Dry powder inhaler
The Prohaler was developed with a patient-based design approach. This inhaler features excellent ergonomics, a dose counter, visual and audible feedback systems, a powder dispersion technology enabling consistent lung deposition and a safety feature to avoid double-dosing and wasted doses. The Prohaler is intuitive and easy to use by all asthma and COPD patients.
Aptar Pharma, 815-477-0424. www.aptar.com
Gas barrier film
Bicor MB866 OPP film has improved gas barrier properties for modified atmosphere packaging applications. The 21-micron film features a polyvinyl alcohol coating on one side and an acrylic coating on the reverse to provide all-around performance for oxygen-sensitive dry products requiring MAP, such as fruits and nuts, cereals, snacks, roasted coffees and pet foods. The film currently is available in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
ExxonMobil Chemical, 281-870-6050. www.exxonmobilchemical.com
The Yonwoo Well Pump for nail polish remover brings to market a delivery system that is both practical and comfortable to use. The design of this product includes compatibility with aggressive nail polish remover formulas, a disc actuator to enable single-handed usage, a one-way valve to prevent seep-back, and features an easy-to-use flip-top cap. Consumers simply push down on the pump with a cotton ball or other wipe material to saturate it.
Quadpack Group, +44 207-326-8640. www.quadpack.net
SBS heavyweight stock
Stock orders of "ready to print" solid bleached sulphate (SBS) in heavyweight thicknesses of 30 to 48 points are available for same-day shipping in quantities of 200 to 200,000 sheets. Most custom orders can be shipped in three to four working days. When thicker SBS is required, the traditional method has been to print on thinner material, then send it with unprinted sheets to a mounter. However, printing directly onto heavyweight SBS board using a sheet fed offset, screen printed or flatbed digital printer saves approximately $0.25 per sheet-while reducing turnaround time. Heavyweight SBS is also available up to 96 points thick for point-of-purchase (POP) signage.
Lamitech, 609-860-8037. www.lamitech.com
Ready-meal plate-style package
This upscale plate design combines the convenience and simplicity of heat-and-serve packaging with aesthetic appeal. Developed for consumers and foodservice operations, the design maintains the benefits of previous Cryovac Simple Steps products, including the vacuum-skin package, which provides steam-assisted cooking, self-venting and eliminates the need for package perforation.
Sealed Air Corp., Cryovac Div., 800-391-5645. www.cryovac.com
Stock metal tins
A range of metal tins in standard shapes and sizes help brands maximize cost and time efficiencies. A variety of decorative and printing enhancements—such as embossing, de-bossing, metal perforation and holographic, pearlescent and sparkle finishes—also can be incorporated into the design to enhance the tactile and visual properties of the package. In addition to conveying a premium look and feel on the retail shelf, using recyclable metal as the primary package offers brand owners the many advantages of sustainability.
Crown Holdings Inc., 740-681-6577. www.crowncork.com
The retortable Anti-Staining Pouch is a development in stand-up pouches that ensures high barriers against oxygen transmission. The benefits of this retortable pouch consist of preventing grease or color stains—even with white designs—while sustaining opacity and retaining the laminate's attractive visual appearance.
Mondi Coatings & Consumer Packaging, +44 1932-826-300. www.mondigroup.com
Evolon microfilament textile is made for moving sensitive parts from one place of production to another. With its soft and smooth surface, the product avoids micro-scratches on sensitive surfaces. Evolon is strong, breathable and permeable to solvent vapors, easy to clean and reusable, providing an environmentally friendly alternative packaging material.
Freudenberg Evolon, 919-620-3900. www.freudenberg-nw.com
Provalin sealing liner for metal closures for glass jars is BPA-, melamine-, PVC- and plasticizer-free, and it can be used for all heat-treated (pasteurization and sterilization) products, for cold-filling and storage, and for a variety of lid sizes, the company says. The sealing compound is used by Pano in its Pano Blue Seal caps.
Actega, 800-426-4657. www.actega.com