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Horizontal f/f/s

The Enflex horizontal pouch packaging machine from Key Intl. (Englishtown, NJ) automatically forms, fills and seals 3- or 4-sided pouches at speeds to 400 pouches/min.
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Will UnPET expand supply of RPET?

Packagers worrying about the availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate resin will likely be encouraged by the announcement last month that a new process for recycling post-consumer PET has been developed by United Resource Recovery Corp.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ICI Chemicals & Polymers (Wilmington, DE): Michael Vaughn, natl. accounts mgr.
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Hexagonal corrugated drums

Technology Container (Shrews-bury, MA) has developed a line of hexagonal corrugated drums made of 275-lb double-wall corrugated. For use in applications requiring more strength than four-sided boxes, the one-piece drums store flat and are easy to assemble.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) plans to announce the location of a PET manufacturing plant in Latin America.
Clay-coated newsback cartons have replaced SBS board for Pilling Weck1s line of disposable medical devices. The new cartons, so
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Folding carton changes rescue medical products maker

Changing from preprinted SBS to clay-coated newsback with labels printed and applied in-house saves Pilling Weck between 25 and 30% in material costs while halving carton inventory.
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Barrier shrink film

BDF-1000 is a moisture barrier shrink film from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), Suitable for a variety of food products with critical shelf lives, including trayed pasta, specialty baked goods, nuts, powders and dehydrated food products.
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Design may replace advertising?

"Most of our clients now view package design as a form of advertising, recognizing the impact design has in creating and reinforcing a brand's image and communicating its superiority," says Bob Minkus, president of Minkus & Associates (Rosemont, PA), a graphic designer.
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Tom's finds that 'less, low and no' describe new snacks

What may be the first complete line of salty snack foods in low- and no-fat versions is now debuting from Tom's Foods. Known as a regional manufacturer, Tom's is now taking the lead in package design.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.
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PVC bands salon combo pack

To introduce its Altima(TM) protective leave-in reconditioner during a two-month promotion last Spring, Joico combined a 125-mL (4.4-oz) offering of the new product with its existing 500-mL (16.9-oz) Triage(TM) moisture-balancing shampoo.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.
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Upscale dressings get Olympic treatment

When athletes sit down to eat at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they may encounter Olympic 'gold' decorating on the sauce bottle they pour.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nonprescription Drug Manu- facturers Assn. (Washington, DC): Robert G. Donovan, re-elected as chairman.
Abottom ?guide porch? coupled with top guide tabs create an easy entrance for fork lifts to enter the fiberboard pallets
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Fiberboard pallets lift Liquor Board's spirits

Fiberboard pallets replace wood, saving more than $100ꯠ annually for the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
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Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
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New look spurs paint sales

Its closure and container are stock items, and the label doesn't exactly stretch the envelope either. But the new paint package introduced last October by Colorations, Inc., has done wonders for sales.
In the packer, four jugs are being pushed onto the case blank before it?s folded and glued
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Arcadia takes major step in production

Juice and drink bottler upgrades case packing for high output, even outstripping what its palletizer can handle. A new palletizer is on the list; so is improved bottle feeding.

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