Controls Product Brief

Seal integrity testing

A portable vacuum chamber from Hooper Eng. (Sarasota, FL) is designed for testing seal integrity in high-pressure environments. Can be used with most types of packages, including medical device and food packaging.
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Survey: training gap for packaging automation

PMMI's latest research reveals that packagers, awash in a sea of high-tech machinery controls, could benefit from more training and better manuals.
High gloss is one of the characteristics of calendered plastic sheet (above) that makes it appealing to thermoformers. The speci
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Gauging demand for calendered plastics

Consistent sheet thickness and economics make calendered plastics appealing to thermoformers. How are plastics calendered? What are the current developments in calendering? Packaging World takes a look.
Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Co. will be among the first to shift to suggested FDA refrigeration statements on the labels of its To
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Refrigeration language guidance steams food companies

Many food packagers resist FDA guidance on more explicit labeling language for refrigerated foods.
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Materials Product Brief

Pharmaceutical components

Pharmaceutical and ophthalmologic packaging components produced by Resilam of Barcelona, Spain, are available through Empire Bottle (Buffalo, NY).

L'Oréal's bottle fishes for kids

Streamlined and decorated to resemble a fish, it's easy to imagine kids getting hooked on the new L'Oréal Kids squeezable bottle. Aimed at kids between the ages of 3 and 10, the bottle fits easily into small hands, it floats in the bathtub and it allows the sweet-smelling shampoo and conditioner aroma to emanate through the bottle itself.

Cans are really shaping up at Coke

Hot on the heels of its curvy Coke can (see Packaging World, March '97, p. 8), Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is shaking up the can industry again.

More EC export regs

North American exporters to the European Community (EC), who already must contend with some 20 different packaging laws, may face yet another EC mandate, currently under consideration by the European Commission, according to Recycling Laws Intl.
These mock-ups of the Superga package were photographed without the label that describes the style, size and color of shoe.
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Turning the shoe industry on end

Italian shoemaker challenges packaging conventions by adopting a vertical gable-top package that resembles both a doctor's bag and a milk carton. Patented carton design offers environmental advantages in waste-conscious Europe.


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