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E-commerce seminar analysis

Packagers, material suppliers and other firms addressed ‘Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers’ at a June conference. Here’s an analysis from one of the conference's panel moderators.
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Aseptically filled soup is a first

France's Liebig breaks new ground with four ready-to-serve vegetable soups aseptically packaged in 1-L plastic bottles.
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'Selling' machine safety

Improving the safety of packaging equipment-and meeting the ANSI B155.1 standard-was the topic of a PMMI seminar July 11-12. 3M's John Hunt urged machine builders to use safety as a selling point.
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Cocktails reposition into ergonomic bottles

In mid-June, United Distillers & Vintners-Northeast relaunched T.G.I. Friday's™ cocktails in PET and glass bottles designed with an eye toward the ladies.
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Suiza dairy 'milks' squishy bottle

Country Fresh, a Suiza Foods dairy, debuts single-serve Milk-It! in injection blow-molded bottles designed for children. The bottles will also be used for other milks, and possibly for juice and water.
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Zambelli Packaging Machinery opens U.S. operations

Zambelli Packaging Machinery, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has established operations in the U. S., in Petersburg, FL.
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Palletizer demo/test room opened

In a new 5ꯠ-sq' room, packagers can see first-hand how their boxed product will stack up on a palletizer before buying it. Or view it on videotape.
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Stonyfield 'squeezes' yogurt

This month, Stonyfield Farm launches 2-oz tubes of Yo Squeeze™, an all-natural, portable lowfat yogurt, to compete with General Mills’ highly successful Go-Gurt™ yogurt.
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Clear Choice awards

The Glass Packaging Institute has announced a call for entries in the Clear Choice Awards program for the year 2000. Launched in 1989, the competition recognizes products that successfully make glass packaging an integral and effective part of their marketing mix.
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House may stymie ergonomics rule

OSHA’s proposed comprehensive ergonomics standard has the potential to impact every workplace.
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NAS report boosts biotech plants

In April, the National Academy of Sciences released an eagerly awaited report on bioengineered plants. It found no evidence “suggesting that foods on the market today are unsafe to eat as a result of genetic modification.” Furthermore, it found no “strict distinction between the health and environment risks” posed by genetically modified plants and those modified by conventional breeding practices.
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Pac-Ex, WestPack show dates change

Held every other year, the Packaging Assn. of Canada’s (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Pac-Ex packaging exhibition has historically been a September event.
Capability of low-acid aseptic dual-head poucher (far left) includes viscous products for a range of sizes (left), with a focus
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches

F/f/s machine enlarges Amboy Specialty Foods’ reach to pouches as small as 3 oz. Products represent the most viscous application of the supplier’s technology in the world.
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches (sidebar)

Low-acid pre-eminence
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HBA highlights beauty in the Big Apple

HBA Global Expo, June 20 to 22 at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, will inform and educate more than 12ꯠ cosmetics and personal care professionals with exhibits and conferences covering timely topics.

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