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Package Design

Flexible Packaging

H2O pack black
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Backpack eases human transport of water in developing countries

PackH2O replaces buckets and jerrycans, helping people carry and transport safe drinking water in Haiti, Guatemala, Kenya, and Uganda.
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Truvia spouted pouch
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Pour-spout pouch lends Truvia sweet market distinction

The 1.5-lb package gives the Cargill sugar substitute brand a category first, lends a clean look, and makes it easy for consumers to use in baking.
The pouch offers sustainable packaging advantages.
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Pouch scores sustainable packaging points

For its Horse Quenchers product, Equatic Solutions of Flemington, NJ. pulled off a nice bit of source reduction recently when it switched out of a rigid plastic container plus snap-on lid to a pouch made of flexible film.
FPA front cover
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FPA publishes 2012 ‘State of the industry’ report

U.S. flexible packaging industry continues to experience positive and steady growth.
Brawny front panel
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.

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