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.
The drawing illustrates the construction of the unusual fluidic muscle.
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A bionic actuator

Based on a design derived from nature, the ‘fluidic muscle’ is a whole new breed of actuator that could have a big impact on the sealing of flexible films.
There is a unique combination of properties in the multilayer coextrusion.
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Protective packaging cuts waste and cost

A multilayer blown coextrusion with Surlyn at the core is the key to keeping a high-gloss, thermoplastic washing machine door ‘bezel’ from getting scratched.
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Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative’s EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape.
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Arthrex enjoys multiple benefits from Wire Coil Clamshell package

Labor savings, material savings, and environmental gains award Arthrex for its thermoformed medical device package.
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Protective packaging that's grown

Only two Diamond Awards for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability were handed out this year, and one was won by Ecovative LLC for its EcoCradle™ protective packaging product.
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P&G wins DuPont gold award

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, has earned a Gold Award from DuPont for revisiting its approach to flexible film packaging for the company’s Always feminine line of products.
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Beverage 'bottle can' wins DuPont Diamond Award

A multifaceted, game-changing technology for aluminum bottles has been aptly named a Diamond award winner for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction, and Sustainability.
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Fish for lunchtime

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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Krafting a better bottle

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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New candy packaging is sweet on the environment

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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Laminated cereal bag is fully compostable

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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Bag-in-Bottle system

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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Water BIB flows in Brazil

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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Organic cereals boast compostable, laminated bag

Jordan's in the U.K. uses bags that are certified as compostable.
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Film changes reflect product heritage, positioning

This is a sidebar to the story "Popcorn packaging production proliferates" which appears on page 34, in the Feburary 2008 issue of Packaging World Magazine.
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Digital plates deliver for Hershey's converter

Pardon the pun, but The Hershey Co. is a pretty sweet customer for flexible packaging manufacturer/converter American Packaging Corp. (www.ampkcorp.com). So when the Hershey, PA-based confectionery/snack food company introduced its limited-edition Hershey Mounds Island Orange candy last year, it needed stunning packaging graphics to convey the candy’s bold orange and coconut flavors. APC prints the secondary bag that holds 11.1-oz of 24 individually packaged candy bar miniatures, earning a Flexible Packaging Assn. Gold Award for Printing Achievement.
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Eco-friendly film-card pack

Applications are imminent for this 'new generation' carded package that combines a printed die-cut card with a corn-based PLA film.
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Heinz redesigns to fit refrigerator doors

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.
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Clarity comes to aseptic packaging

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.
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Paint this winner gold

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.
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Single-use eye shadow packaging

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.
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Resealable bag brings differentiation

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.
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Uniquely printed perfume cap

A specially developed printing system for Lancome’s “Hypnose” perfume caps has earned a DuPont Gold Award for France-based RPC beaute (formerly Crown Risdon).
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PET bottle flexes hot-fill muscle

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.
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Aseptically packaged and microwavable

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.
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Triple-gusset stand-up pouch

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.
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Color-change lid

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.
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Barilla finds two jars are better than one

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.
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Single-unit lip gloss packaging

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.
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Venting film for microwavables

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.
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Pouch-packed liquid foundation make-up

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.
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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.
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Bi-injected, electroplated lipstick cap

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.
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Cool innovation for beer

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.
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Martinelli is juiced about apple-shaped bottle

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.
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Automated-motion mascara

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.
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DuPont awards: Cool innovation for beer

The 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packages received awards.
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Combination products challenge packaging

Manufacturers must consider regulatory matters, materials, machinery, and sterilization methods when packaging these cutting-edge drug-device, drug-biologic, and/or device-biologic products.
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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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the FPA Silver Award winners...
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Insulated beverage wrap earns Gold

Winning a Gold Award for Technical Innovation was Cool2Go® wrap from DuPont (www.dupont.com/packaging). It is a 30- to 40-mil structure comprising polyester fiberfill material that’s heat-sealed between two layers of DuPont’s Melinex® polyester film.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

