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Ameristar Award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To request an entry brochure or other information, call IoPP at 540/428-2092, or download a brochure in pdf format at www.iopp.org/pdf/ 2001ameristarcall.pdf.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_05_31_001.shtml">Designers forge links to beat

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: International Chamber of Commerce joins in the fight against fake products. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/bookshelf/food_drink_011.shtml">Demand for ready meals continue

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: UK dominates convenience food market in Europe, says report by Leatherhead Food RA. Click logo for full article.
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All-in-one chips-n-dip pack

Early this year, Frito-Lay, Plano, TX, added Ruffles Potato Chips & French Onion Dip in colorful heat-sealed trays to its snack kits line up. The tray contains a prepackaged 1 7/8-oz bag of chips and a 3 5/8-oz dip cup. According to Frito-Lay, the snack kits are designed to fit into busy families' lifestyles, addressing their needs for convenience and portability.
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Apple sauce in a bowl

When National Fruit Product Co., Winchester, VA, launched a 16-oz White House Quick & Easy apple sauce in February, it traded in the traditional multiserve apple sauce glass jars for a new barrier bowl thermoformed of polypropylene and ethylene vinyl alcohol.
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100% proof of identity

Ukrainian importers of the Smirnoff brand of vodka overcame counterfeit sales this spring by adding a clear polyvinyl chloride neck shrink sleeve that features an optically variable device (OVD) to ensure product brand identity.
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Power: U.S. losing a prime advantage?

For the last 20 years, one of the biggest question marks for manufacturers that wanted to begin production on a global basis has been this: Can we count on consistent, clean power?
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Equipment demand expected to level

The demand for packaging machinery in the United States will essentially be flat this year, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s (Arlington, VA) fourth-annual U.S. Packaging Machinery Purchasing Plans Study.
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Graphics inspired by Dutch master

Once San Francisco-based Skyy Vodka founder Maurice Kanbar perfected his decadent Dutch chocolate cream liqueur, it was only a matter of time before he created an appropriate package.
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'Euro' styling enhances hex cartons

In March ’01, Hagensborg Food Corp., Kent, WA, introduced Truffles To Go, a 5.4-oz hexagonal carton of all-natural, individually wrapped truffles.
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Reinventing the old-fashioned root beer barrel

Turning to roots that stretch back to 1937, beverage manufacturer Briar’s USA, North Brunswick, NJ, has designed an old-fashioned package for its Pure Cane Sugar soft drinks.
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Relocations, expansions

Bomarko Medical Packaging (Plymouth, IN) recently entered into the medical device packaging market.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) entered into a letter of intent to purchase the business and assets of Independent Packaging (Dallas, TX).
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International agreements

Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. (Paris, France) and Robert Mondavi (Oakville, CA) reached a strategic alliance on a new seven-year wine bottle contract.
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Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH): James W. Messerly, vp, corp. research and technology; John C. Dillon, managing dir., UV-curing business; Chuck Waychoff, mgr., sales, PPC business unit.

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