EPA has extended to June 5, 1996, the effective date of its hazardous waste containers rule, now being revised. The original rule, issued in December 1994, allowed the use of steel drums and pails that comply with U.S.
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In the sunny South Pacific, consumers of Punaauia, Tahiti-based Pacific Beverage Co.'s juices, nectars and alcoholic drinks--all packed in 1-L aseptic bricks--are now enjoying the convenience of a screw cap reclosure.
Unlike their counterparts in the U.S., many European consumers are no strangers to shelf-stable coffee creamers in aseptic bricks, even though that style of package lacks some of the user-friendliness and pouring ease of the gabletop carton.
This year's FPA awards recognized converters for packages that permit product viewing--even touching the product--without compromising package integrity. Reclosable and/or stand-up pouches drive into new product categories.
In December, Heaven Hill introduced three 750-mL "Single Barrel" premium aged Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys, each in a decorative glass container placed on a special gift carton and sold throughout the year.