Stars and balloons are among the instantly recognizable symbols that P&G now uses to help make it easy for consumers to recogniz
Feature Article

Symbols help P&G help consumers

To combat consumer confusion when repurchasing feminine protection products, P&G adds recognizable symbols to its Always-brand package.
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Fresh steaks are vacuum-packaged in clear films using an ionomer sealant layer, and then boxed for shipping
Feature Article

Catching the rays

Packagers seek FDA approval of resins for use in overwrapping and trays for irradiated beef and poultry.

Fun's the focus

As children continue to gain influence in purchasing decisions, manufacturers are using packaging as a way to attract their attention. Bel/Kaukauna is a good example.
The paper filter unwind and bagging unit are shown close-up (left), while the overwrapping station appears above. Finished ov
Feature Article

Vf/f/s percolates at S&D Coffee

To meet the growing sales demands of its foodservice and institutional customers, this Concord, NC, roaster fills ground coffee into a paper filter bag then overwraps between one and five bags in plastic film on the same machine. Strong sales help S&D reap a six-month payback on the unusual machine.
Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
Feature Article

Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
Controls Product Brief

P-s coupon system

New from American Creative Packaging (Algoma, WI) is the E-PACS(TM) capsule. It's a pressure-sensitive overwrap containing a coupon or three-dimensional piece up to 3/8" thick.
A prewrapped lamp base is lowered into the lower base layer of Enviromold within a carton
Feature Article

'Green' lights for Cambridge

This lighting and accessory manufacturer switched from paper-based void fill to a biodegradable mold-in-place system that sheds light on productivity and environmental issues.
Film is ink-jet coded prior to filling at speeds of 250?/min.
Feature Article

Cheese wrapping on the double

State-of-the-art dual-lane 'hot pack' technology produces cheese slices hermetically sealed in film at 1길/min, with one operator. Integrated ink-jet printers code each slice for consumer convenience and quality control.

Eastman announces new LLDPEs

The debate over metallocene technology continued at the National Plastics Exposition '97 when Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) announced two new linear-low-density polyethylenes.

Sara Lee launches MAP-packed Bragels

Modified atmosphere packaging that gives filled bagels a seven-day non-refrigerated shelf life may provide another reason why nobody doesn't like Chicago-based Sara Lee®.


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