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Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
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Florida takes step toward eliminating ADF

In what amounted to a complete reversal of a bill extending Florida's Advance Disposal Fee (ADF) for two years, the Senate's Natural Resources Committee voted for an amendment repealing the fee as of July 1, 1995.
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Teas take aim at teens

At the Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership of Somers, NY, new graphics, new package sizes and a new Carribean Cooler flavor are sprouting like spring tulips.
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Coating line boosts Van Leer's capacity

By September, Van Leer Metallized Products, Franklin, MA, expects to have a new coating line running that will virtually double its metallized paper shipment capacity to 20ꯠ tons/yr.
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Recycling 'fees' in Europe may change

In the wake of various mandates for beverage packaging in several European countries, the next steps in recycling regulation will apply to all packaging, according to Recycling Laws International, a new newsletter from Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD).
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Fragrance tin dazzles

Mont Source Inc., Newport Beach, CA, introduced its 60-mL bottles of men's fragrances packaged in an unusual and elegant metal tin designed by Antista Design (Atlanta, GA) and manufactured by J.L Clark (Rockford, IL).
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Recyclers urge packagers to design for recycling

Recyclers and product marketers desperate for post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic material are renewing their calls for adherence to the Assn. of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers' Design Guidelines for Plastic Bottle Recycling.
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Dual-compartment yogurts are catching on

First it was TCBY Enterprises with its Twosome line (see PW, November '94, p. 24) of two-compartment yogurts. Now The Dannon Co. has launched a similar line called Double Delights.
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Will sun set on Florida's ADF?

Florida's advance disposal fee (ADF) law is due to expire this year, but proposals have been introduced in the legislature to extend the law. Consumers have been paying a 1¢/item fee since October 1993 for products whose packages don't meet mandated recycling standards.
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Gamse Litho adds press, sheeter

Gamse Lithographic, Baltimore, MD, has added a six-color Heidelberg (Kennesaw, GA) litho press and SHM 1400 high-speed sheeter from Strachan Henshaw Machinery (Chicago, IL).
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Hershey tries aseptic milk, too

Aseptically packaged milk has been a supermarket staple in many countries for years. But U.S. consumers have never quite managed to adjust to the flavor change that results from high-heat processing.
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Environmental legislation may be left at gate

Given the Republicans' legislative priorities, it is unlikely that Congress will pass any major environmental legislation this year. Senator John Chafee (R-RI), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said overhauls of Superfund, the Clean Water Act or the Endangered Species Act are unlikely.
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Imagesetter aids Chicago Litho Plate

An imagesetter is providing faster turnaround time, added flexibility and improved separation quality and accuracy for Chicago Litho Plate's prepress operations.
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Common sense approach to regulations?

So far, so good seems to be the consensus among packaging industry lobbyists as Congress continues to move swiftly on regulatory reform, part of the House Republicans' Contract With America.
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Coffee can is chock full of convenience.

New York-based Chock full o' Nuts Corp. has incorporated an easy-open ring-pull end on 12-oz cans of its new Cafe Blend line of coffee. Consumer appeal was the main attraction, says the firm's Andrea Bass.

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