Personal care

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Bang the drum carefully (sidebar)

Use of regrind in plastic drums could lower prices
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Bang the drum carefully

Open-headed fiber drums can't pass U.S. Dept. of Transportation drop tests. NAS recommendations could result in an exemption.

Graphics, coex make for noteworthy tube

Colgate-Palmolive Canada is counting on graphics representing a trio of Looney Tunes characters from Space Jam to spark sales of its Colgate Junior brand toothpaste.
A single camera on a packaging line can be used to identify proper lot and expiration dates on a labeled container. Inspection
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No clear 'vision' from FDA on label inspection

Agency hopes to give additional detailed directions to drug manufacturers on the requirements for verifying cut labels and other components.
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Shrink bander sets a quicker pace

Replacing a p-s labeler with a shrink bander nearly triples production speeds for vials of "super glue" used to attach artificial fingernails. Additional benefits include longer shelf life and stronger sales appeal.
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Only leaders need apply (sidebar)

A different view on the director of packaging
The sterile bath for the lidding material, shown here with the door open, is normally filled with a water solution that?s 35% H2
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Dairy makes markets abroad

German dairy starts up two aseptic thermoform/fill/seal lines that produce yogurt and pudding with a 130-day unrefrigerated shelf life.
McKesson runs three sizes (left) through its new line, typically keeping size changes to about once per week. Immediately after
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McKesson brings PET packing in-house

Fast-growing California water bottler is learning to appreciate the advantages of in-house filling, after long relying on contract bottlers for its half-, 1- and 1.5-L PET bottles.
Supplier News

Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
Controls Product Brief

PET bottles

Knap-Pac (Ft. Lee, NJ) and Robb Container (Naperville, IL) have introduced a line of PET bottles suited for the cosmetics and personal care markets.


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