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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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FDA finds label listings lacking

A two-year study by the Food and Drug Administration of some 85 food manufacturers in Minnesota and Wisconsin revealed that dangerous, potentially fatal allergens are not being properly listed on food labels.
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USDA extends comment period for meat nutrition labeling

The Food Safety and Inspection Service has granted a 90-day extension, to July 18, 2001, for new rules on mandatory nutrition labeling of ground or chopped meat and poultry products.
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Glue stabilizes Pepsi bottler's pallets

In January, Pepsi-Cola/Dr. Pepper franchise bottler Marion Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. began to lower its costs by employing a new pallet stabilization system from Nordson (Duluth, GA).
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Top Oil counters with 'Super' decoration

As this issue goes to press, Asian automotive distributors are beginning to sell a new motor oil line armed with special front-and-back bottle decorations that fight counterfeiting.
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Aseptic soymilk pack: first to be square

Hain Celestial Group introduced Westsoy Smart Plus soymilk in a square, 35-oz aseptic package that features a resealable, screw-top closure.
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A sleeve-label solution

Caprice des Dieux is a popular cheese brand in France immediately recognized by its oval-shaped, blue paperboard carton. So when French cheese marketer Bressor launched a brand extension called Caprice des Anges, it was essential that the new product’s packaging build on the equity already established by its Caprice des Dieux.
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Nabisco wins with inserter

Thanks in part to an inserter from Unique Solutions (Lake Zurich, IL), lucky Nabisco consumers nationwide will find a winning game piece at the bottom of their Planters’ Cheeze Mania canisters.

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