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High-performance polyesters

HiPERTUF(TM) polyester resins from Shell Chemical (Akron, OH) are homopolymer 2ƾ dimethyl naphthalate-based polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), which provide a number of benefits over PET, including hotter fill temperatures, better chemical resistance, and improved gas and UV barriers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY): Adrian T. Possumato, technical sales rep.
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Festive cup stars at Carl's Jr. restaurants

A converting process expands into cups, creating a festive holiday promotion for
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Valve and liner system

Patented EZ-Valve® system from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) consists of a reclosable valve heat-sealed to a bulk container liner. Both components are made of PE that's FDA-approved as a food grade material.
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Custom bottles boost promotion

Custom packaging played a key role in the success of a recent hair-care product promotion by Matrix® Essentials of Solon, OH. The firm's Vavoom(TM) and Systeme Biolage® professional salon hair-care product lines were offered in a special 250-mL promotional size.
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Skin packaging resin

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® HP 2000 is a new ionomer resin engineered for skin packaging large, heavy objects for visual carded display.
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Cryovac to spend $300 million to boost output

In the next three years, Cryovac will spend $200 million expanding its North American flexible packaging plants, and another $100 million at overseas facilities.
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Consultancy program

Rubbright-Brody (Eagan, MN) is offering a brochure describing its PULSE retainer consultancy program. Interpretations of key packaging matters and in-depth reports on developments abroad are discussed, as well as insights into microwave susceptors, MAP, silica-coated films, stand-up flexible pouches and aseptic packaging.
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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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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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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Steven Label Co. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) opened a new label design and manufacturing facility in Denver, CO.
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Compact bundler

Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 1627CSS compact bundler for food and pharmaceutical applications. The self-contained, hydraulically operated unit can sleeve wrap trayed or individual products.
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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.
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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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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. began a multiphase expansion program that will double silicone-coated paper and film output.
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Barrier shrink film

BDF-1000 is a moisture barrier shrink film from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), Suitable for a variety of food products with critical shelf lives, including trayed pasta, specialty baked goods, nuts, powders and dehydrated food products.
Two picking arms, each equipped with seven vacuum cups, rotate to pick carton blanks from the magazine feed and place them in
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Equipment made for the shade

Rising demand for its Sun-Gard solar control window film made this Florida firm take a hard look at its packaging operation. Custom-built cartoning and case packing equipment was the answer.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.

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