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.
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A recyclable corrugated container that uses a patented barrier coating to resist moisture is available from International Paper (Shreveport, LA). Applications for Fibreshield(TM) include shipping meat, fish and poultry and fresh flowers.
Purchasing agents are compensated the lowest among all respondents to Packaging World's exclusive salary survey. They say opportunities are being missed for sourcing better materials and arranging strategic partnerships with suppliers.