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Orville Redenbacher, Frito-Lay debut zippered, resealable packs

Orville Redenbacher has entered the ready-to-eat market segment with two flavors of Orville's Gourmet® Popcorn Clusters that stand tall in a stand-up reclosable zipper pouch.
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B.A.G. Corp.: FIBC catalog

B.A.G. Corp. (Dallas, TX) has released its Super Sack® Container catalog. The Super Sack container is a woven PP FIBC for shipping, handling and storing of dry, flowable products.
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Clarification

In describing the new Spiderwire flexible pouch packages last month (see PW, January '98, p. 4), we inadvertently credited the wrong vendor.
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Porous molding material

Metapor is a micro-porous aluminum for thermoformers from International Mold Steel (Florence, KY). The material is air-permeable and is said to eliminate venting problems in thermoforming, blister packaging and film processing.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has signed an agreement to acquire KMI Continental Fibre Drum, Inc., Fibro Tambor, and Sonoco Plastic Drum, Inc., all wholly owned subsidiaries of Sonoco Products Co.
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CCL Label, Inc: CCL Label, Inc: CCL Label, Inc: Protective pouch

CCL Label (Itasca, IL) and Stone Container Corp. (Westmont, IL) have created Stone Seal(TM), a flexible, label-like PP pouch that affixes to the backside of box access holes.
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Smirnoff 1.75 L relaunched in proprietary PET

Hoping to boost sales, United Distillers and Vintners, Hartford, CT, has relaunched its Smirnoff premium vodka in a proprietary 1.75-L polyethylene terephthalate package whose rollout was to be completed this month.
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Noncontact temperature sensors

Exergen (Watertown, MA) IRt/c(TM) noncontact temperature sensors are said to measure the actual temperature of every packaged product on the line. Rugged sensors can increase machine speeds by 20% while reducing set-up time by up to 90%, according to the supplier.
The stand-up pouch displays well in the store and differentiates Dutch-American1s breadings from cartoned product offered by the
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Breadings stand up

For 25 years, Dutch-American Foods of Dolton, IL, has sold its breading mixes to foodservice and institutional accounts. But last year the firm decided to market at retail, and management felt an unusual package would be a key to success.
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Protective packaging

The Eco-Air (Palo Alto, CA) Fold Pack(TM) is a protective package constructed of 98% corrugated that eliminates the need for an exterior carton. The Fold Pack has shaped, scored sections-already attached to the platform during the die cut-that can be folded into a triangular or rectangular shape.
At the eject station of the blister sealing machine, three vacuum pick-up arms place finished packages blister-side down  in the
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Eclectic 'sticks' with sealers

A brand new blister packager tied into an automatic collating and case packing system lets this adhesives manufacturer keep up with fast-growing sales.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Reflective insulation

TempShield(TM) reflective bubble insulation from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) provides insulation and cushioning for food and other perishables. It consists of one or two layers of BarrierBubble(TM) material laminated between two layers of aluminum foil to provide thermal resistance.
This three-dimensional diagram shows how honeycomb  dunnage helps secure rolls of brown paper used by corrugators. In the diagra
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Honeycomb secures paper for Pactiv's rail shipments

Four Pactiv mills switch from wood to a honeycomb paper roll securement system for railcar shipments of brown paper used by corrugating plants. The system helps reduce damage and mill worker injuries.
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Atlas Group Americas: Baffle bag

The Baffle Bag from Atlas Bag (Skokie, IL) is designed to stay square, rather than round out, when filled. The idea is to maximize the cubic area within the bag, thus allowing the same amount of product as in a standard bulk bag while requiring less headroom.
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DOJ kills Reynolds/Alcoa deal; will it chill Reynolds/Ball talks?

In late December the U.S. Department of Justice moved to prevent Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) from selling its Muscle Shoals, AL, aluminum can stock rolling mill to Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA).
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Extended height containers

Ropak's (Georgetown, KY) Extended Height, reusable, HDPE collapsible containers with a 45" x 48" footprint are an alternative to pallets.
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Paper pulp molders share successes, shortcomings

New molded pulp producers group meets to assess status and learn new technologies. Packagers report on applications, identify areas that need help.
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Orbis: Knocked-down bins

The Express Series(TM) family of bulk knocked-down bins is available from Orbis (Oconomowoc, WI). The structural foam HDPE containers, designed to be easily washed, knocked down and stored, have a 48" x 40" footprint and come in two heights: 29" and 46".

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