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New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
FLEXIBLE PACKS. This lineup shows some of the varieties  of 50-mL Pocket Shot packs.
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Pocket Shot hunts for pouch sealing solution

Ultrasonic sealing virtually eliminates leakers attributable to a previous hot-seal/cold-seal approach.
Medicine kit pack rides Coca-Cola crates to save lives in Zambia  and captured the premier Diamond and the Special 25th Anniversary Food Security award.
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The DuPont Awards—from strength to strength for 25 years

This year's top winner is special. By leveraging the Coca-Cola Company’s distribution network, it gets medicines and instructions to remote areas and helps save lives.
Apples are among the produce packed in the new material.
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Produce packaging gives consumers that traditional feel

UK supermarket leader Sainsbury’s has developed an innovative new packaging format for their fresh produce that withstands the existing distribution and supply-chain processes while at the same time enhancing the consumers’ experience.
STANDUP POUCH. Characteristics that mark this standup pouch are consumer convenience, long shelf life, and sustainability advant
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Co-packer puts Sunkist brand front and center

A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand.
IN THE BAG. Lancaster Foods packages fresh produce for both retail and foodservice markets.
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Fresh produce packer opts for f/f/s bagging

Installs two vertical form/fill/seal machines to optimize operating flexibilities.
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Tuna steaks in retorted plastic cups

In September 2008, Vigo, Spain-based seafood processor Miau launched shelf-stable tuna steaks packaged in retorted plastic cups supplied by EDV Packaging (www.edvpackaging.com).
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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Pocket Shot liquor served in a 'flexible flask'

A 50-mL stand-up format gives liquor on-the-go portability—and unbreakable flexibility.
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Tape bands reseal salad bags

Langmead Farms-brand bagged salads, marketed by the UK-based store chain Tesco, are packaged in new, consumer-convenient, reclosable film bags.
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Salad bags get tape reclosure

Langmead Farms-brand bagged salads, marketed by the UK-based store chain Tesco, are packaged in new, consumer-convenient, reclosable film bags.
MICROWAVE CONVENIENCE. An internal steam vent in this stand-up pouch permits self-venting in the microwave oven.
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The incredible flexible pouch

Economies of scale drive pouch costs down, while shelf appeal and convenience features deliver on the marketer's need to differentiate.
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'Flexible can' stands tall

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
Glove fit. The new form-fitting (below) tray provides a tighter, closer fit for the breast biopsy device, and for a specimen.
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Redesigned biopsy device tray fits like a glove

Thermoformer’s choice of film provides contoured shape to protect Sanarus Medical’s handheld breast biopsy device.
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Pouch steams into market

Consumers are steaming happy about the convenience of Amcor Flexibles’ (www.amcor.com) microwavable SelfVent Stand-Up Pouch for fresh, steam-cooked vegetables.
Finished packages and thermoformed trays.
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Tray pack 'sticks' for safety needle

Film’s strength, rigidity, and thermoforming benefits make it Now Medical’s choice for a tray that contains a patented safety needle.
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

MD&M speakers tout virtual package design for medical devices
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Reclosable pouch for dried fruits

Sundora Foods of York, England, has relaunched its line of dried fruits in 250- and 500-g stand-up reclosable pouches using the Flexcan from Amcor Flexibles.
Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
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Contoured can plays in Australia

In mid-December, Melbourne, Australia-based Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) launched a limited-edition Australian cricket shirt shape embossed on the back of a contoured can for its Victoria Bitter (VB) beer.
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Kroger's sweet results

The block-bottom fabricated bags used for Cincinnati, OH-based The Kroger Co.’s "Private Selection" Chocolate Squares present ample space for product branding and information, while the upright stance offers high visibility for consumers.
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Creating a national brand

Parmalat Bakery Group recently selected Ionic Communications Group to create the branding and packaging strategy for a line of cookies marketed under the brand name Mrs.
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P&G switches to plastics for Folgers

Calling it a revolutionary new package for coffee, Cincinnati, OH-based Procter & Gamble introduced the AromaSeal high-density polyethylene container as a replacement for the venerable three-piece steel can for the brand’s top-selling 39-oz size.
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Thermoforming proves swell for Jo-El

“Hardware manufacturers were not known for offering consumer-friendly packaging in the past,” admits Benny Vestergaard, logistics manager of Jo-El Electric A/S, Odense, Denmark.