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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chase Capital Partners (New York, NY) and members of current management in a recapitalization transaction have purchased Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) for $1.065 billion.
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International agreements

Rexam PLC (London, England) has agreed to acquire American National Can Group Inc. (Chicago, IL) for $985 million, which would make the co. the largest supplier of cans to Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
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Appointments, promotions

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC): Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., COO.
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Visual impact

Little Rock, AR-based TCBY’s ½-gal frozen yogurt packaging got a complete makeover from Fisher Design (Cincinnati, OH). The previous package featured illustrations of the flavor’s ingredients paired with light latticework set against a white background.
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A high-performance bottle

Ease of consumer use was a major goal behind the in-house packaging design for premium fuel treatments from automotive products manufac-turer Berryman Products, Arlington, TX.
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Coke's got game

During the last football season, paperboard packaging for 12-packs of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA, captured the raw energy of the NFL. SBG Enterprise’s (San Francisco, CA) design combines the requisite “Coca-Cola red” with illustrations of NFL players in the heat of the game.
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3-D without the glasses

With a product as striking as Holopop™, a sucker that’s laser-etched with a hologram, an eye-catching package is an appropriate complement.
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Production ahead for corn-derived polymer

Cargill Dow breaks ground on its first world-scale NatureWorks PLA polyactide plant.
The new one-piece cap for Heinz Ketchup has a raised dome or deck to trap water, while a interior tube dispenses the product, no
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Heinz 'caps' squeeze ketchup

Complex new cap/liner on plastic bottles offers new consumer features, most prominently by ending the watery discharge caused by product settling.
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Labeled barrel can a natural fit for Killian's

Killian’s® Pub Barrel™ from Coors/Unibev, Golden, CO, brings label graphics to domestic beer cans.
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Sleeved bottles have character

As seen at the Food Marketing Institute show held May 7-9, Scooby-Doo!™ Belly Washers™ from In Zone Brands have closures and a look with a lot of kid-appealing character. The 12-oz bottle is topped by a 2 1/2’’-tall push/pull closure injection molded of high-density polyethylene in Scooby-Doo's likeness. PVC shrink sleeve is gravure-printed in eight colors. Pinched middle fits kids' hands.
Consumers benefit from the new design for OD?RL?S bottles, each of which includes a convenient integral measuring system.
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A measure of success

Hydro Agri North America gains a foothold in the holding-tank treatment market, thanks to a redesigned package that includes built-in product measurement.
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Program to present packaging for e-commerce

Executives from packaged goods manufacturers, logistics companies and packaging suppliers will address the topic "Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers" June 8 and 9 at the Renaissance Stanford Court in San Francisco.
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OMAC meeting date set for Pack Expo Intl. 2000

The OMAC Motion for Packaging Working Group will meet at Pack Expo Intl. 2000 in Chicago for November 8, 2000 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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Politics or science?

At the meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, GMA asked the U.S. government to take a strong stand against attempts by the European Union to push for its “precautionary principle” in international food policy.

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