good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 41, vol. 2, 2007

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1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp blister card walletfolder2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp pea starch may boost biodegradable packaging &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp paktech develops 6paks handles for dairy cups &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp plantic and dupont to develop ecofriendly packaging &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp twinpaks for canisters &nbsp&nbsp&nbspblister card walletfolder introducing a new generation of wallet equipment based on 15 years of experience. with speeds up to 300 cards per minute, this machine features toolless size changeovers, four feeding configurations, and it conforms to all ansi and cgmp guidelines. more information at www.mgsmachine.comproductspea starch may boost biodegradable packaging the use of pea starch in the production of both edible and biopackaging could allow food processors to further cut down on waste generated by their products, whilst also protecting against bacteria, according to new research.in a study conducted by researchers at the university of manitoba, winnipeg, the starch, which was chosen due to its inherent gel strength, was tested as a key component in biodegradable packaging.according to the report, published in the journal of food science, synthetic packaging materials are coming under criticism for creating environmental pollution, due to issues ensuring the products are recycled.by using biodegradable materials instead, manufacturers can further cut down on the amount of solid waste from food packaging heading to landfill sites, amidst regulatory pressure to ensure their operations are environmentally sustainable, the findings said.paktech develops 6paks handles for dairy cups new carriers for 610oz yogurt or dairy product containers offer alternatives to paperboard and shrink wrap multipacks. &nbspmore information at www.paktechopi.complantic and dupont to develop ecofriendly packaging &nbspconsumer demand for environmentally friendly cosmetics is growing and manufacturers are looking to packaging companies to provide ecofriendly solutions.australiabased plantic, which makes biodegradable packaging from corn starch, will work with dupont to produce resins and sheet materials for cosmetics, personal care and food products.as well as collaborating on product development, dupont will market plantics products in north america for the first time and sell its products outside australasia under duponts own brand name. twinpaks for canisters &nbsppaktech has developed lightweight handles to unify two widemouthed canisters, such as disinfectant wipes. more information at www.paktechopi.compress releasestechnical papers &nbsphow to increase flexibility and control costs&nbsp&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload117.pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy packagingwww.packagingconnections.com

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