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Nestlé 'concentrates' on tea packaging

In May, Glendale, CA-based Nestlé USA introduced Nestea iced tea concentrate in a striking custom-molded bottle supplied by Continental Plastics Container (Elk Grove Village, IL). The bottle includes a measuring chart along the side that shows how much tea to use per quart of water.
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Dole's fresh, bold look

In a move that showcases the product, variety, and ingredients of its prepackaged salad line, Salad Blends, Dole Fresh Vegetables redesigned its packaging, incorporating bold product-identifying graphics.
Ariba: B2B online RFQ platform
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Application Service Providers

Ariba (www.ariba.com) features Ariba Sourcing that provides customers with a Web-based platform to automate the entire RFQ process. Bidding formats include reverse auction, closed bidding, sealed bids, and absentee bidding.
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Other Marketplaces

Trpackaging.com (www.trpackaging.com) is the specialized online hub for the international packaging industry, from TRhubnet.com (www.trhubnet.com).
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<a href="http://www.raymond.com/promo_raymond-international/index.html">Enforcement of European Pack

EXCLUSIVE FROM OUR RECYCLING NEWS PARTNER: Companies that ignore European packaging "takeback" laws could face fines or lawsuits in a new wave or prosecutions next year, according to KPMG U.K, analyst Stephen Oliver, who spoke at the recent Take It Back! conference in Arlington, VA. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/bookshelf/plastics006.shtml">Dynamic growth of rigid plastics p

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Report by Pira International. HDPE will remain the dominant polymer. Click logo for full article.
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Salon chooses <br>aerosol over pump

In the spring, Bumble and bumble (Bb) from Estee Lauder, New York, NY, switched from pump to aerosol dispensing for its new hair styling and hair spray product. According to Bb’s director of purchasing Christin Cupo, this is the first of its products to feature an aerosol spray dispensing system.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_08_02_001.shtml">Package tampering takes a new

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: New legislation urged to protect food manufacturers and consumers. Click logo for full article.
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Nestlé debuts retorted carton; Hain gains competitive 'wedge'

Nestlé Friskies Italia is the first globally to use a retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL). Commercialized in May for its new Friskies “Qualità Freschezza” petfood, the Tetra Recart™ technology is more than two years from a U.S.
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Nestlé package 'percolates' success

Nestlé Canada’s Nescafé Ice coffee syrup bottle earned the “Chairman’s Choice” award in the 2001 National Canadian packaging competition. Developed in conjunction with Graham Packaging Canada (Burlington, Ontario, Canada), the blow-molded, black opaque high-density polyethylene bottle has turned a lot of heads in grocery dairy aisles since its Canadian national rollout earlier this year. A U. S. introduction is expected at some point in the future.
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International agreements

Southcorp Packaging Ltd. (Adelaide, Australia) has reached an agreement to sell Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc. to a management group lead by its current president and COO, Larry McVicker.
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Appointments, promotions

Marquip (Phillips, WI): Joe Heizler, exec. sales mgr.
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PE-coated board guarantees quality

Cake manufacturer Mandelbagerist, Goteborg, Sweden, found the award-winning 16-pt, polyethylene-coated board was the solution to efficiently package its new single-serve almond dessert line. Board supplier Stora Enso (Stockholm, Sweden) was recently recognized for winning the International Wordstar Packaging Award for this triangle-shaped single pack.
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Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
The kit form of the In Charge monitoring system for diabetics contains components including the test strips in moisture-absorbin
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Desiccant caps are 'dried and true'

An in-cap desiccant protects sensitive test strips from LXN Corp. used by diabetics, and the vial provides a UV light barrier. This cost-effective method is transparent to consumers.

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