An application of KORRVU® suspension and retention packaging provides Spacelabs Healthcare with a protective, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution for shipping irregularly shaped and highly sensitive patient monitoring systems around the world. The package is from Sealed Air Corp. (www.sealedair.com).
Cryovac Food Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp. (www.sealedair.com) was awarded a Gold for Technical Innovation for its coextruded Flavour Mark™ retort material. Made of an unidentified multilayer coextrusion, the film is intended as a replacement for #10 cans to be used with the Cryovac Onpack vertical form/fill/seal system.
Raw Seafoods, Inc., New Bedford, MA, has introduced a line of gourmet-quality frozen seafood entrées in 400-g (single-serve) and 900-g (double-serve) microwaveable “MicroRite” trays supplied by Graphic Packaging International (www.graphicpkg.com).
“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA, lays claim as the first to offer microwavable entrées in a self-venting package. “There is absolutely no hassle with these entrées,” enthuses Mark Willes, vice president prepared foods/retail.
Packaging of computer monitors has changed dramatically at Palo Alto, CA-based Hewlett-Packard. By replacing expanded polystyrene end caps with suspension packaging made of kraft paper and plastic film, H-P has reduced material costs by 15.5%.