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Package Design

Flexible Packaging

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Cartridge pack wins award by shrinking

Redesigned package for Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet ink-jet print cartridge has only one fewer component than its predecessor, but it's trimmed 35% of the weight.
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Thin metallized film

Courtaulds Performance Films (Martinsville, VA) has introduced a line of thin metallized PE film that can provide an economical alternative for less demanding metallized film applications such as decorative packaging products.
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Permeation instruments

Modern Controls (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the Mocon® Aromatron Series of instruments designed to measure the permeability, solubility, diffusivity and precise transmission rate of organic vapors through films and packages.
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Physician samples

Over-the-counter physician samples from Ivers-Lee (West Caldwell, NJ) contain product samples and information, as well as retail coupons. Existing blisters or customized strip pouches are crimped to the booklet.
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Pouch machine

Korab Eng.'s (Los Angeles, CA) new pouch machine fills liquid and viscous products at ambient temperatures to 210°F. The Korab® D-18 produces four-side sealed pouches with most types of heat-sealable films in sizes from 1"x 1" to 6" x 9".
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Static-dissipative film

Klockner Pentaplast's (Gordons-ville, VA) new Pentastat(TM) SC 660/05C is a clear, rigid, static-dissipative vinyl film for clamshell packaging of electronic products, offering more consistent electro-static (ESD) properties than the Pentastat SC 660/05 it will replace.
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Steel producers target canned foods

Feeling profitable and optimistic, steel producers work to expand demand in containers by new promotional education campaign aimed at consumers.
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Bulk packager

Polypack's (Largo, FL) Model FH32-40-CL shrink wraps pharmaceutical bottles in a variety of bulk configurations to eliminate the need for corrugated cases.
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Servo wrapper with long dwell time

Raymond Automation (Norwalk, CT) has announced the SIG HSL servowrapper. It uses a special orbiting crimper/ sealing jaw system that clamps onto the area of the web to be sealed and travels with it, thus achieving up to forty times more heat contact than with conventional sealing jaws.
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Air bubble cushioning

Polyair Packaging's (Chicago, IL) Durabubble® is a recyclable roll stock air bubble cushioning product. Made of virgin LLDPE for good tear and puncture resistance.
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Silica-coated films

Simplicity® silica-coated films from PC Materials (Medfield, MA) are designed to improve gas and moisture vapor barrier properties of polyester, oriented PP and nylon.
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This label's no lemon

"Everything about it is contemporary and forward-thinking, from the design of the package to the taste itself." That's what Bacardi Imports' director of marketing Alfredo Piedra has to say about Bacardi Lim*n, a 70-proof clear citrus rum that rolled out nationwide last month with more than $11 million in advertising and marketing support.
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High-performance polyesters

HiPERTUF(TM) polyester resins from Shell Chemical (Akron, OH) are homopolymer 2ƾ dimethyl naphthalate-based polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), which provide a number of benefits over PET, including hotter fill temperatures, better chemical resistance, and improved gas and UV barriers.
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Pressurized gel dispenser stands out

When Darien, CT-based Zotos Corp. launched its Senscience Styling Froth Conditioning Gel last year, the packaging specified by the company was the Advanced Barrier System (ABS) from Advanced Monobloc (Hermitage, PA) inside a 7.7-oz aluminum aerosol can.
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Clearly Canadian tries the Triton

Among the latest to test the Triton(TM) paperboard carrier from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is Clearly Canadian. The firm, based in Vancou-ver, British Columbia, Canada, begins testing the laminated wet-strength paperboard carrier this month in Georgia and Florida on four-packs of 500-mL polyethylene terephthalate bottles.

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