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Blister thermoformer

The Bosch TLT 1400 is a new blister thermoforming system from TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) that uses a PLC to control servo motors rather than a mechanical drive.
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Worth its weight in crystal

It's no coincidence that Donna Karan's new Chaos perfume "purser" looks like a work of art. Resembling an uncut crystal, the uniquely shaped sprayer was designed by sculptor Stephan Weiss, husband of Donna Karan.
HP?s delicate printhead replacement assembly is immobilized beneath the flexible urethane film that?s spot-glued at the edges to
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Retention pack cuts costs for HP

At Hewlett-Packard's Roseville, CA, parts distribution facility, a relatively new form of protective packaging has slashed packaging material costs by half, warehouse space requirements by two-thirds and packaging assembly time by 75%.
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
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Getting noticed is now packaging mission #1

In today's market, there are more serious packaging developments than the emergence of beverage containers with walls purposefully bent out of shape.
This map shows the counties that are considered Clean Air Act non-attainment areas as of Feb. ?97. The color guide illustrates t
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Return of the 'domino theory'

Even small increases in upstream investments to manage new ozone and VOC rules could aggregate into weighty packaging cost increases.
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Promo employs unusual clamshell

"The pitcher was initially developed for an on-premise bar-kit promotion. Only later, after the pitcher was designed, did we decide to do an off-premise promo with it." That's how Karen Kurylo, packaging manager at Southfield, MI-based Hiram Walker & Sons, describes the origins of an unusual clamshell package used for 750-mL bottles of Kahlua liqueur.
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Multipack cartoner

Model TC-60ST multipack cartoner is an intermittent-motion cartoner from Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) designed for pouched, bagged, wrapped, cartoned and blister-packed products.
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Shelf present

With so many salon haircare products available today, it can be difficult for one brand to stand out, especially when competing with big names like Paul Mitchell and Aveda.
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Carton closer

Adco's (Sanger, CA) new Tri-Seal carton closer is designed to close and seal cartons of small pouches of cake or pie mixes at speeds to 200 cartons/min.
An operator applies an updated price code to a package by sending it past an ink-jet coder.
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What price flexibility?

Mexican pharmaceuticals maker Byk Gulden relies on ink-jet coding to react faster when economic conditions require price changes to already-marked packages.
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
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Three's a charm for Freeman

The Beautiful Skin® line of skin care products from Freeman Cosmetics got another makeover this past winter. Marking its third redesign since its introduction in 1985, the eight tubed products of the 11-product line now include inverted dispensing with a custom-color cap, a more consistent brand logo, and an asymmetrical crimped end.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling

The use of a new copolymer for its 'soft feel' requires special care in container handling to preserve its appearance for men's haircare line. That risk wins a Best of Show in the National Assn. of Container Distributors competition.
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Packaging rediscovers the language of touch

New packages from Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta, GA) and Matrix Essentials, Inc. (Solon, OH) provide dramatic evidence that the importance of a package's tactile quality is making a dramatic U.S.
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Conflicting standards

A proposed effort to develop an international labeling system for all chemicals and mixtures could result in mandatory relabeling of U.S. food products containing safe levels of pesticide residues or food additives.
Materials Product Brief
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Palletized bulk bins

Palletized Rhino Bins from Technology Container (Shrewsbury, MA) use PP sleeves combined with thermoformed pallets to create rigid, self-contained shipping containers that stack and nest securely.
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Peelable laminations

Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL) new Integra® Peel LFM laminations incorporate a coextruded blown film as an alternative to a coating as the peelable heat-seal layer for packaging applications involving radiation sterilization.

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