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Worldwide Food Expo returns

Described as the largest food processing and packaging event in the Western hemisphere, Worldwide Food Expo is expected to draw 35ꯠ to Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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When changeover is needed, an Aladdin machine operator can adjust the shrink wrapper for various mug sizes and return to product
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Quick changeover sets off production overhaul

Mug manufacturer Aladdin revamps its production facility with a family of seven hand-loaded semi-automatic shrink wrappers.
Shown here is a sampling of Clean Team's packaged cleaning cards that are inserted into magnetic stripe readers, point-of-sale c
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Four-side-sealer homers for Clean Team

Clean Team, a San Diego maker of cleaning card products, speeds changeovers and lowers labor costs with an automated sealer. Pitched area allows for easy filling of liquid cleaning solution into the package.
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What's the opposite of 'green'?

Well, that’s not exactly the question that arises after reading a report in the Aug. 2 edition of The Economist. Rather than being the opposite of environmentally sensitive, the point of the report is that maybe “pale green” is closer to the truth.
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Instant foamer pumps new J&J soap

Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ, in May introduced Johnson’s Kids Foam Blaster hand soap, topped with an instant foam dispenser developed by Airspray International (Pompano Beach, FL). The Table Top foam-producing dispenser is said to provide a soap product that lathers without water.
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Art nouveau design

For the second year in a row, Andy Powell, an artist represented by Scott Hull Associates (Dayton, OH), has created a dynamic piece of artwork to decorate bottles of 2001 Beringer Nouveau red table wine.
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'Fresh-roasted' design

Whether it’s coffee or ice cream, Seattle-based Starbucks continuously works to strengthen its brand identity. Facing fierce competition for premium freezer case space, Starbucks turned to Enterprise IG (San Francisco, CA) to create an exciting new look that would stand out from the competition and also provide a more unified brand identity.
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Promotional graphics

To bolster its Grand Prix Formula One Sweepstakes, Stamford, CT-based Beck’s North America introduced a special, limited-edition 16-oz collector aluminum beer can and multipack racing packaging.
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Relocations, expansions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Waukegan, IL) has moved its headquarters to a new building located at 1081 Northpoint Boulevard, Waukegan, IL 60085; Phone: 847/596-9000, fax: 847/596-9001.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The Mead Corp. (Dayton, OH) and Westvaco Corp. (Stamford, CT) have agreed to create a global company involved in packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals.
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International agreements

Avery Dennison Corp. (Pasadena, CA) and Jackstädt GmbH (Wuppertal, Germany) have signed a definitive agreement for Avery Dennison to acquire Jackstädt’s pressure-sensitive adhesive materials business.
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Appointments, promotions

All-Pak, Inc. (Bridgeville, PA): Edward Wirtz, sales territory mgr., Philadelphia; Bret King, sales rep., Columbus. —DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE): Michael J.
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Anti-tampering legislation proposed

The Product Packaging Protection Act of 2001, introduced by Sens. Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), would make it unlawful for third parties to insert written or other material inside a consumer product without the permission of the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.
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Water works

Some folks in Suffolk County, NY, want to know more about what’s in their bottled water. A resolution was submitted to the county legislature calling for all bottled water sold in Suffolk County to bear a label listing the organic and inorganic chemicals, and the radiological, biological, and other contaminants in the water.
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What's the beef?

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture is seeking public comment on a proposed rule making regarding the definition and labeling of “United States cattle” and “United States fresh beef products.” Comments are also being solicited on whether such beef products should bear labeling claims different from currently permitted claims.

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