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Materials Product Brief

HDPE bottle

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.
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Acid-etched look for plastic

When the owners at Hair Success wanted to introduce a line of haircare products to sell in their salons in and near Fargo, ND, they knew only an upscale look would do.
When a machine is down, like this capper, components that are in fault change from green to red and a detailed error message ap
Feature Article

A window into the packaging line

Amway's graphical human-machine interface for an entire packaging line reduces troubleshooting time by 75%.
The control cabinet for Line 2 that houses the main PLC would be considerably more complicated without a network, requiring at l
Feature Article

Packaging machines speak up

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.
Near the end of the turret?s rotation, fill nozzles cut off based on the weight recorded from each bottle?s individual load cell
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Grace-and speed-under pressure

Amway's new pressure-netweigh filler increases speed and accuracy for viscous personal care products. Unscrambler offers gentle handling, cuts down on jams and provides 15-minute changeover.
Gillette?s new HDPE bottle (right) has an inner PET bottle that?s pleated (top),  surrounded by a rubber sleeve and filled under
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Gillette bets on pressurized plastic bottle

The initial mass-market application of an innovative pressurized dispensing system permits Gillette to offer a shave gel in a plastic container for the first time.

A different type of kitchen cleanser

Bushberry Deodorizing Liquid Soap for hands is available in scents like cucumber, lemon, vanilla and oatmeal, so it has a definite kitchen and garden tone.
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Label spells it all out

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.
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Soaring demands, shrinking resources

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.
Materials Product Brief

Trial-size vials

Shower gels, body lotions, perfumes, day/night creams, shampoos, and conditioners are just some of the products that can be sampled using Vialpaq® from Flexpaq (S.


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