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good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 43, vol. 2, 2007


1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp can opening for aging population &nbsp&nbsp2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp shapely can being used by heinz &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp nanoscale titanium dioxide particles to block uv&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp walmart offers reusable cloth bags &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp packaging and sterilization &nbsp&nbsp&nbspcan opening for aging population crowns easylift can ends&nbspare designed to make it easier for people to pull up the tab. crown says the new can end retains all the opening performance of its flagship eole technology. &nbspthe ends improved tab access makes it easier and faster for consumers, including seniors, children and the physically impaired, to open canned food products without using a can opener or other tools, the company stated.the top is &nbspavailable in a 73mm diameter and is manufactured in france. crown plans to being production at additional locations in europe and north america. crown is currently working with nestl purina petcare europe to trial the ends in the netherlands. the ends are being used on nestls 400g packages of cat and dog food. once tests are completed, nestl purina intends to introduce this new standard across all of its major european brands, crown reported.&nbspshapely can being used by heinz seeking innovation, convenience and differentiation, heinz recently relaunched its line of karvan cvitam fruit syrups sold in the netherlands in shapely, vibrant cans.&nbspthe new cans are produced in impress facility in deventer, the netherlands, and are made from a fine, stonefinished tinplate material, with various thicknesses used for the cans top, bottom and body. specially designed, pneumatic blowforming tooling was designed by impress at its research centre in crosmires, france, to create the cans curves, which make it easy to grip and provide a strong presence onshelf. explains impress, the container is shaped when a cylindrical can is placed in a mold, and compressed air is blown into the cylinder, causing it to take the shape of the mold. more information at www.packworld.comnanoscale titanium dioxide particles to block uv&nbsp for plastic packaging over time the suns ultraviolet light can cause cracking, fading and other types of solar degradation to plastics. ultraviolet light uv can also reduce the shelf life and effectiveness of cosmetics and personal care products in transparent or semitransparent packaging.finding better ways to block uv rays from passing through plastic packaging, while still allowing consumers to see the product inside, is a major goal within the industry. this week dupont announced the release of its light stabilizer 210, a plastic additive designed using extremely small particles of titanium dioxide, which have been nanoengineered to absorb uv. dupont lists current potential applications for light stabilizer 210 as consumer packaged products sporting goods, outdoor furniture, fabrics and carpet fibres the company has also applied in the us for regulatory approval for use in the food sector. walmart offers reusable cloth bags &nbspreusable shopping bags are coming to walmart. the worlds largest retailer plans to unveil its first recyclable cloth shopping bag this weekend, part of the discount chains latest efforts to become ecofriendly. more information at outsourcing outlook packaging and sterilization important elements to consider when choosing a contract manufacturer for your packaging and sterilization needs are fda certification and iso 13485 and iso 9001 compliance. these standards require an exceptional level of commitment on the part of a contract manufacturer, and therefore indicate that products will be manufactured and packaged with a serious emphasis on releasestechnical papers &nbsperercon surface coating newsletter quarter 4, 2007&nbsp&nbsp www.packagingconnections.comdownloadsdownload119.pdf &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsphappy &nbsp