DuPont's Siddiqi will address food waste at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
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Pack Expo session to address food waste

Among the sessions at the Food Safety Summit Resource Center during Pack Expo Las Vegas will be one aimed at challenging packaging industry leaders to step up their contribution to ending food waste.
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Surgical kits 'Empower' Medline

Healthcare product manufacturer/distributor introduces new surgical procedure kit ID system to improve patient safety and reduce operating room staff confusion.
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Survey: convenience named biggest packaging breakthrough of the last 25 years

Results of survey of breakthrough packaging technologies from the last 25 years name reclosable and microwavable packaging as the innovations that have had the greatest impact.
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Keeping packaging innovation alive

What does it take to keep the fires of packaging innovation burning? After judging this year’s DuPont Awards, these thought leaders share their insights on the topic.
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Packaging's role in ensuring food safety and security

Judges of the 25th DuPont Awards share their insights on how packaging can play a more crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of our global food resources.
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What’s the key to profitable packaging innovation?

DuPont speaks with the lead juror of its 25th awards competition, consultant David Luttenberger, about the most important consideration in packaging innovation: the consumer.
Packaging innovations such as hot-fill PET bottles are among those DuPont has highlighted as having changed people's lives.
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DuPont Packaging invites you to vote on packaging innovation

The 25th DuPont Packaging Awards competition features past breakthroughs that changed our lives.
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Packaging helps UrgentRx expand retail distribution

Duane Reade, Walmart lead list of new retailers bringing “right-now relief” to consumer via key markets nationwide.
DuPont Awards deadline for entries is February 24, 2012.
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DuPont Awards deadline draws near

Time is running out to enter the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.
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DuPont Packaging Graphics and Aerospace Huayang sign strategic alliance

DuPont Packaging Graphics recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Xi’an Aerospace Huayang Printing and Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd., aimed at promoting flexography in the printing and packaging market in China.
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AMERIPEN gets new president

Changing of the guard also includes new vice president and secretary.
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DuPont Packaging announces call for entries

DuPont Packaging has announced the call for entries in the 24th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the longest running, independently judged competition in packaging.
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Colin Powell among the Pack Expo highlights

Pack Expo Las Vegas , a comprehensive resource for packaging and processing professionals alike, runs September 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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The crop waste buzz

Using crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock is suddenly hot.
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DuPont Awards-- call for entries

DuPont Packaging has announced the call for entries in the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.
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One powerful show indeed

Pack Expo International 2010, the largest packaging and processing event in the world this year, comes to Chicago’s McCormick Place October 31- November 3.
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22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation--Silver winners

The following are the 2010 DuPont Silver Award winners—Innovation.
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Two-in-one prefilled vial design wins DuPont Gold

Tamper-evident design of vial dispenser enables consumers to determine the authenticity of the product.
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Reusable shipper wins DuPont Diamond Award

Used to maintain and control temperatures of vaccines, blood, and biologics during transit.
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Register to 'attend' the DuPont Awards

Winners of the long-running DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation will be announced at a global online event, The DuPont Packaging Exchange.
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Intoxicating poppy top perfume packaging

In March 2009, France-based Kenzo Parfums launched a worldwide introduction of its FlowerbyKenzo fragrance (with hints of violet, vanilla, and rose) in svelte, customized glass packaging from SGD.
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DuPont Packaging announces call for entries for 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

Seeking breakthroughs in packaging innovation, sustainability and waste/cost reduction, DuPont Packaging announced the call for entries in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently-judged competition. The deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2010.
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Awards push sustainability

The 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation honors 10 winners that all carry a sustainable packaging message in their design and construction.
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DuPont Packaging Awards unveil 'green' winners

21st DuPont Packaging Awards, this year for  sustainable achievements, are announced May 28.
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Virtual event for DuPont Awards winners

Registration now open for online event to be held May 28th.
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Europeans Bullish on the Growth of the Bioplastics Industry

The third annual European Bioplastics Conference was held in Berlin in November.
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Sustainability news & events

Noteworthy Items Gleaned From World News
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Packaging aids Ireland's economy

The pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and medical device sectors remain vital to Ireland’s business future, despite the country’s recent economic slowdown.
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Sustainability news & events

Noteworthy Items Gleaned from World News
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Strategic or tactical

As timelines tighten and product merchandising becomes more sophisticated, there is a growing need for the continuous control and sustainable solutions that strategic uses of CP can provide.
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Sustainability news & events

 Noteworthy Items Gleaned from World News.
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Sustainability news and events

Packaging and Technology Integrated Solutions and Global Sustainability Solutions, Inc., an affiliate company, teamed up with DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers to lead a multi-sponsored consortium, “The Future for Sustainable Packaging: 2008-2018.”
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Package 'powerhouse' produces for global produce marketer

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

As the benefits of sustainable packaging grow more compelling than ever, both buyers and makers of packaging materials are finding ways to score successes.
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NYCOA® Names New President and CEO

Gregory J. Biederman has been named President and CEO of Nylon Corporation of America (NYCOA).
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2007 Sustainable Packaging Forum: informative and valuable

In only three years, Packaging Strategies’ Sustainable Packaging Forum, held this year in Pittsburgh, September 26-27, has become “the” annual event for taking the pulse on all things sustainable.
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Industry Watch

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DuPont awards call for entries

 
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Honoring the 2006 Hall of Fame inductees

Four outstanding packaging professionals will be inducted into the 2006 Packaging Hall of Fame™ during ceremonies at the Hyatt McCormick Hotel immediately after the close of Pack Expo International 2006 on Tuesday, October 31.Packaging Hall of Fame nominees are reviewed and inductees selected by a commission made up of representatives from various sectors of the packaging community. Tickets for the induction ceremony are available for $50 and can be purchased at www.pmmi.org/tickets.asp.
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Companies -

Pro Mach, Inc.’s ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking, and packaging systems and services throughout the Midwest.
Eric Greenberg
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Will PFOA issue stick to packaging?

