A More Enjoyable Bicycle Ride...

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Oct 29, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Enabled by a unique dual density technology, the outer layer of the PU based tire system is hardy over rough surfaces, while the inner layer provides outstanding shock absorption as a result of the material’s high rebound performance. The inflation-free tire system also eliminates the annoyance of conventional inner-tube patching and repair.

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Topics: Industry News

A Safty Seal on a ToGo Bag...?

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Oct 26, 2017 11:53:00 AM

The design elements for the Seal-2-Go line of plastic carry-out bags did not come to Mike Tan in a lightning bolt, but instead were developed over months of thought.

Bags are in Tan's blood as vice president of sales and marketing at Pan Pacific Manufacturing Inc. of Hayward, Calif.

The plastic packaging maker already was producing a variety of bags for the restaurant market, but the growing popularity of food delivery services created a need for an ad

ditional approach in that segment, Tan said.

Operations like UberEats, DoorDash and Grubhub are building 

businesses based on the idea that people want more types of food delivered to them.

"We created this in response to that. There's a lot of Americans that use this service now, especially millennials, and they use it religiously," Tan said.

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Topics: Specialty Packaging

See-Through Plastic Containers Coming to a Store Near You!

Posted by NOVATION Staff on Oct 24, 2017 9:43:13 AM

Milacron Holdings Corp.'s see-through plastic container, an alternative to the metal "tin can," is now on store shelves in in Seoul, South Korea, and Shanghai, holding Del Monte pineapple chunks and slices.

Milacron announced the first commercial applications of the coinjection molded Klear Can on Oct. 18 at Fakuma. The customer is S&W Fine Foods International, a company of Del Monte Pacific Ltd.

The Klear Can is part of the Milacron exhibit at Fakuma, but the company is not molding Klear Cans at the show. Milacron is based in Blue Ash, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati.

Milacron said the Klear Can is easily integrated into existing production streams and requires minimal customization or tooling additions.

Milacron CEO Tom Goeke said see-though plastic cans are a major innovation. "After years of development and strong possible consumer results, we're excited to have S&W Fine Foods International on board as a partner to launch the Milacron Klear Can in key global markets," he said. "We are also thrilled about the prospect of transforming the metal can industry."

Milacron got beat in the plastic food can commercialization race by Sonoco Products Co., which announced in April 2016 that it was working with McCall Farms Inc., a South Carolina food canner, to introduce its TruVue plastic can for McCall's Glory Farms beans at grocery stores in the southeastern United States.

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Topics: Industry News, Metal To Plastic