New 'shake-n-pour' lidstock on a plastic cup lets consumers shake or pour crushed pepper or parmesan cheese onto their pizza. The cup is placed into a die-cut area on corrugated pizza boxes for Papa John's pizza deliveries and carry-outs.
The Packaging Design Council Intl. has changed its name to the Brand Design Assn. (BDA). The change comes, says the group, in response to the changing dynamics of package design, where branding strategy and design have become the dominant criteria.
In the wake of last year's Asian currency crisis, packaging markets for plastic are expected to bounce back sooner than other economic sectors. That's due largely to the ongoing nature of consumer demand for non-durables, especially for food products.
The American Plastics Council and the Society of Plastics Engineers have announced a strategic alliance aimed at strengthening the plastics industry's effectiveness in reaching the public and policy makers at state and local levels.
May 31, 1998
In the April '98 issue of Packaging World, we incorrectly stated that the Model VBS-3/8-DH-10-V continuous band sealer from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) reaches speeds to 96'/min.