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Transport packaging: Turning data into dollars

Designers of transport and distribution packaging have known for years that the economics of such designs rest on a knife’s edge: Too much packaging and you’re wasting money.
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A marketer in packaging trade dress

To paraphrase an old packaging axiom: In marketing terms, the word “revision” is virtually synonymous with “deadline.” Ask any packaging professional—from R&D to engineering to the testing lab to purchasing to the packaging machinery maintenance department—and they’ll tell you that the “suggestions” from the marketing department can be major source of stress.
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Two chambers prove better than one

For Schering-Plough HealthCare Products’ new Coppertone® Endless Summer® Sunless Tanning Lotion, new tanning technology required new packaging technology as well.
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Coca-Cola, P&G announce new company

Coca-Cola, P&G announce new companyLonger shelf life, lighter-weight containers and easy-opening convenience are likely to represent key packaging features for products marketed by a new company announced in late February by The Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble.
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Evian's 'Nomad' travels to the U.S.

S.A. Evian Co., Evian, France, introduced its “Nomad” bottled water last summer, first in Europe and then in the United States. The polyethylene terephthalate-bottled water (below left) is topped with an unusual hinged closure molded with a loop.
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Universal connector for syrup bags

Plano, TX-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up was instrumental in the development of a new connector spout on syrup bags. Designed for soft drink dispensing systems, the spout could make life a lot easier for bottlers and foodservice institutions across the country.
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Amboy touts single-serve cheese

Amboy Specialty Foods’ Poucheze is a 3-oz shelf-stable pouch of pourable cheese that provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups, larger pouches or #10 cans.
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Bud holiday bottle: 'Whassup?'

Stepping away from its traditional metallized label, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO, developed an eye-catching, “no-label” direct-print look for its 2000 Budweiser holiday promotion. The one-quart glass bottle is supplied by Anchor Glass Container (Tampa, FL). It’s decorated with seven-color heat-transfer printing from Avery Dennison’s Decorating Technologies Div. (Framingham, MA).
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More nutrition labeling proposed

Mandatory nutrition labeling would be expanded to include single-ingredient raw meat and poultry products under a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture proposal issued by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman shortly before leaving office.
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Processing over labeling for juices

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of fruit or vegetable juices to either pasteurize their products or take other germ-killing steps. In addition, they must have a system in place to prove the juice is safe, and some must conduct pre-shipment testing.
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No foreign meat stamp

USDA wants to stop putting quality grades, such as prime, select or choice, on imported beef and other meat. U.S. meat producers strongly support the measure, while some meatpackers and countries like Australia and Canada want the grading practice continued.
Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) has moved its mfg. and administrative operations to a 144,000 sq' headquarters facility in the
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Relocations, expansions

Sicht-Pack Hagner GmbH (Nyack-on-Hudson, NY) has opened its first North American polyester film line in Spartanburg, SC, under the name of Hagner Future Film 2000.
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Domestic acquisitions,

—Valéron Strength Films (Houston, TX) has officially changed its name from Van Leer Flexibles, L.P. paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) has joined with with ABB Automation’s (New Berlin, WI) pulp, paper, metal and minerals business to create technical resources, customer applications, and collaborate on B2B transactions for the industry.

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