Able to protect contents such as yogurt, snacks, and dry cereals against spoilage, leakage, contamination, and tampering, DuPont’s Appeel is clean-peeling, solvent-free sealant resin that offers predictable and repeatable heat-seal strengths for easy-open flexible lidding on rigid containers.
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers’ latest online modeling tool-- Sealant Selector--is designed to help packaging engineers and designers identify the most appropriate sealant and to explore new ways to handle tough sealing challenges in applications ranging from pharmaceutical packaging to meat and dairy packaging.
DuPont Packaging’s SaVE (Sealant Value Estimator) is an online predictive modeling tool that enables brand owners and packaging converters to evaluate the total cost of flexible packaging that relies on sealing solutions to help protect the contents.
Appeel® 22D843 lidding sealant resin from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers is pellet-blended with a polypropylene sealant resin solution to provide converters with an easy and effective way to make peelable lids for retortable polypropylene (PP) packages.
DuPont Packaging has developed renewably sourced Biomax® Thermal 300, a proprietary heat-stabilizing modifier that allows polylactic acid (PLA) thermoformed packaging to withstand elevated temperatures during transport, storage and use.
The Thermal Printmaster from About Packaging Robotics features a 300-dpi near edge printer that gives the appearance of preprinted pouches and the flexibility for on-demand printing of text, graphics, and bar codes.
DuPont offers its Cool2Go wrap, designed to be used on beer cans to keep beer colder for a longer period of time. Wrap is a thin, insulating layer, which protects beer from heat transferred from warm hands, condensation, and outside temperature.
DuPont’s Selar® PA is an amorphous nylon barrier resin ideal for temperature- and flavor-sensitive refrigerated foods and beverages. Resin provides the oxygen and carbon dioxide barrier properties necessary to retain shelf life, yet also offers the clarity of glass with lower weight and better impact resistance.
Flexicon offers Flexi 6744, a new peelable lidstock for thermoformed cups that seals through oil and chemical contamination. Lamination is made from polyester and foil, plus a proprietary, 3-layer, coextruded sealant.
The Isotech Bag from Tolas Health Care Packaging allows manufacturers to sterilize, ship, and supply large quantities of parenteral packaging components such as stoppers and vials in one flexible, high-strength bag.
Serpone Packaging Systems introduces its Table Top Skin Packaging Machine, Model SMT-1824, that can be used for the production of retail carded packaging as well as industrial applications for shipping containment.
DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added several new grades to its existing line of Appeel® sealing resins, which are said to offer better protection and cost savings for multilayer film lidding for food and medical packaging over aluminum/lacquer lids.
Nucrel® AE resin from DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is said to enhance adhesion to aluminum foil and metallized film when blended into LDPE. Benefits include line-speed increases without sacrificing adhesion to foil; improvement in heat seal and hot-tack performance; and decreased process temperatures for improved taste and odor, as well as reduced emissions.
CMS Machine Systems (DuPont, PA) has released the 650 Sleever, a full-body shrink-sleeving machine capable of speeds to 650 cpm. Made of stainless steel, the compact machine can be integrated into existing lines and accepts containers to 170 mm in dia.
DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have teamed to develop, manufacture, and market cap liner compounds. By combining DuPont’s polymer offerings with Teknor’s custom compounding technology for cap liners, the result will provide new solutions for packaging producers in the food and beverage industries.
From Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) comes a PE-based bottom web material that heat-seals to uncoated DuPont Tyvek®2FS and permits easy-peel opening. Especially suitable for thermoformed or non-formed packages used in the pharmaceutical industry or by makers of medical instruments.
Markem (Keene, NH) has introduced its 3710 Series black thermal-transfer ribbon for use with its Smart Date product line. It’s said to provide improved print quality when printing on rough substrates such as frozen foods and pharmaceutical applications.
A line of forming and nonforming rollstock for the meat processing industry is available from Inovpack (Totowa, NJ). The blown coextruded film contains nylon and DuPont’s (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® among its 5 proprietary layers.
A new family of Surlyn® liner sealants from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is for dry snack food packaging films. The sealant, which is available in seven different grades, is targeted for use in coextruded films for vertical and horizontal f/f/s applications.
Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee, WI) has been licensed by DuPont to provide a new 1025B Tyvek® for desiccant packaging. Tyvek 1025B is a thin, spun-bonded polyolefin with a base fiber of HDPE that retains a high degree of strength and puncture resistance.
DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has introduced its Nomex® paper for computer imprintable tags and labels. The paper was designed for bar-code-readable print quality applications and for use with thermal transfer, dot matrix and laser printing.
DuPont Films (Wilmington, DE) has introduced a hydro/biodegradable polyester that is said to decompose without harm to the soil or environment. A modified PET polymer, Biomax can be made into fibers, films or resins, and has a melting point of around 200°C.
Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.
Improved barrier layers in multilayer packaging structures can now be achieved by modifying EVOH with Surlyn® AM 7926 or Selar® PA UX 2034 from DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE).
Falcon Belting's (Oklahoma City, OK) patented new C-17 chain uses LFS(TM) (low friction surface) technology to permit products to slide along a conveyor line with fewer lockups and less product damage.
DuPont (Whitby, Ont., Canada) has added the DA4000 aseptic pouch filler to its line of pouch packaging fillers. The DA4000 can package beverages and liquid foods in sizes ranging from 200 ml to more than 2L at up to 6ꯠ L/hr.
DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Clysar® poultry tray packaging system includes Clysar RS500 shrink film, the RS510 conversion kit for modify- ing existing Ossid 500 tray packaging equipment, and a hot water shrink tunnel that minimizes print distortion.
DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) metallized PVDC-coated Mylar XM MC1T and MC2 polyester films are now available with a gamma-ray resistance feature. An excellent barrier to oxygen, moisture, light, flavor and odor, applications include sterile packaging of medical supplies and aseptic packaging of oxygen-sensitive foods, such as juices, purees and pastes.