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Canadian/American aseptic PET bottling line has European roots

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Spicing up a line (sidebar)

New flavors for sample packs
The new inner cap for Maybelline lipsticks not packed in blister cards is a thermoforming and trimming achievement. This is espe
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Maybelline 'caps' thermoforming technology

High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
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Rep. Shays pressing FDA on indirect additives

FDA hopes new TOR policy will lead to quicker approval of packaging materials, and deflation of building political pressure.
Steel-banded bales of separated recyclables are brought to this staging area prior to shipment to users of these recovered mater
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Waste not, want more

Laidlaw automates sorting of post-consumer recyclables at its Schaumburg, IL, material recovery facility. First-of-its-kind system separates plastics into four categories.
Updated graphics, sleeker contours and a wide base distinguish Hunt1s new blisters (above) from its original pack (right), which
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In the Hunt for higher output

To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.
The three photos above show two 24-count trays shrink-wrapped into a single retail pack (top), a single 24-count tray with prot
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Shrink wrap system provides big retail thrust

A shrink wrapper overcomes heat and packing obstacles to bundle two 24-count trays of mr. big candy bars, enabling Neilson Cadbury to satisfy Canada's retailer demand for a 48-count pack.
Four-side printing on flat corrugated boxes is like a carousel ride at Federal Cartridge. Not only does it save costs for shor
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Bar code requirements generate more than savings

A digital case printer replaces bar-coded labels for Federal Cartridge to cut costs. But the printer did much more when case supplies were tight and expensive.
Specialty Brands1 decision to change its caps to a custom green color is an attempt to    maintain brand consistency. Label pane
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Spicing up a line

Specialty Brands revamps its Durkee Spice products for a more contemporary look. A switch from PP to PET, new sizes, graphics and freshness coding add flavor to a well-established line.
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IBM rides new 'saddle' suspension pack

IBM selects a new 'saddle' suspension pack to protect low-profile products like hard disk drives. Increased recyclability also results in cost savings, better performance and inventory reduction.
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Revlon cited for new glass decorating process

Revlon Consumer Products Corp., New York, NY, was awarded the 1995 Innovation Award from the Coalition of Northeastern Governors at the CONEG Challenge Awards ceremony at Bretton Woods, NH.
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Packaging stokes sales of smokes

Moonlight Tobacco Co., a division of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in September introduced seven distinct, nontraditional brands of cigarettes.
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Gatorade recalls containers with glass fragments

Coming on the heels of consumer complaints that some bottles of Gatorade contained glass fragments, Chicago-based Gatorade Co.-a division of Quaker Oats-on August 29 voluntarily recalled 104ꯠ cases of its Thirst Quencher in 16-oz glass bottles.
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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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Standardized label redux: first food, now pharmaceuticals

We're becoming a nation of self-prescribed pill pushers, and FDA is concerned that consumers need sufficient information to avoid potential problems.

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