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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
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Favorable market conditions foster growth in flexibles

Flexible packaging material sales are expected to reach nearly $18.1 billion this year, a 3.7% increase from 1998. Converters expect the surgical/medical markets to show the strongest growth during the next five years.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
Controls Product Brief

Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Improved f/f/s machine

The Diamant packaging system from Windmoeller and Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has been totally reconstructed. Designed for efficient bagging of free-flowing bulk products such as plastic resins, fertilizer and salt.
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Flexible pack zips to market

A flexible bag with a transverse zipper provides consumers with 'pour-and-store' convenience for Birds Eye-brand frozen chicken-based meals.

Fresh Express tests a transverse zipper

A leader in fresh-cut produce, Fresh Express Inc. of Salinas, CA, now is testing a zipper reclosure feature on 1-lb bags of garden salad. The pack is among the first to use the Z-Patch partial-width zipper, which comes from Z-Patch, Inc.
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EPA caps VOCs in products

Manufacturers will be required to reformulate, repackage or retire some products. However, most national brands already comply.
Black-suited bodyguards (left) are a highly visible component in Karlsberg?s efforts to promote its 12;2-L plastic bottle. Poin
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Brewers pouring into plastic

Brewers around the world have been on the fence about plastic bottles. Suddenly they're commercializing a variety of plastic barrier structures.
Materials Product Brief

Film label stock

MACtac (Stow, OH) has introduced Impulse, a new bright white film label stock for all types of containers from fully squeezable to rigid. The 3-mil conformable polyolefin is available in two finishes: non-topcoated matte and topcoated satin gloss.


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