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States eye packaging taxes

In the never-ending search for revenue, proposals have been introduced in several state legislatures to mandate deposits on food and beverage containers.
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Cryovac to spend $300 million to boost output

In the next three years, Cryovac will spend $200 million expanding its North American flexible packaging plants, and another $100 million at overseas facilities.
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New look spurs paint sales

Its closure and container are stock items, and the label doesn't exactly stretch the envelope either. But the new paint package introduced last October by Colorations, Inc., has done wonders for sales.
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Food Containers may be exempt in Oregon

The Oregon Senate passed a measure exempting some food containers from the State's Rigid Plastic Container Law. However, amendments exclude from the exemption containers covered by the State's bottle bill, as well as all other "bottles." However, foodservice packaging manufacturers say the bill's language is too broadly written and would exclude "cups" from the exemption as well.
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Coke plays the nostalgia card with Sprite, too

If at first you do succeed, go retro again.
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8,600 canned hams recalled

Small glass shards found in two hams, one in Iowa, one in Wisconsin, prompted F.D.L. Foods, Inc., Dubuque, IA, to voluntarily recall 8길 3-lb canned hams.
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Recycling emblem fades in New York

Packagers who've struggled to comply with both Federal Trade Commission and New York state environmental claims guidelines may be in for some good news.
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Stroh launches special carton, grip bottle

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II and salute its veterans, Detroit-based Stroh Brewery will market its Schlitz beer from May to October in two cartons with nostalgic designs.
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EPA drafts guidelin on eco-preferred products

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed draft guidelines to be followed by federal agencies in making "environmentally preferable" purchases of products and services.
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Paperboard packs shine

When the winners of the 1995 National Paperboard Packaging Competition were announced March 27, the competition's first ever Technical Achievement award was presented to Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
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Clairol specs PCR plastic and paperboard

Substantial percentages of recycled post-consumer material are being used in the packaging of two new product lines from New York, NY-based Clairol.
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Labels, not Similac, are phony

As if Ross Laboratories, Columbus, OH, didn't have enough trouble with fake 16-oz metal cans of powdered Similac infant formula in California (see PW, March '95, p.
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Beyond the 'pail'

Regulatory reformers on Capitol Hill are fond of citing ludicrous examples of government agencies attempting to regulate away every potential problem. Sometimes these stories are apocryphal.
Two picking arms, each equipped with seven vacuum cups, rotate to pick carton blanks from the magazine feed and place them in
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Equipment made for the shade

Rising demand for its Sun-Gard solar control window film made this Florida firm take a hard look at its packaging operation. Custom-built cartoning and case packing equipment was the answer.
At the company?s Aurora, IL, Center for Customer Satisfaction, Weyerhaeuser?s Dick Warrick stands at the control panel of a vibr
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LTL shipments can now take performance packaging route

Users of performance-based Rule 180 for less-than-truckload shipments may face some obstacles. But opportunities exist to reduce transit damage and please customers.

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