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Irradiation label copy suggested

Lending its voice to the continuing battle of how to label irradiated products, GMA told FDA that while it opposes any kind of mandatory labeling, if special labels are required, they should tell consumers that the food has been irradiated for their safety.
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Lizard fuels consumer appeal

Designed to appeal to young outdoor enthusiasts, South Beach Beverage Corp.'s SoBe Lizard Fuel features a label with a crafty-looking lizard atop a mountain bike.
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Colorful wine labels attract younger demographic

To revitalize the Sol/o brand and appeal to a younger audience, Trinchero Family Estates, formerly Sutter Home Winery, has redesigned the pressure-sensitive labels on its line of wines.
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Water bottler in Spain launches handled PET

Solan de Cabras, a bottled water marketer in Cuenca, Spain, is among the first users of a new injection/ stretch blow-molding technology from Aoki (Elk Grove Village, IL).
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FPA expands use of source reduction logo

The Flexible Packaging Assn. is making available a trademark license for the use of its Source Reduction(TM) logo. Under terms of the agreement, the logo may be printed on flexible packages or other printed materials.
Each holding just under 18 oz of product, these aseptically filled PET bottles are available in colorful four-count paperboard c
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line

A blow/fill system originally installed for aseptic packaging of teas and juice-based beverages now is being used to bottle a specialty tomato sauce.
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Package design goes for the gold

In this year's annual Clio Awards a history-making computer game and a new beer take home two of many prizes.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
Outside company headquarters in Hartsville, SC, this centennial sculpture celebrates Sonoco workers
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Sonoco dedicates sculpture for centennial

A revolving bronze sculpture, dedicated to honor the men and women of Sonoco Products, has been placed in a landscaped setting in front of the company's corporate offices in Hartsville, SC.
Fresh Plus is the brand for modified-atmosphere-packed sandwiches that are packaged on thermoform and seal machines using barrie
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Home meal replacements on the move

Increased consumer demand for home meal replacement spurs development of new technologies, new markets. A Packaging World special report.
Following a liquor-bottle trend, American Beverage Marketers switched its Master of Mixes cocktail mix bottles from glass to pi
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Mixer bottle shapes up

Cocktail mixer bottles take new shape in pinch-grip PET. Also new are a gold hot-stamped, pressure-sensitive label and HDPE closure.
Peelable lidstock is heat-sealed to hot-filled cups of salsa (left) on an intermittent-motion cup filling machine. Before sealin
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Film structure is tops with Bel/Kaukauna

A multilayer peelable lidding film for plastic cups of hot-filled salsa eliminates leakers and provides easy opening.
Time/temperature integrator tags (shown here and up close on p. 23)  used by Top of the Mountain Trout Co. include three ?indica
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Nothing's fishy about trout tags

Time/temperature monitoring tags placed in refrigerated shipments of smoked fish let Top of the Mountain Trout's restaurant customers know how long the trout will remain fresh.
A scanning device traverses a web of linerboard to measure the material?s basis weight and moisture content at the Morrilton mil
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Innovative fuels energize paper mill

A tax credit and inexpensive sources of fuel allow an Arkansas paper mill to refurbish its boiler, avoiding a larger investment.
Suppliers of entry-level fillers and cappers (above) as well as tapers (right) can be found on-line
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Web Plus: Suppliers of 'hands-on' equipment take to the Web

T hanks to the low cost of disseminating product information via the Web, it's now easier than ever to obtain information on packaging equipment from smaller suppliers that cater more toward users of low-cost, entry-level or "hands-on" packaging equipment.

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