“Truth is, FDA clearance of a food additive may not always last forever. The law provides that FDA can re-examine the safety of an approved additive whenever new evidence emerges to justify it.”
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The Packaging Summit Conference 2006

Where packaging’s leaders come together™
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Agenda at-a-glance

TUESDAY, MAY 16RECASTING THE ROLE OF PACKAGING INNOVATION8:45 a.m. Packaging’s New Role Raises its Standing in the Value ChainJim Peters, Director of Education, IoPP9:25 a.m.
Some OEMs have already overcome internal standards by offering packagers an automation solution with significant performance adv
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Packagers give OEMs more say in controls

Trend away from rigid control specifications gives OEMs freedom to work with the best control platform for their design, fosters innovation and cost savings.
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Consumers say freshness more important than cost

The food and beverage industry believes U.S. consumers are more price-sensitive than they actually are.
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Aseptic and ESL packaging keeps evolving (sidebar)

‘Soup-er’ stocks served aseptically
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Companies

Weber Marking Systems announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering, will be consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility.
Make2Pack speakers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, left to right: ELAU's John Kowal, Fred Putnam of MARKEM, Douglas Machine's Joe Faust,
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Maxed out on packaging productivity?

P&G, Douglas Machine, MARKEM and ELAU joint Conference presentation at PELV documents benefits of Make2Pack modularity in packaging machine design, deployment.
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The wrap-up: Paying lip service to packaging

A designer looks at lip topology—and explains why the best design is the one that doesn’t get noticed.
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TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR CONFERENCE AT PACK EXPO

New My PACK EXPO™ Tool Available to Help Attendees Select Compatible Sessions
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Dale's Kitchen aseptic stocks in 2-gal BIB packs are set to debut in October. The one-way dispensing tap preserves the quality o
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BIB tap maintains sterility in use

A patented dispenser tap that keeps low-acid bag-in-box products aseptic after opening draws end-user interest, including Dale’s Kitchen for soup stocks.
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Counterfeiting protection insights and tips

Mark Miller of DuPont Medical & Industrial Packaging addressed “Counterfeit protection of medical devices,” at HealthPack 2005, held in late March in New Orleans. Below are many of the key points from his presentation.
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DUPONT AWARD CALL FOR ENTRIES

April 30 is the deadline for submitting entries for the 18th DuPont Awards. Packaging designers, converters, consumer and industrial packagers, and equipment makers may enter with innovative, new product packaging developments that use plastic materials as an essential component.
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FPA winners sparkle

From 89 entries, here are the top winners in the 2005 awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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UW-Stout to host annual Jamboree

The University of Wisconsin-Stout will host the 2005 IoPP Student Chapter Jamboree entitled, “The Magic of Packaging,” from April 7-9.
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Companies

Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
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Clemson's packaging science program (sidebar)

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program.
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Get Ideas From Packaging Competitions (sidebar)

Among the better sources of ideas on how to use packaging as a marketing tool are packaging competitions. Many competitions post winners on Internet sites, allowing a quick scan of good ideas with narratives that give you insights on what the judges saw as positives in packages.
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Clemson's packaging science program

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program. Those questions and his responses follow.
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Clemson's packaging science program

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program. Those questions and his responses follow.
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The wrap-up: Bees prefer thermoformed APET trays...

...over injection-molded polystyrene. We disclose this and other fascinating facts that you may not have known about award-winning tray packs that are filled directly by bees.
One form of packaging security being used more frequently is the use of color shifting inks that show as different colors depend
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Package security demands linking of strategy, technology

Tactics such as DNA taggants and color-shifting inks have to be married with strategies that include tight supply-chain security.
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Diamond Award Winners--best of the best (sidebar)

Folger’s AromaSeal Shaped Plastic Coffee Canister(see: packworld.com/go/c108)The Procter & Gamble Co./Product Ventures, Ltd.
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Soluble film drug delivery pouch (sidebar)

Winning DuPont Silver were Alcan Packaging and Tapemark for a “quick-dissolve” soluble film drug delivery pouch that’s expected to be on the market commercially in the near future.
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Seen previously in PW (sidebar)

Gold Award:Ritz Chips(see packworld.com/go/c110)Kraft FoodsPrintpack USAFlat-bottomed, easy-open, stand-up pouch, made from a tandem adhesive lamination, affords a peelable, easy-open function with convenient peel-off tab for reclosure.
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2004 DuPont Award Winners

Picked from 104 entries from around the world, here are the winners of the 17th DuPont Awards Competition honoring innovation in packaging.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device packaging issues are addressed before a record crowd at HealthPack 2004.
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DuPont Awards call for Entries

