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Name change for Vegas show

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) has announced that Pack Expo West will now be called Pack Expo Las Vegas. The show is scheduled for October 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Clarification

On p. 96 of the March issue of Packaging World, we incorrectly stated that Robbie Mfg. of Lenexa, KS, won a 1998 DuPont award for the Bueno Foods package.
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Stogie warnings?

The Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued a report urging the Federal Trade Commission to require health warning labels on cigar packages similar to those on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
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Packaging for a global marketplace (sidebar)

How does a $13 billion multinational food and beverage company keep Mexico apprised of packaging developments in Morocco?
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Packaging glossary a full load

How does one set out to assemble the definitive glossary of packaging terms?
Dennis O?Reilly, Angelo Scolieri and Tom Pack (left to right) have spearheaded SmithKline Beecham?s move to develop packaging fo
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SmithKline speeds package development

Packaging plays a key role in SmithKline Beecham's efforts to launch new drugs globally versus market-by-market. Material standardization may also help reduce time-to-market by nearly half.
Jason Drum, Heartland America shipping manager, tears off the appropriate number of cushions and inserts them into the boxes to
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Filled, sealed, delivered

A mail-order fulfillment company improves productivity and efficiency by switching to an automated void-fill and sealing system from a manual one to fill and tape its shipping boxes.
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SouthPack '99: built for speed

With 450 exhibits and activities for learning, SouthPack '99, May 18 to 20 in Atlanta, also recognizes the area's fascination with stock car racing.
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World packaging 'capital' shifts to interpack

Dsseldorf, Germany, takes the spotlight for packaging as interpack 99 opens 15 exhibition halls to some 2괌 packaging exhibitors, May 6 to 12.
One way Unilever made its redesigned lotion packaging more suitable for global markets was to eliminate sizes typical in America
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Packaging for a global marketplace

As today's marketplace becomes increasingly global, how does that affect the way products are packaged? The strategies adopted by these firms provide some useful clues.
This load (left) in 3Com?s Santa Clara, CA, warehouse, symbolizes everything that 3Com wants to change: the load is too tall and
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3Com 'networks' packaging knowledge

Maker of computer networking gear forms a Global Packaging Initiatives Team to create global packaging standards. This "best practices" blueprint aims to cut costs and unify 3Com's packaging worldwide.
For illustrative purposes, an aseptic bag is sliced open to reveal the gland and the bottom membrane. During filling, product fl
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A well-seasoned traveler

Aseptically packaged chilies allow an Australian grower and harvester to extend distribution beyond its rural location and compete in a hot global market.
New wrappers and shrink tunnels produce a variety of ?premium? landscaping products (right) sold in a shrink-wrapped pack. Eas
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Easy Gardener changes its packaging landscape

Improved graphics and a tighter wrap provide stronger shelf presence for rolls of Easy Gardener's landscaping products that are packaged on new wrappers and shrink tunnels.
Technicians at the Chinese testing center perform drop tests, using up-to-date measuring instruments. The instruments are obviou
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The difference isn't all language (sidebar)

Modern testing lab in China
Two factors that often drive overpackaging in the Far East is poor quality paper and difficult distribution environments. This s
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The difference isn't all language

Like virtually no other packaging commodity, corrugated paper quality varies widely from pulp-rich North America to markets that import recycled paper like the Far East. Now, the economic slowdown in the Far East may be changing the outlook for corrugated.

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