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Oregon nixes expanded bottle-deposit law

Oregon voters decisively rejected a ballet initiative that would have expanded the current bottle-deposit law, which applies only to beer and carbonated beverages, to include more than 800 products, including paperboard packaging containers.
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Palletizer/horizontal case packer

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) will show the new Eagle 50 Robotic Palletizer, manufactured by Italy's Gruppo Elettric 80, fully integrated with the Schneider high-speed, servo-driven, horizontal case packer.
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R&D managers urged to see the global picture

Packaging research and development managers will need to expand their view beyond the four walls of the corporate fortress. That means paying closer attention to the economics of R&D decisions, and understanding the company's international role.
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Shrinking U.S. glass container industry will likely raise prices next year

Paper. Metal. Plastic. Glass. In roughly that order, those are the materials from which packages have been made in the United States for the last half of the 20th century.
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R&D managers urged to see the global picture (sidebar)

The perils of international sourcing
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Components assume new importance in packaging

Conveyors, coding and marking machines, and motors and drives are the components best-known to packagers who have production and engineering responsibilities.
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Pack Expo Plus: Seminars, conferences and allied shows

High-tech packaging solutions, new resin technologies, healthcare packaging, and better sealing technologies are just a few of the areas covered in conferences and seminars during Pack Expo week.
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Paper deposit law?

Paperboard packaging may inadvertently get caught up in Oregon's deposit law if voters approve a referendum on the November ballot expanding the law to include other types of drinks.
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Tropicana tries shelf-stable OJ in PET (sidebar)

Others like PET gallons, too
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Automated case handling

The Freeway System from Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) automates the transporting and palletizing of packed cases. It can be retrofitted onto most packaging lines, says the company.

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