DuPont, in cooperation with Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association in Gloucestershire, England, and the National Food ProcessorsAssociation in Washington, D.C., announces its call for entries for the 17th DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packaging.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device manufacturers continually strive for zero recalls caused by packaging problems. An on-site report on this and other issues from HealthPack 2004.
Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
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Packaging pirates avast

FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
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Sustainable packaging coalition forms

In November, a group of two dozen packaging professionals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Masterfoods, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Unilever agreed to form the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
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PEF elects 'Class of 2003' Packaging Hall of Famers

Members of the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) elected Arnie Orloski Jr. (shown), William E. Archibald, William R. Armstrong, and Richard G. Lee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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New venue for Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

It’s the fifth time around for this fast-growing show, and it’s expected to be bigger, newer, and better than ever when the curtain goes up on October 13. Look for more than 800 exhibitors and 17ꯠ attendees.
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Cradle-to-cradle catches on (sidebar)

Who attended
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HP Digital Package Printing Conference and Exhibition

The HP Digital Package Printing Conference and Exhibition is a two-day symposium and exhibit sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Specialty Printing Systems.
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Rotary blister sealer

The SRS Series semi automatic rotary type heat sealers from Serpone Packaging Systems are designed for medium- to higher-volume production requirements.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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Previously covered Du Pont award winners

Following is a list of past articles by Packaging World staff members regarding some of this years DuPont Award winning packages.
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Recent enviro-packaging developments

This is a list of recent commercial developments in environmental packaging. This is expanded listing that contains items not published in the print magazine.
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DUPONT CALL FOR ENTRIES

March 30 is the deadline for entries for the 16th DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packaging. Winners will be announced August 8, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.
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Web Plus: Sites

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Kraft, PEF name scholarship recipients

Kraft Foods and the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) announced that Sara Damon of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Emma Hollander of the Rochester Institute of Technology, were named the first recipients of the Scott-Hogue Scholarship Award.
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Packaging associations to showcase award-winning packaging at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

As of Nov. 25, six different packaging associations have agreed to showcase their award-winning packages within the PACK EXPO Las Vegas Containers & Materials Pavilion.
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P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

When merchandising executives from top retailers speak, packaging people tend to listen.
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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Hall of Fame welcomes five in 2002

Among the gala events associated with Pack Expo International 2002 is the induction of this year’s new members in the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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PEF announces 2002 Hall of Fame inductees

The Packaging Education Forum (PEF) will induct five career packaging professionals into the Packaging Hall of Fame during its annual Packaging Leadership Awards ceremonies on Nov. 5th.
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DuPont Awards

Following is a list of articles previously written by Packaging World editors on this year’s DuPont award winners.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
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Achievements

Setco (Anaheim, CA) was recognized by Weider Nutrition Intl. as its winner of the 2001 Packaging Supplier of the Year.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Companies

–Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has started production of adhesives for the Latin American Region at its new Brazilian adhesives plant in Jacare’.
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P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

When merchandising executives from top retailers speak, packaging people tend to listen.
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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
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DuPont celebrates 200 years; reorganizes businesses

As the company readies for its 200th anniversary July 20, DuPont Co. announced a reorganization of its business units.
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Companies

–Flexicon Corp. (Bethlehem, PA) relocated into its new 90ꯠ sq’ mfg. facility and world headquarters.
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Companies

–Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) opened its new Lansmont Technical Services Center in Irvine, CA, for product and package testing, field measurements, consulting, and education.
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DuPont to sell Clysar® to Bemis

DuPont agreed to sell its Clysar® shrink film business to the Bemis Co., Inc.
New coextruded blown film line for Enhance Packaging has broadened its structural offerings. Bubble of film (top) is totally con
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New coex line broadens food pack offerings

Coextruded blown film is new to Enhance Packaging Technologies. ‘Pancake’ die technology gives maximum flexibility.
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DuPont and EarthShell form strategic alliance

On April 11, EarthShell Corp. (Santa Barbara, CA) and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to accelerate commercialization of environmentally friendly packaging.
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DuPont Canada to buy Liqui-Box for $333 million

On March 26, chemicals firm DuPont Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ont., said it had agreed to pay $333 million to acquire packaging systems company Liqui-Box Corp. to boost its presence in liquid packaging.
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DuPont call for entries

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has issued its “call for entries” for packaging materials and technology in the Fifteenth DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packaging.
Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
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Industry watch: Companies

—BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
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Achievements

Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Inex Vision Systems (Clearwater, FL) has formed a relationship with Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) to develop Inex’s next generation packaging inspection solution.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The Mead Corp. (Dayton, OH) and Westvaco Corp. (Stamford, CT) have agreed to create a global company involved in packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals.
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Appointments, promotions

All-Pak, Inc. (Bridgeville, PA): Edward Wirtz, sales territory mgr., Philadelphia; Bret King, sales rep., Columbus. —DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE): Michael J.
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Kraft Foods scholarships honor PEF leadership

Northfield, IL-based Kraft Foods North America, a corporate member of the Packaging Education Forum (Arlington, VA), is establishing a pair of $2귔 scholarships in the names of the PEF’s most recent chairmen – James E. Scott, director of packaging engineering and design, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, and Thomas E. Hogue, director of packaging strategy, DuPont Co. (Wilmington, DE).
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) and Outsourcing Services Group (Allendale, NJ) have signed a letter of intent for OSG to purchase P&G’s North Norwich mfg.
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Relocations, expansions

