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Live from Interphex NY 2011: Day II

Packaging machinery, material developments merit attending trade shows such as Interphex.
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Healthcare Packaging conference program announced

The Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops event will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ.
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Cat litter bag stands up and stands out on-shelf

Forty-two pounds of scoopable cat litter are now more visually inviting on shelf, easier to carry, and more sustainable, with The Clorox Pet Product Co.’s switch from a polypropylene pail to the FlexZiBox® flexible stand-up, handled bag from Nordenia.
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Baby food benefits from flexible pouch features

A stand-up, reclosable, flexible retort pouch from Ampac for a line of organic baby foods from New York City-based Sprout was awarded Gold for Environmental & Sustainability Achievement.
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MAP for produce also Highest Achievement

The Fresh-N-Tasty Produce Pouch from Robbie Flexibles won a Highest Achievement Award from the FPA judges.
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Taking innovation to the extreme

Product concept and package structure remain strong companions, and some recent packages take it further through waste minimization or added convenience.
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Toray Plastics (America): Directional-tear polypropylene sealant films for non-retort market

Torayfan® TreaTear™ LT52 and LT72 polypropylene films for non-retort applications, from Toray Plastics, perform as drop-in replacements for LDPE sealant films in stand-up pouch applications. 
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Iconic candy meets stand-up pouch

Necco Sweethearts have been an American favorite since 1902, but even the most iconic confectionery can benefit from a packaging upgrade.
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Tuna cans open with ease

Jealsa, the leading Mediterranean fish canner, is relaunching its oil-based tuna product using PeelSeam™ peelable ends.
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The RB Dwyer Group: Web offset printing

The RB Dwyer Group’s IVCO (Infinitely Variable Cylinder Web Offset) press, manufactured by RDP Marathon, prints high-quality shrink sleeve labels comparable to rotogravure with no tooling costs.
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Wausau Paper: Food packaging paper swatchbook

Wausau Paper’s Food Packaging Swatchbook highlights paper options and performance characteristics to help designers and manufacturers specify paper for various food packaging applications.

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O-I: O-I expands line of lightweight wine bottles

O-I’s line of 750 ml, lightweight claret and burgundy bottles is part of the O-I Lean+Green®  initiative designed to create aesthetically pleasing, durable, yet lighter weight bottles using advanced manufacturing techniques.  
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Biobent Polymers, a division of Univenture, Inc: Bioplastic resin made of soy

A new division of Univenture, Biobent Polymers is launching Panacea™, a bioplastic resin that maintains the characteristics of the base plastic material while replacing up to 40% of the petroleum normally used in plastics manufacturing.  
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Multisorb Technologies, Inc: Sorbent analyzes product stability

SimulSorb℠ and SimulOx℠ are integral components of Multisorb’s Calculations through Operations℠ value proposition; they utilize an advanced proprietary program that analyzes the drug product being packaged and predicts its chemical and/or physical stability outcomes when exposed to moisture or oxygen in the headspace of a container.
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Tegrant Thermosafe Brands: Off-the-shelf temperature-control shipping solutions

The Certis™ line of off-the-shelf qualified shipping solutions from Tegrant Corporation, ThermoSafe Brands features ThermoPhase powered by PureTemp, a renewable plant-based phase change material that reduces shipping costs while providing tighter temperature control with extended shipping durations.

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