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Flexible Packaging

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.
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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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MACtac: Film liners for high-speed printing and converting

Constructed with permanent, rubber-based MP710VHP adhesive, MACtac Printing Products' polyester liners are available on four paper facestocks to allow an aggressive hot melt adhesive to be used for a smooth, quiet release under a broad range of application conditions.
Lundberg Family Farms’ new rice pouch employs Velcro closure technology that allows easy opening and reclosing without having to align zippers.
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Eleven trends shaping flexible packaging

Trends often come and go before you notice them. Flexible packaging trends seem to have a longer life span than most, signaling that the format is here to stay.
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First frozen coffee drink kit stands up and stands out in flexible pouch

Frozen coffee blend kit to debut in the grocer’s freezer section in a brightly colored flex-pack featuring graphics that build on Seattle’s Best Coffee’s 40 years of coffee-making experience.
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Sirane Ltd.: Cooking bag for grill

The Sira-Cook Barbecue Bag from Sirane is a cooking bag that can be used on a barbecue grill or in an oven with or without sauce in the bag.
Hills Velcro
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Hill's Pet Nutrition integrates new closure

Makes bag opening and reclosing easy and maintains package integrity.
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Compostable coffee bags make North American debut

Two North American coffee roasting companies have launched fully compostable coffee bags to support their eco-friendly commitments.
Scotts creates a no-mess, no-guesswork lawn spreader that works with pouched lawn-care products that snap into place and provide controlled-flow dispensing.
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Flexible packaging specification guidelines

Here are nine tips to help you get started with the process of deciding what film or films to include in a flexible structure or in a rigid package with film barrier.
New intermittent-motion fill/seal equipment is used for Lundberg’s new stand-up rice pouches.
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Innovation drives Lundberg's new rice packaging

Stand-up, reclosable five-sided pouch provides competitive differentiation, shelf presence, and consumer benefits.
Campbell’s Skillet Sauces - Ampac
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2013 FPA Silver Award Winners

Following are the 2013 FPA Silver Award winners.
Kraft YES Pack for 1-gal portions of salad dressing used in foodservice institutions received the Highest Achievement Award in the 2013 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.
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Innovation is king

The winning entries of the Flexible Packaging Association’s 57th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards feature innovative enhancements that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions. In all, 78 flexible packages were submitted into the 2013 competition by 29 flexible packaging companies. Of those, 25 packages will be honored with 29 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards within one or more categories including Packaging Excellence, Printing Achievement, Technical Innovation, and Environmental & Sustainability Achievement.

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