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Tenneco?s Dana Mead addresses The Aluminum Association?s annual meeting
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People, not technology, will drive global business

Like it or not--in fact, intentionally or not--virtually all U.S. businesses are already participating in the global marketplace, and the choice is not "whether" but "how well." So said Dana Mead, president of Pactiv, in remarks to The Aluminum Association's annual meeting last fall.
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Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Plastic buyer's source book

The 1998-1999 edition of the Plastic/Packaging Buyer's Source Book from InfoPlast (Irvine, CA) provides detailed supplier information for readers searching for plastic/packaging products and services.
Promo Edge?s label construction uses a proprietary hot melt adhesive that requires consumers to cut into the label. The label?s
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A winning combination

A unique label construction for an on-pack game piece provides both security and low cost for the shaver division of BIC Corp.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sharon Lobel, president and CEO of Seal-It, Inc., is one of 12 subjects of a forthcoming book called A League of Their Own, which profiles outstanding women entrepreneurs who have received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
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Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters: Membership directory

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (Alexandria, VA) has published its 1998-1999 Membership Directory. It includes more than 870 member corrugated plants, sheet plants, box plants and suppliers to the corrugated industry.
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BASF Corp.: General purpose PS

BASF's Polystyrene Business Group (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced 166H, a new high-molecular weight, general-purpose PS suitable for blending with HIPS and clear SBS block copolymers.
Director of packaging technology Bruce Cohen of Glaxo Wellcome subscribes to the theory that when valued packaging talent leave
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Employee retention through TLC

Want to keep packaging professionals from seeking opportunities elsewhere? Demonstrate clearly how much you want them in your 'career tent.'
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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt system for CDs

A three-fold paperboard CD holder, patented in England, required an unusual hot melt application in its production. Slautterback (Monterey, CA) used two modular M104 applicators to precisely deposit 80 hot melt dots in a pattern conforming to the rounded finished package shape.
On Valley's newest 200'-long labeling/sortation/collating line, cassettes, CDs and videos are manually loaded into the 10 dispen
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A new record for distributed control

Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.
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Common sense in the workplace, Japanese style

The U.S. version of this book is published by McGraw-Hill (New York, NY) for $24.95. Copyright holder is the Kaizen Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

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