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FDA issues first Medication Guide

The FDA announced in late August that it had developed a Medication Guide for the prescription drug Lotronex, which is used in treatment for a form of irritable bowel syndrome.
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Perrier debuts gulpable water

The Perrier Group of America introduces its first ever PET water bottle with a 43-mm, wide-mouth opening.
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Plastics to expand through 2002

Although a lack of automation is hindering growth in productivity in the plastics industry, shipments of plastics products are expected to reach a record $145 billion by 2002.
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Paintball packs aim to protect

When Plymouth, MN-based Palco Marketing decided to change the packaging for its water-based paintballs, it teamed with Brookdale Plastics (Plymouth, MN) to create a package that would not only grab the attention of consumers, but also better protect the delicate paintballs.
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Stand-up pouch soars

A resealable, stand-up pouch for 4 lb of frozen chicken wings sold at club stores won the Golden Cylinder award for top-quality gravure printing.
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The softer side of Unilever

Just reaching store shelves nationwide is a redesigned package for 100-oz Whisk, All and Surf laundry detergent brands from Greenwich, CT-based Unilever.
Flagship product, in six sizes of PET bottles, features first-in-category holo label and a new trigger sprayer.
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Simply dazzling holo redesign

A major repackaging for Simple Green® products, set for mid-November introduction, centers on eye-catching holographic labels affixed to new PET containers.
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Snap-packed power display

Eveready launched in July the newest category of super-premium batteries, Energizer e 2 in E-SNAP™. The consumer-focused, reclosable carded clamshell package is designed to stand out in retail stores nationwide.
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PMMI's training certification plans

Packagers eager for improved competence in training leaders supplied by packaging equipment companies should be happy to hear that PMMI has begun work on a program designed for just that. This and other news from PMMI’s Sept. 19-21 meeting.
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Controlled gas permeation

Apio's new 7-item line of 12-oz packages of fresh-cut vegetables incorporates the Intellipac™ patch to yield a 17-day shelf life. Tailored to the particular veggie mix, the patch optimizes oxygen ingress and carbon dioxide egress according to prevailing temperatures. Shipping is made iceless.
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Munching at market share

In the U.K.’s highly competitive children’s fromage frais market, Munch Bunch Squeezy Pot Shots use packaging to stand out among the hand-held offerings of these creamy, yogurt-like cultured milk products. Three 40-g (1.41-oz) varieties of the Pot Shots were sold in oval-shaped containers with turn-and-tear openings.
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Holo boomerang hits Canada

A custom pattern on an embossed label featuring a holographic boomerang gave Labatt Brewing Co., London, ON, Canada, a flying start when it introduced Boomerang flavored malt liquor to the Canadian market in April.
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Huntsman has new identity

On October 9, Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) unveiled a new corporate name and graphic identity for all of its divisions around the world: Pliant Corporation™.
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Food Plants 2000

FOOD PLANTS 2000 and The National Food Processors 93rd Annual Convention will take place November 9-10 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago.
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First pasterized, wide-mouth PET

A heat-set PET jar from Vlasic Foods Intl., Cherry Hill, NJ. is produced by Schmalbach-Lubeca. The jar is said to be the first commercial pasteurizable wide-mouth PET food jar.

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