Materials Product Brief

Appleton Papers, Inc: Moisture-resistant folding carton

Appleton introduces MoistureBloc™, a folding carton that offers moisture vapor protection, shelf appeal, and less packaging. Ideal for dry goods, detergents, and any other product susceptible to clumping, carton is recyclable and repulpable.
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Pipeline: Improving productivity, or flawed measurements?

This is being written as many of us in packaging prepare for one of the many fall meetings and shows, whether it’s Pack Expo Las Vegas, the TAPPI Corrugated Expo and Conference in Dallas, a PET conference in Atlanta, or even the tag and label makers annual meeting in Boca Raton, FL, just to name a few.

Recycled paperboard packages awarded

The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance announced that the Paperboard Packaging Council has awarded 13 consumer goods packages that use 100% recycled paperboard in PPC’s 60th Annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition (see

Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
Machine Product Brief

Tisma, an SWF Company: High-speed filling of lined cartons

Tisma offers high-speed packaging for lined cartons including a variety of systems capable of filling and heat sealing lined cartons at speeds to 400 cartons/min.

What packagers think about the environment

Respondents to a recent survey on were asked to describe the current attitude at their company with regard to packaging and the environment.
Package Case Study

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.
Materials Product Brief

Ropak Packaging: Reusable containers

Ropak (Fullerton, CA) releases its EZ Stor® family of reusable containers in a ¾-gal size. Ideal for consumer products such as candy, snacks, pet treats, and detergents, small-size container has a patented, attached hinged cover that can be flipped open.
Machine Product Brief

O-I: Protected pump sprayer

The protected internal piston of the O-I Easy Pump Sprayer from Owens-Illinois (Toledo, OH) is 1.491” tall and is ergonomically superior to other designs, company says.
Feature Article

High-speed poucher consolidates control

One control integrates logic, motion, operator interface, even temperature control, for a high-speed pouching machine.


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