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Nyco: Polyolefin sleeve improves recycling

The new low density Polyolefin sleeve from Clondalkin Group company Nyco improves recycling efficiency by making it possible to separate shrink sleeves from PET bottles or cups using an automated recycling process.
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Perfecseal: High-barrier PVC-free blister forming web

Manufactured via a co-extrusion process as a symmetrical structure, Perfecseal’s PerfecForm SkyBlue high-barrier PVC-free blister film is based on polyolefin chemistry, rather than the chlorine chemistry used to produce PVC forming webs.
Cortec VpCI®126 Blue
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Cortec Corp.: Anti-corrosion film and bags

High-technology films and bags contain higher content of recycled resin that provides multimetal corrosion protection.
Perfecseal SkyBlue
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Perfecseal, a Bemis Co.: High-barrier blister film

SkyBlue is manufactured via a co-extrusion process as a symmetrical structure.
Feature Article
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Stirring the pot of package innovation

LiDestri Food & Beverage is set to expand into multi-compartment flexible pouches for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic applications.
Package Case Study
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French juice drink packed in aseptic pouch

Orangina-Schweppes France launches its classic Oasis fruit beverage for kids and teenagers in an aseptic pouch that offers an air-filled handle and attached straw.
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Microwave-ready seafood meals released in South Africa

South African supermarket Woolworths launches two seafood-and-sauce dishes in a dual-compartment, microwavable pouch with custom venting technology.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Ovenable packaging for seafood

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Oven Ease packaging material for frozen seafood, which runs on most traditional thermoform rollstock equipment, enables consumers to purchase high-quality seafood items, store the items in their home freezer, and cook from raw in the oven inside the same material in which it was packaged.
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Toray Plastics (America): Metallized white BOPP film

Torayfan MWX6 metallized white cavitated biaxially-oriented polypropylene film from Toray Plastics is designed with a proprietary “ultra-barrier" layer on one side for superior moisture-barrier, and excellent oxygen-barrier properties; the other side is a hermetic, heat-sealable layer.
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Coffee brewing technology is in the bag

Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a brew-in-the-bag solution for outdoor enthusiasts that includes a pour spout and finger holes for pouring, and is insulated for safe handling.
The new laminated structure runs smoothly on the hf/f/s machines used at the Mars plant.
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Foil-free pouch scores sustainable packaging points

Mars Africa finds a better way to package its line of instant dry soup mixes by replacing foil in its laminated structure with a coextruded barrier polymer.
By offering colorant varieties in many small tubes and paint in just two varieties, Coldec is able to present 52 colors to consumers in a very small amount of space.
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Pouch drives new approach to merchandising paint

Dutch consumers see a whole new approach to packaging of house paint, as stand-up pouch plus colorant tube concept maximizes color varieties available in a small foot print.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Reusable, inflatable void fill

Designed for small- to medium-volume operations with limited space, Sealed Air’s WonderfilWrap reusable, inflatable void fill packaging solution consists of a wall-mountable automatic inflator, which inflates polyethylene wraps, and a unique valve feature that allows users to deflate the packaging after use, so it can later be re-inflated and reused for additional shipments.
Rollprint Water Line
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Rollprint to install pouch manufacturing line

Packaging material supplier investing $1.25 million in Swiss machine for sterile medical packaging and other demanding applications.
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Tekni-Plex: PVC-free blister films

Available in all standard thicknesses and combinations, Tekni-Plex’s PX and PXA Series of blister films are said to provide equivalent performance, enhanced processability, and increased clarity when compared to PVC multi-structured laminated barrier (duplex and triplex series) and mono-blister films.

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