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Alcoa Acquires Custom Thermoforming Services

Originally Published MPMN October 2002

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Alcoa Acquires Custom Thermoforming Services

Alcoa Flexible Packaging now supplies custom thermoformed packaging for medical device applications.

Custom thermoforming services for medical products are now available from Alcoa Flexible Packaging (Richmond, VA; www.alcoa.com) as a result of its acquisition of Ivex Packaging Corp. in July. The firm can provide thermoformed packaging for medical devices; diagnostic, procedural, and dental kits; implant trays; and home healthcare products.

The state-of-the-art thermoforming equipment allows Alcoa to produce complex designs to precise specifications in a broad range of materials. The custom capabilities "complement the flexible packaging product offerings and increase the scope of packaging options that we can offer our strategic growth markets,"says flexible packaging president Elizabeth A. Fessenden.

The company supplies extrusion and adhesive laminated pouch materials, overwraps and liner stock, blister lidding foil, shrink film, and a host of other packaging materials to the medical and other industries.

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