GOODS & SERVICES: Packaged Progress


The U.S. packaging industry last week unwrapped a bundle of startling innovations. At the American Management Association's 25th annual packaging exposition in Atlantic City, N.J., 388 manufacturers of packaging materials and equipment showed off their latest lures to catch the U.S. shopper's eye. The lures have to be strong; researchers at Du Pont calculate that a package in a supermarket has as little as 20 seconds to stop a passing customer. Among the stoppers: ¶Martinis and Manhattans sealed in packages of Du Font's transparent Mylar.

¶ Soft drinks in aerosol pressure cans (American Can Co.), which squirt...

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