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Supplier partnerships encouraged in purchasing (sidebar)

What do supplier partners gain?
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Flexibles feed on innovation

Keebler’s contour pouch for cookies doubles as a hand puppet, while a wrap for frozen, microwavable sandwiches provides source reduction, and an all-plastic bag offers oxygen and moisture barrier for dry pet foods.
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Keebler trumpets 'hand puppet' pouch

Last month, Elmhurst, IL-based Keebler Co. introduced stand-up contour pouches for its new 7-oz Elf® Grahams snacks. The pouches are meant to be used as hand puppets after the product is consumed.
Ben Miyares, V.P. Industry Relations, PMMI
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
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Kal Kan whisks 'Whiskas' pouch

In April, Kal Kan Foods, Inc., launched nationwide eight 3-oz varieties of wet cat food in a retorted laminated foil pouch with a two-year shelf life comparable to its canned pet foods.
A computer combination weighing system uses scale buckets that deliver accurate fill weights
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods

New horizontal form/fill/seal machinery helps contract packager Ryt-way build its budding pet food business. Ryt-way's first customer is Hill's Pet Nutrition, for 1- and 2-lb stand-up pouches for dog treats.
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P&G tests snacks in stand-up, resealable pouches

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble has begun test-marketing Eagle-brand snack foods in stand-up pouches with zipper reclosures. The test, which began in August, is only in Portland, ME.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) and MaSipack USA (San Bernado, Brazil) have signed an exclusive marketing agreement to sell MaSipack vf/f/s machine systems into the NAFTA trading region in North America.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) and Yokohama Machinery Corp. (Yokohama, Japan) have signed an exclusive marketing agreement to sell Yokohama fill-seal machine systems in North and South America.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. WIP luncheon.
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Looking for a packaging edge? Explore technology's promises

If you're looking for an edge--and who isn't?--there's a wealth of emerging technology available today that can help: (1) improve the quality of your product; (2) heighten your packaging line productivity; (3) reduce your packaging costs; and (4) improve your product sales/profitability.
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets (sidebar)

While it contains no liquid, Quaker Oats' new "dual pack" for its 100% Natural Granola is bound to make waves in the cold cereal category.
A stand-up pouch with a pour spout is expected to help Nu Skin?s SportaGEL energy gel stand apart from the competition when it?s
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets

A stand-up, spouted pouch for an energy gel filled in the U.S. and sold in Japan, a first-of-its-kind milk pouch in Germany, and a stand-up frozen fruit pouch MAP-packed in Costa Rica illustrate the global power of the pouch.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) has formed an exclusive alliance with Weyerhaeuser Containerboard Packaging (Aurora, IL), which will market the patented Profile(TM) SAAM/Weyerhaeuser case-packaging system.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) has moved into a new 20ꯠ sq' facility at 1219 Tallevast Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243; phone: 941/359-6678, fax: 941/359-6804.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Brett Deemer, regional sales dir., East Coast; Andy Hodgson, technical sales mgr.; Peter Aeberhard, service mgr.
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Unusual case stands up for pouches

An innovative new corrugated case used to ship and display stand-up pouches is now being test marketed by Grand Rapids, MI-based Roskam Baking for its stand-up pouches of Rothbury® Farms croutons.
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Water, motor oil in stand-up pouches

In the U.S., stand-up pouches continue to gain acceptance in a variety of applications (see stories, p. 18 and 58). Yet with few exceptions, manufacturers and consumers haven't been very enthusiastic about these packages for liquids.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) has relocated within Sarasota to a larger, 20ꯠ sq' facility, which it says quadruples its capacity.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

Learning in Las Vegas
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Minute Maid offers Hi-C drinks in shaped, marsupial pouches

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA, is packaging drinks in bottle-contoured pouches. We suggested they might do this (see Packaging World, September '95, p.
New containers are helping Nestlé?s powdered milk mixes stand out internationally. In the U.K., a new hot chocolate drink mi
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Nestlé puts new faces on mix containers

A multi-material oval can in the U.K., a twin-pack of pouches in Switzerland, and a high-density polyethylene oval in the U.S. each deliver kid-oriented retail punch for Nestlé's powdered milk mixes.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sumitomo Bakelite (Tokyo, Japan) has appointed Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) its exclusive licensing agent for North, Central and South America.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) will distribute pouch packaging equipment from Laudenberg Packaging Machinery (Sarasota, FL) in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Dennis F. Calamusa, president.