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Dr. Martha Rogers and Don Peppers, authors of the hot business book The One-to-One Future, will headline the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s Annual Meeting March 5-7 at The Westin Mission Hills Resorts, Rancho Mirage, CA.
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Drawer-like CD pack

Alternatives for compact disc packaging come and go, yet the jewelbox has remained the popular choice among recording companies. With the development of a new CD package called Laserfile® and some help from a publishing company called College Media Journal (CMJ), that could soon change.
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Machines to fuel the future

New exhibit space at McCormick Place in Chicago lets Pack Expo 96 grow by over 21%, compared to '94. Greater international emphasis truly helps create a world show.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future

The most popular handtool for future packaging mechanics may well be a laptop computer, our experts say. Electronic controls have already arrived in many machines, and are expected to dominate by the turn of the century.
Materials Product Brief

Pack/print/design books

Jelmar Publishing Co., Inc. (Plainview, NY) has released a new, free catalog that describes books available on packaging, package printing and package design.
Materials Product Brief

CD packages

Plastofilm Industries (Wheaton, IL) has announced three thermoformed packages designed to hold 31/2" CD-ROM discs and 5" CDs. The 31/2" design has two snap-together parts that can be stacked for multi-disc shipping or storage, and is interchangeable as the top or bottom.
Materials Product Brief

Colors swatchbook

Courtaulds Performance Films (Martinsville, VA) offers a free swatchbook containing samples of 52 standard colors available in clear, matte or opaque deep-dyed polyester film.

Bill has EPA policing plastics

If Sen. Al D'Amato (R-NY) has his way, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be forced to develop a screening program for estrogenicity that would test all substances-including chemicals used in packaging-for negative effects on the human estrogen system.

Snoopy for President!

Winners of the 1995 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Washington, DC-based Paperboard Packaging Council, were announced March 25 (see page 42 for feature coverage of one of the winners).
After a bar code is ink-jet printed onto cases of paint cans, it is scanned by a bar code decoder as a quality check. The scanne
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Coding solution does double duty

Valspar Corp.'s ink-jet coding and scanning system provides automatic batch code verification and real-time production monitoring.


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