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Steel aerosol cans get enhanced green makeover

In the fourth quarter of 2008, CRC Marine Products adopted new lightweight, polymer-coated steel aerosol can packaging for some of its marine cleaning/maintenance products.
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Berry Plastics Corporation to Acquire Pliant Corporation

Berry Plastics Corporation announced today that it intends to acquire in excess of 99.99% of the common stock of Pliant Corporation upon the emergence of Pliant from bankruptcy.
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Cleaner-product packaging spruces up

 Leather CPR, Los Angeles, maker of premium leather cleaners and conditioners, granite cleaners and polishes, and carpet spot and stain removers, adopted new labeling for its products in early 2008.
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Industry Watch

 
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Industry watch

CompaniesFKI Logistex opened a new 31,000 sq’ Technology & Education Center in Cincinnati, OH,  
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Two-piece cans update nail drying product

In January 2007, IQ Products Company, Houston, TX, introduced Envi-brand Salon Professional Nail Enamel Dryer packaged in two-piece, 9-oz, PET-coated steel cans from DS Containers (www.dscontainers.com), an affiliate of Japan’s Daiwa Can Co. The aerosol cans with sloped shoulders and necks are produced and decorated via four-color litho print on a white base at DSC’s new coil-to-can operation in Batavia, OH.
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Dow upgrades straw application operations

Midland, MI-based Dow Chemical Company is using an EZ-Seal® 300 SL heat shrink-sleeve applicator from Axon (www.axoncorp.com) to improve tamper-evidence and straw application for its line of Great Stuff insulating foam sealant products.
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Vodka Debuts In Blue-Hue PET Bottles

This summer, White Rock Distilleries, Lewiston, ME, introduced its Pinnacle-brand vodka in new 1.75-L translucent blue PET bottles supplied by Amcor PET Packaging (www.amcor.com) and topped with upscale 33-mm polypropylene closures from Berry Plastics Corp.
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Packaging Containers & Materials Expo

COMPANY BOOTH3M Security Solutions 1422Acucote Inc 1117Airlite Plastics Co. 1533Alastian 1730Alentuy 1635All-Pak, Inc 1521Alpha Packaging 1510American Excelsior 1435Anchor Packaging, Inc. 1613Arjobex 1439Atlantic Paper Co. 1117Avery Dennison, Engineered Films Division 1625Berry Plastics 1325Brand Protection Alliance 1117The Bottle Crew 1211Captive Plastics 1317Card Pak, Inc. 1226Chick Packaging 1639Closure Manufacturers Association 1504C.L.
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Thermoformed containers

Berry Plastics offers its new polypropylene Thermoformed Container line. Ideal for deli applications, reusable containers showcase the product as well as offer cubic efficiency in the refrigerator or pantry.
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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
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Companies

Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
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WD-40 caps convenience

Starting this month, WD-40 Co., San Diego, CA, turns convenience up a notch with a new closure, the NotchCap. It is used on all aerosol cans of WD-40 lubricant, including retail sizes from 2-oz through 11-oz. Additionally, a 14.5-oz version is sold at Costco, while a 16-oz industrial size not for retail sale will also sport the NotchCap.
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International agreements

Polarcup EarthShell, a joint venture between Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) and EarthShell Corp. (Annapolis Junction, MD), is adapting its new biodegradable material and foodservice packaging concepts to European market conditions; Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL) has acquired Huhtamaki Van Leer’s Valeron Strength Films mfg.
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WD-40 promotes 'straw strap'

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. has come up with a way to keep the all-important spray tube on its popular lubricant product from getting lost. The firm’s 8- and 11-oz cans now have a red, yellow or blue stretchable rubber strap around the neck.
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Shaped cans clean up for B2C sales

Ergonomic metal spray cans from Chase Products Co. contain a product-specific towel for cleanup. Customer-selected product mix in custom-packed, 8-count laminated case is prompted by Internet orders.
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WD-40 promotes 'straw strap'

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. has come up with a way to keep the all-important spray tube on its popular lubricant product from getting lost. The firm’s 8- and 11-oz cans now have a red, yellow or blue stretchable rubber strap around the neck.
Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AR) has completed a new 22,000 sq' design, development and reliability laboratory. The laborato
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Relocations, expansions

DT Industries Packaging Group (Springfield, MO) has created DT Eng. Services, a service that enables its customers to tap the resources of engineers from the 18 global mfg.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pakrite Inc. (Cleveland, OH) will join the Steel Service Center Institute DealRoom™, which is produced by e-commerce firm eWinWin (Hopewell, NJ).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) has has completed its acquisition of CPI Holding Corp., parent of Cardinal Packaging, Inc. (Streetsboro, OH).
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Small package poses big challenge

Ecoly Intl. was in a sticky situation. The company needed to downsize its 10-oz Oak Tree Finishing Aerated Hairspray into a 1.7-oz version for use in a travel kit, without losing rich package graphics and extensive copy.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired substantially all the assets of Knight Eng. and Plastics (Woodstock, IL).
Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) announced it has acquired Norwich Injection Moulders Limited (Norwich, England).
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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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired Venture Packaging, Inc. (Monroeville, OH).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Design Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired the assets of Virginia Design Packaging Corp. (Suffolk, VA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) acquired PackerWare Corp. (Lawrence, KS).
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Pack Expo turns packaging concepts into production realities

Packaging containers tend to be the milestones by which packaging advances are measured. But thousands of packagers coming to Pack Expo 96 (November 17-21, McCormick Place, Chicago) will assure you that there would be no visible packaging advances without the unseen contributions of packaging equipment.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) acquired the assets of Tri-Plas, Inc. (Ontario, CA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) acquired Sterling Products Inc. (Winchester, VA).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Bemis Co.'s Pepperell, MA. plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp's Anderson, IN, container plant; Rex-Rosenlew Intl. Inc.
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Versatile vinyl clearly a winner

Innovation played the key role in this year's Vinyl in Packaging Awards competition. Some winners were decidedly "green" as well.