Materials Product Brief

UCB Films PLC: Protective BOPP film

UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) has improved its high-barrier BOPP film, Propafilm™ RMC. The film combines two-side acrylic coating with a metallized surface layer to protect products sensitive to moisture, UV light, flavors and aromas.
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Controls Product Brief

Smurfit-Stone: Paper canister

Smurfit-Stone (Chicago, IL) has developed PaperCan™, which uses a paperboard body with an integrated easy-to-open-and-close paperboard lid. Made of laminated or barrier-coated paperboard that can be linear or blank-formed.

Partition inserter for P&G bottles

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble’s recent decision to go nationwide with its 300-oz Press Tap container of liquid detergent (see PW, Feb. ‘99, p.8 or packworld.
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California battle looms over plastics recycling

Plastics recycling and recycled content of containers initiate new legislative conflicts in California. Industry and environmentalists appear polarized, as legislators look for common ground.

Bayer pours into lawn-and-garden containers

Spotted at the August National Hardware Show in Chicago were containers from Bayer-Pursell that are notable for their combination of functionality and good looks.
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How European culture drives packaging (sidebar)

Environment goals tougher
The filler handles viscous product such as this wallpaper cleaning fluid
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Filling on a budget

Economical pressure filler is easy to operate and handles viscous product for start-up contract packager GLH Industries.
Boxes of Sunlight laundry detergent, conveying upside down, are bottom-sealed (above) after scoop dropping and filling. At the p
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PLS speeds changeover, boosts reliability for Lever

A programmable limit switch speeds changeover and extends capabilities of new hot melt applicator and rebuilt filler.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Achievements

David A. Tolley, president of Graphic Packaging Corp.'s (Golden, CO) specialty folding carton div., has been named chairman of the Packaging Committee for the Soap & Detergent Assn.
Mobius winners span several varying packaging styles. The Newby teas evoke a sense of classic refinement, the President?s Choice
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Package designs shine among Mobius winners

The 28th-annual Mobius Awards were handed out late last year. The package design category highlighted some of the year's most exciting and successful packages.


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