A new product launch by Alberto Culver receives a major boost from an elaborate booklet/label applied to the back of the container. Now available nationwide in food, drug and mass merchandisers, the Cortexx line of two shampoos and two conditioners contain a special gelatin that can help prevent hair loss by preventing split ends.
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In the U.S., stand-up pouches continue to gain acceptance in a variety of applications (see stories, p. 18 and 58). Yet with few exceptions, manufacturers and consumers haven't been very enthusiastic about these packages for liquids.
A line of stock 24/410 and 28/410 PP closures is available from Top-Seal Corp. (Phoenix, AZ). A smooth-skirt/smooth-top version and a ribbed-skirt/matte-top configuration is possible with both closures.
Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) has formed a joint venture with Sentinel Products Corp. (Hyannis, MA) to design, develop, manufacture, market and sell extruded polyolefin and engineered metallocene films globally.
The Packaging Education Forum has announced the election of three distinguished packaging professionals to its Packaging Hall of Fame. The 1997 class includes Donald Betando, retired chair of the San Jose State packaging program; Lejo Brana, director of packaging at Riviana Foods, Inc.; and Dr.
Consumers may not realize that there are no official government standards for sunscreen protection and its labeling. Proposed rules issued by FDA, which treats sunscreen as an OTC product, have become de facto guidelines adopted by sunscreen manufacturers, with compliance high.
W.R. Grace Co. (Boca Raton, FL) has entered an agreement to combine its packaging business with Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ), forming a new company, retaining the Sealed Air name and headquarters.