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Flexible materials shine

Mobil’s Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards programs honor pouches for disposable washcloths, Pop Tarts® and dinosaur snacks, as well as labels for vitamins, beverages and bug spray.
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After first covering the pallet with a sheet of corrosion-inhibiting paper, a worker nails down the plastic strips that keep lar
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Coated paper shields motorcycles from corrosion

Hero Honda, an Indian motorcycle manufacturer, uses corrosion-inhibiting paper to protect metal parts during overseas shipments in steamy conditions.
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Competition 'tags' winning labels

This year’s Tag and Label Awards Competition honors pressure-sensitive labels used for new age drinks, wine and vitamins.
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Book review: A Bible for personal performance

One of the latest soft-cover books published by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is titled Winning at Packaging from author Thomas L. Hudgin, a 29-year veteran of the packaged goods business.
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NesQuik and Gatorade shine at DrinkPak '99

Aseptic filling of Nestle U.S.A.'s NesQuik and Quaker Oats' Gatorade were two of the hot topics on the agenda at this December conference.
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Which vodka are you?

Vodka bottle decoration combines acid etching and ACL printing.
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Plastic appeals to aseptic packers

Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak ’99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).
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Fragrance is capped with a hard heart

The injection-molded red heart adorning the cap on Yves Saint Laurent’s new Vice Versa® eau de toilette bottle is as attention-grabbing as a closure component can be.
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PEF now managed by PMMI

“To more efficiently raise and distribute funds for worthy university packaging programs,” is one reason cited by Jim Scott, president of the Packaging Education Forum, as the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute assumes management of PEF.
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Robotics is hot

Third-quarter statistics show that the North American robotics industry is having its best year ever, says the Robotics Industries Assn. (Ann Arbor, MI).
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Joico plays with color

Los Angeles-based Joico Laboratories has revamped the packaging of its hair-care line to keep up with the times and to promote ease of use.
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A mark of maturity for materials marketplaces

Internet-based marketplaces for materials used in packaging have come a long way since their inception. This month we’ll focus on two sites that packagers and converters can use to purchase plastics and paper.
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Communicating: Still a challenge in 21st-century technologies

We may have successfully overcome some of the minor inconveniences caused by the calendar rollover into 2000, but many of us still struggle with the many ways technology lets us communicate with each other.
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FDA proposes trans fat nutrition labeling

In a move that could lead to significant changes in nutrition labeling requirements, FDA proposed the amount of trans fatty acids, or trans fat, be included in the nutrition facts panel on food labels.
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Biotech labeling and public hearing

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OH, introduced a bill requiring mandatory labeling of all food products developed from or containing ingredients derived from biotechnology.

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