American Ingredients began using intermediate bulk containers instead of steel drums for shipments of its cooking oils to custom
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American Ingredients 'sells' disposability

The replacement of steel drums with a biodegradable, corrugated intermediate bulk container surprises American Ingredients with extra benefits in production and sales.
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An ARS worker prepares a radiator for shipment. The converter folds kraft paper in a way that creates air pockets, which prov
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Radiator maker warms up to paper

Faced with new General Motors' specifications for paper-based packing materials, this automotive supplier found a dunnage system that is both environmentally friendly and economical.
Above: Gary Kulling, plant manager at CPC?s new plant inspects bottles destined to become Coastal Unilube (above, right). At CPC

CPC takes over bottlemaking for Coastal Unilube

Continental Plastic Containers (Norwalk, CT) recently opened its 16th bottle plant (15th in the U.S.). This one's in West Memphis, AR, and it produces high-density polyethylene containers for Coastal Unilube.
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Award-winning bottles quench thirst for design

Beverage packages stand out at this year's Package Design Council competition, bringing home five awards including Best of Show. Appeal to both visual and tactile senses create lasting impressions.
Cases of aerosol products are conveyed to the labeler (top) where bar-coded labels are printed then applied using the tamp-blow
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Is bar-coding a valuable customer service?

When customers asked for bar codes to help control inventory,Sherwin-Williams got the message. It implemented a custom print/apply bar code labeling system.
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Versatile vinyl clearly a winner

Innovation played the key role in this year's Vinyl in Packaging Awards competition. Some winners were decidedly "green" as well.


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