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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.
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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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FTC to review green marketing guidelines The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will review its green marketing guidelines beginning in July and expects to issue changes early in 1996.
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Hair colorant dispenser finds its roots

New York-based Revlon Consumer Products' Beauty Care Division was the first company to use Stull Closure Technologies' (Randolph, NJ) Snip-Tip friction-fit dispensing closure.
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Test packages of MGD show alcohol content

Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Co., a subsidiary of Philip Morris Cos., Inc., is testing new packaging for Miller Genuine Draft in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Albany, NY.
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This label's no lemon

"Everything about it is contemporary and forward-thinking, from the design of the package to the taste itself." That's what Bacardi Imports' director of marketing Alfredo Piedra has to say about Bacardi Lim*n, a 70-proof clear citrus rum that rolled out nationwide last month with more than $11 million in advertising and marketing support.
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Producers promote 100% recycled paperboard

Fourteen major U.S. manufacturers of recycled paperboard have formed the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance, New York, to promote the use of the product in packaging of both consumer and industrial products.
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Campbell joins the combo crowd

Swanson's Chicken Salad Lunch Kit from Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, is the latest offering in a growing category that could be called "combo kits for on-the-go-eating." In this case the combination consists of a 3-oz flip-top can of Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken, Pepperidge Farm Hearty Wheat Crackers, a packet of mayonnaise, a spoon, and some seasonings all combined in a polyethylene terephthalate mixing cup with a snap-on lid.
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Labeled HIPS jar saves over tinplate

When Consolidated Cigar learned that the decorated tin-plate steel can it was using for its 25-count package of La Corona Whiffs would soon be discontinued, it turned this potentially negative development into a big plus.
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Bottle bill back again

Despite evidence to the contrary and opposition by some environmentalists, bottle bill proponents remain determined to push a national forced deposit law through Congress.
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Pressurized gel dispenser stands out

When Darien, CT-based Zotos Corp. launched its Senscience Styling Froth Conditioning Gel last year, the packaging specified by the company was the Advanced Barrier System (ABS) from Advanced Monobloc (Hermitage, PA) inside a 7.7-oz aluminum aerosol can.
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FTC looks at lightbulb labeling

It's enough to make regulatory reformers smile. The FTC is reviewing its rules to determine if they are still needed. The 1970 Light Bulb Rule is among the latest to undergo scrutiny.
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Clearly Canadian tries the Triton

Among the latest to test the Triton(TM) paperboard carrier from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is Clearly Canadian. The firm, based in Vancou-ver, British Columbia, Canada, begins testing the laminated wet-strength paperboard carrier this month in Georgia and Florida on four-packs of 500-mL polyethylene terephthalate bottles.

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