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GPI names 12 Clear Choice winners

The Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) named 12 Clear Choice Award Winners for 1998. New in '98 is the Glass Classics category, intended to highlight the competition's 10th anniversary, and the winner was Canandaigua Wine Co.
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Shrink sleeve invigorates glass bottle

SmithKline Beecham's Lucozade, a popular energy drink sold in the U.K. and Ireland, recently received a dramatic packaging makeover intended to better convey the intense burst of flavor found inside the glass bottle.
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Miracle Whip squeezes into new bottle

"Squeeze," "Just Flip and Squeeze!" and "New Package" violators on the front label of a container for Kraft® Miracle Whip® make it apparent to consumers that this is a new bottle for a well-known salad dressing.
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Guelph to hold HACCP seminars

Technical training courses concerning Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) quality programs will be offered by the Guelph Food Technology Centre (Guelph, Ontario, Canada).
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Home cooking contest

Stouffer's freezer icon, the red box line of entrees, is about to make some cook rather famous. Nestlé USA's Food Group, Solon, OH, has begun to advertise a "real home cooking" contest, whose grand prize winner will have his or her name and picture right on the package that contains the entree "inspired" by the winning recipe.
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How to find the best new hires in packaging (sidebar)

P&G casts a wider net
Galderma?s MetroCream is now available in a reclosable clamshell package so patients can test at the doctor?s office and reclos
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An open-and-shut case for reclosability

Pharmaceutical company Galderma Laboratories switches to a reclosable clamshell for its sample size of prescription topical medicines that's 35% cheaper than before.
Machinery builders listened to this panel explaining what manufacturers want in training to accompany machine or line purchases:
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Machinery trainers need upgrading

Three major manufacturers emphasize how important training has become when they evaluate packaging equipment to buy. Too often, technician/trainers know machines, but not how to teach.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Technology breakthroughs on display.
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Dissimilar packs share honors

A powder medication inhaler and unusual bags for an ice melter and for pet food earn recognition at DuPont's 12th awards competition.
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Smart systems improve line efficiency (sidebar)

What is SCADA?
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Courses from IoPP.
On a scale from 0 to 1, these benchmarks show high input efficiency for a particular packaging line, but poor speed and efficien
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Smart systems improve line efficiency

The more packagers know about their equipment, the better they can fine-tune it. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition software has already proven a benefit to some packagers. Part one of a two-part analysis.
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The color of branding (sidebar)

What colors mean
Redhook Ale Brewery?s Woodinville, WA, brewery reversed declining efficiency rates by putting engineers back on the bottling lin
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Packaging power struggle

When operators override control logic and take control of the line, how should the packaging engineering department react?

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