Packaging seen at the National Hardware Show ranged from consumer-friendly packaging for data comm products to innovative film cubes for potting soil. The softer side of hardware was seen in a trend toward products packaged for females and light do-it-yourselfers.
International Paper (Purchase, NY) offers Serve-N-Seal™, a reclosable, pinch-bottom multiwall bag. The proprietary bag design incorporates a pull-tab card that can be lifted to open the bag and create a convenient pour spout.
Lebanon Seaboard is among the first to use a patented new stand-up bag concept called the Lincube® Bag from Linpac Packaging Solutions (Austell, GA). Since December, the Lebanon, PA, firm has sold three varieties of its bird seed in the stand-up bag in Maryland and Virginia. Other markets will follow.