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Consumers want better packaging

Friends and family who know I have "something to do with" packaging are always asking me to pass on their packaging complaints, observations and requests.
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Metal pails

A full line of metal pails from Leaktite (Leominster, MA) is now available. The pails are fabricated from steel and feature riveted ears for added strength, wire handles that can stand up and sealed lock-seamed construction.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.
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Management pay a worthy goal

Managers in packaging and manufacturing departments are packing away the highest salaries among packaging professionals. Packaging World's exclusive survey shows they're also very satisfied with their jobs.
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BrainForest stands out at Pack Expo West

Sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Pack Expo West 97 drew 12겞 visitors to Las Vegas last month, up from 9걽 at the inaugural Pack Expo West in '95.
Materials Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Packaging machine brochure

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a new brochure featuring its line of case erectors, case sealers, case packers, decasers/ single filers, bulk systems and case packers/ uncasers for bottles.
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An easier Caesar

In 1994 Saco Foods of Middleton, WI, launched its Easy Caesar salad kit, consisting of croutons, grated cheese, and salad dressing each individually pouched and combined in a folding carton.
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Peristaltic pump filler

ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) has developed a two-head metered dispensing system suitable for laboratory or pharmaceutical applications. It fills thin and slightly viscous liquids into containers ranging from 0.25 mL to 500 mL.
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Meese Orbitron Dunne Co.: IBC with liner

A new intermediate bulk container from Meese Orbitron Dunne (Madison, IN) features the patent-pending MOD Out-liner Sump(TM). The standard disposable plastic liner is inserted through a 23"-W opening, with the neck of the liner then pulled trough the sump opening and a chemical-resistant stainless-steel fitting attached to the Out-liner Sump.
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Volpak: Volpak: Vertical f/f/s system

ACMA/GD (Richmond, VA) has introduced the Volpak VR-200 high-speed vertical form/fill/seal system. Produces pillow-style, side-gusseted and block-bottom pouches for liquid and dry products, including pouches with reclosable zippers and pop-up straws, at speeds to 150/min.
Since containers must be completely dry prior to shrink labeling, they pass through a series of air blowers that remove all resi
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules (sidebar)

Shrink labelers make their North American debut
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Klockner Packaging: Continuous-motion cartoner

The Medipak Pacliner 4/200 is a new high-speed continuous-motion cartoner from Klockner Packaging Machinery (Clearwater, FL). Designed for pharmaceutical, medical device and personal care applications, it can package blister packs, tubes, small bottles, pouches or vials into cartons 60 to 150 mm (2.4" to 5.9") L x 30 to 115 mm (1.2" to 4.5") W x 12 to 90 mm (0.5" to 3.5") H at speeds to 200/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Caraustar Industries, Inc. (Austell, GA) has purchased Baxter Tube Co. (Warrensville Heights, OH), a subsidiary of The Tanzonic Companies.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
Materials Product Brief
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Seal-It, a division of Printpack: Shrink-sleeve printing

Seal-It (Farmingdale, NY) is printing bar codes on shrink sleeves for eyebrow and eyeliner pencils, mascara, lipstick tubes and other health and beauty products.
This close-up shows the starwheels and center guide for an air cleaner at Seagram?s LaSalle plant. Located on the center guide i
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Seagram salutes the end of tweaking

Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) has acquired Atlantic Thermoform Corp. (Juncos, P.R.).
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Protective pads

Pyramid Pads from Sus-Rap Packaging (Danville, VA) are three-sided, pre-folded corrugated corner protectors designed for crush resistance, clearance and cushioning.

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