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NEW MATERIALS May 2012

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NEW MATERIALS May 2012

 

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Stackable bottle

Stackable bottle

The new Stack & Pack technology features a deep indentation in the base of a square-shaped PET bottle to allow the neck of one bottle to fit into the base of another above. Available in both 500mL and 1L sizes, the bottles are suited for filling with sensitive products such as juices, liquid dairy and milk. Advantages of the bottles include the ability to dispense with carton interlayers and optimize storage space, while avoiding crushed bottle necks.
Sidel, 678-221-3200.
www.sidel.com

 

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Tactile varnish

Tactile varnish

This high-build varnish, printed directly onto a package, results in a distinctive tactile texture. It gives a gloss embossed effect to further enhance the product by selecting a coextruded soft touch matt finish. This cost-effective alternative to embossing can add a premium feel to the product it is applied to, the company states.
M&H Plastics, 540-504-0030.
www.mhplastics.com

 

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Laser-code coating

Laser-code coating

New CodeStream is an aqueous coating used in the marking of variable data, including codes, lot numbers and expiry dates on corrugated, cartons and labels during the packaging process. The coating is applied on press to corrugated or other paper substrates by the converter and then marked on the user's packaging line by activation with a CO2 laser. Use of the coating eliminates the need to purchase consumables such as ink, ribbon or labels, the company states.
Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals U.S.A. Inc., 877-385-4486.
www.fujifilm.com

 

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Aseptic carton

Aseptic carton

The Evero Aseptic Separable Top has a perforation in the paperboard that lets consumers separate the PE top from the carton sleeve and recycle them separately. The package helps customers strengthen their brand image and environmental profile in a competitive marketplace by addressing a consumer demand for solutions to facilitate recycling, the company states.
Tetra Pak, 847-955-6000.
www.tetrapak.com

 

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Dual single-serve packs

Dual single-serve packs

The company's new range of split packs for fresh and cooked meats is designed to reduce food waste and tap into the growing trend for smaller packaging to cater to one- and two-person households. The dual packs are sealed in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) so its contents can be separated into portion-sized compartments and kept fresher longer, the company states.
Linpac, 714-855-2845.
www.linpac.com

 

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Film for digital printing

Film for digital printing

A new HP Indigo-certified digital print-ready version of the company's high-performance Global MDO film is available in clear and white options. The new top-coated digital film laminate features a balance of properties that eliminate darts and wrinkles in high-speed dispensing environments and challenging packaging formats, ensuring greater shelf and brand appeal. The strength of 50-micron MDO film and 23-micron polyester liner virtually eliminates line shutdowns due to web breaks. About 50 percent thinner than today's standard product of PE85 film on glassine liner, Global MDO delivers almost twice as many labels per roll, to deliver better overall operational efficiency throughout the supply chain.
Avery Dennison, 626-304-2000.
www.averydennison.com

 

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Bulk bag

Bulk bag

The NOPALLET Big Bag needs no pallet, thanks to its exclusive base, which accommodates forktruck tines and improves the management of human and material resources used in shipping, packing and storage processes. The bag features strong fabric at 240 g, with an internal bag to guarantee protection and tightness. Because it eliminates a pallet, it saves money and increases useful load space. According to the company, studies have shown that, in the case of a 6-m-long truck, the useful load may increase by 750 kg when the stable bags are stacked at two levels.
Condepols, +34 953 59 81 00.

www.condepols.es

 

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Plastic additives

Plastic additives

Hard-to-detect plastic contaminants in foods can now be seen with x-ray systems when the plastic contains PolyMag XRD additives. PolyMag XRD imparts a high level of x-ray contrast into plastic moldings to safeguard consumers against plastic-contaminated food products and protect brand reputation. The master batch can be used for food-contact plastic articles such as tote bins, paddles, pails, pallets, scoops, scrapper blades, shovels, conveyor buckets and chains, belting, gaskets, grommets, O-rings and more. Available in beige-colored pellets, the FDA-compliant additives' copolymer carrier resin is compatible with a range of polymers, including PE, polyphenylene (PPE), thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins.
Eriez, 800-345-4946.

www.eriez.com

 

