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Materials Product Brief
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Susceptor films

Himac (Atlanta, GA) offers a line of polyester microwave susceptor films that can be chemically or corona treated to precise customer specifications.
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NACD calls cocktail mix bottle 'Finest'

Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.
Materials Product Brief
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Technical services brochure

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) has released a new brochure that details the technical services provided in-house for the design, tooling, production and finishing of pharmaceutical, personal care, food and chemical specialties packaging.
Single-faced laminating provides 100% print coverage since the ?label? is actually a preprinted liner that?s laminated directly
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Schneider short-sheets paper costs

J.M. Schneider eliminates a layer of paper with its new F-flute litho-laminated box for prepared meats. The package reduced material costs and box manufacturing steps and competes with paperboard on cost, appearance.
An automatic card feeder places cards face down over the formed and filled blisters
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All-paper blister pack a reality in U.S.

Sally Hansen nail fortifier from Del Laboratories is one of the first U.S. mass-market applications for an all-paperboard blister pack.
Controls Product Brief
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Modular packaging line

Germany's interpack 96, the 14th International Trade Fair for packaging machinery and packaging, boasts the latest in machinery, containers and materials from around the world. Begun last month, we continue to review new products to be introduced in Dsseldorf, May 9 through 15.
Controls Product Brief
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Accumulator

The Accuglide Plus(TM) from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) is now available with three sensor options to permit gentle handling of lightweight cartons as they accumulate.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Kolmar Laboratories (Port Jervis, NY) has completed an expansion program to upgrade its facilities with the latest technology to mix, manufacture and fill a wide range of color cosmetics and personal care products.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouches for sterilization

TPF-0562 film pouches from Tolas Health Care Packaging (Feasterville, PA) are made of PE and DuPont's Tyvek® to create a high-performance alternative to conventional autoclavable packaging.
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U.S. companies say Eco-labels have hollow echo

U.S. Trade Representative presses European Union to endorse labels with descriptive language. Threats of trade retaliation ups the ante.
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Overall new outlook

The one pervasive element of the repackaging program is a new graphics approach for all its products. "We wanted to provide product and packaging innovation to the tea category, while giving a more unified branding look to the line," says Pam Aulisi, Lipton's manager of package design.
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Do Germany's package restrictions restrict trade?

In what may be just one challenge to the European "Union" policy, the European Commission has formally charged that Germany's policy of requiring high percentages of refillable containers for beverages unlawfully restricts free trade.
After a bar code is ink-jet printed onto cases of paint cans, it is scanned by a bar code decoder as a quality check. The scanne
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Coding solution does double duty

Valspar Corp.'s ink-jet coding and scanning system provides automatic batch code verification and real-time production monitoring.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

U.S. Can Corp. (Oak Brook, IL) will establish a paint can and general line facility in the Dallas, TX, area.
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Campbell puts V-8 in heat-set PET

Launched in January, Campbell Soup Co.'s new 46-oz heat-set bottle of polyethylene terephthalate for V-8 vegetable juice is said to be the only shelf-stable plastic container for a tomato-based beverage.
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Speedier heat transfer decorating

Culminating a two-year cooperative program, Avery Dennison's Decorating Technologies Div. (Framingham, MA) and Krones (Franklin, WI) have developed Thermocol, a new patent-pending system to apply heat-transfer decorating onto glass, plastic and metal containers at speeds to 500/min.
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EC loosens plastic food-contact rules

The European Commission (EC) agreed in principle to reduce the amount of toxicological testing required for plastics additives in food packaging. The reason?
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mobil Chemical Co.'s (Pittsford, NY) Films Div.: D.L. Gosper, senior vp, growth and technology; James P. Ashmore, sales mgr., North America; Chris McGuire, customer service mgr.

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