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Dialing into new packaging

Variotec Innovative Packaging Systems (Kaufbeuren, Germany) has launched a new dispensing concept called Dialpack. First used in Germany in 1999 for Variotec’s own Variosun brand sunscreen, the Dialpack system allows consumers to select their preferred level of SPF protection between every application. A dial on the front panel of the polypropylene “bottle” can be adjusted to meet specific sunscreen needs.
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Organic labeling finalized

It took 10 years, but in December 2000 the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture published its official definition of “organic” and established rules for both raw and processed foods that bear the USDA Organic seal.
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Stop faulty garlic claims

The Center for Science in the Public Interest submitted formal petitions to both Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission in December to halt labeling and advertising claims that garlic supplements reduce cholesterol by some manufacturers of dietary supplements.
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Korea bows to U.S. pressure

Korea’s new country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef and pork products were due to take effect on January 1, but at the last moment, the Korean Government agreed to a request by USDA and the Office of the U.S.
Schneider Packaging (Brewerton, NY) has added 35,000 sq' of new plant and mfg. space located adjacent to its current headquarter
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Relocations, expansions

Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ) has added a controlled-environment production area to its Phillipsburg, NJ, facility. —Dow Performance Foams (Midland, MI) has announced the plans for a new production line to be added to each of its mfg.
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International agreements

WCM-Beteiligungs und Grundbesitz AG (Frankfurt, Germany) has acquired 40% of the outstanding shares of Klöckner-Werke AG (Duisburg, Germany).
PMMI executive board officers: (from left) Charles D. Yuska, Bernard M. McPheely, Mel Bahr, Robert S. Potdevin.
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Appointments, promotions

Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA): John W. Consay, to replace retiree William J. Avery, CEO. —Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (Buffalo, NY): Mark E.
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Wine label evokes Chilean heritage

Franciscan Estate, a St. Helena, CA-based winery, wanted to “create a story” for Primus, its premium Chilean red table wine. To achieve that, the winery turned to Michael Osborne Design (San Francisco, CA) to create a label that would evoke a sense of the vintage’s rich Chilean heritage.
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Updated olive oil label

In a change from the days when its olive oil was sold from the back of a truck in the farmer’s market, Calio Groves decided to update the look of its V.G.
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Holiday designs lift spirits

William Grant & Sons, U.S. distributor of beverages such as Dry Sack Sherry, and Licor 43, called on Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) to design specialized packaging for its products just in time for the holidays.
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Musical graphics

Korbel Champagne Cellars and musician Kenny G have teamed up to offer a special bottle of champagne for Valentine’s Day. This “artist series” vintage from Geyserville, CA-based Korbel features Kenny G’s artwork on its label, which was designed by HKA (San Francisco, CA).
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Wine labels offer taste of the country

Beginning in November, Wollersheim Winery, Prairie Du Sac, WI, began replacing the gray labels and capsules (photo, right) on 11 of its popular wines with new color-coordinated and graphically appealing alternatives (photo, left).
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Light shines on carded blister

Netherlands-based Philips Lighting Co. packages its Marathon brand of nonincandescent household bulbs to the American market in a carded pack that contains a recycled, amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) blister set in an outer card. Changing from solid unbleached sulfate board to recycled board helped make an ecologically friendly, cost-saving package.
Reader-friendly: Audrey is encased in a book-style package.
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New package development: When collaboration is king

Twelve collaborators. Four time zones. Two countries. One Web site. The story of how 3Com used the Web to develop packaging for its new Internet appliance.
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Spare Parts Purchasing: Online Parts Buyers Find the Right Track

Go to www.barry-wehmiller.com. Click on the Parts folder. Log in. Type in your part number. Select desired quantity.

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