Contract packaging news & trends

Bottle finish diagrams and plastic resin characteristies are two examples of hands-on packaging knowledge offered at Berlin Pack
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Capsule reviews

Here are a few brief reviews of packaging-related Web sites. Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM), located at www.lasertechnics.com, has a site that makes a basic, though well-written, pitch for laser coding.
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Standing up to the competition

By early this summer, Elmhurst, IL-based Keebler expects to complete its nationwide rollout of Cheez-It® baked snack mixes in three varieties.
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Salons sample new pack

Regis salons give away an unusual sample pack printed with a $1-off coupon to entice customers to purchase regular-sized hair-care products.
Specialty films help the unusual Flexible Ice reusable ice product withstand multiple freeze/thaw cycles and the rigors of trans
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Film's flexibility fits ice packs

Puncture-resistant film protects Forever Ice's 'reusable' ice to withstand repeated freezing and thawing. A custom tf/f/s machine improves efficiency.
Food, bronze
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

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Free-fall metal detectors are mounted to f/f/s equipment at Roskam (the square-shaped objects on the far left side of the photo
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Roskam Baking 'falls' for in-tube metal detection

In-tube metal detectors are helping contract packager Roskam Baking grow its business. The CP packs dry food products such as cereal and snacks at four plants in its home city of Grand Rapids, MI.
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Jays chips in holographic lidding

Jays Foods hopes consumers "can't stop eating" its new tray-packed E-Z Dippin's(TM) single-serve chip and dip snacks. Last month, five varieties of the shelf-stable snacks were rolled out in Chicago supermarkets, convenience stores and other outlets.
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Candy package meets a tough deadline

Beverly Hills-based Taste of Nature was all set last spring to launch its new Cookie Dough Bites at Chicago's All Candy Expo in June. There was just one small problem: The company hadn't settled on a package.
Flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools maintain child-resistance while offering users an easy-op
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Olin notches easy opening for flexible packs

A small notch makes it easier for consumers to open Olin Pool Products' child-resistant, single-use, flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools.
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Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Plastic buyer's source book

The 1998-1999 edition of the Plastic/Packaging Buyer's Source Book from InfoPlast (Irvine, CA) provides detailed supplier information for readers searching for plastic/packaging products and services.

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