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Expopak 98 adds food and beverage equipment expo

The Thirteenth edition of Expopak, June 16 to 19 in Mexico City, now adds Procesa 98 for food and beverage manufacturers to enlarge its appeal to Latin American packagers.
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Oral-B?s new kids? toothpaste (left) uses shaped orifices to dispense product in a variety of patterns. The Scent (above) is 
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Tubes of the year!

This year's winners of the Tube Council Awards carried a strong health and beauty theme, as well as a focus on innovation.
Amway bought an unusual press to produce high-quality p-s labels, such as for these laundry products
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P-s label press mixes it up

Amway has been using the narrow-web press since March '97 to print p-s labels for bottles of laundry products, kitchen cleaners and car care products.
Marketers at Ocean Spray felt their former 1-L brick carton (above left) used too many graphic elements. The redesigned look (ab
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Graphics juice up Ocean Spray's drink cartons

Sales of Ocean Spray's 1-L juice drinks are up 30% in the U.K. due to a graphics redesign that creates a look of 'elegant simplicity' on the shelf.
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Federal 'medicine' for drug errors may be hard to swallow

FDA to ease stability tests for drug packs
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Packing process grows on Teixeira Farms

California produce grower lengthens lettuce shelf life and saves material costs by switching from waxed cases to a bag-in-box configuration.
A pallet load of Canadian Club rides along a roller conveyor towards stretch wrapping. Palletization and stretch wrapping tasks
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Conveyors bridge the gap for Hiram Walker

Conveyors carry cases of glass-bottled spirits over a bridge for palletization and stretch wrapping. That saves this Canadian distiller more than $500ꯠ per year.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Industrial & Automotive category
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Pre-market notification

FDA is beginning the process of writing regulations for a pre-market notification program for new food packaging materials, due to be in place by April, 1999.
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How the Web 'secures' true supplier partnerships

There are a lot of interesting stories in this issue. But perhaps the most intriguing is found in our Web Plus column (p. 86), researched and written by senior editor Dave Newcorn.
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U.S. packaging use up as Germany's declines

Since Germany began its Green Dot program in 1991 to control packaging waste, that country reports a decline of nearly 11% in packaging, while U.S.
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New package shines for 'Summer L'eggs'

In February, L'eggs Products began shipping nationwide its Summer L'eggs® pantyhose in a colorful new package. The sun-like graphics feature rays of yellow and blue, while a clear round viewing window lets consumers see the white, pearl or nude hose color.
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FDA OKs new food-specific health claim

Package labels for foods containing soluble fiber from psyllium-seed husks may include a claim that consumption of the product can reduce the risks of heart disease when part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, according to a ruling from the Food and Drug Administration that is effective immediately.
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Waxed box marking

To make it easier for grocery store workers to properly separate recyclable non-waxed corrugated cases from waxed cases, some corrugated case manufacturers will begin marking waxed cases with the word "wax" in English, French and Spanish.
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Eye drug warnings

Labels of popular OTC eye allergy relief drugs such as Pfizer's Visine, Ross Labs' Murine Tears Plus and Clear Eyes ACR, Bausch & Lomb's Sensitive Eyes, and other vasoconstrictor drugs containing ephedrine, naphazoline, phenylephrine, and tetrahydrozaline should include the warning "Pupils may become dilated (enlarged)," according to an FDA proposal.

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