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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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A truly consistent line

With the introduction of Spiderwire® Super Mono fishing line, sports manufacturer Johnson Worldwide Associates decided to streamline the look of its entire Spiderwire product line.
On-line tech support manuals can be a convenient resource.
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Experimenting with Web-based tech support

Frustrated with flipping through a manual to solve a tech support problem?

Matte finish creates newsprint look

While glossy film is the norm for snack foods, a fish & chips snack bag from Burton's Biscuits in England features an alluring matte finish that stands out in the snack aisle.
Materials Product Brief

International Paper: Corrugated container

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.
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Consumers want better packaging

Friends and family who know I have "something to do with" packaging are always asking me to pass on their packaging complaints, observations and requests.
Supplier News

Purchasing people lack pay, sourcing opportunities

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.
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Flexible package cans aroma

This French coffee producer is the first to use a unique "flexible can" produced by an integrated grinding/packaging system that allows immediate filling and keeps aromas in.
Materials Product Brief

Vertical f/f/s system

The Phaser vertical form/fill/seal system from Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) is a low-cost machine designed for customers who want to upgrade from manual to automated operations.

Rare cook-in pack for frozen raw fish

One of the showstoppers at this year's annual Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago was the booth of Carnival Brand-Seafood Co. The Overland Park, KS, firm displayed a wide variety of frozen fish packaged in convenient cook-in bags that let consumers microwave frozen fish and serve it in about five minutes.


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