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FDA to streamline dietary supplement labels

Agency proposes to shrink options for health claims, product names and symbols that can be used by makers of vitamins, supplements and herbals.
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How package design can enhance marketing

The book is published by NTC Business Books (Lincolnwood, IL) under the auspices of the American Marketing Assn. It's available for $49.95.
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Book 'transports' distribution packaging knowledge

New publication aids those responsible for specifying packages for shipping. Package designers and distribution students will be helped, too.
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Exploring the metallocene 'revolution'

In recent years, Packaging World and other publications have reported on current news and applications where the properties of metallocene-based resins have enhanced the performance of packaging materials.
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A short course on plastics technology

A new book promises to explain plastics packaging technology to scientists, engineers, even college graduates who begin new jobs and need a quick tutorial.
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Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters: Awards book

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters (Alexandria, VA) has published the Packaging Shootout Awards book including 265 entries from the Eighth Intl.
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SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: SATO America, Inc: CD labeler

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2115 labeler can print and apply two sizes of p-s labels to CD jewel boxes at speeds to 100 products/min. The system uses a SATO 8450 thermal-transfer printer interfaced to the Model 2115ST stepper-driven microprocessor-controlled wipe-on labeler.
The barrier foam tray now used for secondary packaging replaced a thermoformed flexible film. It makes Burnett?s line of micr
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Burnett cooks with foamed PP/EVOH tray

California marketer of precooked beef and pork takes the home meal replacement concept to a new level thanks to its foamed PP tray with EVOH barrier.
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Regulations guide

A Guide to European Cosmetic Regulations provides 75 pages to assist U.S. companies in understanding and complying with European Union regulations. The soft-cover book is a joint publishing project of Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (Palatine, IL) and the American Beauty Assn.
American Plastics Exchange
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Recycling on the web

There are now several sites cropping up on the web where packagers and package manufacturers alike can either source or recycle scrap packaging materials.

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