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Materials Product Brief

P-s labels for containers

Continental Glass and Plastic (Chicago, IL) now offers p-s labels for its bottles, jars, closures, pouches and tubes. A variety of label stocks and adhesives are available, including in-mold.
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Tube gauge

A universal tube gauge for aluminum and plastic squeeze tubes is now available from Victor Tube (Pittsburgh, PA). It can determine diameters for crimped and filled or open and unfilled tubes, as well as tube lengths and orifice sizes.
Materials Product Brief

Flexible tubes

Flexible tubes from Brechteen (Chesterfield, MI) are made from polyamide for clip cut resistance and good size control. For use in packaging oils, powders, adhesives and consumer products.
Plymouth Tube?s long lengths of stainless steel tubing require boxes up to 25? long (above). To help stabilize the long containe
Feature Article

Laminated paperboard cures distribution headaches

Wooden crates couldn't consistently protect Plymouth Tube's costly containers of stainless steel tubing. New paperboard packs protect both product and company image.

New windows in cosmetic packaging

What better way to promote visibility for a new product than to make its package see-through?
Materials Product Brief

Cotton inserting machine

Modular/king Packaging's (Pine Brook, NJ) cotton wool inserting machine provides accurate insertion into solid dosage pharmaceutical containers at speeds to 120 bottles/min.
In the cleanroom at Luther Medical (above), workers use a special scrolling device to tightly roll the directions for each cath
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Out of pack, top of mind

Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.

P&G shows source reduction progress at Pack Expo

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble has little choice but to continue seeking ways to meet the consumer need for environmentally sensitive packaging the same way it strives to meet other consumer needs.
Small two-ounce vacuum-packed ?bricks? will be produced on Superior?s new form/fill/seal system at its Harahan, LA, coffee roast
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Superior takes control in small coffee packs

Thanks to growth in specialty coffees, Superior's new plant installs a first-in-North-America vacuum/valve packager that offers a wide size range and precise controls for ground or whole bean coffees.
Materials Product Brief

Hose cleaning device

The Hose Mole(TM) from Slautterback (Monterey, CA) is a hose cleaning device designed to remove charred material from heated hoses on hot melt applicator machinery.


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