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Sites Are Changing...Are You?

The bloom is definitely off the e-commerce rose as many sites are running out of funding. The good news is that many of these sites, at least in packaging, continue to improve.
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New Bagging Machine Sourced Online

Shipwreck Beads, Olympia, WA, a major supplier of beads and associated products to the jewelry and clothing accessories industries, needed a new bagging machine.
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Crafty Buyer Saves 20% on PE Bags Online

When it was time to find a supplier of protective packaging for its decorative aluminum products, Mount Joy, PA-based PA Metal Crafts went straight to the Internet.
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Specialized Sourcing Made Quick and Easy

Gift wholesaler and manufacturer K & Co., Parkville, MO, learned of PackagingFinder.com (www.packagingfinder.com) in August 2000 through Microsoft Network’s search engine (www.msn.com).
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E-Marketplace as Resin Price Barometer

“The PE resin market is so volatile, it trends up for a while and then the cycle goes down,” says Protective Lining’s Steve Howard.
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Low-cost bar code/OCR reader

SmartReader from DVT (Norcross, GA) is claimed as the only low-cost industrial bar code reader to include OCR (optical character recognition) capabilities. Priced at $2꿃, the unit reads up to 180 codes/sec.
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All-purpose medical pack

An award-winning thermoform package for Becton Dickinson’s surgical scalpel serves as a sterile barrier, a protective shipper, a sterile transfer tray from preparation to operating rooms and a point-of-use product dispenser. A blue-tint PETG outer tray, HIPS inner tray and a Tyvek lid replace an injection-molded box and foam insert.
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Prize figures are 'capped'

São Paulo, Brazil-based bottler Ambev takes the winning-cap promo concept to a new level. The company’s 237-mL (7.9-oz) Antarctica-brand guarana beverage bottles have a Pokémon™ figure onboard, contained within the patented, hollow Cap Container from Cap Design Intl.
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Drug Reimportation

Although former Secretary of U.S. Health & Human Services Donna Shalala refused to certify the drug reimportation act (see PW, Jan. ’01, p. 28, or packworld.com/go/shalala), Rep.
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No beef with new packaging

RMH Foods’ precooked beef products were so good they won two top awards in last year’s competition held by Cattlemen’s Beef Board. However, the Morton, IL-based company didn’t feel the packaging was doing an equally good job of winning consumers.
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Pack gains Annie's approval

Annie’s® Homegrown Inc. in September introduced Microwavable Single Servings Mac & Cheese Meals in a “dual pouch” that holds organically grown macaroni in one pouch and powdered cheese sauce in a second, smaller pouch.
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Club stores applaud multipack

When club store managers told Del Monte Foods that they wanted canned fruits and vegetables in multipacks more elegant than the ring carrier arrangement they’d been receiving, Del Monte responded.
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Connector spout for soft drinks

Plano, TX-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up was instrumental in the development of a new connector spout on syrup bags. Designed for soft drink dispensing systems, the spout could make life a lot easier for bottlers and foodservice institutions across the country.
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Proposed new biotech food rules

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a 120-day premarket notification for biotech foods in which manufacturers would provide the FDA with information demonstrating that the product is as safe as its conventional counterpart.
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Water, water everywhere

In another of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman's 11th hour regulations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a new requirement. Meat processors must list clearly on labels the percentage of retained water or the maximum percentage of absorbed water of meat and poultry products.

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