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Diamond-pattern pail cuts 20% off

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Grupo Zapata (Mexico) claims its new plastic pail offers 20% cost reduction and 20% weight reduction when compared to standard pails. Showcased it the booth, the new container features structural diamond-patterned ridges on the sidewalls to provide added strength.
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Bottle bears more than drink

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: German pharmaceutical company, Hartmann is the first to use a new polyethylene drink bottle with a detachable storage compartment from Rose Plastic (California, PA). Hartmann stores a first aid kit inside the compartment, which is attached to a 400-mL bottle.
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PW ARTICLE ARCHIVE LICENSED

Packaging World has agreed to license its six-year article archive to Packtion (www.packtion.com), a packaging application service provider. The articles will continue to be accessible on Packworld.com, but will also begin appearing on the Packtion site early next year when the site is ready for commercial use.
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Pack Expo by the numbers

At the recent Pack Expo International Show in Chicago, exhibition square footage was up as was conference attendance, while visitor attendance was down slightly versus ’98.
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ITW completes Valéron acquisitions

Illinois Tool Works completes the acquisition of Huhtamaki Van Leer’s (Finland) two Valéron Strength Film manufacturing facilities in Essen, Belgium and Houston, TX.
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Piping hot packaging

Sterling Group (New York, NY) helped develop not only the fundamental concept behind Westport, CT-based Hiram Walker’s newest schnapps, but also the packaging.
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More PMMI meeting news

Further announcements and appointments from PMMI’s just-concluded Fall meeting Sept. 19-21.
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PW debuts custom e-mail news

Packaging World has launched a free, customized e-mail news service called eClip that delivers packaging news specific to each recipient’s job duties, industry and product.
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ePackaging Expo cancelled

Reed Exhibition Cos. has cancelled the ePackaging Expo that was to run Nov. 6 to 7 in Chicago.
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Packaging World licenses Packworld.com content to Packtion

Articles from Packaging World and Net Sourcing magazines, both published by Summit Publishing Co., will appear on the Packtion Corp. Web site at www.packtion.com as part of a licensing agreement.
Informative for consumers, Pass and Seymore/Legrand's design is integrated from the point-of-purchase display through the packag
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Hardware products renovate with packaging

Packaging seen at the National Hardware Show ranged from consumer-friendly packaging for data comm products to innovative film cubes for potting soil. The softer side of hardware was seen in a trend toward products packaged for females and light do-it-yourselfers.
Embedded with 30 images, this lenticular p-s label is an eye-riveting visual aid on Vermont American's packages for its new Xcha
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Hardware products renovate with packaging (sidebar)

Lenticular: Imagery in motion
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Positively different battery packaging

Consumers should get a charge out of the new innovations in battery packaging in which clarity and reclosability top the list of conveniences offered by Rayovac and Leap brand batteries.
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Positively different battery packaging (sidebar)

A tubular Leap
Nabisco's Mini Chips Ahoy! cookie rollout represents the company's most substantial "initiative" into the stand-up pouch.
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Stand-up pouches push the retail envelope

Nabisco rolls out Mini Chips Ahoy! cookies in a resealable stand-up pouch while Patrick Cudahy uses a pouch for frozen, precooked meats. And in Ecuador, an integral straw helps kids sip fruit drinks from a stand-up pouch.

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