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PP report

Permapack (Lenni, PA) has introduced a summary report discussing world capacity, saleable supply and worldwide sources of PP resins. "Heat-Set Oriented PP Film: A Global Report, 1993-1998" makes projections and conclusions about PP consumption, exporting and supply and demand.
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Quaker launches its logo

"This is the way we choose to compete in the value-priced segment." That's how Quaker Oats spokesman Ron Bottrell described the Chicago-based firm's decision to market ready-to-eat breakfast cereals in bags, rather than boxes, bearing the Quaker name and well known logo.
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Glass bottle/twistoff closure

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a 210-ml (7-oz) clear glass bottle with a 43-mm twistoff closure. Suitable for salad dressings, herbal vinegars, syrups and sauces.
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HDPE resin

Quantum Chemical's (Cincinnati, OH) Petrothene® LT 6194-69 HDPE resin for blown film applications has good moisture barrier properties, low taste and odor characteristics and is easy to process.
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F/f/s is okay for MRE retort pouches

The handful of firms that supply retort pouches for the Department of Defense's MRE (Meals-Ready-to-Eat) program are now permitted to produce them on thermo-form/fill/seal equipment.
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Less is more for moisturizer package

Paducah, KY-based Charles Kari took a minimalist approach for its line of over thirty skin-care products, sold in tanning salons nationwide. Simple graphics, provided by Bill Henderson & Associates (Nashville, TN), are gravure-printed in four colors plus gold-foil stamping onto pressure-sensitive polyethylene film, from an undisclosed supplier.
Controls Product Brief
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Flat-bottom bag system

The Acceleron flat-bottom bag system from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) continually produces gabletop, flat-bottom packages from any supported material, including kraft paper, Mylar®, metallized foils and other product-specific packaging films.
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Scholarship update

The Chicago-based Petroleum Packaging Council is funding a new scholarship for a Michigan State University junior and senior student electing to major in MSU's School of Packaging.
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Smart package holds compliance solution

Incorporating an alarm clock into a prescription drug bottle seems like an idea whose time should have come long ago. It came last year, in the form of the MEMS® SmartCap(TM) from Aprex Corp., a Fremont, CA, company specializing in improved patient compliance.
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Stretch wrapper

The Muller® Model 6500 5-sided stretch wrapper from Newtec(TM) (Sunset Hills, MO) employs a pivoting carriage to apply layers of film diagonally over the top of the load at up to 60 loads/hr.
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Shrink wrap system

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) Model BPTW-60 shrink wrap system overwraps 60 trays/min using either plain or print-registered PE film. It uses an overwrap flight bar system and single sheets of film cut by a rotary knife.
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Software systems 'pop' big savings for Weaver

Computer software helps Weaver Popcorn improve pallet patterns and downsize corrugated shippers. The result is savings of thousands in freight and material costs.
Controls Product Brief
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Semi-automatic shrink bundler

Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a shrink bundling system that can wrap round, rectangular and oblong shapes, with or without a tray.
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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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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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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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tredegar Film Products, div. of Tredegar Industries (Richmond, VA):, Wayne R. Wilkinson technical service rep. for Monax® moisture- barrier films.
Plymouth Tube?s long lengths of stainless steel tubing require boxes up to 25? long (above). To help stabilize the long containe
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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.

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