Bomarko Medical Packaging (Plymouth, IN) recently entered into the medical device packaging market.
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Catering to convenience

From kid-focused foods in all-plastic barrier bowls to a caulk cartridge that reduces solid waste in Japan, the DuPont Awards cover a range of technologies.
Multi-Color Corp. in-mold labels for Cascade Complete and Downy Enhancer products from Procter & Gamble.
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Gravure winners solve problems

During the technical meeting of the Packaging & Label Gravure Assn., 11 entries were cited in the group's first packaging competition. The Best of Show and a winner in the flexible packaging category was the Kirkland Four Cheese Ravioli pouch by Nordenia USA (Jackson, MO) for Costco.
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P&G puts packaging a click away

Procter & Gamble’s director of corporate purchases talks about how packaging design and procurement will become increasingly web-based and collaborative.
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Converting technologies into solutions

CMM’s 13th biennial exposition in April plans to offer answers for converting and package printing industries, through what it calls its most comprehensive educational program ever.
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P&G, DuPont invest in Packtion

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) have agreed to become investors in Packtion™ (Chicago, IL), an online solution provider that matches global buyers, sellers and converters of packaging materials. The investment is a combination of cash (amount undisclosed by the three parties) and certain intellectual property.
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All-purpose medical pack

An award-winning thermoform package for Becton Dickinson’s surgical scalpel serves as a sterile barrier, a protective shipper, a sterile transfer tray from preparation to operating rooms and a point-of-use product dispenser. A blue-tint PETG outer tray, HIPS inner tray and a Tyvek lid replace an injection-molded box and foam insert.
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No beef with new packaging

RMH Foods’ precooked beef products were so good they won two top awards in last year’s competition held by Cattlemen’s Beef Board. However, the Morton, IL-based company didn’t feel the packaging was doing an equally good job of winning consumers.
In lieu of sending greeting cards, Edelstein Diversified Co. Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has made a holiday donation to The
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Achievements

The Folding Carton Div. of Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI) has achieved more than 7 years without a lost- time injury. —Plastic Suppliers, Inc.
PMMI executive board officers: (from left) Charles D. Yuska, Bernard M. McPheely, Mel Bahr, Robert S. Potdevin.
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Appointments, promotions

Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA): John W. Consay, to replace retiree William J. Avery, CEO. —Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (Buffalo, NY): Mark E.
Packaging Machines Intl., Inc., is moving into a new 40,000-sq' facility at 505 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; phone:
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Relocations, expansions

Zanasi USA (Minneapolis, MN), formerly MarCode, has moved its headquarters to 8601 73rd Ave. N., Suite 38, Minneapolis, MN 55428; phone: 763/593-1907, fax: 763/593-1941.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop, manufacture and market cap liner compounds for the Americas.
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Amboy touts single-serve pouch

Amboy Specialty Foods' Poucheze™ is a 3-oz pouch used for José brand cheese sauce. The pouch provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups.
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Sporty pouch will be a U.S. first

from InterBev 2000: Following more than two years of development, Hydrade Beverage Co., Dallas, TX, unveiled in New Orleans its 500-mL stand-up pouch for the sports drink category. Intended for on-the-go use, the pouch has a laminated PET/foil/PET/PE structure and a resealable fitment for convenience. Sourced and contract filled overseas, it will debut in four varieties in the U.S. in early 2001.
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Call for entries

DuPont has announced the call for entries in the Fourteenth DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packaging. Deadline for entries is January 5, 2001. Judges will be looking for innovations that offer a breadth of application for today and the future, significant industry and consumer impact, and a strong degree of innovation.
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Stand-up pouch soars

A resealable, stand-up pouch for 4 lb of frozen chicken wings sold at club stores won the Golden Cylinder award for top-quality gravure printing.
Process-printed flexography in seven colors by Robbie Manufacturing, the graphics carry the traditional Pilgrim's Pride look wit
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Printed films seal meat trays

Leak-proof films, featuring flexo-printed designs, seal both fresh chicken and frozen meat products for two companies at stores nationwide. Pilgrim’s Pride repositions its full line of fresh chicken and Carlson of Albert Lea debuts Crossroad Farms fully cooked frozen meats.
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E-commerce builds momentum by the bay (sidebar)

E-commerce, take two
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Merit re-tools for a global marketplace (sidebar)

Material makeover, too
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E-commerce packaging conference Sept. 26-27

Michigan State University is capitalizing on the success of its June conference with another Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers program scheduled September 26 and 27 in East Lansing, MI.
Motoman, Inc. (Dayton, OH) opened a full-service, 10,000 sq' regional facility in Charlotte, NC for sales service, application e
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Relocations, expansions

Sterling Packaging (Pittsburgh, PA) signed an order confirming its plan of reorganization. Plan includes the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment and SAP software.
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Achievements

Westvaco (New York, NY) has received the wildlife stewardship and forest management awards which are presented annually by the American Forest and Paper Assn.
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E-commerce seminar analysis

Packagers, material suppliers and other firms addressed ‘Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers’ at a June conference. Here’s an analysis from one of the conference's panel moderators.
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Super marketing through packaging

Products at the Food Marketing Institute trade show in Chicago illustrate how grocery marketers rely heavily on packaging to add convenience and sales appeal.
Planters' "tubed" peanuts are sold at retail in colorful display cartons (above). Photo below left shows the carton infeed stati
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Planters picks a packing line

