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Five Alive tries a new look

Houston-based Coca-Cola Foods Co. began test marketing a new version of its Five Alive(TM) fruit beverage in some Pacific Northwest cities this past May.
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Materials Product Brief

Neck finish

Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO) now has tooling to produce injection blow-molded pharmaceutical and vitamin bottles that accept Seda's (Los Angeles, CA) J-Cap(TM), Hinge Guard(TM) and TE closures.
Controls Product Brief

Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
Molds open (top) to reveal the injection-molded PET preforms, which are subsequently conditioned and stretch/blow molded into fi
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Single-stage molding propels Premier Plastics

Custom blowmolder on West Coast adds an injection/stretch blow-molding machine to tap the bottled water market. Health For Life Brands of Arizona is first user of Premier's 500mL bottle.
Premier Plastics uses two labeling \"systems\" to apply front and side labels for two sizes of Mallards Food Products' ginger st
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Labelers stir fry a skillet of savings

California converter blow molds and labels containers for packer of ginger stir fry sauce sold at supermarkets and club stores. Set-up and operation video trains operators on labeler use.
Holographic labels provide competitive differentiation for Lime-O-Sol?s product additions.
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Giving your package the works

Household product manufacturer Lime-O-Sol gives its new products a distinctive dual-chambered bottle and a holographic label to gain market share.
This photo, taken when Amsoil used prelabeled bottles, shows a group of 16 quart bottles getting filled simultaneously by a pos
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Amsoil labels quart line a success

As sales of its synthetic oil soared, Amsoil found prelabeled bottles too costly to buy and store. A labeler that applies labels in-line to the HDPE bottles saves $50ꯠ a year, frees space for finished goods and virtually eliminates skewed labels.
Materials Product Brief

Plastic colorants

Teknor Color (Pawtucket, RI) now offers colorants with special edge-glow effects. The TekNeonLite series includes four new colorants for use in easy-flow, general purpose and high-heat clear polystyrene for a neon edge glow.
While the returnable/refillable Bonaqua bottle is made from costly PEN homopolymer, the other two bottles shown here are made fr
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon

High-performance bottles made of PEN homopolymer or naphthalate-based copolyesters are beginning to find their way out of technical conferences and onto store shelves around the globe.
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon (sidebar)

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