New tray design cuts costs 57% and allows company to create a dispenser pack.
Gillette's new pack for Venus is a clamshell that's opened from the bottom. The collar and brand-printed front flap present the
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Gillette's new Venus packed with features

Both the product and package for Gillette for Women Venus razor achieve new levels of consumer convenience. An easy-open blister pack with an unusual collar highlights the razor, while cartridges are hermetically sealed in easy-open cups.
Finished packaged product (below) as it comes off the turntable of an RF sealer (bottom left).
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Blister pack is clearly 'key' to adapter visibility

New thermoformed clear vinyl package improves shelf presence, while it lowers costs for Keyspan adapters.
The impact of the mirrored product and graphics appeal of the offset-printed cardstock shine through the high-clarity clamshells
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PVC clamshells open up markets for hitching mirrors

Moving out of the box and into marketable, protective clear PVC clamshells gets results for ‘The Backup Buddy,’ a mirror assembly for hitching trailers.
A special pull-tab on the back of the blister permits easy opening with three-side perforating of the blister. The blister also
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BIC says 'opaa' to shaver packaging

Developed and molded in the U.S., new blister packs for premium disposable shavers are filled in Greece, then shipped back to the U.S. for marketing.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has chosen a 500ꯠ sq' site in Salto, Brazil, to build an advanced plastic film and sheet mfg.
Ford Xtreme gum is packaged in blister packs that retain freshness, while graphics denote it as a ?functional? gum.
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Taking gum to the 'Xtreme'

A blister pack with foil lidding keeps this cavity-fighting gum fresh, while graphics promote the gum's significant health benefits.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new packaging technology center at its headquarters location. The center has two separate sections: one for pharmaceutical applications, the other for food, medical device, static control and general thermoforming applications.
Excel?s training kit for new representatives (above) holds a variety of media in  different levels in the thermoform. For this p
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Trays for audio/visual media 'serve and protect'

For trays that hold cassettes, CDs and video tapes, Vinylweld shifts to new PVC sheet that holds tolerances and protects the media.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA): Tom Goeke, president.
A 3Com employee scans a  serial number on an adapter  card. That information is entered  into the computer at this workstation
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3Com adds thermoformed plastic tray to its 'network'

Computer communications gear maker 3Com replaces a variety of materials with a plastic thermoformed tray that protects shipments of its network adapter cards and cuts manual packing time by half.
The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has announced immediate plans to form a rigid film mfg. subsidiary in S"o Paulo, Brazil, to be called Klockner Pentaplast do Brasil.
PMMI?s Pack Expo site contains a searchable exhibitor listing that doubles as a useful and accurate directory of machinery and
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The Web's new trick: it's now useful

In our daily strolls out onto the Internet, we are noticing that an increasing number of web sites have become more sophisticated, offering genuinely useful information to packagers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) will invest $29 million to expand its rigid film plants in Gordonsville and Rural Retreat, VA.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Klockner Werke AG (Duisburg, Germany) plans to acquire the remaining shares of Kalle Pentaplast (Montabaur, Germany), a joint venture formed between Hoechst AG and Klockner Pentaplast GmbH in 1996.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA): Michael Tubridy, vp, sales and mktg.; Shawn Somerday, plant mgr., Barrier Films subsidiary.
At Lucent1s Columbus, OH, plant, a worker loads a printed circuit board into a clamshell at a work station
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Reusable PVC clamshells short-circuit waste for Lucent

Telecommunications component supplier slashes materials and labor costs by shifting to vinyl clamshell packs for printed circuit boards. Now Lucent asks some customers to return them for reuse.
At the eject station of the blister sealing machine, three vacuum pick-up arms place finished packages blister-side down  in the
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Eclectic 'sticks' with sealers

A brand new blister packager tied into an automatic collating and case packing system lets this adhesives manufacturer keep up with fast-growing sales.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) for rigid plastic films produced at its Gordonsville and Rural Retreat, VA, facilities; Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
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Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
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Box boosts sales

An attractive dark green chipboard box topped with a clear lid of thermoformed polyvinyl chloride has already boosted orders this year for the Copper Mermaid line of Americana brass ornaments from Pen & Inc., Concord, NH.
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Clamshell is armed for retail sale

A hinged polyvinyl chloride clamshell with multiple cavities has helped Norcross, GA-based Connecticut Valley Arms strengthen its retail sales of Black Powder Rifles throughout the U.S.
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Gauging demand for calendered plastics (sidebar)

Calendering developments show steady growth
High gloss is one of the characteristics of calendered plastic sheet (above) that makes it appealing to thermoformers. The speci
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Gauging demand for calendered plastics

Consistent sheet thickness and economics make calendered plastics appealing to thermoformers. How are plastics calendered? What are the current developments in calendering? Packaging World takes a look.
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Of communion cups and stand-up pouches

These three FPA award winners represent different industries to be sure, but they all have one thing in common: Their use of flexible films to meet packaging challenges.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) began a $30 million expansion that will double its annual rigid film and sheet capacity to 100 million lb.
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Supplier news: International agreements

As a result of the European merger of the rigid film businesses of Klockner Pentaplast and Hoechst's Kalle Hartfoilen (Wiesbaden, Germany), the U.S.
The vinyl base material unwinds to a pre-heating station to initiate the thermoform/fill/seal process. The pharmaceutical-grade
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'In-sourcing' revitalizes Gumtech

By thermoforming, filling and sealing blister packs of nutraceutical gums in-house, Gumtech can package products as needed, replacing the two- or three-week advance notice necessary for a contract packager. Payback in 18 months justifies the equipment purchase.
Self-locking anti-static PETG clamshell (above) provides ample protection while reducing costs and labor. It required no change
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Clamshell cuts costs for computer boards

Anti-static PETG clamshell costs less than previous bag and foam combination. Packaging steps are reduced from three to one.
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Break/peel/push blister security

A unique break/peel/push blister pack devised by Chicago-based G.D. Searle provides a heightened degree of child-resistance for its Covera-HS prescription medication, launched in June.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has established a research and materials testing center for pharmaceutical blister package films so that customers can develop or improve their blister packages.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA): Thomas Goeke, COO.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA): Randy Scott, market mgr. of polyester films; Michael Ryan, West Coast account mgr.
Updated graphics, sleeker contours and a wide base distinguish Hunt1s new blisters (above) from its original pack (right), which
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In the Hunt for higher output

To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.
Not only does the new forming web for the Idexx blister pack provide better  barrier, it doesn1t turn yellow as its predecessor
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Lamination solves a pair of problems

Forming web used for blister packs of reagent chemicals turned yellow with age and provided insufficient moisture barrier. New material addresses both issues.
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Getting a clear look at premiums

The packaging of electric shavers for promotional merchandising through mass-market outlets is sort of like trying to hit a moving target: the requirements are subject to change.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA): Michael Tubridy, director of mktg.; Dean Inman, vp technical areas; Nancy Edwards, mgr. of communications and media.