Consumers are clearly fond of single-serve “tubes” of Planters nuts. An automated packaging line helps keep the nationwide pipeline full.
Capability of low-acid aseptic dual-head poucher (far left) includes viscous products for a range of sizes (left), with a focus
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches

F/f/s machine enlarges Amboy Specialty Foods’ reach to pouches as small as 3 oz. Products represent the most viscous application of the supplier’s technology in the world.
A worker at a Baxter Healthcare plant in Irvine, CA, seals sterile pouches with a band sealer. Close-up of the control panel (to
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Baxter Labs helps develop validatable pouch sealers

Spurred by ISO requirements, Baxter’s CardioVascular Group works with OEM to develop more consistent, validatable heat sealers for medical device pouches.
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Baxter Labs helps develop validatable pouch sealers (sidebar)

Materials also a variable
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Novelty packages greet FMI visitors

Retorted trays for Café Express™ from Wornick are launched at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. In a nearby booth, a 12-oz bottle is topped by an HDPE push/pull closure molded in the likeness of Scooby-Doo™.
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More conferences for EastPack

Several groups are planning conference sessions during EastPack in Philadelphia. Some are planned for Monday, the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 23.
Bob Wyatt (left) of DuPont Cyrel accepts the 2000 Technological Innovator of the Year award from Randy Stober, FPPA Awards Judgi
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Achievements

SKC, Inc. (Seoul, South Korea) celebrated the grand opening of its polyester film mfg. plant in Covington, GA, with an open house ceremony attended by Gov.
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EastPack: first show of the new century

More than 600 exhibitors are expected to attract 15ꯠ packaging buyers to the Philadelphia Convention Center, May 23 to 25. Workshops and conferences are also planned.
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LCP developments progressing

Superex Polymer pushes onward with development of liquid crystal polymers, which have potential application in multilayer beer bottles and stand-up pouches.
By this summer, CDI expects to fill its DairyAmerica-brand milk powder in a dual film bag system. Inner and outer plastic bags w
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Dairy coop decides on dual bag

California Dairies Inc. reportedly will be the first commercial user of a dual film bag system. CDI plans to offer the plastic bag as an alternative to multiwall paper bags for milk powders sold to confectioners, bakeries and cheese manufacturers.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sidel (La Havre, France) has acquired Norden Pac (Kalmar, Sweden).—Pinnacle Automation (St. Louis, MO) has been acquired by FKI plc (Loughborough, U.K.).—Amcor Twinpak North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has reached an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Stevens Flexible Packaging, Inc.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI) was recognized by Johnson Controls Corp. for its outstanding performance in 1999 and was awarded the North American Supplier Leadership bronze award.—Sertapak Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) received ISTA Certification for its testing laboratory facility.—Industry Week magazine has named Multisorb (West Seneca, NY) as one of the IW Growing Companies 25: America’s Most Successful Small Manufacturers for 1999.
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Food packs sparkle in DuPont Awards

From an Ocean Spray package that won the Diamond Award to a vacuum-insulated container for foods and other temperature-sensitive products, this year’s DuPont Award winners are an eclectic and innovative bunch.
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Easy-open package wins award

New pack design opens without requiring scissors.
Brass bells are loaded 24-up on the skin-pack machine (above). The new, smaller skin pack (inset, right) frees up more shelf spa
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Amish packager takes hands-on approach

A new skin-pack machine provides an Amish manufacturer of brass curios with a smaller, cleaner-looking package that occupies less space on gift-shop shelves.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mebane Packaging Group, Inc. (Mebane, NC). —TricorBraun (St.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

UCB Films Inc. (Smyrna, GA): Andy Newman, president.—AGR Intl., Inc. (Butler, PA): Henry Dimmick, Jr., CEO; Robert Cowden, vp, sales and service.—American National Can Group, Inc.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

In order to improve profitability, DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will streamline and restructure its polyester enterprise. Businesses included are DuPont Dacron®, DuPont Polyester Films and DuPont Polyester Resins & Intermediates.
Dehumidifier bags are overwrapped in film and sold in a colorful carton that?s merchandised at retail in a paperboard display
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Flexible bag becomes all wet

Bag serves as a self-contained, disposable dehumidifier. Calcium chloride in a top portion absorbs moisture, that drains into the bag's lower portion. Filling machinery saves labor costs for DampRid.
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Kraft executes sly redesign

The packaging for Kraft's Cracker Barrel® 10-oz cheese blocks underwent a significant change a year ago, but Kraft is hoping consumers won't notice.
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Two-pronged attack in case-ready meats

Some supermarkets like vacuum skin-packing for case-ready meat, while others prefer modified-atmosphere master packs. Why not offer both, asks this Denver meat packer.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont's Qualicon(TM) Inc. (Wilmington, DE) business unit and Institut Pasteur de Lille (Paris, France).
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Pre-made bags bring consistency

For a more consistent look for its line of frozen Mexican foods, Ruiz Food Products of Dinuba, CA, is using the Promobag(TM) from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS).
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Resin performs swimmingly for Salmolux

Federal Way, WA-based smoked seafood producer Salmolux Inc. markets gourmet smoked salmon at retail and restaurants internationally. Recently, Salmolux changed packaging film specs for its skin-packs.
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DUPONT AWARDS

