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An extranet allows converters to better manage their orders and inventory at DuPont Polyester
Supplier News

Using extranets for better materials management

Seeing potential in the Web for more than just distributing "brochureware," some companies in the packaging community have begun to use Web-based "extranets" to streamline the supplier-customer work flow.
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A sample print run for a Nestlé frozen novelty wrap promoting Walt Disney?s Hercules movie displays the impression-by-impres
Feature Article

Digital-on-demand printing opens new markets for converter

Two six-color digital offset presses drive Watson Label Products into the packaging market. Machines specialize in short-run production of flexibles used primarily for prototyping and promotional purposes.
Feature Article

Looking for machinery trends? Read PMMI's numbers; forget DoC's

Ben Miyares is editor and publisher of the newsletter Packaging Management. He may be reached at 31408 Narragansett Lane, Bay Village, OH 44140. Telephone: 440/892-0998; Fax: 440/892-0208; e-mail: [email protected]
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9;belies the complexity behind each country?s requi
Feature Article

Grappling with eco-fees

Packagers shipping abroad can't afford to leave data reporting requirements and fee liabilities out of package design decisions.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
Supplier News

Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.

A wide-mouth first in PET

Shatter-resistant and lighter than glass, narrow-neck polyethylene terephthalate bottles for hot-filled beverages have enjoyed steady growth lately. But only now is a wide-mouth PET jar for hot-filled food being commercialized as Tree Top Inc.
By holding a die-cut handle at the top and shaking the bag, users can dispense ice melting compound through a mesh bottom gusset
Feature Article

Bags stretch advantages for packagers and end users

Among FPA's winning packages sold at retail are a flat-bottom flexible bag made on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery, a club-store bag incorporating a transverse zipper for reclosability, and a patented shaker bag that handily dispenses ice melt.
Feature Article

Shaped cans south of the border

"I have seen shaped cans from Europe and I have never seen anything like this." That's what Lawrence Boro, marketing manager for privately held Grupo Jumex, Xalostoc, near Mexico City, Mexico, says about the company's newest shaped steel three-piece can.
Plumes of steam, a typical byproduct of the papermaking process, are exhausted from Georgia-Pacific?s Crossett, AR, paperboard m
Feature Article

Should paperboard buyers turn white with fright?

EPA "cluster" rule forces bleached pulp mills to spend millions to clean up air and water emissions. Quality, cost, even availability may become a question mark.
Feature Article

Controls on center stage

The National Industrial Automation(TM) show and conference is one of four trade shows that make up next month's mammoth National Manufacturing Week (March 16 to 19).


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