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Silver Award Winners

PACKAGING EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARDSKiMs Polly Peanuts, 350g/Amcor FlexiblesDuPont Cool2go Wrap/DuPont Packaging and Industrial PolymersCryovac Saddle Pack Multi-Unit Vacuum Package for Fresh Chicken/Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.
By orienting its medical device needles in opposite directions, AMS is able to place them closer together, reducing the tray siz
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Redesigned thermoformed trays reduce waste and costs

American Medical Systems, a provider of medical devices and therapies to restore pelvic health, reduces tray materials use and saves money.
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.
'Hybrid' packs of surgical drapes are produced on a thermoform/fill/seal line in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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10 ways 'hybrid' package awards Cardinal Health

Used to package drapes (and soon gowns), a flexible tray combines the stacking and loading benefits of a pouch with a premade bag’s linear tear opening and venting advantages.
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Stand-up pouch with built-in straw

Made with a film structure of DuPont Teijin PET film and Dow PE resins, the novel pouch package design lies in a patented built-in straw. Because the straw is inside the pouch, it won’t get detached and lost and it’s protected from contamination.
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Baby food packs win gold

A pair of 8.8-oz baby-food containers thermoformed by EDV from a polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene coextrusion won a Gold Award from DuPont judges who admired not only the containers’ design and structural properties but also how efficiently cup manufacturing is done.
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Easy-tear material garners Gold

Designed to replace cellophane in laminations for packaging prophylactics, Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas’ Tear Anywhere™ (TA) film is a multilayer, coextruded substrate designed to perform with similar characteristics to competitive easy-tear films.
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Multilayer coex blown film

The DuPont competition’s judges admired this dog food bag made by Kunshan Jiapu Packaging Co. of China for its high-impact graphics and its improved seal strength.
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Coated bowl with peelable lidding wins Diamond Award

France-based ready-made meals manufacturer William Saurin selected retortable, polymer-coated steel bowls with easy-peel polymer-coated aluminum foil lidding for its new single-serving “Salades Gourmandes” and “Salades Soleil” meat salad products.
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Plastic pack contains unit-dose blister packs

Child-resistance, senior friendliness, patient compliance, product protection, brand differentiation, and the ability to run on existing blister packaging equipment are the key benefits that earned a DuPont Silver Award for Shellpak™ from MeadWestvaco Healthcare Packaging.
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ChaoAn Wenhua Color Print Co., Ltd
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Special Citations

Stand-up barrier pouch for teaChaoAn Wenhua Color Print Co., LtdEasy carry package for spiritsFlex Industries Ltd.
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Quilt packaging enhances microwave heating

Browning and crisping of microwave foods such as baked goods and sandwich breads are enhanced by QuiltWave™ packaging from Graphic Packaging International.
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Snout gets to the root of problem hair

Unilever Home & Personal Care, Seaquist Perfect Dispensing and Flurer Design were awarded silver for a special dispensing actuator.
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On-the-go reclosable cup lid

With the Silver-Award-winning Traveler Plus™ lid there’s no more crying over spilled coffee.
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Convenient freezer-to-oven turkey packaging

Jennie-O Foods, Willmar, MN, is marketing its new “Oven Ready” fresh-frozen turkey products in a freezer-to-oven, easy-open bag system developed by Curwood, Inc.
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4-panel stand-up pouch

In search of unique packaging for the launch of its new Energice® rehydration/recovery drinks, the Jel-Sert Company, West Chicago, IL, selected QuadPAK™ side-gusset, 4-panel stand-up pouches from Kapak, an Ampac company.
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Hospital sterilization pouch

Autopak® is a three-ply structure from Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas for in-hospital sterlization of products such as medical trays used for surgery.
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A bag for all BBQs

From FPP Packaging Solutions in England comes the Qbag, a foil bag with a polyester window designed specifically for cooking on the barbecue grill. It won a Gold Award in the food category of the DuPont Awards competition.
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Integrated corkscrew offers wine bottlers new packaging option

