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The new Diamond Curve Pure-Pak® carton from Elopak makes the traditional gable-top carton even more appealing and consumer-friendly. It offers the visual impact of the Pure-Pak® Curve plus a unique top with a larger cap that makes drinking and pouring easier. The package is ideal for milk, yogurt, juice with pulp, and more. The Diamond Curve meets the needs of today's on-the-go lifestyles. It is available in all standard sizes, from mini half-pints to half-gallons, with the larger cartons offering extended shelf life. Consumer research in Europe shows that people associate it with a premium product. Elopak, Inc. is the North American business unit of the Elopak Group, a leading global supplier of packaging systems for non-carbonated liquid food products. Best known for its Pure-Pak® gable-top cartons and fillers, Elopak also supplies caps, portion pack fillers, and materials handling equipment.
butter and cheese industries. Subsidiary of the Lacroix Group with 18 plants around the world, with over 20 years experience, the company has succeeded in becoming a specialist in custom-shaped packaging with in mold labelling (I.M.L.) decoration process. The company will expand its operations by opening a new plant in LeMars, Iowa in June this year. With its research center, North America IML can help customers to define a shape, type of support for the label (clear, glossy, metallized), tamper evident closure, clear frozen grade resin.
North America IML Containers, Inc.
Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.
MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems
For the first time, liquid product can be dispensed from a flexible bag or pouch without bacteria or oxygen entering the package. Because the contents are never exposed throughout the product's entire use-life, product remains shelf stable. And through use of the tamper-proof closure and air-tight seal, product safety is significantly enhanced. Beverages, flowable foods, and pharmaceutical products can now be packaged and safely dispensed from flexible packages without breaking sterility. Applications include restaurants, foodservice institutions, cruise ships, and hospitals.
International Dispensing Corp.
H.S. Crocker Co. has developed several new non-foil lidding structures to seal various portions size containers and polymers. For years, customers have asked for a pre- die-cut lid other than foil. Metal detection, microwaveable, tear and puncture resistance are just a few of the advantages associated with these new materials. The company also produces paper and poly labels with and without over laminates and adhesives in roll-to-roll and single cut, heat-seal blister packs, in-mold labels, shrink film and various specialty printed projects for a wide range of applications. Printing is done on 9-color Flexographic presses from 13" - 32" with front and back print capabilities. H.S. Crocker can now offer portion cups (thermoformed and injection molded) in a wide variety of sizes and designs.