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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.
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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.
A pallet load of bottles conveys from right to left into the hoist area of the depalletizer (above).  This line produces 1.75-L
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United Distillers bulks up on savings

United Distillers saves $400ꯠ in freight and corrugated costs by purchasing bottles in bulk rather than in reshippers, and by shipping outgoing product in a Bliss-style case rather than the reshipper. New depalletizer, case erectors, case taper and inspection systems boost efficiency on 1.75-L spirits line.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The Advantage vf/f/s system from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) is made with stainless steel to meet USDA sanitary requirements for packaging poultry, red meat, seafood and similar products into retail or club- size packages.
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PEF'S ANNUAL REPORT

The Packaging Education Forum has launched an "Annual Report on Packaging Education" to inform leading packaging companies about efforts to improve packaging's positive role in society through better education.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Gary D. Jerdee, technical service engineer for Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), received the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, funded by Enercon Industries Corp.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mobil Chemical Co.'s Films Div. (Pittsford, NY): Megan Hart to newly created position of market development mgr./tobacco.
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Void-fill maker

The CorruGuard(TM) Former is an innovative machine from Appleton Mfg. Div. (Neenah, WI) that converts waste corrugated material into patented forms of void-fill.
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FDA worried about pediatric drug labeling

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) continues its effort to ensure that drug labels contain sufficient information about use for children. In December '94, FDA required manufacturers to determine if the pediatric use sections of labeling could be modified "based on adequate and well-controlled studies in adults and other supporting information." Companies would then submit a supplemental pediatric application where appropriate.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) was presented with the 1996 Distinguished Service Award by the National Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers (Lanham, MD).
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Legal primer guides packaging professionals

What kind of fee flexibility can you expect for legal service?
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Vertical form/fill/seal

Prodo-Pak's (Garfield, NJ) Model RVF-16.5S is a vertical form/fill/ seal machine designed to produce four-side-sealed pouches in multiples of two to 12 across, at speeds to 1ꯠ pouches/min.
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Neckband doubles as UPC label for milk

When Floresville, TX-based Promised Land Dairy debuted its all-natural flavored milks in old-style glass jars about a year ago, management elected to use a single universal glass bottle for quarts and another for half-gallons.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Corp. (Cincinnati, OH): Dr. Kerry F. Williams, vp, research and development.
Two of Coors? bulk bins for crowns are shown in their role as hoppers atop the crown feeders. The built-in slide gates, current
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Reusable bin does double duty for Coors

Coors receives its bottle crowns in custom plastic bulk bins that double as hoppers on the packaging line thanks to a built-in slide gate.
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Waking the Dough Boy

Pillsbury Canada Ltd.'s recent overhaul of its Refrigerated Baked Goods Business was more than just skin deep. Larger portions, increased product offerings, and an aggresive advertising campaign were all part of an effort to stir this sleeping product category.

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