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New look spurs paint sales

Its closure and container are stock items, and the label doesn't exactly stretch the envelope either. But the new paint package introduced last October by Colorations, Inc., has done wonders for sales.
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Clairol specs PCR plastic and paperboard

Substantial percentages of recycled post-consumer material are being used in the packaging of two new product lines from New York, NY-based Clairol.
Improvements in materials and machines helped Kraft Canada reduce leakers on zippered cheese packs
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Team effort builds a better zipper

Continuous Improvement Teams at Kraft Canada wouldn't rest until the leaker rate on the firm's zippered reclosable cheese packs was firmly under control.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.
With one strap already in place (top), the operator holds down the flaps as a second strap is applied. Because the corrugated co
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Strapping gets an upgrade at Ford

At Ford's massive parts center just outside Detroit, new strapping equipment helps ensure that dealerships around the world receive quality damage-free parts.
Materials Product Brief

PET bottles and jars

Tech Industries (Woonsocket, RI) is now the primary supplier of ACI Rockware Plastics' (Norwich, UK) Silhou-ette(TM) line of injection-stretch blow molded PET jars and bottles.
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Resealable labels

Engraph's (Moorestown, NJ) resealable labels allow consumers to repeatedly reseal the extended-text label after it is opened. Can hold warnings, directions, recipes or warranties.
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TE vacuum closure bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a 190-mL hexagon bottle specifically designed for nuts and other products requiring a TE vacuum closure.
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Hot-fill capper

The Model Y221 capping machine from Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) is a high-speed, hot-fill plastic closure applicator. Suitable for products bottled in steam-filled, high temperature conditions, such as juice.

Common sense approach to regulations?

So far, so good seems to be the consensus among packaging industry lobbyists as Congress continues to move swiftly on regulatory reform, part of the House Republicans' Contract With America.


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