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FoodPack seminars take three tracks

Designed for U.S. and Latin American/Caribbean executives, the 1995 FoodPack of the Americas Conference is scheduled for January 19-20 at the Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami.
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Uncanny reproduction

Preston, WA-based beverage company Talking Rain plans to expand its line of Sparkling Ice flavored waters, introduced earlier this year, by adding a canned version.
This $5-million gravure press has 10 stations for a variety of printing requirements.
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Converters add new presses

Packaging converters in the U.S. and beyond have recently added new capabilities that will broaden the services they offer. In most cases, flexible packaging converters have been adding new printing presses.
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Pillsbury chooses Chep pallets

Beginning December 3, Minneapolis-based Pillsbury Co. began offering its entire line of retail food products on pallets owned by Chep USA (Park Ridge, NY).
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7-UP adds sparkle to holiday packages

A holographic label on 2-L bottles of 7-UP and Diet 7-UP is helping to promote a Miracle Money promotion by Dallas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Corp. Bottles with the holographic label are available in Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Southern California markets until the end of the year.
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FTC continues attack on enviroclaims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not letting up on its attack against unsubstantiated claims that packaging is biodegradable or otherwise environmentally friendly.
Originally a stock flint bottle was used (above). Currently the cobalt blue bottle is available in four sizes (top), one of them
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Skyy gets it right

U.S. made (and proud of it) Skyy vodka comes in a striking blue bottle that's starting to make its mark in restaurants, bars, and liquor stores across the country.
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Award-winning bottles quench thirst for design

Beverage packages stand out at this year's Package Design Council competition, bringing home five awards including Best of Show. Appeal to both visual and tactile senses create lasting impressions.
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Paper makes strong comeback in bottle, can carriers

From an InterBev show that was nearly devoid of new primary packages, paperboard multipacks for cans and bottles showed creativity. International Paper (Purchase, NY) not only displayed its Triton carrier (see PW, June, '94, p.
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Food Label Rules Changes Unlikely, Despite Industry Pressure

Even though there is pressure from within the food industry for modifications aimed at easing restrictions of health claims on food labels, the Food and Drug Administration doesn't appear to be in a mood to make many changes.
Above: Gary Kulling, plant manager at CPC?s new plant inspects bottles destined to become Coastal Unilube (above, right). At CPC
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CPC takes over bottlemaking for Coastal Unilube

Continental Plastic Containers (Norwalk, CT) recently opened its 16th bottle plant (15th in the U.S.). This one's in West Memphis, AR, and it produces high-density polyethylene containers for Coastal Unilube.
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Stretch replaces shrink

For insulation manufacturer Litepac, shrink wrapping stacks of polystyrene insulation was a costly process-both in money and in material waste. The Granard, County Longford, Ireland-based company's change to a System 2000 Double Stretch Bander from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) not only provided savings but ended the potential problem of board distortion caused by heat from shrink wrapping.
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Beverage Packaging Wars Pay Peace Dividends to Others

No matter what your product, you probably have, or will, profit by some packaging development that first made its debut in the beverage packaging sector.
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Survey says "Nutrition Facts" is communicating

Congress mandated it, the food industry fought it, and converters scrambled mightily to incorporate it on the labels and packaging materials they produce for U.S.
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Home solvents get in-transit protection

For home solvent manufacturer Sunnyside Corp., shipping was an expensive and time-consuming part of the job. Trailerloads of paint and varnish thinners and removers, as well as wood protectants and lamp oils leave the Wheeling, IL plant daily and are distributed nationally to hardware and home center stores.

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