A new wine bottle closure concept called IC3™ (3-in-1 Integrated Corkscrew) is designed to provide ease of opening without a traditional cork screw tool, excellent product protection against oxidation, and easy, high-integrity resealing of unused wine portions.
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Plastic brings weight and cost reductions

A plastic-for-glass replacement on a line of high-end cosmetics products sold by Maria Galland of France won DuPont silver for Ileos. Cost savings of up to 20% depending on size were achieved when the switch was made.
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Reducing leaks in meat packs

ClearShield™ shrink bags developed by Alcan Packaging offer bone-in meat packagers an alternative to more traditional shrink film bags that need to incorporate “patches” or “caps” strategically applied to the bag exteriors to prevent bones from puncturing the film and creating package leaks.
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Low-profile, soft-grip package opens new markets

O’Keeffe’s Co., Inc., Sisters, OR, has tapped more deeply into target markets for its hand and foot crème balm products by introducing alternative packaging for the hardware/home center channel.
A two-piece custom-molded threaded case of polycarbonate is used to hold 12 of the wrapped condoms.
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Reshaping packs for condoms

Global Protection selects round case to display—and sell—its colorfully wrapped condoms.
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Labatt launches first insulated beer cans

The new 473-mL (16-oz) Labatt Blue Cold One beer from Labatt Breweries of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, is packaged in aluminum cans wrapped in preprinted, insulated shrink labels.
The primary package is a thermoform 15 1/4 8" deep with flexible-film lidding heat-sealed to the flange. Three packs are combine
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Packaging upgrade is sweeter than sugar

Pre-measured one-cup containers are a consumer-friendly and reclosable alternative to traditional packaging formats that have been around forever.
Onions as well as celery/onion mixes are being introduced in 8- and 10-oz portions in these PET containers with film lidding and
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Onions take to thermoforms

For both foodservice and retail channels, Gills Onions is now offering rigid packaging as an alternative to flexible film bags.
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Clarification

On page 47 of Packaging World’s March coverage of the Flexible Packaging Association’s awards competition, the wrong image appeared with the description of the Autopak® Sterilization Pouch.
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Sweet 'N Easy debuts at Pack Expo

At a Pack Expo International 2004 press conference, DuPont Packaging Solutions (DPS) introduced its own Sweet ‘N Easy-brand grape tomatoes in a single-serve container thermoformed of polyester.
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'Bottle cup' pours innovation into tf/f/s (sidebar)

By early next year, look for the “bottle cup” to be launched commercially, most likely for drinkable yogurt. So says Charles Ravalli, president of Hassia USA, Inc.
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Film 'doubles up' for dishwashers

A water-soluble film from Monosol, LLC is providing the carrier for a dual-compartment pack for Procter & Gamble’s Cascade for automatic dishwashers.
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Chilled paté spreads innovation

Nutrexpa S.A., has introduced an oxygen- and ultraviolet-light-barrier thermoformed polypropylene cup for a line of refrigerated patés.
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Fine-tuned film says 'cheese'

Alcan Packaging has introduced a film structure specifically tailored for certain cheeses like Swiss or Edam.
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Indian haircare products add appeal (sidebar)

Two products for the haircare market in India together won a Silver Award for The Paper Products, Ltd., Thane, India, a member of Huhtamaki Group.
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Flexible approach to applying lipstick (sidebar)

ColorKiss by Orlandi is a unique use of flexible packaging to hold a single application of lipstick. Developed by Dale Beal, Orlandi vice president of marketing, it uses an exclusive license for the inventor’s patented system.
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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'Mirror' bottle reflects sunscreen (sidebar)

Ormond Beach, FL-based Hawaiian Tropic/Tanning Research Labs won DuPont Silver for a bottle with a mirror embedded in its front panel. Empire/Emco worked with Hawaiian Tropic to design the bottle and served as a broker through bottle molding, decorating, and filling steps.
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Single-dose, needle-less syringe (sidebar)

