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Air cushioning products

Air-Recycle Packaging (Stow, MA) has introduced a reusable, recyclable cushioning concept that is inflated to protect products during shipment. It can be made from PU or other air-holding materials, depending on requirements for strength, durability or color.
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Ales boast custom bottle, gold-stamped labels

When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.
Two of Coors? bulk bins for crowns are shown in their role as hoppers atop the crown feeders. The built-in slide gates, current
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Reusable bin does double duty for Coors

Coors receives its bottle crowns in custom plastic bulk bins that double as hoppers on the packaging line thanks to a built-in slide gate.
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Pepsi pioneers sleeve label coupon

What do you get when you put a sleeve label over an already decorated can?
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Bang the drum carefully

Open-headed fiber drums can't pass U.S. Dept. of Transportation drop tests. NAS recommendations could result in an exemption.
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Ulcer therapy pack touts ease of use

Introduced in December, Procter & Gamble's new Helidac(TM) ulcer eradication therapy is packaged in a 14-day cube-shaped "kit" designed to make the new three-drug prescription medication easy to take several times a day.
A galvanized steel cage permits Pepper Source personnel to see through to the inner HDPE liner to gauge product level
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IBC serves up savings for sauce maker

Pepper Source reduces its packaging and distribution costs with a reusable bulk container that saves in both shipping and receiving, says maker of sauces, marinades and glazes.
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And the envelopes, please.

The Tube Council of North America announced its 1996 Tube of the Year Award winners on January 9. Named Laminate Tube of the Year was Rembrandt® Mint Flavor Toothpaste, marketed by Den Mat Corp.
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PVC reclaim system

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Industrial Container (Marietta, GA) opened a plastic drum manufacturing facility in Hazelton, PA.
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Recycling program

Schutz Container Systems, Inc. (North Branch, NJ) announced a program for the return, refurbishment and reuse of IBCs in North America. The Schutz IBC North American Ticket is patterned after a similar IBC program Schutz established in Europe in 1993 called Euroticket.
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Paper void fill

Diamond Pak(TM) packaging from FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) is made from recycled kraft paper. When inserted into a Diamond Pak dispenser, it produces compressed sheets with diamond-shaped die-cuts within accordion pleats.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC reclaim system

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.
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Bulk bag discharger

A new bulk bag discharger from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) delivers bulk material directly into containers, filling machines or process equipment in preselected amounts.
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Steel drum

Trilla Steel Drum (Chicago, IL) now manufactures a 55-gal steel drum with a reduced diameter, designed to fit more drums more compactly into ISO containers.
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United Distillers bulks up on savings (sidebar)

Case taper flies at United Distillers
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Bulk food containers

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers 1-lb, 500-mL, and 100-mL molds for PET containers suitable for spices and bulk foods.
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Bang the drum carefully (sidebar)

Use of regrind in plastic drums could lower prices

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