DuPont announces the call for entries for the thirteenth- annual DuPont Awards for Innovation in Food Processing and Packaging. The competition includes both food and nonfood packs.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
These plastic drums, ready for filling, are labeled with appropriate warnings for hazardous materials
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Anchors aweigh

U.S. pushes for total rewrite of international maritime packaging rules for hazardous materials.
S leeves for digital camera bags (left) allow  consumers easy access inside the bag and highlight how the bag should be used. ca
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Paperboard packs award-winning punch

Award winners in this year's Paperboard Packaging Competition range from digital camera bag sleeves to catheter cards to bagel cartons.
Mead Johnson?s use of the nonround paper/foil canister marked the second commercial application of this new package. While th
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Unconventional packaging fuels a product launch

A nonround canister and a 12-count 'purse pack' are the package formats chosen by Mead Johnson to launch a new kind of calcium supplement called Viactiv.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Velda Jones-Potter, mgr., national sales of Clysar® shrink film; Sandra S. Van Wormer, vp, Clysar® shrink films business.
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Packaging focus for HBA Global Expo

Packaging and components for health and beauty aids will be prominent when HBA Global Expo opens at New York's Javits Center, June 8 to 10.
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Clarification

On p. 96 of the March issue of Packaging World, we incorrectly stated that Robbie Mfg. of Lenexa, KS, won a 1998 DuPont award for the Bueno Foods package.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) and Teijin Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) have signed a letter of intent to form a 50/50 global joint venture to produce and sell PET and PEN polyester film.
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CMM brings converting into the 21st Century

Through a conference program and exhibits, CMM Intl. attendees will be updated on the latest in printing and converting technologies. Here's a preview of what to expect at Chicago's McCormick Place, April 12 to 14.
Kettle Foods wanted to keep the paper look of their previous bags but put in a window so customers could see the tortilla chips
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Innovative applications bag awards

Flexible bags protect bone-in meat products, provide a barrier for respiring cheese, and allow high-altitude shipping of tortilla chips. All three earn awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
Flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools maintain child-resistance while offering users an easy-op
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Olin notches easy opening for flexible packs

A small notch makes it easier for consumers to open Olin Pool Products' child-resistant, single-use, flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools.
Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
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Shrink bags add spice to enchilada packaging

Enchilada maker Bueno Foods uses a shrink-bag over a tray to pack and merchandise frozen enchiladas. Customers like the microwavability, Bueno likes the ease of use and strong graphics.
Hot sauces are easy and safe for Chuy?s employees to handle thanks to the ?cool corners? shown at the bottom corners of these po
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Chuy's preps pouches for sauces

Plastic pouches enable Chuy's restaurants to store, cool and reheat fresh sauces for on-demand use at each outlet. Easier handling and improved food safety also benefit this Texas restaurant group.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Stouffer Foods is launching ?Skillet Sensations,? frozen, stand-up, pouch-packed HMRs, which are expected to be in full nati
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Home meal replacements stay hot

With Americans still clamoring for convenience in the kitchen, food marketers find packaging that offers opportunities in the home meal replacement category.
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Supplier news: Achievements

TAPPI'S polymers, laminations & coatings div. has recognized three individuals with awards: Thomas I. Butler of Dow Chemical Co. received the 1998 Leadership & Service Award and Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize; George E.
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Eight O'Clock tests canisters in supermarkets

Montvale, NJ-based coffee marketer Eight O'Clock Coffee is testing a composite foil/paperboard canister in New York City supermarkets for two flavors of Great Coffees of the World.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has begun production of its Clysar® LLDPE shrink film at the company's LeTrait, France plant, making it DuPont's first PE-based shrink film line ouside of the U.S.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Technology breakthroughs on display.
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Dissimilar packs share honors

A powder medication inhaler and unusual bags for an ice melter and for pet food earn recognition at DuPont's 12th awards competition.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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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Flexo savings are in the bag

Bake-Line Products lowers print and package development costs while shortening lead times by switching from gravure-printed pre-made bags to flexo-printed rollstock.
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Tiger thermoforms paper/plastic structure for cheese

Swiss company is believed first to use cellulose in a thermoform/fill/seal package for shelf-stable packs of cheese. The 20-g packs of cheese were introduced in the U.S. in June.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Barry Zias, technical services mgr.; Chris Laibe, sales and marketing mgr., Europe; Jeff Nichol, product and mfg.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) authorized a $40 million project to increase its Nucrel® brand eth-ylene/acid copolymer mfg. capacity at its site in Victoria, TX; it also started up new polymer modifying equipment at its mfg.
Among Nabisco?s global product offerings is this flexible structure for Oreo cookies marketed in Indonesia
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Packagers ponder global opportunities for flexibles

Packaging executives from Procter & Gamble, Nabisco and Phoenix Packaging Resources discuss flexible packaging priorities and challenges in markets around the globe.
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How the Web 'secures' true supplier partnerships

There are a lot of interesting stories in this issue. But perhaps the most intriguing is found in our Web Plus column (p. 86), researched and written by senior editor Dave Newcorn.
An extranet allows converters to better manage their orders and inventory at DuPont Polyester
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Using extranets for better materials management

