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Chesebrough continues its two-chamber approach

After seeing its unique Mentadent toothpaste soar to $90 million in sales, Chesebrough-Ponds, Green-wich, CT, is now marketing Mentadent dual-action mouthwash.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): William C. Norman, business mgr., special products; Mark E. Sova, sales mgr., special products and polypropylene.
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Nimble, facile, flexible:How packaging survives

Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is expected to add 200 million lbs per year of ethylene capacity and 60 million lbs of propylene capacity by mid-year '97 at its Longview, TX, facility.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
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FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
A customized vf/f/s system (top) produces pouches holding liquids as thin as water to sauces laden with particulates as shown ab
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Pouches, vf/f/s system add sizzle to sauce sales

Vf/f/s system helps Fontina Foods increase sales threefold and expand its product line for foodservice/institutional customers. Eight-month equipment payback is projected due to selling product in flexible pouches rather than HDPE pails.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Shell Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) will open a PEN manufacturing facility in Pt. Pleasant, WV.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC) has announced the completion and opening of its new technical and business center in Gent, Belgium.
Many retailers order small quantities to minimize inventories, as these stacked pallets of corrugated cases suggests
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First Brands bags labor, freight savings

New logistics software helps First Brands configure retail display pallets cost efficiently, lowering labor and freight costs by 50% and 30%, respectively.
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How State Chemical cleans up (sidebar)

Flexibility needed in case printing

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