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Texas Instruments saves $8 million going 'green'

Through a combination of source reduction, recycling and converting to reusable containers, Texas Instruments has saved $8 million/year in its transport packaging.
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Competition touts top tubes

A shave gel tube that doubles as a razor was named the most innovative among the winners of the 1999 Tube of the Year competition sponsored by the Tube Council of North America (New York, NY).
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Packaging and packaging waste directive

A partnership of RDC Brussels and Pira Intl. will evaluate the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits of the European Commission’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
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Clearly a big change

Bottles of Clearly Canadian® flavored sparkling water donned full-body shrink sleeves last month in an attempt to grab consumer attention. Clearly Canadian swapped its trademark 11-oz, ACL-decorated blue bottle for a taller, sleeker 14-oz clear glass version with a colorful shrink sleeve.
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Plastics group form alliance

In a move designed to foster stronger cross-border ties, the American Plastics Council and the Canadian Plastics Industry Assn. have announced that they have forged an alliance designed to enhance the relationship between the two organizations.
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Relocations, expansions

Matrix (Saukville, WI) has moved into its new 18ꯠ sq’ building at 700 N. Progress Dr., Saukville, WI 53080; phone: 262/268-8300, fax: 262/268-8301.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) and Phillips Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) have merged to form a new joint venture co.
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International agreements

UPM-Kymmene Corp. (Helsinki, Finland) and Champion Intl. Corp. (Stamford, CT) have approved a definitive merger agreement that would create a global paper and forest products co.
PMMI executive board officers: (clockwise from top left) Bernard M. McPheely, Dennis P. McGrath, Robert S. Potdevin, Anthony J.
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Appointments, promotions

Robert’s Packaging Corp. (Battle Creek, MI): Robert G. Koppe, chairman of the board, CEO; Christopher R. Burrows, president, CEO.
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Frost-bitten graphics

As the official ice cream of the St. Paul, MN, Winter Carnival, Kemps’ Below Zero ice cream needed packaging that would exude chilliness. Compass Design (Minneapolis, MN) used frosty colors like shades of blue, gray and white throughout the packaging.
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Milk questions soy labeling

The National Milk Producers Federation filed a complaint with the Food and Drug Administration in February seeking to prohibit soy beverages from being labeled as “milk.” Soy drinks are popping up in dairy cases in packaging that closely resembles milk cartons, and NMPF is trying to protect the distinct identity of its product.
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Claims and warnings on alcohol labels

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has scheduled public hearings on whether health claims should be allowed on alcoholic beverages. BATF is also considering whether the negative consequences of imbibing would make health-related statements misleading and therefore should be disqualified.
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Biotech labeling bill introduced

The food industry reacted negatively to the introduction of a bill by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) requiring mandatory labeling of all biotech, or genetically modified, food, food ingredients, dietary supplements, feed and products from animals fed biotech commodities.
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Notable web sites

Materials Marketplaces B2Boxes.com is a corrugated marketplace/supplier locator site. Buyers can locate a local box manufacturer from an extensive database.
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Prisma-powered drinks are aimed at adults

An acknowledged leader in aseptic filling of PET bottles, Lassonde Industries is among the first to install a Prisma aseptic packaging system from Tetra Pak. It is used for 236-mL packages.

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