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Recycled board rates well

It's not surprising that a survey commissioned by the Recycled Paperboard Alliance found that 100% recycled paperboard packaging compared favorably to SBS in conveying the attributes of attractiveness, performance, and quality.
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Drink can does a one-eighty

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch launched energy drink 180 in 30 U.S. markets in late January. The single 8-oz slim-line can is decorated with the 180 logo placed right side up on one side and inverted 180 degrees on the opposite side of the can.
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Pillsbury: No tear strip waffling

Catering to consumer convenience, Minneapolis-based Pillsbury introduced early this year a new, resealable package for its Hungry Jack Frozen Waffles. The 10-, 16-, and 24-count packs use a resealable tape made from a 3.2-mil polypropylene substrate coated with an FDA-compliant, pressure-sensitive freezer-grade adhesive that resists moisture and is suitable for the freezer.
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Rayovac pegs a six-pack

Rayovac, Madison, WI, launched a new six-pack AA battery package in November 2000. It uses clear, reclosable recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) clamshells in combination with a hole-punched header card that makes it peggable for display.
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Looney Tunes brand milk

Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes friends are now chilling out in the refrigerated milk department of retail outlets. On March 19, Bravo! Foods, of North Palm Beach, FL, introduced Looney Tunes brand flavored milk in a clear high-density polyethylene bottle that is decorated with a heat-shrink polyvinyl chloride label from Seal-It (Farmingdale, NY).
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_04_06_002.shtml">Tuna to make its debut in pouc

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Princes Foods to target the single serve market with 85g pouches. Click logo for full article.
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Dial dispenses foamy hand wash

This month, Dial Corp.’s new Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash will be available nationwide at retail. The antibacterial liquid formulation combines with a multi-component pump to dispense as a foam.
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FDA OK's Pharmacia's aseptic system

In December, Peapack, NJ-based Pharmacia Corp. received Food and Drug Administration approval to produce its parenteral drug Caverject on an aseptic filling system that improves sterility assurance before and during vial filling, checkweighing and stoppering processes.
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Costco bags gravure honors

A bag holding 4 lb of four-cheese ravioli was the Best of Show winner in the recent packaging competition sponsored by the Packaging & Label Gravure Assn.
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment

Air-cushion-making machinery, conveyors, case tapers and printers provide operational efficiency at embattled e-tailer e-Toys’ new distribution facility in Ontario, CA.
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment (sidebar)

eToys’ future in doubt
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment (sidebar)

Dunnage options, economics
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New line helps repackaging pay off

Added last August, RxPak’s newest drug repackaging line is notable not only for its level of automation, but also for the senior-friendly, child-resistant closure it applies. See in-plant video
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New line helps repackaging pay off (sidebar)

Repackaging’ defined
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New line helps repackaging pay off (sidebar)

Closure/container combo

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