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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) and Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop, manufacture and market cap liner compounds for the Americas.
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International agreements

Polarcup EarthShell, a joint venture between Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) and EarthShell Corp. (Annapolis Junction, MD), is adapting its new biodegradable material and foodservice packaging concepts to European market conditions; Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL) has acquired Huhtamaki Van Leer’s Valeron Strength Films mfg.
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Appointments, promotions

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): August Ray, vp, advertising. Moen Industries, Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA): Paul Martinez, dir., marketing and sales.
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Sweet success for ice cream packs

Since the 1920s, Baldwin Ice Cream has graced the shelves of grocery store freezers. Now, in its first major update since 1994, Baldwin is freshening up both the look and feel of its package with the help of design group MackeySzar (Minneapolis, MN).
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Packaging even a mother could love

For the first time in 40 years, Procter & Gamble, with the help of design consultancy Libby Perszyk Kathman Inc. (Cincinnati, OH), has created a new contemporary brand identity for its Pampers line of products.
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Colorful redesign proves just plain nutty

When Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) began redesigning the 60-year-old package for Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, consultants there felt a break with the past was necessary.
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Grocery pack recycling grows

Bottle bills are a costly and inefficient means of recycling and addressing municipal solid waste management, said Katie Hornbarger, state affairs manager for the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) in testimony before the Connecticut Bottle Bill Task Force.
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FDA modifies diet supplement claims approach

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in 1999 that the Food and Drug Administration should consider allowing health claims on dietary supplements even though they are not widely recognized as valid by the scientific community.
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Trade barriers study to focus on processed foods

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Archer, R-TX, has asked the International Trade Commission to conduct an in-depth analysis of trade barriers to the export of processed food and beverages.
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FDA OKs potassium health claim

FDA has given the green light to a health claim on food labels that states “Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.”
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Amboy touts single-serve pouch

Amboy Specialty Foods' Poucheze™ is a 3-oz pouch used for José brand cheese sauce. The pouch provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups.
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Teardrop shape comes to cans

“We’ve seen what our friends across the pond have been doing with shaped cans, so why not us?” That’s how Norm Nieder, director of packaging technologies at St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, explains the launch of Michelob and Michelob Light in 16-oz contoured cans.
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Roller bottle on display

Great Grip™ from Flexible Products rolled out in June with an HDPE bottle topped with a polyurethane foam roller that's protected by a graphical paperboard wrapper.
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Reclosable fitment cashes in for Arm & Hammer

To eliminate the possibility of having opened packages on store shelves, Church & Dwight Co., maker of Arm & Hammer® products, decided to change the packaging for its Carpet and Room Deodorizer.
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Sargento to debut in-line slider

In January, Sargento Foods, Plymouth, WI, will become the first user of the Hefty® Slide-Rite® reclosure system on a package produced on a form/fill/seal machine.

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