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A sample print run for a Nestlé frozen novelty wrap promoting Walt Disney?s Hercules movie displays the impression-by-impres
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Digital-on-demand printing opens new markets for converter

Two six-color digital offset presses drive Watson Label Products into the packaging market. Machines specialize in short-run production of flexibles used primarily for prototyping and promotional purposes.
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A wide-mouth first in PET

Shatter-resistant and lighter than glass, narrow-neck polyethylene terephthalate bottles for hot-filled beverages have enjoyed steady growth lately. But only now is a wide-mouth PET jar for hot-filled food being commercialized as Tree Top Inc.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Shrink film

Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has introduced Exlfilm Plus(TM). It is a polyolefin film with thickness ranges from 0.6 mil to 1.25 mil.
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Paper pulp molders share successes, shortcomings

New molded pulp producers group meets to assess status and learn new technologies. Packagers report on applications, identify areas that need help.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Epsilon Polyolefin Corp. (S. Plainfield, NJ) moved into a 80ꯠ sq' building and will modify it to accommodate polyolefin shrink film machinery.
Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons spares no expense in creating eye-grabbing, color-saturated, richly detailed labels that allow its
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For Arizona, packaging is the medium and message

The secret behind a series of drop-dead gorgeous packages? Packaging decisions are made at the highest levels of a company that's willing to spend big.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE): Sandra Van Wormer, business mgr., Clysar shrink films; Stacey Burr, Clysar North American sales mgr.
A custom-built seal tester squeezes bottles through a succession of vertical rollers to expose leakers or poor seals
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules

Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
Since containers must be completely dry prior to shrink labeling, they pass through a series of air blowers that remove all resi
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules (sidebar)

Shrink labelers make their North American debut

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