Tylenol Legacy

Surging sales for safe seals

Tamper-resistant containers were hardly a burning issue for American industry before cyanide-spiked Tylenol capsules exposed the horrifying vulnerability of countless consumer products. Since then, however, packaging specialists have been swamped by a tidal wave of demand, and nearly 200 firms stand to reap heady gains from the crisis.

Analysts estimate that the scare will boost packaging sales by $1 billion during the next twelve months. Americans now spend about $52 billion a year on containers for every thing from toothpicks to turbines, but only about $15 billion of...

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