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Big deli meat pouch packs

In the early 1990s, Land O’Frost, Inc., Lansing, IL, and Searcy, AR, was a pioneer in the implementation of flexible, resealable packaging for deli meats.
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Thermally stable PP jar

The September launch of Marks & Spencer’s new British Groceries range, with new branding for more 70 products, includes a coextrusion blown plastic jar solution.
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Survey: Wineries popping for cork closures see significantly higher growth

Of the top 100 bestselling wine brands, 72 are using cork, a trend that appears to correlate with greater sales growth, a new study reports.
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O. Berk Company: Custom pharmaceutical packaging

O.Berk’s 16-oz. HDPE pharma oblong bottle--an O.Berk custom mold--is stocked in amber and is also available by special order in natural, white or a choice of custom colors.
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Sekuworks, LLC: Tamper void tape

Sekuworks' SEKULOCK ™ self wound poly tape, designed to work with automatic or hand-held tape gun dispensers, provides secure container closure and tamper void indication on a wide variety of packaging substrates.
COST REDUCTION. By using flexible-film bags, Clorox reduced packaging material weight by 80% and achieved other cost efficiencie
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Best of both worlds: Balancing sustainability with production savings

Our quarterly survey uncovers a trend: The right structure and graphics are important for package innovation, but ‘green’ materials and cost-consciousness are driving the equation.
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Pharmaceutical packaging demand forecast to rise through 2014

Regulations and standards that address issues such as barrier protection, patient drug compliance, and diversion and counterfeiting will increase demand for containers and accessories.
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U.K. dairy introduces hook-and-loop closure in cheese

Focus groups find the closure is easier to open and reseal than other fasteners for cheese packaging on the market. Consumers lacking finger dexterity will benefit.
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Zeller Plastik Mexico : Valve dispensing closure

Zeller Plastik Mexico, a Global Closure Systems company, has designed a 28mm SportGuard® liner-less sports cap featuring a 3-part, lightweight, 28mm 1873 short finish closure.
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Flex America Inc: Closures

Rexam’s Flex-Loc Jr. closure is compatible with the standard short height 28-1881 neck finish for carbonated beverages.
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Weatherchem Corp.: Dispensing closure redesign

Weatherchem’s Flapper® dispensing closure has been redesigned.
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Bulk organic snacks get green PLA retail pack

For its bulk line of five Organic Acres brand dried fruit and nut blends, Tropical Foods, Charlotte, NC, has launched a corn-based plastic container that brand manager Chad Hartman says “is a logical fit with the organic product.”
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Premium packaging for premium pet food

MultiFit Tiernahrungs GmbH, a subsidiary of Fressnapf Holding, Krefeld, Germany, is Europe’s largest provider of pet foods, pet accessories, and pet services.
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Three technologies worth tracking

A number of good ideas and a new technology or two have crossed my desk lately in no particular order. So rather than wait for them to magically assemble themselves into a single-topic column, I've decided to present them here in the same manner that they arrived: in no particular order.
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Proposed legislation could impact cosmetic packaging

Following FDA’s recent push to monitor health claims on functional foods, this proposal calls for full disclosure of ingredients, reporting of adverse health effects and random testing for pathogens or contaminants.

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