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Add-on packaging revs up Coors' sales

First things first. Yes, it's a real package. No, it's not actually shipped that way. But when retailers hand-erect the faux carburetor valve covers and insert the tabs into die-cut slots on 24-count multipacks of the new "engine block" package for Coors Light, they've got a clever floor display that has jump-started sales of the brand in a recent promotion, says the Golden, CO, brewer.
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Stainless steel dumper

Material Transfer & Storage (Allegan, MI) has introduced a hydraulically operated stainless steel drum dumper. It's designed to lift drums of powder or dry material and then rotate and pour drum contents into filling, food processing or other equipment.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Osgood Industries Inc. (Oldsmar, FL) now represents Schaefer & Flottmann (Gevelsberg, Germany), a manufacturer of case/traypackers and palletizing equipment, and Fisher-Mathews (Banbury, England), a manufacturer of sleeve wrapping equipment for cups, bottles and trays.
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Cans are really shaping up at Coke

Hot on the heels of its curvy Coke can (see Packaging World, March '97, p. 8), Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is shaking up the can industry again.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Macbeth Div. of Kollmorgen Instruments Corp. (Waltham, MA) and Gretag Color Control Systems Div. of Gretag AG (Regensdorf, Switzerland) announced plans for a merger.
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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.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling

The use of a new copolymer for its 'soft feel' requires special care in container handling to preserve its appearance for men's haircare line. That risk wins a Best of Show in the National Assn. of Container Distributors competition.
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Iron supplement regs

An informative packet from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) is designed to help manufacturers of iron-containing supplements comply with the new FDA regulations that require unit-dose packaging to prevent accidental ingestion by children.
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Water-soluble film

A new type of MonoSol® water-soluble film from Chris Craft (Gary, IN) is designed specifically for packaging of liquid chemicals. M-9500 is suited for liquid detergents, household and industrial chemicals, and agrochemical products.
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No-leak bottle

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL) and Winn Packaging (Fairfield, OH) now offer the Euro Oval line of leak-resistant stock bottles for the cosmetics and personal care industries.
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ): Leonard J. Berlik, exec. vp, adhesives.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Millennium Chemicals Inc.'s (Iselin, NJ) three main operating units have changed their names to link with the Millennium name. Quantum Chemical is now Millennium Petrochemicals Inc.
Sleek, inverted PVC bottles (left) for private-label shampoos and moisturizers won the gold award. Silver went to a tube with a
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In the eye of the beholder

Good looks and marketing muscle characterize this year's cosmetics and personal care winners in NACD's annual packaging competition.
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Pharmaceutical bag

The Isotech(TM) bag from Tolas Health Care Packaging (Feasterville, PA) allows manufacturers to sterilize and ship large quantities of parenteral packaging components in one package.
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Three's a charm for Freeman

The Beautiful Skin® line of skin care products from Freeman Cosmetics got another makeover this past winter. Marking its third redesign since its introduction in 1985, the eight tubed products of the 11-product line now include inverted dispensing with a custom-color cap, a more consistent brand logo, and an asymmetrical crimped end.

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