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Chesebrough continues its two-chamber approach

After seeing its unique Mentadent toothpaste soar to $90 million in sales, Chesebrough-Ponds, Green-wich, CT, is now marketing Mentadent dual-action mouthwash.
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Test packages of MGD show alcohol content

Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Co., a subsidiary of Philip Morris Cos., Inc., is testing new packaging for Miller Genuine Draft in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Albany, NY.
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Campbell joins the combo crowd

Swanson's Chicken Salad Lunch Kit from Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, is the latest offering in a growing category that could be called "combo kits for on-the-go-eating." In this case the combination consists of a 3-oz flip-top can of Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken, Pepperidge Farm Hearty Wheat Crackers, a packet of mayonnaise, a spoon, and some seasonings all combined in a polyethylene terephthalate mixing cup with a snap-on lid.
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Bottle bill back again

Despite evidence to the contrary and opposition by some environmentalists, bottle bill proponents remain determined to push a national forced deposit law through Congress.
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Container buying catalog

A 182-page, four-color catalog includes photos, prices and descriptive information on more than 3걄 bottles, jars, vials, pumps, sprayers and drums available from Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL).
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Chub packager

BWI KartridgPak's ChubMaster® packages a range of products, including viscous and semi-viscous dairy products, meats, explosives, caulks and specialty adhesives at speeds to 200 packages/ min.
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PET liquor bottle

Kols Containers (Baltimore, MD) has introduced a 1-L PET liquor bottle with a 28-mm TE finish that accepts the Kerr PP closure. Has a 5 1/4" label panel area.
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Servo-driven flowwrapper

The Pack 500 from Klockner/Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL), a div. of Klockner Bartelt, is the company's first servo-driven version of automatic flowwrappers for confectionery and baked goods applications.
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F/f/s machine

Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) Model 8000 f/f/s machine has an advanced servo drive and is capable of producing a range of vacuum, MAP and ambient packages for meat, convenience foods, health care and other consumer products.
A customized vf/f/s system (top) produces pouches holding liquids as thin as water to sauces laden with particulates as shown ab
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Pouches, vf/f/s system add sizzle to sauce sales

Vf/f/s system helps Fontina Foods increase sales threefold and expand its product line for foodservice/institutional customers. Eight-month equipment payback is projected due to selling product in flexible pouches rather than HDPE pails.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
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FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
At Shepard?s, the mail order fulfillment house for the Museum, nine packing stations use the water- soluble loose fill. Overhea
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Moma knows best about loose fill

For packaging and shipping its exclusive gifts, New York's Museum of Modern Art opts for a dissolvable cushioning material to protect the art pieces and the environment.
At the end of Barber Foods? packaging line, Lock?n?Pop is applied to a box top by two pneumatically operated nozzles
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Barber Foods pops for an alternative

When stretch wrap's true colors showed through-and weren't green-this chicken product producer switched to an adhesive palletizing system.
Sales of Roskam Baking1s Rothbury Farms retail croutons and stuffing mix have increased briskly since the company changed from a
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Crouton pouch stands up to the competition

Stand-up reclosable pouches replace folding cartons with inner liners for Roskam Baking's line of Rothbury Farms croutons. Zippers are applied in-line on new horizontal rotary form/fill/seal machines.
A 70-micron oriented PP sleeve label is applied to the filled and capped PET bottle prior to proceeding through a shrink tunnel
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Purity pervades Gleneagles' filling process

From natural springs to cleanroom filling conditions, Gleneagles ensures product purity that can be seen in glass-like PET.
Many retailers order small quantities to minimize inventories, as these stacked pallets of corrugated cases suggests
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First Brands bags labor, freight savings

New logistics software helps First Brands configure retail display pallets cost efficiently, lowering labor and freight costs by 50% and 30%, respectively.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Bill Laimbeer and Vinnie Johnson, former Detroit Pistons pro basketball players will form a box business called Piston Packaging, Inc.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Ft. Dearborn Lithograph acquired Screaming Color Inc., and renamed it Virtualcolor (Itasca, IL).

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