Twin City Bottle (Minneapolis, MN) has designed its Apothecary bottle for use with lotions, hand soaps and other products. Extrusion blown in HDPE, the 250-mL (8.45-oz) bottle has "extended" round shoulders and a 28/400 finish compatible with most closures, pumps and sprayers.
Amway squeezes more efficiency out of a personal care packaging line by allowing packaging machines to communicate with one another over a PLC network. Benefits include tighter line integration, faster troubleshooting and reduced wiring costs.
A new product launch by Alberto Culver receives a major boost from an elaborate booklet/label applied to the back of the container. Now available nationwide in food, drug and mass merchandisers, the Cortexx line of two shampoos and two conditioners contain a special gelatin that can help prevent hair loss by preventing split ends.
Readers are concerned with unequal pay, heavier workloads for shrinking staffs, and constant crisis control. Packaging World's first exclusive salary and job satisfaction survey reveals a majority are content with their paychecks.