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To attract good packaging people, companies must pay top wages without leaving behind existing packaging employees. Alternative compensation practices can also David Newcorn, Senior Editor
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How to find the best new hires in packaging

In today's tight labor market, companies are implementing a variety of strategies-some new, some tried and true-to attract the best talent to their packaging functions.
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Bringing a glacier to the consumer

On Vancouver Island, a brand new PET bottling line fed by an in-line stretch blow-molding machine is packaging right from a glacier some of the purest water on the planet.

Bottled water labeling?

Americans are drinking more bottled water, many believing it to be more healthful, but they may be missing out on the fluoride needed to combat tooth decay, warns the Chicago Dental Society.
Materials Product Brief

Portola Packaging, Inc: Versatile cap

Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has introduced the 38-mm STN 3 snap-on, twist-off cap. Injection-molded of LDPE, the STN 3 includes caps with a horizontal or vertical tab and is also available with a foil freshness seal.
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PMMI expects growth in machine spending

Packaging machinery spending by U.S. manufacturers this year will likely rise by up to 3% more than it did in 1997. Strong investment is expected from personal care and household/industrial chemical markets.

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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Donnybrook over spring brooks

FDA considers whether bottled water labels should carry information on levels of ingredients, contaminants and chemicals.
Materials Product Brief

Eastman Chemical Company: Bottled water resin

Eastapak Aqua polymers from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are designed specifically for manufacturing bottled water containers. The PET resins are said to offer superb clarity while meeting strict standards for not changing the taste of the water in the bottle.

Bottled water taps Kidz' market

In recent years, bottled water has made quite a splash with adults. Now Hinckley & Schmitt Bottled Water Co. of Chicago is aiming at kids with Kidz Water(TM), a fluoridated bottled drinking water.


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