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Personal Care Packaging

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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Graphics help new brand break into bath and body

The new “sub-brand” Ohm by Olay from Procter and Gamble, a line of botanical bath and body products, launched this summer. The packaging, with graphics designed by Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), ranges from spray bottles to lotion tubes and cartons.
Gorgeous graphics are preprinted, but variable information is printed on-line by a thermal-transfer printer.
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Kauai brings coffee packing in-house

An auger filler mounted over a vf/f/s machine equipped with a thermal-transfer printer was all it took at Kauai Coffee Co. to bring coffee packaging in-house.
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Tube packs tap timely trend

Flexible tube packs match consumers’ requirements for on-the-go-anywhere eating for a new wave of portable foods.
Sausage patties exit the freezer on a conveyor and flow into a pivot pan that feeds patties into a bulk-and-dribble scale (right
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North Side super-sizes packaging value

Higher throughput is in the bag, in this case a large foodservice bag that is automatically filled, sealed, and packed on three new packaging lines. See in-plant video
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Two-chamber bottle serves Stridex

Spotted last month at a Chicagoland Walgreen’s store was Stri-Dex-brand Day & Night acne medication in a single dual-chamber bottle.
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Dry dental packs

Desiccant canisters add two-year shelf life for dental retraction cords.
The one-piece book-style carton's fifth panel unfolds (left and opposite) to reveal the information-laden copy, which was an alt
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Crest 'books' info-paneled carton

In a novel approach, a carton’s informational fold-out fifth panel enlightens users about the benefits of Crest Whitestrips.
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Pouch-making par excellence

When Toronto-based MAC Cosmetics recently reformulated its Pro Lash mascara, management also executed a dramatic package redesign. Out went the carton, which is used almost universally for mascara products, and in came a custom-designed stand-up pouch.
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New product takes on bold look

In January, Dover, DE-based Playtex Products released its first daily facial care moisturizer under its Banana Boat line of sun-protection products.
Backside view shows the cam-operated platforms under each bottle that raise and lower during the filling cycle to minimize splas
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HBA filler's range speaks volumes

A ‘showcase’ 18-station filler at Stanford Personal Care fills products from watery to pastes at a rate of 180/min with an accuracy of 0.3%. See in-plant video
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Listerine strips made portable, universal

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Morris Plains, NJ, introduced in the United States in October ‘01 Cool Mint Listerine PocketPaks™ of tiny hinged plastic “vials.” The vials (see sidebar) contain stamp-sized oral care strips that dissolve instantly on the tongue where they kill germs on contact. A carded blister serves as the secondary package.
Screen-printed with organic inks that are cured in a lehr at 350?F, the bottle's decoration makes a strong statement.
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Cutting through the clutter

This Chicago-based company left no stone unturned in its quest for perfect packaging. Spare-no-expense shippers in two sizes and custom primary packaging mark the debut of this premium vodka.
Fabri-Kal customers use labeled clamshells to pack a variety of produce, including blueberries and cherry tomatoes.
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Labeler proves 'berry, berry' good for Fabri-Kal

A new clamshell labeling system increases speed while reducing labor costs and downtime at the Greenville, SC, plant of thermoformer Fabri-Kal.

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