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Welch's opts for multilayer PP, easy-spread cap

Like other juice marketers, Welch’s has typically relied on heat-set polyethylene terephthalate when converting from glass to plastic. But the firm changed that pattern when it came time to design a plastic alternative to its 10-oz single-serve glass containers. This time, the Concord, MA-based firm opted for a translucent polypropylene bottle rather than clear PET.
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P&G tests Pringles portion pack

Procter & Gamble is test marketing Smart Stacks, a 0.81-oz portion pack of its Pringles-brand potato crisps, in a thermoformed polypropylene cup whose bottom is shaped like the curvy snack.
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Molded pulp seminar rescheduled

The attack on the U.S. and prevailing travel difficulties have prompted the International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. (Mequon, WI) to reschedule the 6th International Molded Pulp Packaging Seminar from Sept.
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FPA calls for entries

November 21, 2001 is the deadline for entries for the 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced at the association’s annual meeting at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA, Feb.
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Dispensers 'ring up' clog-free solution

After it's been used, an adhesive, sealant or insulating product that hardens inside a dispensing nozzle becomes problematic, if not impossible, to use the next time. Clear, removable WindJammer weather sealant in a pressurized 7.5-oz steel can is packaged with several replaceable nozzles and adapters to solve that problem.
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Kraft Foods scholarships honor PEF leadership

Northfield, IL-based Kraft Foods North America, a corporate member of the Packaging Education Forum (Arlington, VA), is establishing a pair of $2귔 scholarships in the names of the PEF’s most recent chairmen – James E. Scott, director of packaging engineering and design, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, and Thomas E. Hogue, director of packaging strategy, DuPont Co. (Wilmington, DE).
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Irradiation packaging

Although irradiation is now being recognized as a potent food safety tool and more and more foods have been approved for irradiation, its increased use may be limited by the small number of packaging materials and additives cleared for use in FDA regulations.
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Country-of-origin labeling knocked

Opponents of proposed new mandatory country-of-origin labeling requirements are worried that a pending bill, the Consumer Right to Know Act of 2001, will be wrapped into the FY2002 Agriculture Appropriations bill due for consideration in the Senate.
These five 12-oz Looney Tunes-brand milks represent Oberweis Dairy's first use of plastic for bottled milks. Until this summer,
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Oberweis Dairy is one of approximately 10 dairies in the United States that produces Looney-Tunes-brand single-serve milks, through an unusual business arrangement.
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Born in the USA?

USDA is considering a petition, endorsed by American Farm Bureau, AMI, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn., National Meat Assn., and Food Marketing Institute, to create a “USA Beef” voluntary certification label for industry to use as a marketing tool to increase beef sales.
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COO labeling "down under" also opposed

In comments to the Australia New Zealand Food Authority on its proposal for country-of-origin labeling, the International Council of Grocery Manufacturers Associations, a nongovernmental organization, strongly supported the option in the proposal whereby no specific requirement for a country-of-origin declaration would be included in the new joint Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
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Corrugated packagers conduct business at TAPPI show

TAPPI announced that as of October 3, more than 700 attendees registered for its 2001 International Corrugated Containers Conference & CorrExpo® held in Seattle, WA, October 14 through 17.
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PEF 'kicks off' fundraising program

In mid-December, the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) will randomly select the winning ticket for its Super Bowl XXXVI drawing. Proceeds of the fundraising effort will be used to underwrite packaging scholarship programs at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.
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EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Flexible packaging is making rapid gains in Europe at the expense of other packaging formats, says in a new report. Click logo for full article.
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Beverage container growth

A thriving market for PET-bottled water and the proliferation of single-serve soft drink bottles will propel United States demand for beverage containers, according to The Freedonia Group.

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