Product Focus: Packaging Components

Squeeze-and-Measure Cap
This patented Squeeze-and-Measure Dosing Closure delivers the correct dose of liquids with a squeeze, thanks to a three-part assembly including a dip tube, vacuum-sealed dosing chamber and flip-top cap. It can be sized to fit any squeezable stock bottle and standard neck finish with no custom preforms or fitments.

Opening Cap
Tetra Evero Aseptic’s (TEA) One Step Opening design provides the dual protection of a tamper evidence ring and a neck membrane on cap, while offering the convenience of one action opening, for ease-of-use. Devised for ambient white milk, the opening and the carton bottle intend to satisfy consumers’ quest for convenience in handling and pouring, while maintaining safety and environmental features.

Liquid Products Cap
Made of PP resin, the LiquiFlapper cap fits 33-400 mm and 38-400 mm bottles. The cap screws on and is available with either a ribbed or smooth skirt. Designed with a snap-tight leak resistant release, it provides portion-controlled, tear-drop flow for most household liquid products. LiquiFlapper is available in custom colors and embossing, it is also #5 recyclable.

Lid/Single-use Spoon
SpoonLidz by EcoTensil is an over-lid for single-serve cups, which converts to a sanitary and sturdy spoon in one easy fold. Convenient for on-the-go eating, the material-efficient SpoonLidz is made from silky-smooth, renewable paperboard. Customizable and brandable, SpoonLidz provides a sustainable value-add to yogurt, fruit and other to-go foods.

Wine Closure
Nomacorc, producer of alternative wine closures, has introduced a zero carbon footprint wine closure—Select Bio. The closure is made with plant-based polymers derived from sugar cane. Three distinct products, each with different oxygen ingress levels are available, with the same look and feel as the traditional Select Series. The Select Bio Series includes three distinct products, each with different oxygen ingress levels and have the same look and feel as the traditional Select Series.

Closure Solution
Velcro Brand Press-Lok closure, a product for the flexible packaging market, features a unique design that addresses any chance of package misalignment experienced by consumers.  A series of interlocking micro features connect at multiple levels, combined with tactile feel, make this new reclose fastener secure.

Lidding Foil
Constantia Flexibles developed a paper-free, child-resistant blister lidding foil with upgraded peel/push functionalities. Offering a smooth, robust peel, Easy-Piesy, is an aluminum/PET/aluminum lamination that—due to its absence of paper—requires less heat during sealing compared with traditional paper-back foil structures. The paper-free design makes Easy-Piesy well-suited to cleanroom environments.

Flip-top Cap
Easy-to-open, the Ultra Light Flip Top cap improves consumer convenience and brand loyalty with a modern opening mechanism and a cleaner, more sanitary orifice area. It’s specifically designed for products that require a squeezable motion and dispensing control. The liquid trap feature prevents separated liquid from dripping out, and the closure uses up to 20% less material than similar caps for greater sustainability.

Zipper for Carriers
Hi-Cone’s Zipper for multipack carriers is designed to provide value-added consumer convenience. The perforated tab is engineered to release the container with just one pull. The zipper makes it easy to remove one container at a time or all of the bottles.

Caps for Tubes
The Flip Top Plug is a secure closure that features a quick flip of the finger to access the contents. Used on rectangular tubes, this package stores items safely and can be a package all its own. Diameter sizes begin at 0.43 x 1 in. and go up to 1 in. x 0.08-0.68. 

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OKI Data Americas Introduces B721dn and B731dn Digital Monochrome Printers for the Mid-Workgroup Segment

OKI Data Americas announces availability of an enhanced series of monochrome single function printers for high volume applications – the B721dn and B731dn. Building on the award-winning legacy of its B700 Series, these new OKI printers deliver a higher toner yield of up to 36,000 page capacity[1] with one piece consumable; 250,000-280,000 monthly duty cycle on the B721dn and B731dn, respectively; increased paper input capacity of up to 3,160 sheets; faster print speeds of up to 55 pages per minute[2]; and standard high speed USB and 1GB Ethernet connectivity – all with the lowest cost per page among competitive devices in their respective categories[3].

The B721dn and B731dn are powerful and cost effective printers, with high speeds, high capacity and high quality output. Both models feature standard 630 sheet paper capacities which can be upgraded to a maximum 3,160 sheets with additional optional paper trays plus a large capacity feeder.

Beyond standard media handling capabilities, the B721dn and B731dn can print banners up to 52 inches in length. In addition, the devices’ straight-through paper path allows users to manually feed individual sheets of up to 140 lb. index bristol. Both are backed by a one-year limited On-Site warranty and industry-leading five-year limited LED printhead warranty.

Standard duplexing features also help improve efficiency and minimize waste. Other environmental features include Quiet mode, toner save mode to reduce consumables use, and low power consumption during regular operation and within deep sleep mode. Furthermore, both models are ENERGY STAR compliant.

The easy to read LCD display and alphanumeric keypad enhances user interface. Advanced security features allow administrators the ability to protect data and encrypt documents simply and effectively, controlling user access and securing print release for sensitive materials.

“The new B721dn and B731dn monochrome printers are a tremendous complement to OKI’s broad and award-winning portfolio of printing solutions,” said Hiroyuki Fukushima, director of non-impact printer product marketing for OKI Data Americas. “With their enhanced features and functionality, the B721dn and B731dn deliver high performance for demanding workgroups at a low operating cost. For those seeking reliable, full featured and cost-effective printers, the B721dn and B731dn from OKI Data Americas offer a compelling value proposition.”

About OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the graphic arts & production market with the OKI proColor Series. In addition, OKI offers a full portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer’s needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company’s innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $4.9 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2012 financial reporting. Keeping its customers’ needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR certified products.

[1] B731dn only. Both models available with 18,000-page and 25,000-page toner cartridges. Declared yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752.

[2] Published performance results based on laboratory testing. Individual results may vary.

[3] As compared to the HP M601dn, M602dn, and M603dn; and Lexmark MS610 series, and MS810 series printers.

[4] Available in the US and Canada only.

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