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.
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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.
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.
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.
Materials Product Brief

Water-soluble film

A new type of MonoSol® water-soluble film from Chris Craft (Gary, IN) is designed specifically for packaging of liquid chemicals. M-9500 is suited for liquid detergents, household and industrial chemicals, and agrochemical products.
3. Envirogluv technology used to decorate this Revlon container is energy efficient and uses inks that are free of heavy metals.
Feature Article

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.
Supplier News

Pack size increases usage-to a point

Brand managers at packaged goods companies have always kept a sharp eye on how packaging influences the way consumers choose one brand over another. But what about how consumers use brands once they've chosen them?


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