Los Angeles-based Penjet Corp. won a Silver Award for its invention of the PenJet: a prefilled, needle-less injection package for liquid and lyophilized drugs.
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Nature fills APET trays (sidebar)

Trays filled by bees have proven to be the bees knees for Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. and Bee-O-Sphere Technologies. The patent-pending Bee-O-Pac trays earned a Silver Award.
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Film innovation (sidebar)

Fighting mold in homes, as well as commercial and government buildings, is serious business. Now there’s a new tool for the fight: Moldgard™, a 15- to 17-micron cast nylon film that includes a proprietary antimicrobial material.
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Special Citations (sidebar)

Synthetic PaperSintecplast, Ltd.
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Paperless printing presence

Designed to replace a paperboard carton, the new Costco-brand Kirkland Four Cheese Ravioli pouch is rotogravure-printed to enhance the overall quality and shelf presence of the package.
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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Turkey Hill's cool new label

Following a successful market test of a new insulating label that keeps cold beverages cooler, Turkey Hill Dairy plans a broader use of the novel label come spring.
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Shapely canisters treat cookies, dog food

Distinctive tapered canisters with rounded corners are creating differentiation for products in two separate categories, and in two different countries. In the United States, Dayton, OH-based Iams Company in November began to use the Linearpak® container for its new Eukanuba Healthy Extras Biscuits.
Shown here is a sampling of Clean Team's packaged cleaning cards that are inserted into magnetic stripe readers, point-of-sale c
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Four-side-sealer homers for Clean Team

Clean Team, a San Diego maker of cleaning card products, speeds changeovers and lowers labor costs with an automated sealer. Pitched area allows for easy filling of liquid cleaning solution into the package.
Colorful front labels are applied to pouches by a tamp labeler (top). On the can-filling side, cans are positively captured on t
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Packaging technologies blossom at seed company

Filling of plant seeds into cans and pouches sold to commercial growers took a big step forward when Seminis built a new plant. Front-and-back labeling systems are standouts.
Dutch (left) and Don LaJeunesse hold a skin-packed pad of stainless-steel components in front of their company's new skin packag
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'Job shop' takes hands-on approach to skin packaging

Semi-automatic skin packaging machine improves protection of shipments of stainless-steel components and saves money.
Acolorful paperboard sleeve delivers shelf impact, while the CPET tray lets consumers cook the meals right in the package.
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Case-ready fish in a cook-in tray

OceanPro launches its Fish N’ Easy brand of fresh fish in a cook-in CPET tray. Refrigerated shelf life is 11 days, enough to give retailers two weekends to make the sale.
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Catering to convenience (sidebar)

Other winners
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Sporty pouch a U.S. first

Wanting to make a splash in the sports drink category, Hydrade Beverage is introducing a 500-mL stand-up pouch with a PET/foil/PET/PE structure.
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Amboy touts single-serve cheese

Amboy Specialty Foods’ Poucheze is a 3-oz shelf-stable pouch of pourable cheese that provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups, larger pouches or #10 cans.
The Milwaukee County House of Correction produces meals in reusable trays like these in an unusual wrap and shrink process. The
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Correctional facility bars wasted food, materials

A specially developed film applied to reusable trays on a heat-shrink machine helps the Milwaukee County House of Correction provide inmates with a tamper-evident package that reduces wasted food and packaging materials.
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Pack gains Annie's approval

Annie’s® Homegrown Inc. in September introduced Microwavable Single Servings Mac & Cheese Meals in a “dual pouch” that holds organically grown macaroni in one pouch and powdered cheese sauce in a second, smaller pouch.
The bagged hip stem is twisted into place into an undercut in the inner tray (above). This secures the metal part for distributi
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Redesign puts twist into 'hip' trays

Smith & Nephew’s redesigned packaging for hip stems puts a product-securing twist to PETG trays, while foam inserts also keep the metal product secure.