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Salmon 'catches' retort pouch, too

Chicken of the Sea has found the salmon running its way. For about a year, the San Diego, CA-based company has marketed its pink salmon in a 7.1-oz retorted pouch, much like its tuna products.
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Coated PET in the lab

A second Actis® barrier coating system for plastic bottles is now operating commercially in North America. Grafco PET Packaging Technologies (Hanover, MD) installed the patented Sidel (Norcross, GA) coating system late last year in its Morrow, GA, plant at the request of Environmental Express.
<b>HDPE shampoo bottles</b>: Minimum 80% PCR
Wheaton Plastics div., Alcan Packaging, www.alcan.com

Aveda's John Delfausse: "We
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Aveda pushes PCR

As part of its environmental commitment, Aveda achieves 80% to 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content in much of its packaging.
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Color-shifting tottles make a splash

A colorant used in two-layer HDPE tottles and other containers of Fiji Blend tanning products produces an attention-getting color shift...just like a tan.
F-style HDPE bottles index around this 10-station indexing filler-capper, which fills agrichemical liquids at several stations b
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Filler-capper grows savings

Agrichemical products maker Micro Flo adds a 10-station indexing filler-capper for liquids that replaces older equipment. Benefits include labor savings, speed and output increases, and reduced product giveaway.See in-plant video
At left, the vtf/f/s machine at the DreamPak plant is used for both contract packaging, as well as the creation of the company's
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Following a dream

Thanks to two new vtf/f/s machines, entrepreneur Dr. Aly Gamay was able to expand his cheese processing and flavoring businesses to include nutraceuticals, snacks for kids, and contract packaging, too.See in-plant video
While most dental packets at Kodak are bundled in a polyester band and then flow-wrapped in a film/foil laminate (left), SureSof
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A softer, gentler packet

When product development and packaging engineers at Kodak came up with a more patient-friendly dental film, a new approach to packaging was part of the package.
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Wrapping up soap dispensing innovation

Palm Beach, FL-based Designer Dispensers recently released the “Kitchen Soap & Sponge Caddy,” an unusual product that includes a container into which a consumer pours up to 12 oz of liquid soap.
Each of the three items in the line includes three cartoned color or black ink-jet cartridges.
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Thermoform-packed ink-jet trio is 'club-able'

Developed for club stores, Hewlett-Packard’s new stand-up “Tripack” thermoform for ink-jet cartridges deters theft, yet offers easier opening for consumers.
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Gillette tries a tear strip

Introduced this summer, Boston-based Gillette Co.'s resealable package for all disposable razors utilizes a pressure-sensitive tape reclosure system from Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA).
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Crave packaging is revealing

A 2.5-oz plastic spray bottle mounted inside a see-through plastic “carton” distinguishes the packaging for Crave fragrance from Calvin Klein Cosmetics, a New York, NY, div.
After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
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Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
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Redesign sizzles

Schering-Plough, maker of Coppertone Sport, recently unveiled a stronger, sportier package and brand identity for the suntan lotion. Created by Lipson Alport Glass & Associates (Chicago, IL), the package is designed to appeal to active, goal-oriented consumers with a passion for the outdoors.
Cartoned bottles march in single file into the entrance of the shrink wrapper at rates to 100/min (left) and emerge neatly bundl
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Carton bundler shrinks costs

Unilever’s latest shrink bundler for cartoned lotions replaces hand packing of chipboard sleeves to significantly reduce labor and material costs.
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New package puts child safety in the zone

A multilayer tube and “push and turn” closure is helping CCA Industries of East Rutherford, NJ, meet Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for products containing lidocaine and dibucaine.

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