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Credit-card-sized refillable water 'bottle'

This theoretical development from a UK design contest is a compact, on-the-go alternative to bottled water that’s also environmentally friendly.
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Key Tech Corp./Lock n Pop: Easy-release adhesive

Lock n’ Pop has introduced a new easy-release stabilizing adhesive for plastic and plastic-wrapped packages. Designed especially to assist with stabilizing unit loads of shrink-wrapped tray packs and plastic-bagged products including woven PP, adhesive prevents products from sliding yet allows them to come apart easily with little residue.
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Rohm and Haas Company: Laminating adhesives

Rohm and Haas introduces its Mor-Free™ solventless adhesives. The monomer solventless technology ranges from film and aluminum foil laminations for general and medium performance, to complicated structures for hot fill, or even sterilization.
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Pack Expo visits lead to purchases

Representatives from both a Heinz division and a well known California winery both found the servo-based equipment they needed at Pack Expo International 2002.
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Iron City brew chills in aluminum bottle

In August, Pittsburgh Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, launched 12-oz bottles of Iron City beer in aluminum bottles.
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Renewable resources ride a wave of momentum

Tulane University calls its athletic teams the Green Wave, but there’s a green wave that’s building momentum in the packaging community: the increasing use of sustainable packaging made from renewable resources.
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A real 'grab bag'

September brings a change in color to Door County, and with it comes this grab bag of Pipeline topics.
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Hyde Park recommended for ISO 14001 certification

Hyde Park Electronics LLC has been recommended for ISO 14001 certification following an audit by Underwriters Laboratories.
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NatureWorks wins food-contact approval in Japan

NatureWorks™ PLA, a plastic resin made from corn, has won approval for use in food-contact applications from the Japanese Hygienic Olefin & Styrene Plastics Assn., that country’s equivalent to the Food & Drug Administration in the United States.
Connie Williams, MasterBrands
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
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Renewable resources ride a wave of momentum

Tulane University calls its athletic teams the Green Wave, but there’s a green wave that’s building momentum in the packaging community: the increasing use of sustainable packaging made from renewable resources.
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Toray Plastics (America): Clear BOPP films

Toray Plastics has introduced its Torayfan® line of clear BOPP films designed to replace PVdC-coated films. Torayfan CB-S 70G and 80G (heat-sealable) and CB-P 70G (nonsealable) clear barrier films are noncoated and nonyellowing, offering moisture transmission rates comparable to PVdC-coated films.
A full-body shrink sleeve label on Sun-Maid Raisins brings packaging security in the form of tamper evidence.
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Packaging security: in-store measures remain essential

Responding to retailer needs, clamshell blisters answer theft threats. Yet some packagers look for less costly alternatives.
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Bottom line ranks as top issue

Respondents to a new Packworld.com survey made it perfectly clear that cost is their most critical packaging issue, be it related to materials, machinery, or labor.
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CPGs focus on graphics

Where packaging is concerned, consumers often judge a book by its cover. Therefore, glossy coatings and stunning graphics can greatly influence a shopper’s purchasing decision.

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