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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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2002 NACD Packaging Awards

Packaging World highlights the Gold Award winners of the National Assn. of Container Distributors 2002 Awards.
Rexam makes beverage cans (left) from huge coils of aluminum (above). The aluminum order is automatically processed for payment
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The packaging supply chain--what's next?

A new collaborative mentality fortified by the latest IT tools is reshaping the packaging supply chain.
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Shapely canisters treat cookies, dog food

Distinctive tapered canisters with rounded corners are creating differentiation for products in two separate categories, and in two different countries. In the United States, Dayton, OH-based Iams Company in November began to use the Linearpak® container for its new Eukanuba Healthy Extras Biscuits.
Don Richardson, Flexpak
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Contract packaging trends

What do contract packagers see happening in their industry? Packaging World found out in an exclusive series of one-on-one interviews.
The bag's ergonomic handle (above) is produced on hf/f/s equipment (left) by a relocated and reoriented applicator (top).
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A better handling bag

Performance Seed’s 10- and 20-lb bags of bird food have added an ergonomically designed handle in the bag corner to improve carrying and pouring. The patent-pending feature is heat sealed and die cut on customized hf/f/s equipment.
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Flexibles to stretch beyond $19 billion in sales

FPA forecasts that fresh produce, meat/poultry/seafood, pet food, medical, and snack foods will represent the top five end-use growth areas for flexible packaging materials in the next five years.
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Appeal inside and out

New Purina dog food bag employs vivid printing to catch dog owners’ eyes, great flavor inside to attract those owners’ canines.
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A pedigreed pouch

Kal Kan launched eight 150-g (5.3-oz) varieties of Pedigree Little Champions wet dog food this spring in what appears to be the same foil-laminated pouch used for the company's Whiskas-brand cat food (see Packaging World, Aug. '99, p. 83, or packworld.com/go/whiskas). Little Champions sports an 18-month shelf life, and it carries Kal Kan's Flavor-Lock Pouch trademark.
General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can an
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Other NACD winners cont.

General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can and spout for insulation adhesives; silver to Richards Packaging and Bardahl for a bottle and closure for a custom designed bottle for automotive chemicals; bronze to TricorBraun and Senoret Chemical for a bottle and dispensing closure for a pesticide.

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