Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak 99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).
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To more efficiently raise and distribute funds for worthy university packaging programs, is one reason cited by Jim Scott, president of the Packaging Education Forum, as the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute assumes management of PEF.
Internet-based marketplaces for materials used in packaging have come a long way since their inception. This month well focus on two sites that packagers and converters can use to purchase plastics and paper.
We may have successfully overcome some of the minor inconveniences caused by the calendar rollover into 2000, but many of us still struggle with the many ways technology lets us communicate with each other.
In a move that could lead to significant changes in nutrition labeling requirements, FDA proposed the amount of trans fatty acids, or trans fat, be included in the nutrition facts panel on food labels.
California has removed the sales tax from the rental of reusable pallets and containers in the agriculture industry, thereby granting reusables the same tax status as disposable pallets and corrugated boxes.
As early as next month, the Uniform Code Council (Lawrenceville, NJ) will begin issuing variable-length UCC company prefixes for only UCC-12 identification numbers that begin with the numerals one, eight or nine.
To settle complaints brought by the Federal Trade Commission, two large manufacturers of sports nutrition supplements containing androstenedione, or andro, have agreed to include label warnings about harmful side effects.