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Consumers power packaging (sidebar)

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Q&A: Promotional multipacks

Steve Ruble, senior packaging engineer at Lexington, KY-based Ashland, Inc., owner of the well-known Valvoline brand motor oil.
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Suppliers focus more on contract packagers

Many packaging suppliers have realized a shift in sales toward contract packagers. Some say CP business has helped ‘sustain’ their companies.
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Suppliers focus more on contract packagers (sidebar)

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Are packaging jobs secure? (sidebar)

Equipment purchase plans remain steady
Stanford Personal Care: Filling from start to finish
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Stanford Personal Care: Filling from start to finish

On a new shampoo line at this contract packaging facility, bottles are metered into and out of the filler from Pacific Packaging Machinery via starwheels. Shampoo is filled volumetrically in continuous motion into bottles that rest individually on cam-operated platforms.
Joseph L. Angel, VP/Publisher
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The Business of Packaging

Packaging World welcomes the New Year with a reformatted size and a contemporary new look. We’ve adapted to better serve the informational needs of our readers and today’s more portable business lifestyles.
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Laser coding excels at Excelda

Excelda Mfg., a contract packager of lubricants and other products sold in the automotive aftermarket, has turned to laser coding to improve legibility of the single-line date code it uses on the plastic bottles it fills.
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The state of contract packaging

As manufacturers seek to improve market response time, contract packaging becomes an important production strategy. End users forestall investments in equipment and labor while they test new packages.
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Outsourced packaging: Let the experts do it!

Exclusive survey reveals that manufacturers increasingly turned to contract packagers in 2001, and the growth continues this year.
Don Richardson, Flexpak
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Contract packaging trends

What do contract packagers see happening in their industry? Packaging World found out in an exclusive series of one-on-one interviews.
Backside view shows the cam-operated platforms under each bottle that raise and lower during the filling cycle to minimize splas
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HBA filler's range speaks volumes

A ‘showcase’ 18-station filler at Stanford Personal Care fills products from watery to pastes at a rate of 180/min with an accuracy of 0.3%. See in-plant video
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PipeLine: Size does matter

With apologies to Dr. Ruth, I think you’ll agree that, in many areas, size can be an important advantage.
This hot-filled multi-serve bottle, marketed jointly by Minute Maid and The Walt Disney Co., represents one beverage category th
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Plastic bottles move toward aseptics

It won’t be a ‘slam dunk,’ but some experts say that aseptic filling of both high-and low-acid products into plastic bottles will gain wider acceptance across the United States.
Ryt-way's new wrappers sit side-by-side (above).
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Wrapper does 'ryt' by contract packager

New wrapper greatly reduces material waste and labor costs while boosting productivity and employee morale.
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Rennco LLC: Shrink packaging system

Model 101SF shrink packaging system from Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI), which includes Rennco’s vertical L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel, is suitable for contract packagers and fulfillment houses.
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Mixed forecast for equipment purchases

Pharmaceutical, paper, and food segments will likely increase packaging machinery spending this year. But overall, a PMMI survey says U.S. domestic equipment sales will equal last year’s $4.9 billion.

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