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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
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The large U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's has been using these compostable, biodegradable trays for organic produce for the p
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U.S., U.K. progress in biodegradables

Biodegradable packaging is back in the news as Sainsbury’s in England unveils produce packs. Wal-Mart, meanwhile, launches bowls and plates in the United States.
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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
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Technical innovation on display

New oxygen-absorbing technology and a unique insulating liner for produce are two FPA winners admired for their technical innovation.
The upstream unit of the two-labeler setup is applying the label (above) to the top of the multipack of canned fruit or vegetabl
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Instant changeover with Del Monte's labeling duo

A pair of interconnected applicators yields automatic label roll changes using labels printed offline just-in-time. See in-plant video
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Corrugated protects fruit shipments

Three tree fruit producers participated in a recent field test that revealed that new corrugated “common footprint containers” provided the best protection for fragile fruit like peaches and nectarines, with less bruising during transit.
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Appeal inside and out

New Purina dog food bag employs vivid printing to catch dog owners’ eyes, great flavor inside to attract those owners’ canines.
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When packaging polishes the 'for sale' sign

Packaging takes many forms as it delivers a product from its manufacturer through the distribution channels to the retailer and finally to the consumer.
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Big boost in bagging salad

Zoltan Payerli of Salinas, CA-based Fresh Express is looking forward to Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. His attendance there two years ago led to the installation of a 16-head combination scale from Yamato, which is represented by Hayssen, a Barry-Wehmiller Co. (Duncan, SC).
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Lettuce in twin MAP packs

"Fresh now and fresh later," is how spokeswoman Robin Sprague of Fresh Express, Salinas, CA, describes the company's new Twin Pack of attached side-by-side bags of lettuce. "Consumers can use half of the pack immediately, and keep the other bag under modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) conditions to maintain freshness," she informs Packworld.com. "It's a unique concept that offers more convenience to consumers."

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