In a memorandum of understanding with the Intl. Biodegradable Products Mfrs. Assn. (IBPMA) and the IBAW (a German interest group for degradables), the certification organizations AIB-Vincotte (Brussels) and DIN-Certco (Berlin) have agreed to harmonize their certification schemes for compostable products.
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The World Packaging Organisation and the Assn. Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje are producing the first global conference on packaging and world food security this March 20 in conjunction with the WPO's annual WorldStar Awards presentation and celebration.
A biodegradable single-serve yogurt cup with heat-sealed foil lid appeared on store shelves in Germany last month as Munich-based Danone GmbH Deutschland relaunched its nine-flavor Jahreszeit line in a cup thermoformed from polylactic acid (PLA) resin.
A spin-off from Lucky(TM) Brand Dungarees, Lucky Brand Fragrances started reaching store shelves in October. The line uses unusual secondary packaging, spiral-wound composite cans, to carry through brand image.
Hoping to boost sales, United Distillers and Vintners, Hartford, CT, has relaunched its Smirnoff premium vodka in a proprietary 1.75-L polyethylene terephthalate package whose rollout was to be completed this month.
For 25 years, Dutch-American Foods of Dolton, IL, has sold its breading mixes to foodservice and institutional accounts. But last year the firm decided to market at retail, and management felt an unusual package would be a key to success.