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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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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.

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.

P&G detergents 'big' on convenience

In August, several varieties of liquid laundry detergents from Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) began appearing on store shelves in the biggest retail package yet.
Converters of wine labels took 10 out of the 53 annual awards presented by TLMI. Wineries, designers want labels they feel re
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Wine labels drink up awards

Recent competition honors labels used by wineries that realize the importance of presenting an appealing package to the consumer.

Arbor Mist packages wine success

Introduced in the summer of 1998 by Canandaigua Wine (Canandaigua, NY), Arbor Mist became the first wine in nearly two decades to reach sales of 1ꯠꯠ cases within the first 100 days of shipment.
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FDA says Weider's health claims lack muscle

Agency blocks the first effort to use a new expedited approval process for health claims on package labels. Who will try next?
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.


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