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Box 'Aces' apple maker's test

This year, the Ace Apple Co. ordered 30ꯠ interlocking, “shelf-ready” corrugated cases to pack its apples, tripling last year’s order. The apple grower reports the increased use of the box, as an alternative to a more traditional corrugated case, stems from the enthusiasm of retailers, primarily supermarkets.
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Castrol bottle gives consumers a hand

Easy pouring and convenient carrying were the key objectives behind a recent package redesign for Castrol in Australia. Extrusion blown of high-density polyethylene like its predecessor, the container costs about 8% more than the bottle it replaces.
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Plastics to expand through 2002

Although a lack of automation is hindering growth in productivity in the plastics industry, U.S. shipments of plastic products are expected to reach a record $145 billion by 2002.
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High-slip film improves operations

It’s been nearly seven years since Fritz-Pak Corp. began using water-soluble film for its bags of powdered concrete retarder. Concrete truck operators toss the bags into the mixer to keep the concrete from setting too fast.
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Warning on antibacterials labels

FDA has proposed that labels of antibacterials bear a warning that overuse will undercut their effectiveness.
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Recall boosts biotech opponents

The discovery of genetically engineered corn not approved for human consumption in Taco Bell taco shells has given new fodder to opponents of biotech foods.
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Sour sugar reaction

The food industry strongly objects to a petition by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) that FDA require the addition of “added sugars” to the nutrition label.
Optima (Schw?bisch Hall, Germany) has opened a new building and associated central administration offices in Vinhedo, Brazil.
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Relocations, expansions

The Kennedy Group (Willoughby, OH) has moved into a new 80ꯠ sq’ facility, located on a 26-acre campus at 38601 Kennedy Parkway, Willoughby, OH 44094; phone: 440/951-7660, fax: 440/951-3253.
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International agreements

Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) has signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Packaging Resources Inc. (Lake Forest, IL).
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Impaxx (Schaumburg, IL) has purchased Pac-West Label and Graphics (Schaumburg, IL).
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Appointments, promotions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL): Edwin W. Parkinson, president, CEO. —The New Resina® Corp. (Brooklyn, NY): Andrew May, president.
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A work of art

Every year since 1975, Kenwood Vineyards, owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars, has created a special bottle of wine that is as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate.
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Keeping it simple

Anthony Logistics For Men™, a skin and body care line rolled into the national market at select stores and online catalog sites in October. Market testing revealed that not only did men want products that were fragrance-free and made with natural ingredients such as aloe and wheat, but the packaging had to be easy to use as well.
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Singularly premium packs

Since the International Chocolate Co., Salt Lake City, UT, changed the packaging for its Single-Bean Chocolate Bars, the product has become its best-selling item. Tim Bergquist of International Chocolate says the candy’s popularity is due in part to a switch from multipacks to the single bars that the company now sells.
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Coors bottle echoes Rockies

Coors' five-layer plastic bottle for Coors Lite has a Rocky Mountains motif molded into the sidewall.

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