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Flexible Packaging

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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.
Package Case Study
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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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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.
Feature Article
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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.
Package Case Study
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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.

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