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.
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.
When El Paso Chile Co. of El Paso, TX, started shipping its dips and salsa, it used a conventional continuous-thread closure on its glass jar. Its chief appeal was a deep skirt that allowed room for plenty of graphics.