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Vendor partnerships on the rise

New research from PMMI shows why more packagers are forging special relationships or partnerships with materials and machinery vendors.
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Plastic tubes

The newest generation of Teledyne Packaging's (Chester, PA) all-plastic laminate collapsible tubes are highlighted in a four-page four-color brochure.
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Survey: training gap for packaging automation (sidebar)

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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.
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Plastics' broken loop

Recycled-content legislation has receded, environmentalists have been quiet and virgin PET is plentiful and cheap. Packagers are divided on whether to continue their commitments to use post-consumer resin in the U.S. market.
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Window jars

Topline Products (Wayne, NJ) has designed a line of window jars made of SAN for pressed powder, eye shadow, blush, creme, lip gloss, and other cosmetics and personal care products.
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Shelf present

With so many salon haircare products available today, it can be difficult for one brand to stand out, especially when competing with big names like Paul Mitchell and Aveda.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling

The use of a new copolymer for its 'soft feel' requires special care in container handling to preserve its appearance for men's haircare line. That risk wins a Best of Show in the National Assn. of Container Distributors competition.
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Visual inspection system

The Cintex (Kenosha, WI) CPI visual inspection system provides real-time data as it inspects up to 200 plastic, paperboard, or single-sided foil packs/ min.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

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