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The future of resealable packaging

Robert Hogan is director of international sales and marketing at Zip-Pak, a global leader in zipper technology for packaging. Bryan Muskat is president of Triangle Package Machinery, a leading supplier of zipper-compatible VFFS packaging machinery. Presented here are their views on the whys and wherefores of incorporating resealable packaging features.
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FUNCTIONAL APPEARANCE. Four-packs of cat head-shaped or dog bone-shaped applicators make it easy for pet owners to know if the f
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New pack delivers treatment 'Spot On' the 'Well'mark

Wellmark’s distinctive thermoformed packs with ‘Pet Specifix’ applicators help pet owners apply the appropriate flea and tick topical treatment to cats or dogs.
Special adhesive makes 20-lb bags of bulk product more stable and less costly to stack on pallets.
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Adhesive reduces co-packer's labor, stretch-wrap costs

Labor, a major controllable element of contract-packaging costs, can make or break a project. With compressed margins, contract packagers are seeking any opportunity to reduce operating costs.
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Silgan Plastics Corporation: PET sprayer

Silgan Plastics has introduced a 22-oz PET Sprayer bottle, suitable for packaging a variety of home, garden, and automotive care items. Available with a 28-400 neck finish to complement the most popular trigger-spray dispensing closures, bottles may be purchased in order quantities as small as 1 carton.
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Fenton, Weber & Jones Packaging, Inc: Shaker bottle

Fenton, Weber & Jones offers an ergonomically designed shaker bottle for easy product disbursement. Patented cap features a dial with 3 settings ranging from small to larger volumes of product distribution.
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New plant food package reduces product returns

Retailers were returning a percentage of EnviroSafe Lab’s Dynamite Plant Food unsold because the product’s tubular containers cracked during distribution or became weathered over time when exposed to rain and the sun’s heat on the shelves outside of lawn-and- garden centers.
New multipacks of vegetables in film-lidded trays offer new levels of convenience to European consumers.
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Carrefour debuts microwavable vegetable tray

Conceived by Carrefour, the French hypermarket pioneer, new Conserves Pratiques vegetables are packed in retorted multilayer plastic trays.
A square base provides the structural support for six lawn and garden sprayers in a club store pack.
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Moving an 'industrial' brand into home décor

Chapin achieves double-digit sales increase by restaging lawn and garden sprayers as gender-neutral and calling attention to product benefits that consumers care about.
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How color is used (sidebar)

Besides container shape and a shrink label, Chapin International uses color to create a contemporary brand for its namesake line of lawn and garden sprayers.
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How the research was conducted (sidebar)

Sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Alliance, the consumer research involved eight focus groups of adult consumers and four groups of teen-agers and younger consumers known as “tweens.” They were held in 2003 and 2004 at NewProductWorks, a new product development consulting organization in Ann Arbor, MI.

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