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Club stores driving corrugated changes

Warehouse membership stores are one of the primary drivers of change in corrugated packaging. Here’s how some major manufacturers are coping.
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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
Closures are completely immersed in a hydrogen peroxide bath and then rinsed with sterile water before being sent down to the 22
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Versatile line for aseptics or CSD

Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
Given the label language that EPA plans to implement, consider the position of Bio-Cide, Inc. Its company name on a container wi
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EPA labeling proposal bugs industry

Agency proposal would ban numerous terms from labels of anti-microbial products—and even trade names.
Kirin markets both 500-mL and 1?-L bottles of teas, milk teas and milk coffees, but Nihon Canpack fills only the 500-mL bottles
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Temporary plugs aid aseptic filling

Aseptic filling of PET containers in Japan includes the unusual step of temporarily plugging bottles so that H2O2 sprayed inside will more effectively sterilize bottle interiors.
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Packager survey: details & prices, yes; e-commerce, no

Buying machinery or materials over the Internet is among the least important things packaging end users seek on packaging vendors’ Web sites, an exclusive Packaging World survey says.
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Packager survey: details & prices, yes; e-commerce, no (sidebar)

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Two end-user executive committee members are Daniel J. Amundson, technology leader, corporate engineering technologies at Procte
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Progress on standards

On a gray day in mid-March, engineers from eight packaging end users, 21 machinery builders and 12 controls suppliers filed into a conference room in a downtown Chicago skyscraper.
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Progress on standards (sidebar)

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German brewer second to launch in 'Glaskin'

The second brewery to announce a launch of beer in a Tetra Pak (Geneva, Switzerland) Glaskin™ plastic bottle is Bitburger of Bitburg, Germany. The Bitburger 38 Bigneck is scheduled to reach as many as 10ꯠ Lekkerland/Tobaccoland gas station outlets throughout Germany beginning this month.
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Switch to PET

Nutrition supplement marketer Natrol of Chatsworth, CA, gained numerous benefits last fall when it eliminated containers made of glass, high-density polyethylene or polystyrene in favor of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Tradewinds 12-pack

Customers at a major national retailer will soon have the option of buying 16-oz bottles of Tradewinds kettle-brewed teas multipacked in an unusual 12-bottle case.
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Euro-chic graphics

Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp. introduces Tré Limone, a more refined, Euro-centric sister beverage to Clearly Canadian.
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Wal-Mart's focus on 'good customers'

Source tagging of packages with anti-theft devices allows retailers like Wal-Mart to focus on “good customers” rather than worry about shoplifters.
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IMPEPA forms consortium

The Intl. Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. has announced the formation of a consortium of molded-pulp product producers, users and machinery manufacturers to conduct research on the properties and behavior of molded pulp as a protective packaging material.

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