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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Impaxx (Schaumburg, IL) has purchased Pac-West Label and Graphics (Schaumburg, IL).
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Appointments, promotions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL): Edwin W. Parkinson, president, CEO. —The New Resina® Corp. (Brooklyn, NY): Andrew May, president.
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A work of art

Every year since 1975, Kenwood Vineyards, owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars, has created a special bottle of wine that is as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate.
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Keeping it simple

Anthony Logistics For Men™, a skin and body care line rolled into the national market at select stores and online catalog sites in October. Market testing revealed that not only did men want products that were fragrance-free and made with natural ingredients such as aloe and wheat, but the packaging had to be easy to use as well.
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Singularly premium packs

Since the International Chocolate Co., Salt Lake City, UT, changed the packaging for its Single-Bean Chocolate Bars, the product has become its best-selling item. Tim Bergquist of International Chocolate says the candy’s popularity is due in part to a switch from multipacks to the single bars that the company now sells.
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Coors bottle echoes Rockies

Coors' five-layer plastic bottle for Coors Lite has a Rocky Mountains motif molded into the sidewall.
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Triarc goes triangular

White Plains, NY-based Triarc Beverage Corp. has introduced Mistic® Zotics™, a line of exotically flavored, all-natural drinks packaged in distinctive three-sided bottles.
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Baking soda shake up

The Arm & Hammer Div. of Church & Dwight now offers its all-natural baking soda in a waterproof “sink-side” container that is an alternative to its venerable 59¢ paperboard “Yellow Box.” The 12-oz white pigmented high-density polyethylene container, which keeps water out, allows consumers to keep baking soda closer to the sink.
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Sonoco adds POP contract packaging

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: The Packaging Services (SPS) division of Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) now offers contract packaging services of the point-of-purchase displays that it manufactures.
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Spout pouch takes its stand

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Bell, a European food company, is packaging its new chicken and steak barbecue sauce products in an inverted stand-up pouch with a closure that acts as a base. Huhtamaki Van Leer Packaging Worldwide (Germany) converts the pouch material.
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BluePrint packs cases with vision smarts

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: A high-speed, vision-guided bag orienter/sorter was on display at the booth of BluePrint Automation.
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PET pack promotes French fragrances

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Fragrance Of France launched its new Aphrodisia, Woodhue For Men and Tigress perfume lines in a clear PET “carton” from Sicht-Pack Hagner (Nyack-On-Hudson, NY).
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Honeywell's polymerized nanocomposite nylon resin

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: As an economical alternative to EVOH, Honeywell Engineered Applications and Solutions (EAS) promotes dramatically improve strength, stiffness, gas oxygen barrier properties and heat resistance with its new polymerized nanocomposite nylon 6 resin.
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Retort pouch

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Profile Packaging, Sarasota, FL, showcased a PSG Surdry steam retort oven, containing trays of retort pouches at its booth. Foil-based and silica-based laminations from Kapak were among the pouches on display.
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Low-volume pouch filler/sealer for liquids

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: CA-based Universal Beverage & Packaging is the first North American user of Profile Packaging’s Model PSG NEO-S liquid stand-up pouch fill/seal machine.

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