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Packaging Digest, April 2013

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www.PackagingDigest.com APRIL 2013 // NEW TECHNOLOGY 51 promising patents Bottle with integrated cap remover A patent filing for inventor Steven Carley relates to an apparatus for removing the twist-off caps of beverage bottles. Te invention is a beverage bottle with a bottle-cap-shaped indent on the bottom surface of the bottle, for placing on the cap of a closed bottle and twisting to open the bottle. Te design is intended to offset the discomfort experienced by consumers opening bottles with twistoff caps. www.packagingdigest.com/ capremover Beverage bottle's base is molded with an indent to accept a twist-off cap. Flexible packaging structure with built-in tamper-evidence features A patent filed by Sonoco Development for a flexible packaging structure with a built-in opening and reclosing feature extends the technology to also provide tamper evidence as an integrated part of the package. A flexible packaging laminate formed by an outer structure joined to an inner structure is scored in both structures to form a flap that is lifted to open the package. A pressure-sensitive adhesive is used to re-adhere the marginal region to an underlying surface of the inner structure adjacent to the opening through the laminate. www.packagingdigest.com/Sonoco container and closure. Te gelatin capsules are ruptured when the container is opened, thereby releasing the aroma compound and causing a favorable aroma for the consumer. PepsiCo's gelatinencapsulated aroma Te secondary protective releases when the coating reduces or closure is opened. prevents degradation of the gelatin capsules during product packaging, transport and storage, thereby enhancing their performance. www.packagingdigest.com/PepsiAroma Heat-shrinkable package and label system Tis patent for Avery Dennison Corp. pertains to a heat-shrinkable packaging system that includes a heat-shrinkable flexible-wall container or wrap and a heat-shrinkable label that can be applied to the container prior to heat shrinking. Te packaging components are matched in shrink characteristics to yield equal shrinkage. In another variation, the shrink characteristics of the components differ. www.packagingdigest.com/ADshrinklabel Sanitary dispensin g pac kage Te invention relates to flexibles and other packages that have sanitary dispensing features such that the contents remain sanitary or sterile during reuse. Te package generally includes a dispenser that is sealed from environmental contaminants by a feature or portion of the package that is accessed prior to use through a sanitary dispenser that can be inverted and deployed prior to use. A frangible portion is provided with the dispenser. Te dispenser may be resealable in the package and offer a straw for dispensing convenience. www.packagingdigest.com/sanitary PepsiCo's releasable, encapsulated aroma Tis filing from PepsiCo is for gelatin capsules that encapsulate a material that includes at least one aroma compound. Te capsule is applied to product packaging, such as food packaging, that has a secondary protective coating at the interface of a aMsp MAKES IT EASIER Martin WRÀ QGOHYHOLQJIRRWPRXQWVIRULQGXVWULDODS SOLFDWLRQV 0DUWLQ PDQXIDFWXUHV IRRW PRXQWV LQDYDULHW\RIPDWHULDOVWKDWSURYLGHYLEUDWLRQ LVRODWLRQDQGDUHVXLWDEOHIRUZDVKGRZQ ï)UHH'&$'PRGHOV ï2XWVWDQGLQJFXVWRPHUVXSSRUW ï5HTXHVW\RXUIUHHFDWDORJWRGD\ magenta cyan yellow black 7HO DPVSVXSSRUW#DPVSEL] ZZZDOOPHWULFVPDOOSDUWVFRP ES222316_PD1304_051.pgs 03.28.2013 23:40 UBM

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