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Personal Care Packaging

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Injecting an innovative packaging solution

Syringe maker Safety 1st Medical relied heavily on suppliers for help in designing an automated packaging solution for its unique syringes.
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As taped shipping cases are conveyed through an opening in a wall, a coder prints the side of the box.
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Foodservice firm makes its case

Mark-Lynn Foods employs 29 case coders at its Bremen, GA, facility. The networked machines improve reliability and lessen labor costs.
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Super-sized design

To answer the consumer call for greater convenience at a better value, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, maker of Fisher nuts and other snack foods, has expanded from three peanut items in sizes from 16- to 40-oz PET containers to a line of nine flavors packed in various sizes totaling 18 SKUs.
Each of the three-dimensional labels for Dial's clear liquid hand soap (above right) is made up of two images: if you compare th
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Dial ratchets up liquid soap packaging

A multicompany partnership combined to create new lenticular, three-dimensional labels for clear hand soap bottles.
Depending on the jar diameter, the robot selects one of six end-of-arm tool heads to pick up as many as 16 jars at once as they
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Robot reaches jar line in Puerto Rico

Automated system saves labor costs at Alcan Packaging by conveying skin-care jars from four molding machines to a four-axis robot that deftly palletizes them.
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Modernizing redesign

Alberto Culver redesigned the packaging for its St. Ives brand of lotion, changing out of the old opaque white bottles and into a sleeker bottle design.
Two-minute warm-up: That's all it takes for the product to be reheated still pouched in either boiling water or a microwave oven
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Pouches stand up to retorting

Fall River wild rice in a microwavable, no-foil “glass barrier” stand-up pouch brings precooked, ready-to-eat convenience to consumers.
Philips' new packaging and packaging line produces and packs the blisters for this fold-over card that's secured with rivets. Bl
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Philips automates shaver head packaging

Norelco replacement shaver heads are packaged in Holland in a fold-over blister package on a two-part packaging line that’s almost completely automated.
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Reestablishing a brand

In order to reestablish itself as a skincare innovator, Olay assigned design and branding agency Webb Scarlett for its Daily Facials and Total Effects line of anti-aging skincare 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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NACD's Best of Show winner clears clogs

While the late Bernard Seid spent much of his professional life in Cleveland, the award bearing his name is taking up more than temporary residence in the Cincinnati area.
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Pouch brings spa experience home

Launched in the fourth quarter of 2002, göt 2b spa facial scrub is now making its way to drug stores and mass merchandisers nationwide. Rather than using a plastic bottle, the predictable packaging format for most cosmetics and beauty aids, Advanced Research Laboratories selected a spouted, reclosable, stand-up pouch.
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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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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.

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