good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 27, vol. 2, 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp restaurant quality sandwiches in 60 sec &nbsp&nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp the new expresstote bag from&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp resinmade containers &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp compliance packages of the year &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp heatseal coating &nbsp&nbsprestaurant quality sandwiches in 60 sec madison, wibased oscar mayer, a unit of kraft foods, has teamed up with graphic packaging international to launch oscar mayer deli creations refrigerated, modified atmospherepackaged sandwiches in gpi quiltwave microwave receptor trays.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp a consumer simply unwraps the various components to build the sandwich, then places it in the tray for microwaving. &nbspthe quiltwave tray is constructed of petadhesivepaperboardadhesivemetallized petrelease coating. the laminated quilts or pockets in the tray structure expand when exposed to microwave energy, trapping steam as the pockets inflate, and providing close heat contact with the food product. the specially designed tray enables the bread to achieve a soft, warm consistency, while also warming the meat and melting the cheese ingredient. working in combination with krafts proprietary dough technology, the microwaveheated packaging surface next to the sandwich drives off moisture and warms the bread to a freshbaked texture without drying it out. more information www.webpackaging.com the new expresstote bag the new premade expresstote bag from curwood, inc. looks and performs like an eyecatching travel bag and can easily hold up to 50 pounds of product. the package features sturdy nylon coex handles along with a widemouth opening, gusseted standup bottom and handy reclosable slider zipper for ultimate portability and convenience. its available in a wide range of clear, white, metallic or holographic materials, both barrier and nonbarrier, and can be reverseprinted either flexo or rotogravure for a highgloss, highimpact presentation at retail. for more information visit &nbspwww.curwood.comresinmade containers innoware, inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of upscale, disposable plastic food containers and paper tableware products, recently launched a line of thermoformed togo food containers that is 100 per cent compostable and made from an annual renewable resourcecorn. innoware is partnering with cereplast, inc., a producer of proprietary biobased resins, to manufacture its new packaging, which is certified as compostable by the biodegradable products institute bpi . in order to achieve this certification, a plastic product must decompose within 60 to 180 days.&nbsp the containers are not only are they more durable, but they also feature the ability to withstand heat up to 120f. this is important with regard to maintaining the integrity of the packaging during transport and storage. for more information visit www.cereplast.comcompliance packages of the year &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp &nbspat this years interphex conference and exhibition event in new york, the healthcare compliance packaging council selected its 2006 compliance package of the year awards. the pocketpak &nbspearned package of the year honors. reportedly used in england by boots pharmacies, pocketpak uses a patented design developed by burgopak and structural graphics.&nbspthe pocketpak slides open by pulling on the notched area exposing the blister card on one side and a leaflet that provides consumer information and instructions on the other. it features space for usage, dosage, and labeling information. the leaflet is affixed to the paperboard, remaining with the pack while its used, thus serving as a reference material. complete competition guidelines are available at www.unitdose.orgheatseal coating sbp2000 coating on duponts asuron withstands seal creep, a problem for some coatings in hightemperaturehumidity eto cycles , polymers and emulsions used undergo an extensive ionexchange process that results in a more hydrophobic coating and enhanced sealing characteristics , hydrophobic properties increase coldflex properties&nbsp&nbsppress releases &nbsp1. uninterrupted data accesswww.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload105.pdf&nbsp&nbsphappy packagingwww.packagingconnections.com &nbsp

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