News
|

Euro-chic graphics

Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp. introduces Tré Limone, a more refined, Euro-centric sister beverage to Clearly Canadian.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
44 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.
News
|

Wal-Mart's focus on 'good customers'

Source tagging of packages with anti-theft devices allows retailers like Wal-Mart to focus on “good customers” rather than worry about shoplifters.
News
|

IMPEPA forms consortium

The Intl. Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. has announced the formation of a consortium of molded-pulp product producers, users and machinery manufacturers to conduct research on the properties and behavior of molded pulp as a protective packaging material.
News
|

Carton graphics provide relief

Marketers at the Mentholatum Co. ached for a way to vividly show consumers how to use three new varieties of Migraine Ice cooling headache pads. They found relief in a colorful paperboard carton that uses a substantial portion of its front panel to show a consumer finding fast pain relief by applying a pad to his or her forehead, temple or neck.
News
|

Label spouts off about oil can

Last month, WD-40 began selling its 3-IN-ONE® oil in a new, yet nostalgic-looking oil can package that’s decorated with a functional shrink-sleeve label.
News
|

PP ampules are sticklers for safety

Polypropylene containers from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, PA, help reduce the risk of inadvertent needle pricks for healthcare professionals injecting local anaesthetics.
News
|

Coke promotion 'pops' off

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is starting off summer 2000 with a ‘pop.’ In a unique promotion aimed at the consumer’s need for instant gratification, Coke will be giving away millions of dollars that can be retrieved simply by popping off the fake top of special cans.
News
|

USDA proposes organic standards

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) issued its long-awaited proposal for national standards on organic foods on March 7. Outlawed for foods bearing the “organic” label are use of genetic engineering, sewage sludge, irradiation and antibiotics in organic livestock production.
News
|

GMA hits state biotech laws

Comprehensive federal regulation of food biotechnology makes it unnecessary for states to mandate label copy on biotech-derived crops and would only lead to a “confusing patchwork” of regulations, said Lance Hastings, director, state affairs, Western region for the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) at a California Senate hearing.
News
|

Tougher warnings on diabetic drugs

Consumer group Public Citizen called on the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the diabetes drug Rezulin and to require stronger warning labels on Avandia and Actos, two similar diabetic drugs.
News
|

New biotech bill introduced

Congress has yet to act on legislation requiring labeling of biotech foods, but Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has gone a step further, introducing “The Genetically Engineered Food Safety Act.” The Act requires biotech foods to go through FDA’s food-additive review process to gain approval.
News
|

Nonbiotech food claims

The current controversy over biotech foods may prompt some manufacturers to make nonbiotech food claims. Speaking at a March meeting sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a GMA spokesperson said guidelines for voluntary nonbiotech claims are needed to ensure that the claims do not mislead consumers about the composition, safety or quality of the labeled food or falsely imply that other products are less safe.
News
|

Short shrift

NFPA and the American Frozen Food Institute object to a proposal by FDA that it be allowed to give a “brief denial” to citizens’ petitions deemed to have no public health significance.
Infra Pak, Inc.'s new facility in Plano, TX.
News
|

Relocations, expansions

Infra Pak, Inc. (Plano, TX) has moved its facility to 2901 Technology Dr., #135, Plano, TX 75074; phone: 972/509-2270, fax: 800/538-9930.
News
|

Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chase Capital Partners (New York, NY) and members of current management in a recapitalization transaction have purchased Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) for $1.065 billion.

Pages

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
PACKAGING MACHINERY
SPECIAL INTEREST
PACK EXPO
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.