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New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method

Both Method and P&G are close to launching products in a novel package that drew considerable attention at interpack 2014.
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The package comes from Airopack . It’s an all-plastic pressurized dispenser that is environmentally friendly and presents no inhalation risks. It requires no harmful propellants and presents no unnecessary waste. Shown here is one of the first commercial applications of this technology: Elizabeth Arden Self Foaming Mask. The key to this five-part packaging solution is a high-precision pressure control device (PCD). Included is an air-pressure reservoir that provides constant controlled-flow product dispensing. Airopack works with a wide range of different product formulation characteristics, providing a continuous dispensing flow from start to finish with zero strokes to prime and with 360 degrees dispensing possibilities.

On the food side of things, an appealing new package for a refrigerated cheese and salami breakfast snack was on display at the booth of Buhmann Pac Solutions.  Marketed by Germany’s Hochland company, the product is called Toast It! Clear primary packaging is a shallow modified atmosphere thermoform with flexible film lidding. Secondary packaging is an attractive folding carton that holds several of the packaged snacks. Three of these cartons go into a retail-ready corrugated display case. Both cartoning and case packing are done on equipment supplied by Buhmann.

Braskem continues to make inroads with its Green Polyethylene, a biopolymer made from sugarcane ethanol. Debuting at interpack was a wine cork that Nomacorc  makes from the Braskem material. Also shown was a pet food package from a company called Adimax. Because the food is made from an all-natural formula, Adimax finds it appropriate to use a biopolymer in the bag structure rather than a petroleum-based PE.

Finally, 3D printing made an interpack appearance or two, including at the booth of Gebo Cermex   http://www.gebocermex.com . That firm’s robotic case packing system had end effectors that were made on a 3D printing—or additive manufacturing, as it’s often called—system.

 

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