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PACKAGING BRIEFS Tuesday, April 10


AIA announces events for 2012 Vision Show
The Vision Show, scheduled May 8-10 in Boston, is designed for vision industry professionals all along the knowledge spectrum, from those looking for a basic understanding to individuals seeking advanced courses. The conference also offers the opportunity for attendees to take basic or advanced Certified Vision Professional courses and exams. Visit for more information or to register.

Research aims to help CPGs better understand shoppers
Research and software firm MarketTools Inc. has broadened its range of Shopper Research solutions with new technologies aimed to improve respondent engagement and offer insight into shopper intents and preferences. The solutions reportedly help deliver higher quality research data and more effective predictions of product performance in the market than traditional shopper research methods. According to the company, the technologies will help CPGs offer value-pack contents and product bundles that are most appealing to consumers, determine packaging that bests resonates with value-conscious shoppers and improve shelf appeal.


Lindal Group sells Linal aerosol can business
Lindal Group (a manufacturer of valves, actuators and spray caps for aerosol products) has sold Russia-based Linar GmbH (which produces tinplate aerosol cans) to the Massilly Group. According to Francois-Xavier Gilbert, CEO of Lindal Group, the sale of Linar is in line with the company's goal to focus on core business growth and development of innovative aerosol valves and actuators.

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