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Pactiv: Protective sleeves

Sleevit® packaging sleeves from Pactiv Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) protect delicate surfaces from abrasion while allowing product visibility. Sleeves are made from 1/8" PE Astro-Foam® sheet die-cut to stretch into diamond-shaped mesh vents.
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Web Plus: Capsule reviews

A variety of distinctive glass wine bot-tles are featured at www.winebottle.com, the site of Wine Bottle & Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada).
Ground beef, like this retail package, may soon be treated with irradiation for safety. One major supplier, IBP, may use irradia
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FDA radiates antipathy on irradiation labeling

Agency appears reluctant to let food processors use less-frightening labeling declaration for foods that are irradiated. Consumer opposition to any change is very strong.
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Alcoholic beverage packaging ban stuns

A new proposal to limit packaging options staggers industry. Agency would ban alcohol in packages that could lure underage drinkers.
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Canandaigua touts dual-spout box

Consumers can now serve both a white and blush wine from the same package thanks to "Party in a Box," currently being test-marketed by Canandaigua Wine Co.
This excerpted screen capture of the PC control programming software shows a portion of ladder logic programming that incorporat
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PC control grows up

Contract packager Beverage Capital becomes one of the first users of a 78-valve liquid filler controlled by a single PC. Benefits include ease of use, faster troubleshooting.
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Nomaco Engineered Foam Solutions: Nomaco Engineered Foam Solutions: Corkless cork for wine

Nomaco (Zebulon, NC) has introduced Nomacorc(TM), a synthetic replacement for natural cork. It is made in an extrusion process using engineered polymers.
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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New wine claims

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has approved two statements that winemakers can put on their labels touting the "health effects" of wine, after three years of lobbying by the wine industry.
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Holiday carrier sells for Zima

For a six-week period during the recent holiday season, consumers nationwide had the opportunity to purchase a six-pack of 12-oz glass-bottled Zima® in a stunning holographic paperboard carrier.

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