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New York Nails struts with style in aluminum container

A two-piece brushed aluminum container spurs sales of a new nail-care kit sold to professional beauty salons.
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The barrier foam tray now used for secondary packaging replaced a thermoformed flexible film. It makes Burnett?s line of micr
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Burnett cooks with foamed PP/EVOH tray

California marketer of precooked beef and pork takes the home meal replacement concept to a new level thanks to its foamed PP tray with EVOH barrier.
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Cat-shaped pouch turns heads overseas

A cat-shaped, stand-up pouch available in four collectible printed versions (three are shown) has helped Gilbertson & Page (GILPA) successfully launch a new dry cat food called Umami.
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Convenience Food Systems: PP sheet

A lightweight expanded PP material called XPP has been introduced by Convenience Food Systems (Avon, MA). For use as a thermoformed food tray, the material can have added to it an EVOH layer for gas barrier, thus making it suitable for MAP applications.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Household Chemicals
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Closure designing

Injection-molded closure design and manufacture is the subject of a brochure from Stull Closure Technologies (Randolph, NJ). Lists sizes and part numbers for dispensing plugs, captive hinged closures, snip tips, push-pull dispensers, tube caps, twist open/close dispensers, can fitments and miscellaneous closures.
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Net-weigh filling machines

Fill-Weigh (Plainfield, IL) has introduced a portable two-head net-weigh filling machine for jugs and pails of liquid products of varying viscosities.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Industrial & Automotive category
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Injection-molding resin

Recently commercialized by Chevron Chemical (Houston, TX), HiD9004 is an HDPE injection-molding resin designed primarily for producing 5- to 7-gal pails and their lids.
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SICK, Inc: Interactive CD-ROM

An interactive CD-ROM from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN) displays the new CLV 410 bar-code scanner. Available in Mac and Windows formats, the CD-ROM enables users to explore all parameters of the scanner, which is designed for applications such as pharmaceutical/product verification and test-tube tracking.
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Bulk weigher/auger filler

AMS Filling Systems' (Malvern, PA) Model A-110-Lynx net weigher bulk-and-dribble auger filler fills powders and granular products as well as thin or viscous liquids, in weights from 1 oz to several hundred lb.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Russell-Stanley (Red Bank, NJ) will open a combination plastic drum blow-molding/recycling plant in Allentown, PA.
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Food innovations on display at U.K. show

Two notable packages uncovered at Pakex 98, held recently in Birmingham, England, both come from food marketers. One is for soup, the other for a product designed to look like Chinese take-out food.
An operator packs L-shaped inserts into a case (above) prior to shipping. Besides improving its cushioning (opposite right and
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Paperboard cushioning computes for LEK

Computer maker safeguards shipments with paperboard cushioning that nearly eliminates product damage and saves more than $20ꯠ/yr in breakage, labor and shipping costs.
Blister packs and lidded cups are two prominent techniques for providing single-dose packs of medication. A worker at Packaging
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Federal 'medicine' for drug errors may be hard to swallow

Agencies are now considering requirements for unit-dose packaging and bar coding of containers to reduce the potential for medication errors.
An extranet allows converters to better manage their orders and inventory at DuPont Polyester
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Using extranets for better materials management

Seeing potential in the Web for more than just distributing "brochureware," some companies in the packaging community have begun to use Web-based "extranets" to streamline the supplier-customer work flow.
Oral-B?s new kids? toothpaste (left) uses shaped orifices to dispense product in a variety of patterns. The Scent (above) is 
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Tubes of the year!

This year's winners of the Tube Council Awards carried a strong health and beauty theme, as well as a focus on innovation.

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