Seeing potential in the Web for more than just distributing "brochureware," some companies in the packaging community have begun to use Web-based "extranets" to streamline the supplier-customer work flow.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Household Chemicals
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont Polyester (Wilmington, DE): Craig F. Binetti, vp/general mgr., Resins and Intermediates; Francine P. Cheeseman, vp/general mgr., Films.
Fresh steaks are vacuum-packaged in clear films using an ionomer sealant layer, and then boxed for shipping
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Catching the rays

Packagers seek FDA approval of resins for use in overwrapping and trays for irradiated beef and poultry.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has completed the purchase of ICI's (London, U.K.) polyester film businesses worldwide.
An improved bag for Manzate Fungicide (top) increases  productivity by 25%. GardenTech Singles (above) were developed with custo
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Agricultural winners at FPA

Two innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.
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Barrier technology impresses judges

The prestigious Diamond Award of the eleventh annual DuPont Awards went to Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY). CPT was honored for the high-barrier 400-mL (13.524-oz) polyethylene terephthalate single-serve bottle it developed for Atlanta-based Coca-Cola.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE): Sandra Van Wormer, business mgr., Clysar shrink films; Stacey Burr, Clysar North American sales mgr.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) donated $250ꯠ to Clemson University for a new packaging evaluation laboratory.
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Packaging revolution IS changing everything

"This changes everything." That line, taken from a recent crop of Chrysler ads, would have us believe the company's doing something revolutionary in its field.
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Breathable can for Gloria Jean's coffees

For gift packs, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees of Castroville, CA, has switched from steel cans containing 1.75 oz of ground coffee to 4-oz foil/paperboard canisters.
Dow Chemical has been awarded more than 60 patents for the technology, products and applications stemming from its INSITE9; c
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Patently controversial

Big business is losing the fight to make patent applications public. But it's gaining on its goal of creating a better funded, better operated U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Applications news

Increased volume led London Graphics to add a Cyrel® 3002i plate processor from DuPont Printing & Publishing (Wilmington, DE). According to DuPont, the London, Ontario, Canada-based company is the first in North America to have the system installed.
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NPE 1997 delivers a 'world of plastics'

Billed as the world's largest plastics exposition this year, NPE 1997 expects more than 1귔 exhibitors and 75ꯠ visitors at Chicago's McCormick Place between June 16 and 20. A technology-oriented conference program focusing on plastics trends will feature at least 100 industry experts.
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Worth its weight in crystal

It's no coincidence that Donna Karan's new Chaos perfume "purser" looks like a work of art. Resembling an uncut crystal, the uniquely shaped sprayer was designed by sculptor Stephan Weiss, husband of Donna Karan.
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Dual-pump pack minimizes waste

Introduced in Mexico last September, Colgate's dual-pumping toothpaste dispenser is unique for several reasons, says Bob Mack, associate director of technology at Colgate Palmolive's Global Packaging Group.
2:This sterilizable medical film is 50% thinner than comparable materials used for packages of intravenous drugs.
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Medical/surgical packs make a strong FPA showing

Among medical industry packages to win FPA awards this year was a thermoformed pouch that won the Green Globe Award for environmental achievement.
2:Controlled permeability in the film lidstock is the key to extended shelf life on this salad bowl.
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Foods fit fine in flexibles

Half of the 12 winners in this year's FPA awards competition for excellence in flexible packaging are food packages. A broad range of food categories are represented.
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Productivity Forum to gather in April

The Packaging Productivity Forum shifts this year from fall to April 28 to 30. Participation in the Trends Indicator survey is up 20% over the last survey.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will invest $500 million in its ethylene copolymers business, resulting in a 25% expansion in manufacturing capabilities.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) will invest more than $15 million at its DuPont Packaging France S.A. shrink film production facility in Le Trait, France.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Jerome M. Smith, vp, general mgr., Packaging and Industrial Polymers.
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Top graphics make milk pouch come alive

One of the pioneers in pouched milk packaging in the U.S. is now presenting its product in four-color flexo printing on white 4-mil linear low-density polyethylene that's bringing vivid color to the milk case.
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Pouches stand up for DuPont awards

For the second year running, stand-up pouches were prominent among winners in the DuPont Awards competition. Markets from around the world are represented in this 10th installment of the annual competition.
On their way to palletizing, 12-packs of Pepsi are gently conveyed on two tracks of coated plastic chain (above). When packs bac
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Carton conveyor cleans up beverage act

As an alternative to roller conveyors, a chain conveyor carries beverage packs 900' without scuffing or marring.
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Thermoform saves time in surgery

Special thermoformed packaging for a medical device from Medex of Dublin, OH, is designed so that clinicians in a non-sterile environment can open the package and present its contents to surgical staff in a sterile operating room without compromising the product's sterility.
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Pack Expo Plus: Seminars, conferences and allied shows

High-tech packaging solutions, new resin technologies, healthcare packaging, and better sealing technologies are just a few of the areas covered in conferences and seminars during Pack Expo week.
Shown are several of Swift?s Armour? marinated pork chop varieties. Chops are spaced about 1? apart within a multi-layer tray p
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Skin packs serve up Swift's pork chops

A multilayer film coextrusion combined with vacuum skin packaging machines help Swift gain a stronger presence in supermarkets with newer varieties of marinated pork chops.
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Easy-open pack for bundles

