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Package Design

Flexible Packaging

Brawny front panel
Package Case Study
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Brawny pack supports Wounded Warrior Project

Limited-edition wrapper for Georgia-Pacific’s Brawny paper towels support injured service members and their families across the U.S.
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Pouch for Freedonia study
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Stand-up pouch appeal driving U.S. pouch demand

Sustainability, functionality, and marketing benefits delivered by stand-up pouches will help push U.S. pouch demand, predicts Freedonia study.
Primer
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Flexible package specification guidelines

How to decide what film or films to use or include in your new flexible, semi-rigid or rigid composite package that incorporates one or more films.
Materials Product Brief
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Sirane Ltd.: Gas permeable food wrap

Sirane’s Sira-Flex Resolve is a new, unique film that has been developed to have the optimum balance between humidity control and O2 and CO2 permeability.
Materials Product Brief
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Bilcare Pharma Packaging: Biodegradable blister film

Designed for the pharmaceutical industry, ECOmply eco-friendly blister from Bilcare Research Inc. provides biodegradability and product protection stability by blending standard PVC film with a special additive, resulting in PVC-level functionality without a PVC-level environmental footprint.
Tide pods come in a large fishbowl package.
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Are laundry packets being ingested by children?

New packet or “pod” packaging has been hailed as a game-changing innovation in laundry detergent, but that innovation has unwittingly shone light on the increasing use and potential danger of food-style packaging and formulations in non-food categories.
Primer
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Common flexible packaging performance descriptions

Historically, packaging professionals have thought about the functions of packages in major ‘buckets;' one set of buckets is comprised of Protection, Utility, and Motivation...
Package Case Study
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Mars Drinks debuts 100% recyclable Freshpack

Single-serve brewing system gets first two drink pouches in recyclable material, said to reduce the package footprint from 40% to 44%, depending on method of disposal.
Materials Product Brief
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Toray Plastics (America): Heat-sealable BOPP film

Developed for use as a print web, Toray Plastics’ new Torayfan F63 heat-sealable BOPP film is made with a proprietary technology that enables the adhesion of water- and solvent-based inks on the print side of the film to provide high-quality printed finished pieces.
Materials Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Reclosable, flexible pouches with hygiene levels up to ultra clean-fill

Available in filling volume sizes from 100 milliliters to five liters, SurePOUCH packs from Bosch Packaging Technology are reclosable, flexible pouches filled on the new SurePOUCH clean-fill machine series (SPC).
Materials Product Brief
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OPP Film, S.A.: Expanded film line

Opp Film will offer high-speed, 8.7 meter-wide polyester bi-oriented (BOPET) film with special treatments, metalized and favorable heat-sealing characteristics starting in early 2013, expanding its line to include BOPP, CPP, and BOPET films.
Goya Foods of Florida packs 66 SKUs of dry beans, including some of the varieties shown.
Package Case Study
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Automation at Goya supports growing bean business

A new Miami, FL, distribution center and dry-bean packing facility produces 1 million cases of bagged beans per year using three fully automated packaging lines.
Feature Article
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Five steps to great design with flexible film

How to execute a flexible package design that allows for attractive aesthetics, protects the product and improves bottom-line results.
Materials Product Brief
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Sealed Air Corporation: Seafood packaging

Sealed Air’s Cryovac Darfresh 10K package and CryovacLID1050S film meet FDA oxygen permeability requirements and provide simplified stock control with less waste and spoilage, allowing retailers to display only the amount and type of fish needed to fill their self-service retail display.
Materials Product Brief
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Cortec Corp.: Dissipative film

VpCI-125 patented static dissipative film from Cortec is a non-toxic film combining plastic technology with effective corrosion protection of sensitive electronics equipment and components for different metals.

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