First Glance

Compostable & Quiet

Innovia Films Metallized NatureFlex NKM Film Is Compostable and Quiet for Boulder Canyon Natural Foods Natural Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Color Separations

When someone tampers with or tries to remove an AuthentiCal color-changing label manufactured by William Frick & Co., Libertyville, IL, the polyester film's pressure-sensitive adhesive

No Strain To Drain

Cheer Pack is a flexible spouted pouch that features a convenient, easy-flow straw and a reclosable, large, tamper-evident, screw-on cap

Peel Away

IntegraPeel technology from Curwood, Oshkosh, WI, integrates peel-off promotions directly into the package, reducing costs associated with adhesive labels while retaining brand identity and barrier protection

Teeth, Carton: Both Shine

An Aquafresh White & Shine toothpaste carton from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is awarded the 2010 Greener Package Award by Packaging World magazine

Handle That Cares

Nordenia, Jackson, MO, is producing its FlexZiBox with a new patch handle variant

High & Mighty

Pine Poly Partners with NextLife Packaging Group To Produce High Molecular Weight HDPE Bags & Film Using 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

Green | It's More Than a Color

Green Initiatives Have Advantages, Can Save Businesses Money

Web Lines: Mission-Detect Nip Variations

How To Detect Nip Variations To Create a Uniform Web Product

Static Beat: Monitor Process with a Control Chart

Control Charts Help Identify Roll Static Problems

Bio Barrier

Cadbury Uses Innovia Films Metallized NatureFlex NM To Provide High Barrier That’s Biodegradable for Flake Milk Chocolate

Mother Nature on the Run

Monadnock Provides FSC-Certified Duraprint for Neil Young 8-Disc Music Collection

High Grade, Low Energy

High Grade, Low Energy Cascades Tissue Group, Eau Claire, WI, has launched a line of ultra-grade paper towels and premium-caliber bath tissue. Both lines

Ready for Take Off

Printpack, Atlanta, GA, is producing five-color, flexo-printed shrink sleeves for Fuzzee Bee Beverage's ZUN (rhymes with moon) energy drink, which is packaged in a patent-pending rocket-shaped bottle

Temporary Bonds

Pres-On, Addison, IL, introduces a complete industrial line of permanent/removable clear laminating tapes in standard and custom slit sizes

Bottle Breaker

Taiwan-based S-Pouch Pak Co. introduces the S-Pouch as a PET bottle replacement. Two gussets are sealed into the tube, one at the bottom and one at the top

Gaining Speed

Ampac Flexibles, Cincinnati, OH, offers Flexi-Free HS (high speed) laminate films for use in f/f/s machines where increased speed is critical to throughput efficiencies

Drug Immunity

Drug Immunity Schreiner MediPharm, Blauvelt, NY, converts pharmaceutical labels that provide tamper protection for product packs and for variable data

Grip & Grin

Grip & Grin Cryovac Grip & Tear non-barrier bags from Sealed Air, Duncan, SC, provide an easy-open vacuum package for poultry with superior shrink and

Pitch the Pail

Hood Packaging, Madison, MS, has created an alternative to the cumbersome, energy-wasting plastic pail often used to package detergent, kitty litter, garden products, and pet food

Back to Terra Firma

Mondi Industrial Bags, Vienna, Austria, reports it has developed the world's first biodegradable industrial bag. Terra Bag consists of a paper bag (one or more plies) with a corn-based film for humidty protection

Pizzas & Cream

Pizzas & Cream In redesigning its entre and pizza cartons, Kashi Frozen Foods Marketing wanted packaging with documented environmental benefits to support

Green & White

Following the launch of its Hexacomb Falconboard in North America and Europe, Pregis Corp., Deerfield, IL, expands production to Monterrey, Mexico, to serve the Latin American market

Plants for Pretzels

A bag created for Snyder's of Hanover organic pretzels uses raw materials that are 90% plant-based, part of the "Project EarthClear" packaging initiatives of Clear Lam Packaging, Elk Grove Village, IL

Member Benefits

Member Benefits Technicote, Miamisburg, OH, has launched a p-s coupon product for direct mail packages that require cards to be affixed to continuous

What's <i>In Dinner?</i>

When Canada-based McCain Foods decided to redesign the packaging of its reformulated "It's all good" brand of frozen foods, the company turned to Schawk Inc.

It Must Have Been Moonglow

Unifoil Corp., Fairfield, NJ, partnered with IGH Solutions, Inver Grove Hts., MN, to manufacture IML drinkware as a promotional item for fans attending a screening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Nature's Noodles

Innovia Films Nature Flex Compostable Film Used for Bags of Nature's Farm Gourmet Pasta

Neo-Bonding

Glue Dots Intl. MatrX Bonds Substrates

Rich, <em>Creamy</em> Color

Printpack Shrink Leeve Labels Decorate Darigold Creamer Bottles

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