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Company brochure

Display Pack (Grand Rapids, MI) has released a brochure on its converting and contract packaging capabilities. Six-, five- and two-color presses for printed packaging materials are described.
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Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) will debut a new shrink film, LD-935. This coextruded thin film offers performance characteristics of heavyweight films in downgauged versions of 30 and 45 ga.
News
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Land O'Lakes tests fresh meal kits

In May, a new contender in the burgeoning home meal replacement category quietly appeared in the refrigerated produce section of Chicago-area grocery stores.
Feature Article
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Trimming lawn trimmer line costs

This past spring, Frigidaire Home Products, formerly Poulan/Weed Eater, began selling its lawn trimmer replacement line in a two-piece clamshell of polyvinyl chloride that provides several advantages to both Frigidaire and consumers.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermediate bulk container

Greif Bros. (Deleware, OH) has a new modular 275-gal IBC suitable for bulk liquids. Measuring 39.37" W, 47.25" L and 49.60" H, the IBC comprises a blow-molded HDPE bottle, wire mesh cage and an attached wooden pallet.
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KFC tests new meal plate

An ongoing test at select Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets will soon determine if a plated meal package for single servings should be adopted throughout the Louisville, KY-based KFC chain.
Materials Product Brief
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Bulk container

From Inland Paperboard and Packaging (Indianapolis, IN), a 10-sided, two-piece bulk box for the transport and storage of resin, industrial and food products is available.
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Oral-B, Nickelodeon brush up on oral care graphics

Last month, Belmont, CA-based Oral-B Laboratories introduced a line of collectible tooth brushes and pastes branded with children's cable television network Nickelodeon(TM) and its hit show, "Rugrats." Designed by Kornick Lindsay (Chicago, IL), the colorful packaging/product is part of "a strategic partnership between Oral-B and Nickelodeon in which the packaging helps fight the battle to get kids to brush and make it a better experience," says Sheree Lucas, Oral-B product manager.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermediate bulk container

Consisting of a metal frame and pallet with sides that are food-grade molded virgin PP, the Pallecon 330 from TNT Container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) can hold the equivalent of six 55-gal drums.
Early shipments of the product carried a label covering only half the lid, but now a round label covering the whole lid provide
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Fruit's best fresh, MAP cup proves

Canadian fruit marketer uses modified atmosphere packaging to get a fresh fruit combo, with an 18-day shelf life, to convenience stores via central distribution channels.
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WestPack draws from far and wide

Featuring four specialty pavilions, including a brand new Materials Handling Pavilion, WestPack '97 unfolds at the Anaheim Convention Center September 23 to 25.
Controls Product Brief
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Loose-fill vacuum

The Flo-Vac Jr.(TM) from FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) is a manually operated vacuum unit designed for the removal of loosefill during unpacking. By releasing the power button, loosefill can be dispensed into a storage bin.
Materials Product Brief
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Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) new Silver Series SR Rotary Dropper Universal Friction Feeder(TM) permits high-speed batch counting, accumulating and dropping per-formance.
News
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Clamshell is armed for retail sale

A hinged polyvinyl chloride clamshell with multiple cavities has helped Norcross, GA-based Connecticut Valley Arms strengthen its retail sales of Black Powder Rifles throughout the U.S.
Supplier News
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Supplier news:

Acme Spirally Wound Paper Products, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) formed a new division called The Tube Shop, specializing in stock mailing tubes.
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Boskovich tests microwavable vegetable pack

Fresh produce in convenient, value-added packaging was in abundance at the recent Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago. Among those entering this fast-growing category is Boskovich Farms.
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Plastic packaging efficiency up 50% in 20 years, says Rathje

"Plastic packaging is the workhorse of source reduction." A tagline from the American Plastics Council?
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Tuscarora Inc. (New Brighton, PA) has acquired Allgood Industries, Inc. (Hayward, CA) and has also purchased the business and thin-gauge thermoforming machinery of Thermoformers Plus (Chula Vista, CA).

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