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Cereal maker introduces plant-based box liner

Organic products maker Cascadian Farm now lines its Cinnamon Crunch cereal box with a new bag made from 57% certified plant-based material.
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Stand-up pouch for Arctic Cat brand lubricant.
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Stand-up pouch stands out

Lube-Tech, a leading OEM lubricant formulator in Golden Valley, MN, has launched what it believes is the first stand-up oil pouch in the U.S. power sports industry.
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Atlapac: Uniquely shaped pouches

Atlapac’s new high speed pouch machine and shaped pouch system allows manufacturers to create a variety of different-shaped pouches.
Cook-in bag for ready meals.
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Cook-in bags debut in South Africa

Two seafood ready meals have been launched by the Woolworths chain of stores in South Africa. Heating can be done in either the microwave or the conventional oven.
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Pea-based protein bar launches in 31% bio-based wrapper

Known for the simplicity and purity of its snack-bar products, LÄRABAR launches its new ALT protein bar in a wrapper made from a non-GMO, plant-based material.
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Alternatives to spiral stretch wrapping

Insights from the updated 2013 End-of-line Packaging Equipment Playbook...
The one-way valve has a tri-layer construction. As CO2 released by the packaged coffee beans builds up, the gas enters and then escapes through the valve’s top baffle layer. The valve then automatically reseals to prevent oxygen from entering the bag.
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Flexible valve application speeds coffee packaging

Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee streamlined—and sped up—its packaging process with pre-oiled, flexible valves that maintain freshness, letting CO2 out of the bag without letting oxygen in.
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Klöckner: BPET films

Suitable for frozen food applications, as well as deep-draw, tray, and blister thermoformed applications, the Pentafood film product line from Klöckner Pentaplast now includes Pentafood BPET films which provide production efficiency for quality thermoforming, better cutting, and no brittleness, as well as lower thermoforming temperature for energy savings.
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Total: Flexible packaging film

Total’s Supertough 22ST05 flexible packaging film combines bubble stability, mechanical properties and, with potential to downgauge by up to 25%, opens up development for wide width films suitable for agriculture as well as transportation and protection applications.
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H.B. Fuller: Laminating adhesive for food packages

Flextra Fast SF8700/XR1000 laminating adhesive from H.B. Fuller offers ultra-fast cure time even for difficult applications such as barrier-to-barrier laminating, and faster, safer filling of food–without sacrificing appearance.
Brawny's eight-pack packaging helps support the Wounded Warrior project.
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Brawny uses packaging to continue Wounded Warrior Project partnership

Georgia-Pacific’s Brawny paper towel film wrap is printed with stories of Wounded Warriors; QR code links to additional information.
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Sealed Air: Anti-static cushioning film

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #1141! For use on its NewAir I.B.Express inflatable cushioning system, Sealed Air’s new high-performance anti-static cushioning film is said to be the only inflatable cushioning material on the market meeting military specifications for electrostatic discharge, surface resistivity, and creep performance, also making the film suitable for shipping static sensitive electronic products.
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Kendall Packaging: Pet food/treat packaging

Kendall Packaging's flexible packaging for pet food and treats packaging features 10-color, high-definition graphics, and unique re-sealable closure solutions and finishing options like stand-up pouches, multi-wall bags, and quad-seal bags to maximize sales and protect product.
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Mondi: Eco-friendly woven plastic bag

Suitable for fertilizer, seeds, flour, sugar, rice, and pet food, Mondi’s PolyWoven Bag is an easy to palletize, lightweight, pinch bottom consumer packaging bag produced using extrusion lamination technology suitable for automatic filling systems.
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KM Packaging: Velvet-touch coated polypropylene film for high-end packages

KM Velvet from KM Packaging Services Ltd., is a new premium coated polypropylene packaging film with a unique feel and texture, suitable for luxury confectionery and other high-end boxed products.

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