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Steel favored for storage of flammables

Steel containers should be used for storage of flammable liquids, according to proposed revisions of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Code 30.
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Making calcium health claims?

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow a health claim on dairy products stating that adequate calcium intake may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
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Super solution to sticky situation

Research shows a significant degree of consumer dissatisfaction in using Super Glue can be traced to packaging, says Loctite Corp., manufacturer of Super Glue and other adhesives.
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Omelets come in a cup

Want to make an omelet in one-tenth the time it now takes to make a regular two-egg omelet?
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New charm for cereal cartons

Minneapolis, MN-based General Mills Co. hopes an innovative color coating process will shed a new hue on the old subject of back panels of cereal cartons.
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EPA eases regulations on water-soluble packaging

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) simplified its registration requirements for chemical, pesticide and other hazardous manufacturers switching to water-soluble packaging.
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Legs stand out

Graphics on the new California Legs® line of women's shaving products boast the first four-color offset printing to be done on tubes, says the firm that makes and markets the product, Belvedere Intl., of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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Kleenex cartons express home decor

In September, Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark introduced its new line of Kleenex® Expressions(TM) facial tissue, in 14 designs, all aimed at complementing the latest styles and trends in home furnishings.
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Broaden "recyclable' claim and recycling will follow, FTC told

By failing to broaden its definition of recyclable, the Federal Trade Commission has created a hindrance to the growth of local recycling programs, argues Jack Lewis, vice president of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).
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Aquaprin pouch doubles as a cup

When Health Corp. of Rocky Mount, NC, launched Aquaprin aspirin pain reliever/antacid late last year, it wanted a pouchstock rigid enough to let consumers mix the powdered product with water right in the pouch and then use it as a drinking cup.
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Produce packs make produce snacks

Cut, washed, packaged, and refrigerated fresh produce continues gaining in popularity in supermarkets across the country. Among the more innovative marketers is Salinas, CA-based Tanimura & Antle.
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Sandoz/Gerber's first offering comes in a box

Resource, a liquid nutritional supplement targeted to consumers age 55 and beyond, is now available in 13 western markets, with national distribution expected early this year.
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Paper recovery rate rises

While federal and state officials contemplate a wide range of regulations to stimulate the development of a recycling infrastructure, the paper industry has been doing just fine on its own, thank you.
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Mary Kay bottles body care products

Customized extrusion/blow-molded bottles are providing marketing appeal and consumer convenience for personal care products sold by Dallas-based Mary Kay Cosmetics.
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Toy-in-package meets new markets

The venerable Sesame Street® characters have weathered storms of purple dinosaurs and Indian princesses to remain solid favorites among children. But when Minnetonka Brands introduced new Sesame Street Tearless Shampoo, the firm still had to design packaging to make the product stand out from the competition.

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