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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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.
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.
To give consumers a sealed and reclosable bag, candy and snack maker Golden Stream adds new compact zipper applicator onto an existing form/fill/seal line. Savings vs preapplied bags and an option to run nonzipper webs keeps company as flexible as its packaging.
Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Cougar(TM)LS flowrapper now has a lap seal feature for use on shrink, PE and other films. Uses a rotary hot knife to form end seals, eliminating hot wires and producing attractive bead seals.
The Virtual Hinge Closure from VH Technologies (New York, NY) can help users comply with recommended dosages of their prescription drugs. It combines a cap with molded numbers that indicate day or dosage amount with a patented hinge that must rotate to the next number to reclose.
The four primary goals of packaging-product protection, identification, dispensing and merchandising-won't change in the 21st century. But as we near that milestone, the market forces that more subtly affect packaging are evolving.
Technical merit and marketing appeal were key elements in this year's winners of the Package and Label Competition, sponsored by the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators. Well-polished packages took home awards.