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NEW MATERIALS January 2012


Closure systemClosure system

The MegaFlap closure system features an integrated scoop retention mechanism. Suitable for large containers that are big, bulky, sometimes heavy and hard to handle, the system can be used in a range of sectors, including nutraceutical powders, snacks, lawn care, pet foods or ice melt. It offers a variety of features that provide a clean, contemporary look and maximum shelf impact, including scoop retention, which allows the scoop to clip onto the inside of the lid, providing consumers with a simple and effective solution for measuring powder or granular products.
Weatherchem, 330-425-4206.


Dispenser pumpDispenser pump

The LX 500 airless dispenser pump is designed with optimal formula protection and premium aesthetics in mind. The dispenser pump features 360-degree application, precise dosage and complete, waste-free evacuation. A large selection of decoration options for the dispenser pump is available, including offset, silk screening, hot stamping and more.
Rexam, 914-251-8420.


Bio-based bagBio-based bag

The MQ120 oven bag for poultry, beef and pork applications (such as ribs and roasts) has been developed with performance and sustainability as priorities. Able to withstand temperatures to 400 deg F for foodservice and consumer applications, this ovenable bag is made of proprietary materials—an outer layer of blended polyester copolymer made from renewable canola oil and an inner layer of polyester—that give meat processors measurable yield and processing efficiencies, superior cook-in performance and provides a renewable addition to their green initiatives, the company claims.
M&Q Packaging Corp., 800-600-3068.


Microwave packagingMicrowave packaging

Nor Absorbit flexible packaging allows greasy, breaded or bread-like foods to be prepared in the microwave so that they are crisp and tasty. The user cooks the food directly in the sales packaging, and the material absorbs both moisture and grease during cooking. According to the manufacturer, preparation is more convenient, faster and cleaner than conventional frying in a pan. Additionally, the package is said to have insulating thermal properties that reduce the outside temperature of the packaging after cooking, making it possible to touch the bag comfortably when removing the finished food.
Nordenia USA Inc., 573-335-4900.


P-S labelingP-S labeling

New Curve Appeal technology is a patent-pending system encompassing Fasson Curvy film labels that work together in a machine application process. This system is able to label complex curved surfaces, allowing brand managers and packaging engineers to expand the label footprint around the curves of a bottle. It creates up to100 percent more labeling area and reduces the need for two-ply label constructions because it enables larger back panels to carry more product or multi-language information.
Avery Dennison, 626-304-2000.


Aerosol technologyAerosol technology

Truspray technology is the first aerosol solution designed to handle the highly viscous formulas used in popular personal care and household product categories, while cutting propellant and solvent use by as much as 50 percent, the company states. The eco-friendly technology offers improved spray quality with low flow rates. Its reduced need for propellant and solvent allows for compact packaging that saves on materials and transportation cost and enhances easy, on-the-go consumer use.
Lindal Group, 623-582-3825.


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