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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.

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.
Sleek, inverted PVC bottles (left) for private-label shampoos and moisturizers won the gold award. Silver went to a tube with a
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In the eye of the beholder

Good looks and marketing muscle characterize this year's cosmetics and personal care winners in NACD's annual packaging competition.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
Materials Product Brief

No-leak bottle

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL) and Winn Packaging (Fairfield, OH) now offer the Euro Oval line of leak-resistant stock bottles for the cosmetics and personal care industries.
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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.
Controls Product Brief

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.

Three's a charm for Freeman

The Beautiful Skin® line of skin care products from Freeman Cosmetics got another makeover this past winter. Marking its third redesign since its introduction in 1985, the eight tubed products of the 11-product line now include inverted dispensing with a custom-color cap, a more consistent brand logo, and an asymmetrical crimped end.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Jonathan Fenster, vp, operations; Kathleen Galvin, dir., mktg., cosmetics and fragrances.


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