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For the 4-oz ?dairy? line, foil cups (right) have been replaced by a ramekin-style cup (center), and a redesigned folding carton
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Cheese marketer stretches packaging technology

Package redesign enhances images of upscale cheeses. New MAP package is a first for dairy while another pack pioneers an injection-molding method.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ): Stephanie H. Floros, applications specialist in market development; Kevin J. Quinn, national sales mgr., specialty films; Stephen J.
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Silica gel desiccant

CondensationGuard(TM) from Grace Davison (Baltimore, MD) is specially formulated to respond near the dew point when moisture condenses into water droplets, thereby adsorbing only excess moisture and maintaining a proper moisture balance.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

American Mirrex Corp. (New Castle, DE) and Galt Plastics (Wathena, KS) have signed an agreement to market rigid polyester packaging films.
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Wide-mouth container

Mar-Kay Plastics (Kansas City, MO) has introduced the Diamond line, a new family of resealable wide-mouth containers replicating the look of crystal.
Cafe Classics come two per carton. Close-up (left) shows the bottom of a container after its tab has been pulled open and the pr
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Cheese marketer stretches packaging technology (sidebar)

Unique technology behind Cafe Classics
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Sealing head

The "1" flat sealing head from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) seals 20- through 120-mm cap foil innerseals. Handles continuous-thread as well as child-resistant caps using magnetic energy to align them proper-ly.
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Directive adopted

In Europe, comprehensive legislation for reducing, recovering and recycling packaging waste became a reality on December 14 when the European Union Council of Ministers and the European Parliament adopted a directive on all packaging and packaging waste.
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New BOPP fillm

Propafilm CK 140 from ICI Films (Chicago, IL) is a biaxially oriented PP film with good moisture, gas and flavor barriers. FDA approved for direct food contact, it is suited for dry mixes, powders, spices, candies, coffee, tea, medical device overwraps or any product requiring an anti-static surface.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Thermo-Serv (Dallas, TX) will produce, market, distribute Preferred Closures' (Northbrook, IL) Cap'N Lock brand beverage products.
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Horizontal pouch machine

Volpak's S-240 horizontal pouch machine is available from Raymond Automation (Norwalk, CT). Using rollstock, it creates stand-up pouches with a straw inserted inside the pouch instead of affixed on the outside.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) and Orchem, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) have introduced a full service flexible packaging converting operation called Orflex Packaging, Inc.
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Cap liners

The Tri-Lam® line of multi-ply coextruded closure lining materials from Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) offers high resistance to gas permeation or heat and provides a cost-effective alternative to aluminum foil-lined cap liners.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Linear Films (Tulsa, OK) and National Poly (Atlanta, GA) are now Atlantis Plastics (Atlanta, GA).
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Bag reclosure

The Fold 'n Hold reclosure from Bedford Industries (Worthington, MN) consists of PE-coated vertical wires that form a tab that can be applied to bags of dry products such as popcorn, cereal, pet food or coffee.
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When 'green' fails at the cash register

Consumers are proving that it isn't enough for packaging to be demonstrably better for the environment than the packaging used for a competitive product.
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HDPE films

The V-Max(TM) family of HDPE films from Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) use Alathon® HDPE resins from Occidental Chemical Corp. V-Max is an extremely flat high-grade film used for food, medical packaging, and release liner applications.
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Quick-change bottle control parts

In a joint venture with Zepf Technologies of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) has developed quick changeover bottle motion control parts for the beverage industry.

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