good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 40, vol. 2, 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp tap to increase shelf life of wines2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp masterbatch to give &nbsppet bottles hint of blue at edges, better brightness &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp thermoforming with preprinting &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp teknor color offers concentrates for lustrous effect&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp rfid case labeling&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsptap to increase shelf life of wines a unique new tap that will extend the shelf life of unopened baginbox wine by over 100 days is being launched at brau beviale.&nbspviniplus, designed and manufactured by worldwide dispensers, has a greatly improved oxygen barrier over four times better than the standard press wine taps currently used in the market which can protect the quality of wine after packing and increase its shelf life.based on a standard shelf life of 12 months, this would provide a 40 increase in product lifespan. &nbspthe barrier is created by the application of a barrier film on the rear of the tap, which is pierced on first use. as well as its shelf life properties, the new tap offers a number of consumer convenience features. a selfclosing, one handed front push button enables precise control of the direction and flow of the wine and the tear away cap around the button provides effective tamper evidence. in addition, a special valve seals the outlet after every use, preventing hang up in the spout.masterbatch to give &nbsppet bottles hint of blue at edges, better brightness a new masterbatch from ampacet, the leading masterbatch supplier, gives clear pet bottles a unique blue halo around their periphery. the masterbatch, called blue edge, also enhances bottle brightness and gives bottles a soft glow in ultraviolet light. it was created to add a sophisticated, crystallike appearance to bottles used for clear products, such as water, liquor and other beverages, cosmetics and health and beauty aids. &nbspits subtle blue tint conveys the quality of highend glass and accentuates the lines of your packaging, a quality that fits well with the current trend of using architectural elements in package design. in addition, since its impact is not based on a pigment, it does not hinder light transmission and product visibility remains unchanged. blue edge also glows under black light while keeping products highly visible. this is in contrast to traditional uvactivated pigments that tend to cloud bottles. its response to black light is a strong selling point for liquor and similar products used in clubs and other lowlight settings.thermoforming with preprinting &nbspan attractive preprinted decoration technique, now available from rpc tedecogizeh troyes, has enabled a number of dairy and meat brands to enhance the visual impact of their packaging. &nbspthe process involves printing the sheet prior to thermoforming, enabling the optimisation of the printable area for allover visual impact. more information at www.rpc.euteknor color offers concentrates for lustrous effect rhode islandbased teknor color company has come up with a new shimmering effect for plastic packaging.the company says that its custommade formulated concentrates help to achieve dramatic colorshift effects. it says that this effect will give beauty products more impact on retail shelf by creating a lustrous effect that distinguishes it from other regular pet packaged products.colormorph concentrates are produced using new types of raw materials and specific manufacturing innovations that yield distinct color shifts in the packaging as the viewing angle changes. the company says it is able to produce a whole spectrum of tailormade color effects in the range, but two specific effects include now gold, now bright red, as well as now transparent, now opaque. the effect can be used for monolayer bottles, tubes, boxes and other containers made from any type of transparent resin, including polyolefin, polycarbonate and pet. other popular attention grabbing effects include interference and color shifting, luminescence and phosphorescence, fluorescence, light sensitive photochromic and colour changing thermochromic finishes.rfid case labeling the new high speed rfid integrated model 400 system from njmcli reliably encodes, verifies, and applies rfid tags at speeds to 50 cases or cartonsmin. by configuring the unit to handle headtotoe labels, the shorter side of the label height is fed to the tamp pad to maximize system speed, while the system applies the label to the case or carton. more information at www.njmcli.com&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nb... &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&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsppress releasestechnical papers &nbsphow to increase flexibility and control costs&nbsp&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload117.pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy packagingwww.packagingconnections.com &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

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