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Paper pulp molders share successes, shortcomings

New molded pulp producers group meets to assess status and learn new technologies. Packagers report on applications, identify areas that need help.
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Capabilities brochure

Rexam Closures' (Evansville, IN) new brochure focuses on the company's complete line of custom and proprietary closures for the healthcare, chemical, automotive, and food and beverage industries.
Out of 15 specific packaging functions, the list above were those most often mentioned by respondents to the survey. Most of the
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Materials and container development lead outsourced functions

Development of packaging materials and containers and the graphics that go on them are the functions most often outsourced, say Packaging World readers. However, packaging machinery selection, packaging line design and integration all make the Top Ten.
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'Suppliers must source tag!'

"Manufacturers who have vision are already source tagging. Now we must convince the rest of them that source tagging is in their best interest." Such was the message delivered by Enzo Cerra, senior vp of marketing for Largo, FL-based Eckerd Corp., to packagers, manufacturers and retailers at a recent meeting of the RF Users Group in Chicago last month.
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Child-resistant closure

Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN) has introduced the 22-mm CR-Jigger(TM), a child-resistant closure for automotive additive applications. Available in prototype form, the 22 CR-Jigger adapts easily to a child-resistant neck finish and comes in a variety of colors.
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Packaging revolution IS changing everything

"This changes everything." That line, taken from a recent crop of Chrysler ads, would have us believe the company's doing something revolutionary in its field.
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F-style container

In-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and high-purity products have been introduced by Airopak (Manchester, PA).
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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Machine technology that slashes changeover

In this second report from our survey of changeover trends, readers describe how new equipment technology like control programming and tool-free adjustments helps them attack downtime.
3. Envirogluv technology used to decorate this Revlon container is energy efficient and uses inks that are free of heavy metals.
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Setting up shop

Merck, Revlon and Clorox developed unique packaging technology for their own use. Now those developments are generating revenue through licensing to other firms.

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