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Supplier news: International agreements

Kollmorgen Instruments Corp.'s (Waltham, MA) Macbeth Div. merged with the Gretag Color Control Systems Div. of Gretag AG (Regensdorf, Switzerland).
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EPA tries to color converters 'green'

Pricing and performance of flexible packaging could be affected by EPA's new regulatory programs and by voluntary changes, too.
Controls Product Brief
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Sensor controller

The PLATO sensor controller from Entry Technology (Cream Ridge, NJ) can be used with sensor-based inspection systems to provide quality assurance on packaging lines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ): Traci Jensen, mktg. mgr., food and consumer packaging.
Samples of the Marineland and Aquatech branded bags depict the products in action, reproduced in four-color process printing.
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Aquaria's new 'bait' catches more customers

New graphics on new bags packed in a new way have dramatically improved the look of aquarium filter packs. The appearance catches on with more retailers, too.
Materials Product Brief
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Returnable hot melt totes

National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers its hot melt adhesives in returnable totes to simplify material handling operations and reduce waste.
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Campbell tests home delivery program

Last month in Ohio, Campbell Soup Co. began testing its Intelligent Quisine concept. The three-meals-per-day, 10-week program includes more than 40 items-from sirloin beef tips to French toast with sausage to peanut butter bars-that are shipped via UPS to consumers' homes.
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PE/EVOH/PE bottles make shelf-stable splash for Hawaiian Punch

Until recently, bottlers of shelf-stable juice drinks had only two plastic packaging options: bottles of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene (PP/EVOH/PP) containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Fieldbus interface

The Profibus process fieldbus interface card from Hardy Instruments (San Diego, CA) is designed for the company's HI 2160RC loss-in-weight rate controller.
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Spouted cartons extend milk's shelf life

Alta Dena® Certified Dairy is one of the first U.S. dairies to use SPOUT-PAK® spouted paperboard gabletop cartons from International Paper (Memphis, TN).
The air pillows can be inflated with the box partially open, allowing the operator to visually verify that the contents are sec
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Don't crush that cup!

James River relies on air-filled pillow pouches to keep fragile paper cup and plate sales samples in pristine condition for presentations to major accounts.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC/PE with light absorber

When used in MAP packaging of fresh meat, fish, seafood and poultry, Green-Tek's (Edgerton, WI) Polyraz PVC/PE film with UV light absorber prevents UV light penetration, thereby reducing discoloration of red meat products.
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Oscar Mayer rolls out lunch pack for adults

Since 1988, says Oscar Mayer, more than one billion prepackaged Lunchables®-brand lunch combinations have been consumed. Based on that product's success with kids, the Madison, WI, Kraft Foods division introduced in November Lunchables Deli-Carryouts(TM) sandwich combinations for adults.
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Label this one a winner

A package redesign for Canadian Mist blended Canadian whisky earned manufacturer Brown Forman Beverages Worldwide a 1996 Pyramid Award for excellence in labeling from the Films Div.
Once the sides of the container are raised, the operator inserts the bag cassette into the box (right). The fitting on the bag
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Green package keeps greens greener

Better cube and easy disposal or recycling are the main reasons why chemical maker Aquatrols added corrugated bulk containers to its offerings.
Materials Product Brief
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Pressure-sensitive adhesives

The latest technologies in waterborne, hot melt and solvent-type p-s adhesives for labels, graphics, medical and industrial applications are described in a brochure from National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ).
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Labeling meat substitutes

FDA and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) want to encourage more nutritious variations of traditional foods, but are wrestling with how such foods should be labeled.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Industrial Container (Marietta, GA) opened a plastic drum manufacturing facility in Hazelton, PA.

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