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An improved bag for Manzate Fungicide (top) increases  productivity by 25%. GardenTech Singles (above) were developed with custo
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Agricultural winners at FPA

Two innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.
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Cudahy takes bacon out of the fridge

Patrick Cudahy Inc. of Cudahy, WI, is probably the first to package precooked sliced bacon for display outside of the refrigerated deli case. "Shelf-stable packaging opens up more opportunities," says Cudahy marketer Jason Kapella.

Lucky in cans

A spin-off from Lucky(TM) Brand Dungarees, Lucky Brand Fragrances started reaching store shelves in October. The line uses unusual secondary packaging, spiral-wound composite cans, to carry through brand image.
At the eject station of the blister sealing machine, three vacuum pick-up arms place finished packages blister-side down  in the
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Eclectic 'sticks' with sealers

A brand new blister packager tied into an automatic collating and case packing system lets this adhesives manufacturer keep up with fast-growing sales.
Star Dental packages its products into blister cards and paperboard sleeves. All are given a bar code and lot/date code by the s
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A Star coding system

Dental tool maker Star Dental switches from manual label application to preprinting with a thermal-transfer system to comply with industry bar-code guidelines. Savings are the major benefit.

Graphics figure in

For its new No Nonsense® Great Shapes® line of figure-enhancing hosiery, Kayser-Roth Corp. knew that image was everything. "It's really much more of a premium image," says Dina Dunn, of the Greensboro, NC-based company, referring to the new line.

Breaking out of the jewel box

New York-based record company 32 Records launched its 32 Jazz label this April with a new CD package reminiscent of LP packaging. Company spokesman Joel Dorn cites durability of the package, made of both paperboard and polystyrene, as well as its fully printable paperboard surface, as keys to the company's decision.

GladWare stacks up

The newest thing to hit the plastic wrap aisle at the local grocery may be GladWare®, new low-priced, reusable storage containers from First Brands Corp.
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Hazen Paper Co.: Foil board

Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has introduced FX2, an 18-pt SBS board with foil on both sides. The foil seals both sides of the board, which is said to eliminate curl due to moisture.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.


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