Procter & Gamble?s redesigned 64- and 128-oz bottles of Crisco (above) now reflect the chevron-bedecked look of the rest of the
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Crisco goes on a diet

Larger bottle sizes of Procter & Gamble's venerable Crisco oils now have the proprietary shape of the rest of the line, and they weigh 25% less than before.
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PMMI expects growth in machine spending

Packaging machinery spending by U.S. manufacturers this year will likely rise by up to 3% more than it did in 1997. Strong investment is expected from personal care and household/industrial chemical markets.
The double-wall E/F-flute corrugated carton presented at Western TAPPI?s golf tournament won Clio?s Silver award. A corrugated
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Clio packages winning ideas

A paperboard wine case and a unique gift pack used at a TAPPI golf tournament were among the outstanding package designs honored at this year's Clio Awards.
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PET spreads to mayonnaise (sidebar)

PET, mayonnaise marry in Sweden
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FDA proposes labeling for nonpasteurized juices (sidebar)

FDA unfreezes 'healthy' label
Dr. Ramani Narayan demonstrates a bag made with soy-based, compostable film
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Breakdown breakthrough?

Compostable films made with soy proteins are now technically viable according to new research from Michigan State University. Next up: overcoming scale and cost hurdles.
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What packagers want in turnkey projects (sidebar)

Outsourcing not always 'in'
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What packagers want in turnkey projects

Exclusive survey of medium to large manufacturers reveals the services they want-and need. Documentation, engineering design and electrical engineering are the main areas of assistance required.
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Emballage celebrates its golden anniversary

The November 16-20 show in Paris is expected to attract 2귔 exhibitors and 105ꯠ visitors. U.S. firms are among the foreign exhibitors making a strong showing.
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Anheuser-Busch tests PEN bottle to answer some market questions

The first commercial market appearance of a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) homopolymer bottle in the United States occurred earlier this summer in New York City and on New York's Long Island.
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Fire at beverage can plant

Schmalbach-Lubeca suffered a July 26 fire at its beverage can plant in the German district of Bad Durkheim near Mannheim. The company indicated it would be able to almost fully offset the temporary production loss by drawing upon stocks and shifting production to other locations.
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Packaging machinery shipments up

U.S. shipments of packaging machinery increased by 8.1% in 1997 to an estimated $4.347 billion, according to the fourth annual Packaging Machinery Shipments & Outlook Study from the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
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Famous brand now seen in a new light

Having recently acquired the license to the Westinghouse brand name in the light bulb business, Philadelphia-based Angelo Bros. turned to Deskey Assoc.
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'Benefits' label for beer?

The beer industry may seek government permission to include a benefits statement, as well as the mandatory warning, on beer labels. According to Craig Purser, director of industry affairs for the National Beer Wholesalers Assn., brewers are waiting to see if the wine industry wins approval of its request for a benefits statement.
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Packages for non-carbonated beverages

Packagers of juices, sports drinks, ready-to-drink teas and new-age beverages have dramatically increased their use of plastic in the last six years, primarily at the expense of glass and cans.

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