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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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Bag it

Opposition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed ergonomics rule continues to mount. The regulations aimed at “manual handling” jobs drew fire from Food Marketing Institute president Tim Hammonds when he testified at a public hearing held by OSHA.
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'Tis the season

Tylenol’s Seasonal formulas have a brand-new look just in time for spring. The Coleman Group (New York, NY) redesigned the 20 SKUs of cold, flu, allergy and sinus remedies to unify the Tylenol brand, marketed by McNeil Consumer Health Care, Fort Washington, PA.
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Clarification

A story in Packaging World’s February ’00 issue on p. 20 lists Triangle Packaging’s (Chicago, IL) web site incorrectly. The correct Web site address is www.trianglepackage.com.
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Call for entries

The Institute of Packaging Professionals, Herndon, VA, is seeking entries in its AmeriStar Package Awards 2000, which honor the best packages of the year.
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Spending intentions

Now available from the Intl. Assn of Food Industry Suppliers is the 1999 edition of Capital Equipment & Supplies Study, an annual research study of U.S.
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A truly singular package

Coty encourages girls to express their true selves with its new teen fragrance, Individuality. The packaging, designed in-house by New York-based Coty’s creative team, complements the Individuality theme with clever, striking design.
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Design creates spark

The Bosch Platinum +4 is a premium spark plug, and SBG Enterprise (San Francisco, CA) designed a premium package to match. The clean design uses minimal text on the front of the package, allowing the graphic of the spark plug to command attention.
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Omron and Rockwell Automation form strategic relationship

Initial emphasis will be on developing, adopting and promoting common technologies.
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Packtion3; B2B packaging marketplace formed

Silgan, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Private Equity and Diamond Technology Partners form an online venture: a business-to-business marketplace in the $400 billion packaging market.
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Plugged-in package takes top prize

Sleek and colorful, the computer mouse-like package for a line of “extreme” hair care products nabs NACD’s “Best of Show” honor.
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Will e-commerce help or hurt distributors and sales agents?

That’s still a question because readers were sharply divided on the effect e-commerce will have on packaging distributors or sales agents. Survey of purchasing readers in January reports wide range of opinions.
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Improving paper specs in China

Anheuser-Busch and Eastman Kodak have found that Chinese corrugated paper needs to yield better performance.
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Blow molder comes to Pennzoil's 'Rescue' (sidebar 1)

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