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Contract Packagers Assn. changes name

The Contract Packagers Assn. announces that it will now be known as The Contract Packaging Assn. The new name denotes that the association represents not only contract packagers, but those organizations connected with contract packaging in general.
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PET spreads to mayonnaise

Manufacturers looking to stand out from the competition introduce mayonnaise in 32-oz PET bottles. They cite reduced breakage and lower freight costs as plastic's advantages, while cost and shelf life are competitive with glass.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Outsourcing Services Group (Port Jervis, NY) announced it has formed a strategic alliance with A-D Pack Norden (Lancaster, CA) in which OSG acquires A-D Pack's contract packaging assets.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
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Blue-sky packaging ideas
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Future shock

Leading packagers chart a course into the 21st century of packaging technology.
Trebla?s 2-L stand-up pouches are filled through their pour spouts at rates of 16/min, which is the total output of four filling
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Trebla 'develops' pouch for U.S., foreign markets

U.S. maker of photoprocessing liquids moves to a stand-up, handled pouch pre-made in Switzerland. With its thicker LLDPE/adhesive/nylon structure, the film allows the pour-spouted pouch to better withstand shipping rigors than a previous version.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
PET bottles are used to emulate the look of glass in Sebastian?s Total Indulgence9; line of body care products (left). It was
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

The 35th annual NACD awards competition attracted more than its share of entries in the cosmetics category, including the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show winner.

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