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Widemouth cups will expand beverage packaging options

We've been looking at the newest generation of Ensure® nutritional supplement packaging and thinking that thermoformed or injection-molded cups<>in some advanced stage of development<>could be beer and carbonated beverage containers (CSDs) in the future.
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FSIS considers labeling reviews without industry representation

A food labeling trade group has expressed concern that industry representatives may be barred in the future from face-to-face meetings with federal regulators that review new labels for meat and poultry products.
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Valvoline valve adds elbow room

Valvoline's new line of SynPower® synthetic automotive chemicals includes two products that employ a unique new spray delivery system. The Lexington, KY-based company's Brake Parts Cleaner and Carb Choke & Throttle Body Cleaner are filled into aerosol cans and topped by a unique one-piece spray cap and tube that allows precise delivery into areas of a car difficult to access.
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New bottle, label for Mogen David

To broaden the appeal of Mogen David chillable red wines, San Francisco-based The Wine Group chose design firm SBG Enterprise (San Francisco, CA) to update the packaging with a more contemporary look without alienating the product's current loyal following.
3Commonality2 is one of the features of Coleman1s packages for both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Package size an
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Coleman's Sheltra packs for convenience

New clamshell packs for smoke and gas detectors went through many versions, but samples were available in time for the buying season. Now the consumer-oriented packs are filling the retail pipeline.
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A wide-mouth first in PET

Shatter-resistant and lighter than glass, narrow-neck polyethylene terephthalate bottles for hot-filled beverages have enjoyed steady growth lately. But only now is a wide-mouth PET jar for hot-filled food being commercialized as Tree Top Inc.
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition (sidebar)

Heinz weighs benefits of scale systems
By holding a die-cut handle at the top and shaking the bag, users can dispense ice melting compound through a mesh bottom gusset
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Bags stretch advantages for packagers and end users

Among FPA's winning packages sold at retail are a flat-bottom flexible bag made on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery, a club-store bag incorporating a transverse zipper for reclosability, and a patented shaker bag that handily dispenses ice melt.
The redesigned bags of chopped and shelled walnuts (left) provide a stronger brand identity than did their predecessor (above).
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Mariani's sales go nuts following graphic redesign

Richer, more vibrant colors, traditional logo and product viewing window trigger strong sales gains for Mariani, a California nut grower and processor.
Olin?s four new injection-molded containers for pool chemicals include the 5-lb size (right) with molded hand-grip and product m
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Olin takes air out of pool chemicals display

A new line of interlocking modular square containers was designed to meet retailers' needs. Design features, some patented, make containers consumer-friendly as well.
Sealing jaws heat-seal the two side edges from the bottom up through the ultrasonically-sealed top zipper area before a cut-off
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition

Five new hf/f/s machines allow Heinz to switch from pillow packs to stand-up, resealable zipper pouches for its Pup-Peroni and Jerky Treats dog snacks.
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Pakex 98 shows future in European packaging

Birmingham, England, is the site for an extensive look at British packaging machinery and materials, March 30 to April 3.
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Bass is bullish on beer in plastic

Few brewers have gone as far as Bass in developing a plastic bottle for beer. Now Bass wonders when U.S. brewers will get on board to help drive bottle costs down.
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Jumex contour can crosses the border

Grupo Jumex, headquartered in Xalostoc, near Mexico City, Mexico, has been busy cranking out one shaped can variation after another (see story, p.
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Clarification

In the January '98 issue of Packaging World, p. 16, we mistakenly referred to Emplex Systems' MPS 6000 Series of continuous rotary band sealers as patented.

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