Internet-based marketplaces for materials used in packaging have come a long way since their inception. This month well focus on two sites that packagers and converters can use to purchase plastics and paper.
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We may have successfully overcome some of the minor inconveniences caused by the calendar rollover into 2000, but many of us still struggle with the many ways technology lets us communicate with each other.
In a move that could lead to significant changes in nutrition labeling requirements, FDA proposed the amount of trans fatty acids, or trans fat, be included in the nutrition facts panel on food labels.
California has removed the sales tax from the rental of reusable pallets and containers in the agriculture industry, thereby granting reusables the same tax status as disposable pallets and corrugated boxes.
As early as next month, the Uniform Code Council (Lawrenceville, NJ) will begin issuing variable-length UCC company prefixes for only UCC-12 identification numbers that begin with the numerals one, eight or nine.
To settle complaints brought by the Federal Trade Commission, two large manufacturers of sports nutrition supplements containing androstenedione, or andro, have agreed to include label warnings about harmful side effects.
France's leading trade show organizer, Exposium (Charlotte, NC), has announced that, for the first time, IPA 2000, theWorld Food Process Exhibition, will be held in conjunction with Emballage 2000, the 34th Intl.
The Wisconsin legislature is considering a measure that would require a minimum recycled content for plastic containers of 25%, to be phased in over four years, with 10% recycled content required by 2001, 20% by 2003 and 25% by 2005.