Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, won two of the three categories in the 1994 Tube of the Year Award contest. The awards, announced February 6 in New York City, were given to the best laminate, metal and plastic tubes.
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To give consumers a sealed and reclosable bag, candy and snack maker Golden Stream adds new compact zipper applicator onto an existing form/fill/seal line. Savings vs preapplied bags and an option to run nonzipper webs keeps company as flexible as its packaging.
Producing potting soil in a package for food stores remains a challenge for The Scotts Company. A flat-bottomed 10-qt bag, printed in nine colors, is the company's first salvo. Traditional markets love it so far.
Astor Universal's (Lenexa, KS) new line of metallic stamping foils can be used for a range of applications. Can run at both high and low speeds on platen, clamshell, or cylinder presses, and can be stamped onto a variety of substrates.
The top award in container distributors competition was won by a coextruded drug bottle that keeps out light and moisture. Other winners display distributor prowess in technology, decorating and sourcing of components that meet packager needs.
Dalemark's (Lakewood, NJ) Coditherm direct thermal transfer printer uses a thermal ribbon to print directly on corrugated, chipboard, blister cards, or wood, without the use of self-adhesive labels, inks or solvents.
Free-Flow Packaging (Red-wood City, CA) has introduced 8PAK(TM), a reusable PS loose fill. Cushions both heavy and fragile items. Can be used in a variety of industries, as a finished product or by converters or expanders.