Applications

Gillette?s new HDPE bottle (right) has an inner PET bottle that?s pleated (top),  surrounded by a rubber sleeve and filled under
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Gillette bets on pressurized plastic bottle

The initial mass-market application of an innovative pressurized dispensing system permits Gillette to offer a shave gel in a plastic container for the first time.
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Foam liner

The Microcell PE and EVA metallocene foams from Sentinel Products (Hyannis, MA) have been FDA-approved for use in food-contact applications. Applications for Microcell include use as a liner in closures for the water and dairy industry and as packaging for personal or medical products.
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Flexible IBC

A flexible intermediate bulk container from Bulk-Pack (W. Monroe, LA) is for packagers of food and chemical products. The CubePak Baffle container is manufactured with a baffle inside each of the four corners to maintain its square shape and allow complete filling from corner to corner, top to bottom, maximizing the utilization of space.
The rubber-stoppered and aluminum-crimped 100-mL glass bottles are sold under Phoenix?s own label as well as that of its distrib
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Liquid filling goes custom

Veterinary injectibles maker Phoenix Scientific develops a customized time-pressure filler, the first all-new machine from a supplier that was historically a rebuilder. Benefits include high accuracy, low cost and excellent service.
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Predicting world demand for beer packages

Global demand for beer containers is expected to advance more than 3% per year, reaching 303 billion units in 2001, says a recent study from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co. (New York, NY) will be honored for its leadership in fragrance packaging design at the third annual LuxePack New York/Pratt Institute Gala.
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Thermoform/fill/seal system

Hassia's (Morganville, NJ) new THM 16/28 is a low-cost tf/f/s system. It's capable of a depth of draw of 4" and operates at speeds to 200 cups/min, depending on material and product.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

National Starch & Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ): W. Dexter Brown, corporate vp and general mgr., Adhesives U.S.A.
Near the end of the turret?s rotation, fill nozzles cut off based on the weight recorded from each bottle?s individual load cell
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Grace-and speed-under pressure

Amway's new pressure-netweigh filler increases speed and accuracy for viscous personal care products. Unscrambler offers gentle handling, cuts down on jams and provides 15-minute changeover.
Trays loaded with Keebler?s chocolate chip cookies are conveyed through the metal detector and onto the platform of the checkwei
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Combo checkweigher/metal detectors save space for Keebler

Compact and highly accurate, combo checkweighers and metal detectors at Keebler's Macon, GA, bakery are meeting special needs.
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New Year's promise: Further packaging advances

There's a better-than-even chance we'll see a surge in packaging advances this year. Packaging developers in a host of segments see the promise of their long labors bearing fruit in 1998.
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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.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rick Halle, sr staff engineer for Exxon Chemical Co., received the 1997 Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, TAPPI's Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Div.
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OTC drug uniformity

Provisions of the newly passed FDA modernization law guarantee one national system of regulation for OTC drugs, including labeling requirements. The law prohibits states from imposing different or additional requirements from those of FDA.
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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS): Mark E. Dowey, vp, dairy sales; Michael L. Lappa, vp, Huhtamaki Intl.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Cargill, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has formed Cargill Dow Polymers LLC (Minneapolis, MN) to develop and market biodegradable polylactic acid polymers.
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Medical device labeling proposal assailed

The Health Industry Manufacturers Assn. (HIMA) doesn't support the draft guidance on medical device labeling developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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