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Toray: Films for lidding, bakery, snacks

See them at PACK EXPO Booth #5467! Toray Plastics’ LumiLid lidding film is dual-ovenable FDA-compliant clear, white, and metallized; Torayfan CBS2 film is an economical, environment-conscious, PVdC-free, clear, high-oxygen and moisture-barrier BOPP film.
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Great graphics on Dare's pouch.
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High-end stand-up bag for baguettes

Dare Foods is unveiling its new premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes in a flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging
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Steady growth forecast for U.S. flexible packaging

Flexible Packaging Assn. envisions 2014 growth of 3.8% to $28.2 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing packaging segments in the U.S.
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3C!: Printed foil lidding film for blisters and more

3C! Packaging’s foil lidding for blisters, and printed foils with extruded plastics for sachets, feature enhanced printing.
Freedonia study says demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.  Photo for illustrative purposes only.
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What containers will post the fastest growth in pharmaceuticals?

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Polyolefin shrink film

Designed for bakeries, food processors, cosmetic manufacturers, and more, ExlfilmPlus GPL from Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is a crystal clear, thin gauge cross-linked polyolefin shrink film exhibiting exceptional machinability and high-speed processing capabilities; it is available in center-fold or single-wound put-ups, pre-perforated, and extended length rolls.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
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Ampac: Single-serve snack food packaging

The E-Z SnackPak from Ampac is a unique and convenient flexible pouch packaging solution for single-serve snack foods that transforms into a serving tray upon opening to provide an alternative to the typical single-serve v f/f/s snack food bag.
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Sealed Air: Easy-open small tab bag

Designed for small portion deli items such as cheese and meat, the Cryovac Grip & Tear Small Tab easy-open vacuum bag from Sealed Air provides consumer convenience, and is said to reduce packaging material by up to 20% compared to some easy-open rollstock formats.
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Bemis: Shrink bag for bone-in meat

Bemis Europe’s ClearShield PRO a PVdC-free fully coextruded bag uses a new technology platform that protects bone-in and hard surface cuts of beef, lamb, pork, and processed meat, that significantly reduces high leak rates and features a bone guard.
New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
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Sip on this: single-serve pouched wine debuts

Millennials looking for a new BYOW alternative for single-serve wine consumption can now select from among four varieties of single-serve wine in a 187-mL flexible spouted pouch.
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Amcor: Recyclable lidding films

Able to be sealed directly onto APET trays, Amcor N-Gage from Amcor Flexibles is a mono-material, high-barrier, peelable lidding film that is said to reduce packaging weight by at least 10%, and makes it possible for consumers to recycle the entire package – lidding and tray.

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