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How purchasing copes with higher prices

Almost all packagers decry increases in corrugated costs. Users of paper and plastics find those package materials aren't far behind. These materials are most often targeted by purchasers developing strategies to hold the line on costs, according to an ex
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An operator uses a hand-held scanning device to check color consistency (top) on the printed web as it moves through American Pa
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Printing, cold sealing sweeten converter's outlook

American Packaging's $17 million plant expansion/modernization includes an 11-station gravure press that applies cold adhesive in register in line.
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Packaging pros take Greeley's advice and "Go West!"

If you want to test new packaging concepts, evaluate the latest in packaging technology or determine what new consumer packaging ideas are likely to be flowing through the American manufacturing-to-consumption pipeline in the next year or so, go West now.
Molds open (top) to reveal the injection-molded PET preforms, which are subsequently conditioned and stretch/blow molded into fi
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Single-stage molding propels Premier Plastics

Custom blowmolder on West Coast adds an injection/stretch blow-molding machine to tap the bottled water market. Health For Life Brands of Arizona is first user of Premier's 500mL bottle.
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How purchasing copes with higher prices (sidebar)

Purchasers skewer vendors for increasing prices
The two-piece tin (top) looks like a scale model of the race car. Even the bottom (above) is printed and formed to look like the
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J.L. Clark races to new technology in metal forming

Distortion printing, nine-mold forming and computer-aided design were all instrumental in Clark's unique two-piece stock car tin for Valvoline.
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Desiccants keep dog food bags dry

Desiccants in stretch-wrapped pallets solved a condensation problem in overseas shipments of dog food bags by the Iams Co.
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How purchasing copes with higher prices (sidebar)

How packaging prices affect manufacturers
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Fantastic filling

Fantastic Foods has increased its sales about 40% annually over the past four years. New filling line for soup cups helps the firm cope with its explosive growth.
Grandad?s Real;Bacon;Rinds package uses a fused susceptor system, in which microwave susceptors burn out when they reach a cer
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Pork rinds pop up in new market

Microwave susceptor technology creates a new market for two pork rind producers, as family-owned Grandad's and food exporter Alamilla and Associates try their hands at microwavable pork rinds.
Cartons and back labels for several Colgate-Palmolive products contain environmental claims. The end panel for Colgate's Baking
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FTC considers changes to environmental guidelines

Packagers differ about whether to make label guidelines more specific or not. Changes in the SPI resin code language are still uncertain.
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Smart labels fight counterfeiters and provide product assurance

The problem: In California earlier this year, a number of alert young mothers noticed something disturbingly different about the powdered infant formula they were giving their babies.
H-P engineers worked closely together with the maker of the wrapping machine to perfect gussetting tools that help ensure a comp
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Cartridge pack wins award by shrinking

Redesigned package for Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet ink-jet print cartridge has only one fewer component than its predecessor, but it's trimmed 35% of the weight.
This photo, taken when Amsoil used prelabeled bottles, shows a group of 16 quart bottles getting filled simultaneously by a pos
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Amsoil labels quart line a success

As sales of its synthetic oil soared, Amsoil found prelabeled bottles too costly to buy and store. A labeler that applies labels in-line to the HDPE bottles saves $50ꯠ a year, frees space for finished goods and virtually eliminates skewed labels.
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Steel producers target canned foods

Feeling profitable and optimistic, steel producers work to expand demand in containers by new promotional education campaign aimed at consumers.

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