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National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ): Leonard J. Berlik, exec. vp, adhesives.
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Sara Lee launches MAP-packed Bragels

Modified atmosphere packaging that gives filled bagels a seven-day non-refrigerated shelf life may provide another reason why nobody doesn't like Chicago-based Sara Lee®.
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The king of cups (sidebar)

Trademarked cups
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Getting noticed is now packaging mission #1

In today's market, there are more serious packaging developments than the emergence of beverage containers with walls purposefully bent out of shape.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
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Promo employs unusual clamshell

"The pitcher was initially developed for an on-premise bar-kit promotion. Only later, after the pitcher was designed, did we decide to do an off-premise promo with it." That's how Karen Kurylo, packaging manager at Southfield, MI-based Hiram Walker & Sons, describes the origins of an unusual clamshell package used for 750-mL bottles of Kahlua liqueur.
The 40-valve gravity/vacuum filler selected by Jim Beam minimizes product foaming to permit filling speeds of 180 bottles/min. T
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam

Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
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Roll-fed labeler

Sasib Food and Beverage North America (Charleston, SC) has developed a high-speed, roll-fed labeling machine capable of handling a variety of flexible or rigid containers at speeds to 1걄/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Jonathan Fenster, vp, operations; Kathleen Galvin, dir., mktg., cosmetics and fragrances.
3. Envirogluv technology used to decorate this Revlon container is energy efficient and uses inks that are free of heavy metals.
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Setting up shop

Merck, Revlon and Clorox developed unique packaging technology for their own use. Now those developments are generating revenue through licensing to other firms.
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Peelable laminations

Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL) new Integra® Peel LFM laminations incorporate a coextruded blown film as an alternative to a coating as the peelable heat-seal layer for packaging applications involving radiation sterilization.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Flexpaq Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ) and Kasper, Inc. (Mahwah, NJ) formed an alliance to offer customers streamlined product development in the cosmetics, fragrance and personal care industries.
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Police label Kmart tampering 'immature'

Reports of alleged tampering surfaced recently in what appears to be an isolated incident involving two different bottles of pain reliever. The bottles were purchased from a Kmart store outside Chicago in Wheeling, IL.
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Drum reconditioning

National Packaging Services (Ridgefield, NJ) can retest and recondition stainless-steel drums to meet U.N. packaging specifications for hazardous materials.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Dex-Plastomers V.O.F. (Geleen, The Netherlands) began commercial production of Exxon Chemical's (Houston, TX) EXACT® metallocene plastomers.
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Del Monte adds zest to salsa containers

San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods is taking an innovative tack to woo salsa consumers away from more established brands. The company is reportedly the first to use a three-panel, promotional fold-out label from Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Atlanta, GA).
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Condiment package

Kranson Industries (St. Louis, MO) has developed a new package especially for mustard and condiment packaging. The 9-oz PET container is recyclable, squeezable and shatterproof.

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