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Dispensing lid

Dispensing lid

The Dispense Lid was developed as a means of dosing tablets, capsules or liquids from plastic bottles in a controlled, compliant manner. Incorporated into a bottle's closure, the lid features a liner with a small opening that induction seals to high-density PE, PP and PS bottles. The customized opening feature helps users dispense only the desired number of tablets or capsules to assist with compliance and minimize the risk of contamination to remaining product.
Constantia Hueck Foils, 803-404-6581.
www.constantia-flexibles.com

 

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Vacuum package

Vacuum package

The Darfresh10K seafood package is a 3D package with a second-skin look, which showcases the product for an attractive look that appeals to consumers, the company states. The breathable vacuum packaging provides quality assurance, offers extended shelf life for seafood products and is freezer ready. The product enables a cleaner meat case due to strong hermetic seals that bolster the product's leak resistance. In addition, the self-service retail display pack's reduced profile improves shipping characteristics, helping to control costs and further increase efficiencies, according to the company.
Sealed Air, 800-845-3456.
www.sealedair.com

 

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Hot-fill closure

Hot-fill closure

DoubleSeal cap technology provides advanced tamper evidence and anti-sabotage protection-the band breaks before the seal is broken-along with easier opening capability and improved economics. The technology features a two-in-one outer plus inner seal in a one-piece, linerless cap. It provides lateral, opposing force pressure from both the outside and inside, effectively supporting instead of distorting the potentially softened neck of hot-filled containers. The caps are made from HDPE for improved barrier protection compared to PP closures.
Bericap, 909-390-5518.
www.bericap.com

 

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SBS board

SBS board

As a premium bleached board made from virgin tree fibers that has good organoleptic properties, solid bleached sulphate (SBS) often is used in high-end packaging or for packaging aroma- and flavor-sensitive products like fragrance or chocolate. Its solid white core and rigidity makes it a prime choice for folding carton applications and retail and consumer goods. Standard SBS thicknesses, or calipers, from 15 to 24 points (0.015 to 0.024 in.) are readily available for typical applications.
Lamitech Inc., 609-860-8037.
www.lamitech.com

 

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Beverage label paper

Beverage label paper

The new 40-lb EcoPoint wet strength label paper offers environmental and performance advantages for the bottled water, juice and soft drink industries. The label paper offers a notable source reduction advantage to beverage producers, with up to a 7 percent reduction in label paper usage when compared to traditional 43-lb bottle label papers, and is designed for optimal performance in continuous roll-fed labeling operations, as well as cut-and-stack labeling machines, the company states. Bottling line productivity increases, as more labels can be stocked in labeling equipment, resulting in longer continuous bottling runs with fewer changeovers.
NewPage Corp., 877-855-7243.

www.newpagecorp.com

 

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Barrier packaging

Barrier packaging

For dried fruit packaging, DPET sheet preserves contents from deterioration while providing packaging appeal especially for detailed printing designs in both vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications. DPET provides the necessary rigidity and clarity, and also offers an environmentally conscious packaging solution for dried fruits, the company states. Independent sources have verified that DPET sheet uses 67 percent less grid electricity per kg of sheet compared to traditional plants.
Octal, 972-985-4370.
www.octal.com

 

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BOPP film

BOPP film

New Torayfan F63W film, developed for use as a print web, is made with a proprietary technology that enables water- and solvent-based inks to adhere well on the print side of the film to produce high-quality finished print pieces. The heat-sealable BOPP film bonds with a range of printing inks, especially white inks for when opacity is desired, the company states.

Toray Plastics, 401-294-4511.
www.torayfilms.com

 

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P-S label stock

P-S label stock

Polyjet WFPP, a new pressure-sensitive film label stock, is waterfast and combines the visual aesthetics and performance of a prime film product with the printing versatility of a variable information printing (VIP) label stock. The label stock is suitable for applications such as health and beauty, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical labeling, the company states. The label stock dries instantly after inks are applied, enabling printers to increase throughput without fear of damaging labels. It prints on demand with desktop printers and narrow web digital presses in both roll and sheet-fed formats, making this film product an option for time-sensitive short and medium-sized runs.

UPM Raflatac, 800-992-3882.
www.upmraflatac.com


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