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Dole debuts in barrier-coated bottles

The distribution power of Pepsi and the brand recognition of Dole combine in single-serve juices in barrier-coated 16-oz bottles for a line of nine natural fruit flavors developed through the Tropicana Division of PepsiCo, Purchase, NY.
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WPO lauds 'Dream Steam'

The “best-of-show” President’s Award in the WorldStar 2000 packaging competition, sponsored by the World Packaging Organisation, went to a concept known as “Dream Steam.” Developed by flexible film converter Wipf AG (Volketswil, Switzerland) and food R&D company Creative New Food (Eglisau, Switzerland), Dream Steam is a three-component package that makes it possible to combine fresh vegetables and a fresh protein—meat, fish, or poultry—in one cook-in container.
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WD-40 caps convenience

Starting this month, WD-40 Co., San Diego, CA, turns convenience up a notch with a new closure, the NotchCap. It is used on all aerosol cans of WD-40 lubricant, including retail sizes from 2-oz through 11-oz. Additionally, a 14.5-oz version is sold at Costco, while a 16-oz industrial size not for retail sale will also sport the NotchCap.
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PET bottle catches a wave

This spring, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, MA, has begun nationwide distribution of its complete line of juices and juice drinks in a new flagship 64-oz Ocean Spray polyethylene terephthalate bottle. A unique brand-recognizable grip top incorporates the company logo and name molded into the bell of the bottle.
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Aseptic drink box recyclable in Canada

What was once reviled by environmentalists in the United States and was actually banned in the state of Maine in the early ‘90s is now the recipient of an environmental award in Canada. A new 250-ml recyclable Tetra® Prisma aseptic carton, which holds Oasis Health Break juice cocktails from A. Lassonde, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, received an Envirowise Award for its recyclability from the Packaging Association of Canada in April ’01.
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Richards Packaging wins for combo pack

An unusual two-chamber bottle for Diamond Magic Chemical Ltd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada, won Best of Show in the annual packaging competition of the National Assn. of Container Distributors (Philadelphia, PA). Winning distributor is Richards Packaging (Brampton, Ontario, Canada).
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Light booth traffic at SouthPack 2001

We observed very light booth traffic in Atlanta at SouthPack on all three days -- the lightest we have ever seen at a regional packaging trade show.
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SouthPack 2001 wrap

SouthPack ’01 brought packaging manufacturers together from April 24 to 26 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day show managed to spark some new technology interests, although many exhibitors were quick to notice the slow pace of attendees throughout the exhibition hall.
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Dannon fits Frusion with contoured bottle

An easy-to-grip, contoured bottle with a dazzling shrink-sleeve label is pivotal to The Dannon Company's new Frusion fruit 'n' yogurt smoothie. Tarrytown, NY-based Dannon introduced Frusion nationwide in May after successful testing in 7-Eleven convenience stores in New England and southern California.
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Miller time is now clearer

Clear, pressure-sensitive labels are decorating Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) and Genuine Draft Light (MGD Light) 12-oz long-neck bottles for Miller’s national on-premise summer and fall ’01 music promotions. Paper labels are also being replaced by the no-label-look for national retail distribution of the two brands. Last year, Miller tested 11 core markets with the clear labels and “significant volume increases were realized by both brands,” says Ron Acosta, public relations manager for MGD.
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Summer packaging program

San Jose State University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, will offer a three-week long, intensive program on packaging August 6 to 24.
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Amerstar award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To enter, submit an actual package, written materials, and slides, to: IoPP, 4143 Weeks Drive, Building 107, Warrenton, VA 20187.
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Materials Procurement: Synchronizing the Supply Chain

How the Internet will take Kraft's packaging supply chain efficiency to the next level.
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In Memorium

—Peter D. Fenton, president of Septimatech (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), passed away Feb. 15, 2001. —Harry Rubbright, founder of The Rubbright Group (Eagan, MN), passed away Feb.

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