Bundles of six 2-L water bottles from Perrier/Vittel, Paris, France, get an easy-open feature thanks to a new multilayer shrink film with directional tear resistance.
Several pack and sauce varieties have helped Burns? retail customers regain market share from fast food outlets
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Film pack launches sub sandwich in Canada

Printed film replaces a manually applied label for Burns Meats' EZee Sub sandwich meat packs, saving 50% in combined material and labor costs.
Scimed?s color thermal-transfer-printed label is virtually indistinguishable from its previous preprinted label, shown at right
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Thermal-transfer goes four-color process

Scimed Life Systems uses up its $250ꯠ preprinted label stock inventory in favor of on-demand high-quality four-color process thermal-transfer printing. Label stock changeover drops from 20 per shift to just over one.
Five Mini Meals are manually loaded into a chipboard ?boot? and overwrapped in film for multipack sales
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Vend packs turn to new materials for new markets

Designed initially for vending sales, a new material blend permits skin-packed frozen Mini Meals for microwave heating to expand into diverse outlets.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is investing more than $100 million in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to meet the increasing demand for Mylar® polyester film and to support new applications.
After filling, trays are evacuated, backflushed and lidded two-up on a rotary system. Then they1re loaded onto wheeled racks and
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Ling Ling tries a blend of MAP and frozen distribution

Shipped and warehoused frozen, these Chinese entrees are displayed in the supermarket's refrigerated deli case, where their modified atmospheres give them an extended shelf life.
In Sonoco?s pilot production line, seven lanes of canisters are being gently conveyed from the container former/cutter to the pa
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Sonoco's new line produces 'swell' shape

Called a pilot line, Sonoco's new nonround paperboard canister fabricating line at Hartsville, SC, will keep Lipton and others supplied. European forming technology and paper bottom sealing rounds off Lipton's rectangular shape.
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Packaging is focus at Lipton's new tea party

A new rectangular paperboard can, new graphics, new glass jars, even some product reformulation, are all part of a major remake for Lipton powdered iced tea mix. New Natural Brew line aims at ready-to-drink market.
Cartons are presterilized, filled and sealed within the aseptic chamber, which runs along the bottom of the system
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Aseptic system drives gabletop coffee creamer

Norwegian dairy stlandsmeieriet Hedmark Trrmelk is first to use aseptic system to produce 1/4-L gabletops of coffee creamer. New system lengthens shelf life by 50% and triples output of prior extended shelf life equipment.
The new production line for Avitene includes this filler that precisely meters one gram of the product into a polycarbonate cup.
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Flexible pack cuts waste, improves performance

MedChem's surgical hemostat is switched from rigid packaging to a flexible chevron-seal pouch that's much easier to use. The reduction in packaging helped it win FPA's Green Globe environmental award.
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Competition nurtures flexible packaging innovation

Like many movie, television and music awards programs, packaging competitions tend to be judged by "experts" who try to assess how well entries meet a given set of criteria.
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New Year's promise: Internet packaging data

Imagine this. You get a sample of a stand-up pouch used to market salad dressings in Australian food stores. Marketing is pushing to introduce such a product/package ASAP.
Final suture packages are placed into cartons of twelve (above) before distribution. At the      lidding station (right), rolls
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Sewing up a new line

A versatile thermoformer lets this pharmaceutical manufacturer package its sutures in an easy-peel package that hospitals like.
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Pflaum succeeds Louis at WPO

The World Packaging Organisation, an international federation of the national packaging institutes, is moving to the U.S. and, effective January 1, 1996, is co-locating in Herndon, VA, with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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Beverage containers dominate DuPont awards

A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont (Wilming-ton, DE) and ResourceNet Intl. (Covington, KY) announced an alliance that will make DuPont's Clysar shrink film available through ResourceNet's nationwide distribution network.
Clay-coated newsback cartons have replaced SBS board for Pilling Weck1s line of disposable medical devices. The new cartons, so
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Folding carton changes rescue medical products maker

Changing from preprinted SBS to clay-coated newsback with labels printed and applied in-house saves Pilling Weck between 25 and 30% in material costs while halving carton inventory.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Co.'s (Wilmington, DE) Clysar shrink film plant in Clinton, IA, received the Certified Preferred Supplier status from 3M's Audio Video Products div.
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Diverse forces shape today's creative packaging

The four primary goals of packaging-product protection, identification, dispensing and merchandising-won't change in the 21st century. But as we near that milestone, the market forces that more subtly affect packaging are evolving.
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Flexibles promote 'enviropackaging'

Refill packs for Tide and Cheer laundry detergent garnered FPA's "Green Globe" award for 1994. Three other FPA winners were also big contributors to source reduction efforts.
When counterfeiters can reproduce holograms like those that appear on Microsoft?s packaging, it?s almost impossible to police pi
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Chesebrough decision strips away protection

If an appellate court decision stands, protection has narrowed for trade dress in packaging. P&G's newest suits could prove troublesome.
Side view of the thermoformed PVC tray shows its 3 1/2? depth
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Packaging helps a new market blossom

California flower grower enters the foodservice market by developing an MAP packaging system that's right at home in the refrigerated foodservice distribution chain.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont Co. (Wilmington, DE) will increase capacity for its "Clysar" shrink film business with a 16ꯠ-sq-ft expansion at its Clinton, IA, facility.
In the cleanroom at Luther Medical (above), workers use a special scrolling device to tightly roll the directions for each cath
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Out of pack, top of mind

Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.