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Sebastian goes for clean and contemporary

When the Sebastian Collection reaches Sebastian Collective Salons next month, it will include four hair cleansers and three conditioners in 250-mL custom bottles from Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ).
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Videos demo equipment online

Video on the Web is nothing new. However, only recently has video begun to be a useful tool for business.
On the Fast Trak: Color photos and product descriptions simplify cap ordering.
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Cap ordering goes electronic

With the proliferation of Web sites devoted to purchasing complex packaging machinery, it seems only natural that buying closures online would be the next step.
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Pac-Ex 2001 exhibition sets dates

Show will take place May 15-17, 2001, at the Toronto Intl. Centre.
Turning the crank on the E-Z Squeeze device permits nearly 100% usage of the tube's contents and also increases shelf life.
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Red Devil cranks up convenience

Home repair is made easy with caulk and sealants in squeeze tubes. A patented device fitted on the tube’s end allows consumers to roll up the empty end of the tube, thereby ensuring that virtually all of the product can be used. Red Devil uses the tubes for eight SKUs, including kitchen and bath caulk, wallpaper seam repair, tile adhesive and tile grout.
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Soft graphics provide a hard sell

Since introducing its yo baby™ organic whole milk yogurt last September, Stonyfield Farm has enjoyed incredible sales success.
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Engineers express growing dissatisfaction

In PW's latest salary survey, overall job satisfaction among engineers is dropping. Greater responsibilities with little added pay rankles, as do packaging-related budget and staff cuts.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
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Steam shrinking shows it's more than just hot air

Using hot air to shrink full-body labels to containers is fairly common. An alternative method, however, seems to be gaining steam. In the past month, Packaging World editors have heard of several applications where steam is the preferred method to shrink-apply labels to containers.
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Net Sourcing -- Premiere Issue

A new supplement designed to help buyers of packaging machinery and materials learn how to begin purchasing packaging from suppliers via the Internet.
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LCP developments progressing

Superex Polymer pushes onward with development of liquid crystal polymers, which have potential application in multilayer beer bottles and stand-up pouches.
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Hoppmann's first on packexpo.com

Hoppmann Corp. (Haymarket, VA) is the first registered supplier on the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) www.packexpo.com purchasing exchange site.
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Cube-like bag stands tall

Lebanon Seaboard is among the first to use a patented new stand-up bag concept called the Lincube® Bag from Linpac Packaging Solutions (Austell, GA). Since December, the Lebanon, PA, firm has sold three varieties of its bird seed in the stand-up bag in Maryland and Virginia. Other markets will follow.
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FruitWorks roll in custom PET

In testing in Baltimore and Hawaii since 1997, FruitWorks from Purchase, NY-based Pepsi-Cola is expected to complete its national rollout in the first quarter of this year.
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Carton graphics aim to dazzle

Reaching store shelves nationwide in the first quarter of 1999 were dazzling “Liberace” video packages that capture the exuberance of the famed entertainer himself.

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