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Returnable bulk container

The Auto-Flow from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a patented, collapsible, returnable bulk container with a unique spring-loaded bottom for total product evacuation.
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Peelable laminations

Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL) new Integra® Peel LFM laminations incorporate a coextruded blown film as an alternative to a coating as the peelable heat-seal layer for packaging applications involving radiation sterilization.
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Beaulieu tries starch-based cushioning

A 97-year-old Napa Valley winery is embracing today's latest environmentally-sound technology to protect wine bottles it ships in pairs across the country via small-parcel carriers as part of its wine society program.
Materials Product Brief
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Drum reconditioning

National Packaging Services (Ridgefield, NJ) can retest and recondition stainless-steel drums to meet U.N. packaging specifications for hazardous materials.
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Kellogg tests stand-up pouch for new cereal

Cereal manufacturers are sure to be keeping an eye on the stand-up pouch with zipper reclosure used by Kellogg Canada for a test of Hot Krumbly instant hot cereal.
Materials Product Brief
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Fiber drum liner

A new smooth-walled LDPE liner is manufactured specifically for use with 55-gal open-head fiber drums with a 21.5" dia. It's extrusion blown, FDA-approved LDPE with an average wall thickness of 15 mils.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has agreed to purchase the Merced, CA, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada, steel drum manufacturing facilities of Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc.
Materials Product Brief
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Compact cartoner

The Series 460 compact cartoning machine from Scandia Packaging Machinery (Clifton, NJ) uses the Rapid Adjustment Package (RAP) for rapid changeovers of carton sizes.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Marino Technologies (Opa Locka, FL), represented by Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), acquired Walpole, Inc. (Mount Holly, NJ), a manufacturer of bulk bags.
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Flat product carrier

The Series 985 compact flat product carrier from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) incorporates vacuum suction and shuttle feed platform to insure continuous, smooth delivery of flat products to the product identification system at speeds to 150 items/min.
Feature Article
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J.R. Simplot weighs accuracy's advantages

Revamped lines and switch to bags trigger savings
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New trends in egg packaging

What's a good way to protect priceless pieces of art during distribution?
One day soon packagers may be able to download information (top) on the shipping conditions a package might experience on this c
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Distribution packaging by the numbers

Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
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Pouches stand up around the globe

Stand-up pouch development is on the march (see Kellogg item, top of page). Among the possibilities are pouches with ribs for gripping, pouches with new styles of drinking/dispensing spouts, and, on the airlines, pouches prized for making substantial source and weight reduction possible.
New containers are helping Nestlé?s powdered milk mixes stand out internationally. In the U.K., a new hot chocolate drink mi
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Nestlé puts new faces on mix containers

A multi-material oval can in the U.K., a twin-pack of pouches in Switzerland, and a high-density polyethylene oval in the U.S. each deliver kid-oriented retail punch for Nestlé's powdered milk mixes.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (N. Kingstown, RI) for its Lumirror Div.; Sonoco Industrial Container Division's (Marietta, GA) fiber drum production plant; Atlantis Plastics, Inc.
Potato chips are vibrated into a central distribution cone (left). Chips are dispersed among 16 scale hoppers around this cone b
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El Jawhara bags snacks in burgeoning Egyptian market

Bagging equipment helps El Jawhara develop a strong presence in Egypt's rapidly growing snack food market. The equipment is expected to provide a three- to four-year payback by economically producing high volumes of bagged snacks.
Machine operator Martha Johnson evaluates finished bottles slated for overseas distribution as they move along the line at the O
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Bottles grow 'greener' with PCR

It took three years of development work, HDPE bottles produced for Clorox household cleaners by Owens-Brockway now incorporate 25% PCR material.

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