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LLDPE polymer

Made in a gas-phase process, MXSTEN polymers from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are characterized by an extra low density of 0.905 and unusually high dart-impact and tear strength.
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Fisher Design, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) opened a satellite office in San Francisco, CA.
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Zipper boosts sales of bagged carrots

After introducing a reclosable zipper for its 2- and 5-lb bags of peeled baby carrots last March, Grimmway Farms of Bakersfield, CA, saw its sales jump, says marketing manager Patty Boman.
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by 330ꯠ tons/yr. Amoco Polymers will increase its PP capacity by 250ꯠ tons/yr at its Chocolate Bayou chemical plant near Alvin, TX.
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Haircare whipped into shape

Hair Research Labs of Santa Monica, CA, has introduced a new Hairobics line of haircare products that have a whipped-cream-like consistency. They require a high-barrier dispensing package from Advanced Monobloc (Chappaqua, NY).
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Shaking things up at Snapple

"A package that meets the targeted consumer's needs" is how Snapple marketing manager Sylvia Oriatti describes the new Snapple Squeeze line of juice drinks in 20-oz bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Wraparound origins

When it came time for Tayland Cellars to bottle new L'Ecosse wine, original was the operative word. Since the wine is made from grapes that originated in the French region where Joan of Arc was born, the label depicts a nouveau-like illustration of the heroine.
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Dietary supplements Kellogg wants claim Where's the fat?

ACalifornia State Dept. of Conservation study of that state's beverage container recycling law recommends changes that would simplify the way the bottle deposits fund recycling, potentially reducing paperwork for packagers.
This portable coder, shown coding 5-lb loaf cheese sold to supermarket delis, can be wheeled to different production lines as ne
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Cheese wrapping on the double (sidebar)

Reliability, ease of use help Nu-Tek standardize coders
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Rounding out paperboard packages to set them apart

When product/packaging development teams turn to the subject of paperboard carton structures, the discussion is generally pretty "boxy." How long, wide and deep must the carton be to hold the product?

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