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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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Redesign spices up seasoning's image

By switching from glass jars, the traditional vehicle for spices, to a 300x200 composite can from Sonoco (Hartsville, SC), Restaurant LuLu in San Francisco was able to project a more upscale image for its spices.
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Application Service Providers

Purchasepro.com (www.purchasepro.com) is an ASP that allows buyers to build online contracts, create a network of preferred vendors, automate the RFQ/PO process, monitor corporate purchasing, and evaluate buyer and supplier performance by tracking the history of all purchases with automatic electronic archiving.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/machinery/01_04_12_001.shtml">SWF acquires Tisma Machinery

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Deal will further SWF's ability to provide a single source for fully integrated packaging solutions. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/marketplace/newsroom/01_04_25_001.shtml">Paperloop acquires TAP

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: TAPPI will continue to be involved as co-sponsor and content provider. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/features/mach/01_05_03.shtml">Vision of the future</a>

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Vision systems have been developed to suit a wide range of applications. Click logo for full article.
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P&G puts packaging a click away (sidebar)

Transora update
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_03_13.shtml#bus001">International Paper increa

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Majority share in Pacific Millennium Paper Group will provide a distribution channel into China and South East Asia. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_03_28_003.shtml">Tetra Laval to buy Sidel</a>

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Offer of e50/share recommended by Sidel board. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_04_10_002.shtml">Sealed Air hit by European li

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Foot-and-mouth and BSE in Europe take their toll on packaging sales. Click logo for full article.
Integrated section comprises 8-up clamshell denesting onto a custom conveyor that moves left to right (above). Midway of the mac
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Rayovac charges up battery lines

Two new production lines package AA and AAA batteries, respectively, into peggable, reclosable RPET clamshells. Integrated setups include self-designed battery handling systems.
On the AA and AAA (shown) lines, battery count changes are tool-less, done using plastic and metal inserts.
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Rayovac charges up battery lines (sidebar)

Super-charged changeovers
A 10-bucket combination scale feeds a steady supply of sweetened dried cranberries to each waiting case (inset).
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Bulk-packed Craisins pick up the pace

As demand for its sweetened dried cranberries in 10- and 25-lb boxes continued to increase, Ocean Spray responded with a brand new bag-in-box line.
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P&G puts packaging a click away

Procter & Gamble’s director of corporate purchases talks about how packaging design and procurement will become increasingly web-based and collaborative.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course

From soups and salads to poultry, foods of all types become winners at the market—and in the 2000 Flexible Packaging Assn. competition.

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