WS Packaging Group introduced the Ravenwood linerless labeling system, designed to improve the labeling of trays, clamshells and skin packs for meat/protein, bakeries, ready-to-eat meals, fresh produce, frozen pizza, multi-packs and other carrying applications. The face of the label stock has a silicone release coating to prevent labels from sticking to those wound underneath. Key features include square corners, cutouts inside label/sleeve, paper, film (clear and white) and sleeve board, double-sided printing, a maximum label/sleeve size of 20x5 and a minimum label/sleeve size dispense length of 2 inches.

WS Packaging Group, Inc.


Anchor Packaging added a new, smaller roaster to the Nature’s Bestline of polypropylene lids and mineral-filled polypropylene bases. This new roaster’s shallow base raises the bird higher in the dome, providing an attractive presentation to the consumer. It also features wide unobstructed panels, anti-fog technology drive and a leak-resistant closure to prevent messy spills and provide a table-ready serving platter requiring no re-plating. Available in three sizes, the new, small roaster is ideal for 1- to 1.5-pound whole chickens. Bases are made with 40% natural mineral additives in place of oil-based resin, and the roaster itself can withstand temperatures up to 230°F in warming units, heat lamps and microwaves.

Anchor Packaging Inc.


Evertis announced its expanded PET films for HFFS or thermoformed pre-made tray applications. The product line consists of Exblock (high barrier), Exsafe (sealing properties) and Expack (expanded PET trays) structures, and is manufactured between 16-35 mils in thickness in opaque black, white or custom colors. The films are also offered with several PE sealant options to provide optimal sealability with thinner lidding films. These solutions are also suitable for modified atmosphere packaging applications.

Evertis Inc.


Tri-Seal, a division of Tekni-Plex, introduced a new tamper-evident, induction seal liner line, developed with protection and easy-opening functionality. EdgePull induction seals require low peel force to remove. The seals also peel cleanly, which means no adhesive residue/strings to contaminate contents after opening. The pull tab delivers enhanced strength to resist delamination from the rest of the structure when removed by consumers. The liners are typically used with closures ranging from 28-63 mm and are ideal for a wide range of narrow- and wide-mouthed containers. EdgePull PPE was engineered for use with polyethylene and polypropylene containers typically used for dairy applications. Both induction seal materials feature a multi-layer structure with a proprietary heat-seal formulation for optimum performance.

Tekni-Plex, Inc.


Clysar debuted Clysar EZ-R stiff film, a high-quality polyolefin shrink film that balances premium shrink performance with improved slip. Virtually a “drop in” film that runs effortlessly for many high-speed applications, EZ-R film is created for static lap seal or high-speed shrink packaging equipment running at speeds in excess of 100 ppm. EZ-R film delivers a clean, tight shrink for a premium packaging appearance, and its added slip reduces friction and sticking during production.