Winners of the 1994 AmeriStar Package awards were announced November 12 at a reception held in conjunction with Pack Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by the Herndon, VA-based Institute of Packaging Professionals, recipients in the Industrial Category included a multi-compartment paperboard container for pressure transmitters and a polycarbonate suspension system for silicon wafers.
In Europe, comprehensive legislation for reducing, recovering and recycling packaging waste became a reality on December 14 when the European Union Council of Ministers and the European Parliament adopted a directive on all packaging and packaging waste.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pondering recommendations by an ad hoc committee of the President's Cancer Panel, which said cigarette packaging misleads smokers by listing very low tar and nicotine contents and not indicating how much a smoker might actually inhale.
National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers a brochure explaining how the company devotes its research and resources to developing new adhesives and adapting existing products to meet changing packaging and converting needs.