Feature Article

Colgate-Palmolive clarifies its polypropylene position (sidebar)

Colgate-Palmolive moves to a three-resin strategy
44 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.

P&G detergents 'big' on convenience

In August, several varieties of liquid laundry detergents from Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) began appearing on store shelves in the biggest retail package yet.
Consumers can easily tear off Silver Blue?s induction seal and throw it away. A foam liner inside the closure further protects t
Package Case Study

Silver cleaner polishes its look

Silver Blue's complete overhaul eliminates leakage and breakage while improving esthetics.

Antibacterial claims misleading?

Many types of household products sporting "antibacterial" labels are being snapped up by germ-wary consumers, but there is growing concern among government regulators and health professionals that many labels are misleading.
Feature Article

Welch's 'concentrates' on plastic can

Under development for nearly eight years, an all-plastic, easy-open, microwavable canister is now appearing in East Coast freezer cases holding several varieties of frozen juice concentrates for Welch's, Concord, MA.
New packages bearing the Member?s Mark logo have been available for several months. Many of the early packages use flexible ma
Feature Article

Sam's Club product labels turn private

Long known for presenting national-brand merchandise, Wal-Mart's Sam's Club introduces new private-label Member's Mark line, in everything from soup to jeans.
Materials Product Brief

Aquafilm Inc: Water-soluble bags

PVOH water-soluble bags from Aquafilm (Winston-Salem, NC) are ready to ship in quantities as low as 500 units. The bags vary in size from 3.5" x 3.5" to 36" x 39".
Amway bought an unusual press to produce high-quality p-s labels, such as for these laundry products
Feature Article

P-s label press mixes it up

Amway has been using the narrow-web press since March '97 to print p-s labels for bottles of laundry products, kitchen cleaners and car care products.
Machine Product Brief

Masterfil USA LLC: Rotary capper

Suitable for personal care, pharmaceutical and detergent applications, the Masterfil rotary capper from Rodico (Upper Saddle River, NJ) is capable of reaching speeds over 250 caps/min.
Feature Article

Plastics' broken loop

Recycled-content legislation has receded, environmentalists have been quiet and virgin PET is plentiful and cheap. Packagers are divided on whether to continue their commitments to use post-consumer resin in the U.S. market.


Subscribe to Laundry


Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.