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Olin?s four new injection-molded containers for pool chemicals include the 5-lb size (right) with molded hand-grip and product m
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Olin takes air out of pool chemicals display

A new line of interlocking modular square containers was designed to meet retailers' needs. Design features, some patented, make containers consumer-friendly as well.
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By holding a die-cut handle at the top and shaking the bag, users can dispense ice melting compound through a mesh bottom gusset
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Bags stretch advantages for packagers and end users

Among FPA's winning packages sold at retail are a flat-bottom flexible bag made on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery, a club-store bag incorporating a transverse zipper for reclosability, and a patented shaker bag that handily dispenses ice melt.

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.
Gillette?s new HDPE bottle (right) has an inner PET bottle that?s pleated (top),  surrounded by a rubber sleeve and filled under
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Gillette bets on pressurized plastic bottle

The initial mass-market application of an innovative pressurized dispensing system permits Gillette to offer a shave gel in a plastic container for the first time.

Veryfine launches a 'Loud Mouth'

Looking to emulate a recent innovation popular in beer cans, Westford, MA-based Veryfine Products in September began shipping its 18 varieties of Veryfine and Chillers brands with a large-opening end (LOE).
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Temperature-sensitive film for fresh produce

Apio Inc. Value Added Group of Guadalupe, CA, is among the first companies to use a new technology for fresh-cut produce packaging. Developed by Landec (Menlo Park, CA), the Intellipac(TM) technology is based on an unusual "side chain crystallizable" polymer having an internal "temperature switch." At elevated temperatures, when respiring produce needs more oxygen, the polymer becomes more permeable, allowing the necessary oxygen in.
Sleek, inverted PVC bottles (left) for private-label shampoos and moisturizers won the gold award. Silver went to a tube with a
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In the eye of the beholder

Good looks and marketing muscle characterize this year's cosmetics and personal care winners in NACD's annual packaging competition.
Tom Connelly (above) stands on a catwalk over the discharge station of the #10 press as four-color process-printed watermelon bi
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Chairman of the printed board

Connelly Containers has what it believes is the largest flexo/folder/gluer/stitcher in the world. Four-color process printing can be done directly on triple-wall corrugated board.
The illustration (above) depicts where the security label might be applied by a manufacturer. A close-up of the label (left) sho
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Retailers find security in source tagging

National drug retailer Walgreen Co. is one major chain that is experiencing significant cost savings through the use of security labels added to packages. Manufacturers are feeling increased pressure to supply product pre-labeled.
Samples of the Marineland and Aquatech branded bags depict the products in action, reproduced in four-color process printing.
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Aquaria's new 'bait' catches more customers

New graphics on new bags packed in a new way have dramatically improved the look of aquarium filter packs. The appearance catches on with more retailers, too.


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