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Cortec Corp.: Cortec Corp.: Cortec Corp.: 100% biodegradable VCI film protects metal parts

Cortec's Eco-Corr Film® is a biobased and biodegradable film that provides contact, barrier, and patented Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI®) protection for up to 2 years.
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ASTM: Biodegradable packaging film

Clarifoil’s biodegradable films can be used for small electronics as a laminated surface finish to the carton, as a high transparency window aperture, and as a tamper-evident label on the packaging.
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ASTM: Lamination films

Clarifoil’s biodegradable cellulose acetate films for print enhancement, carton windows and labels, provide a range of special effects on printed surfaces.
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Clysar, LLC: Clysar, LLC: Clysar goes green with shrink film

FROM PACK EXPO 2008: PLAnet™ shrink film gives overwraps a biodegradable option.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Leak tester for pouches

The VeriPac 325/D from PTI Inspection Systems is a nondestructive leak tester for foil barrier pouches and poly peelable chevron-designed pouches.
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MOCON, Inc: MOCON, Inc: MOCON, Inc: Packaging test systems

MOCON’s Lippke™ 4000 Series is the next generation in a line of positive pressure medical device packaging test systems.
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ASTM: ASTM: Sustainable polypropylene

Cereplast, Inc.’s bio-based sustainable plastic, Cereplast Hybrid Resins, replace 50 percent or more of the petroleum content used in traditional plastic resins with bio-based materials such as starches from corn, tapioca, wheat and potatoes.
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ASTM: ASTM: Sustainable packaging film

NatureFlex™ is a family of biodegradable cellulose-based films from Innovia Films. They’re derived from renewable wood pulp and certified to meet ASTM D6400 standard for compostable packaging.
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ASTM: ASTM: Oxygen Permeability Tester (OTR)

TOY-C1 package/film Oxygen Permeability Tester is applicable in oxygen permeability test of plastic films and packaging containers (such as plastic bottles and plastic packages) in air or in 100% oxygen.
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BASF Corp.: BASF Corp.: Resins for biodegradables

BASF’s Ecoflex™ resins can be used in biodegradable films and coatings. Coatings and films made from Ecoflex resins meet ASTM D6400-99 specification for compostable plastics and will biodegrade swiftly and completely when composted in commercial or municipal facilities.
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ASTM: Rackable corrugated pallet

Packaging Unlimited (Louisville, KY) introduces a rackable corrugated pallet designed for multiple uses in various industries. The SureStacker™ pallet has been tested under specific load-bearing weights and certified to ASTM standards by the Virginia Tech Center for Unit Load Design.
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Testing Machines Inc: Testing Machines Inc: Testing Machines Inc: Testing software

Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) has introduced a new version of its Labmaster® Slip and Friction Testing System for flexible packaging materials.
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American Society for Testing Materials: American Society for Testing Materials: ASTM guide

D 6198, the Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design, was recently approved by ASTM (W. Conshohocken, PA). The guide provides information on the procedures, information required and steps to follow in design for successful performance in handling and shipping.
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Standards availability

American Society for Testing and Materials (West Conshohocken, PA) standards can now be delivered within 10 minutes to any fax machine, anytime, says the organization.
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Corona-treated film test

The American Society of Test Methods (ASTM) announces the approval of a new test method for determining the surface energy of corona-treated films. The new test method, ASTM5679-96, is entitled "Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements." Method allows for the inclusion of measuring all polymer films, unlike the older test that measured only PP and PE films.
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Materials testing software

Chatillon (Greensboro, NC) has added a new program to its Material Witness(TM) software family: Data Analysis for Windows®. Stores up to 32ꯠ load and extension points per test for highly detailed analysis and graphic representation.
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Consultant directory

ASTM (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced the 1995 Directory of Scientific & Technical Consultants and Expert Witnesses. This directory includes over 200 categories of specialized consulting services and over 1ꯠ consultants and expert witnesses in an easy-to-use format.