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Future of FDA in doubt

The FDA has both friends and foes on Capitol Hill as the agency undergoes scrutiny as part of the budget writing and regulatory reform process. Conservatives frequently cite FDA and its administrator, Dr.
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STOP, look and read

Thompson Medical Co., West Palm Beach, FL, wants consumers to read the labels it puts on its nonprescription drugs. So it's designed new, simplified information headings to tell readers about active ingredients, uses, directions, and consumer warnings.
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American brewers exporting more to Japan

It may not balance U.S. imports of automobiles, but U.S. brewers are becoming ever more important as production and packaging houses for beer brands in Japan.
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Label market to reach $5.8 billion

U.S. demand for all labels is projected to increase 6.6% annually to reach $5.8 billion in the year 2000, says a recent study by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH).
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States can say no to garbage

State governors would be able to restrict the import of out-of-state garbage under a bill passed by the Senate and under consideration in the House. Until now, the courts have considered garbage to be interstate commerce that only Congress can regulate.
While the returnable/refillable Bonaqua bottle is made from costly PEN homopolymer, the other two bottles shown here are made fr
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon

High-performance bottles made of PEN homopolymer or naphthalate-based copolyesters are beginning to find their way out of technical conferences and onto store shelves around the globe.
With a case erected and waiting, the packer pushes 12 cartridges into the box before it is transferred back to the line for seal
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager

A complete new line, from unscrambler to pallet stretch wrapping, lets Pratt & Lambert United automate production of top-selling large adhesive cartridges.
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Steel eyes the aluminum beverage can market

This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
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Naphthalate-based bottles beckon (sidebar)

What about cost?
A robotic arm (top) transfers two of the heavy cases from the conveyor and onto a pallet load. The robot will soon be building t
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager (sidebar)

Room to serve
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Rave reviews for Microspray

Greenwich, CT-based Chesebrough- Ponds didn't need to outdo itself with a new hairspray--its Rave® brand already holds the largest marketshare in the country.
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Tough conference likely on product liability

Demonstrating its more pro-business bent, the Congressional Republican leadership put another notch in its Contract with America belt by passing product liability legislation.
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Bye bye to Florida's ADF

The grocery industry plans to say a not-so-fond farewell to Florida's 2¢ per container Advance Disposal Fee (ADF) come October 1. The Florida Legislature failed to act on a bill that would have extended the ADF for nearly two more years, paving the way for its expiration under existing law.
As this ?snapshot? of plant level costs shows, in 1980 resin cost represented just under 40% of the total cost of a 2-L PET
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High-performance PEN is picking up steam

Amoco Chemical (Chicago, IL) used the Bev-Pak Americas '95 conference to identify two new bottles containing polyethylene naphthalate, or PEN (see PW, November '94, p.
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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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