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CMM Europe '98 postponed

Miller Freeman (New York, NY) announced April 17 that it is postponing the inaugural CMM Europe exhibition and conference that was scheduled to take place September 15-18 in Paris, France.
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APC and SPC forge alliance

The American Plastics Council and the Society of Plastics Engineers have announced a strategic alliance aimed at strengthening the plastics industry's effectiveness in reaching the public and policy makers at state and local levels.
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In the April '98 issue of Packaging World, we incorrectly stated that the Model VBS-3/8-DH-10-V continuous band sealer from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) reaches speeds to 96'/min.
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New beverage targets 'action heroes'

Marketed as "refreshment for action heroes," Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp.'s new REfresher non-carbonated beverage uses eye-catching graphics to target action-oriented 15- to 30-year-olds.
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News from Dusseldorf

Exhibition space at Interpack 99 is sold out. More than 2ꯠ exhibitors from 40 countries will participate in the show May 6-12 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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NACD invests in future, rewards past

At its annual meeting in late April, the National Assn. of Container Distributors (Philadelphia, PA) honored past contributions and invested in the future in the form of three scholarships to students studying packaging.
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Del Monte to make a 'jarring' change

An old-fashioned mason-style glass jar evokes a nostalgic feeling for buyers of Del Monte's popular Orchard Select® brand sliced fruit. But by July, the jar will have undergone some significant changes.
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No 'organic' label for some foods

Bombarded with a record 150ꯠ comments to its organic labeling proposal, most of them critical, the U.S. Department of Agriculture apparently will rule that genetically engineered and irradiated foods, and crops fertilized with sewage sludge, may not be labeled "organic." Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman had received letters from members of Congress criticizing the organic labeling proposal.
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Mexican regs update

A new guidebook purports to help packagers exporting to Mexico comply with that country's food labeling regulations. "Food Products Labeling Guide: Mexican Standards," published by the National Food Processors Assn., contains clarifications of key standards that took effect in 1997.
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Stronger alcohol labeling?

Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) introduced legislation to amend the Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act to include more information in the message warning of negative health effects associated with drinking alcohol.
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Packages test 'new waters'

Infused with supplementary oxygen, new oxygenated bottled waters are said to enhance physical endurance and offer a fresh taste akin to mountain water.
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Self-chilling cans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a ban on two hydrofluorocarbon gases, including HF3-134a, used as refrigerants in self-chilling beverage cans.
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PET egg 'carton' is a tri-fold

Rarely can a food marketer afford to switch to new packaging costing 20¢/unit when the packaging being replaced costs 8¢. But that's exactly what Egg Innovations of Port Washington, WI, did last summer when it replaced molded pulp egg cartons with clear tri-fold containers thermoformed of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Color-coded fragrances

Since introducing potpourri items last summer, Candle-lite's Fragrance De-Lite(TM) line now includes six products each available in eight different fragrances.
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Inventing a super-premium category

Upscale packaging is being put to the test by Corby Distilleries (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in a launch of three new super-premium Canadian whiskeys.

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