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Materials Product Brief
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Ice cream cup

Tetra Laval Food Hoyer (Pleasant Prarie, WI) has introduced the Tetra Cup. Targeted for ice cream applications, the polyethylene/ paperboard/polyethylene structure may soon be used for margarine or cultured products, according to the company.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bostik Inc. (Middleton, MA) acquired Shell Chemical Co.'s (Akron, OH) Specialty Copolyester Product Line.
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More action on milk labeling

In an effort to promote consistency and clarity in milk labeling, the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF) petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish the term "skim" as a synonym for "nonfat" for labeling milk, acidified milk, cultured milk and sweetened condensed milk.
Controls Product Brief
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Off-line analyzers

Mocon's (Minneapolis, MN) new Pac Check(TM) Models 600 and 650 combination off-line analyzers measure oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace in rigid and flexible packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) has placed first in Customer Satisfaction in the 1995 Mastio & Co. survey of the LDPE industry.
For each machine, 34 separate temperature controllers
9;one for each cavity and two for the manifold
9;maintain precise temperat
Feature Article
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Some like it hot

Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.
Materials Product Brief
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Recovery drum liners

CDF's (Plymouth, MA) Model RDL85 are 85-gal recovery drum liners that offer double the protection in handling damaged or leaking drums. They can be drop-ped into damaged 55-gal drums to prevent leakages, or the drums can be in-serted into the liner for added protection.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lawson Mardon Packaging (Bristol, UK): Armin Weinhold, COO , Healthcare/Cosmetics Business Sector.
Suntory can now rely on Monotherm-blown bottles (right) as well as on bottles blown by means of other heat-set technologies (lef
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New blow-molding process for heat-set PET bottles

Monotherm technology produces PET bottles that can be filled at temperatures as high as 95°C. New Age beverages and returnable/refillable bottles are target applications.
Materials Product Brief
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Snap-hinged closures

Zeller Plastik's (Libertyville, IL) new Zelsnap(TM) dispensing closures are suited for families of products, including honey, mustard, relishes and syrups, in that they help maintain a family look.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exel Logistics North America (Columbus, OH) has opened a 325ꯠ-sq-ft distribution center for Quantum Chemical in Gary, IN.
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Canadian/American aseptic PET bottling line has European roots

by Ben Miyares, editorial director, Packaging Strategies
Materials Product Brief
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Multi-stacker for pouches

The new Model PL Champ Pivot Loader from Dyna-Pak (Kennewick, WA) features continuous, automatic multi-stack packing at rates to 100 packages/min.
News
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Putting color additives onto labels

FDA wants processors and manufacturers of butter, cheese and ice cream to declare FD&C Yellow No. 6 by name in the ingredient list on labels of products containing this color additive.
The new inner cap for Maybelline lipsticks not packed in blister cards is a thermoforming and trimming achievement. This is espe
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Maybelline 'caps' thermoforming technology

High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
Materials Product Brief
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New rigid films

New films from American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) provide good clarity, as well as impact and chemical resistance, and strength and forming ease.
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North Carolina nixes ADF for now

Consumers in North Carolina will not be faced with an advance disposal fee on most containers in the near future, but the idea isn't completely dead.
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Rep. Shays pressing FDA on indirect additives

FDA hopes new TOR policy will lead to quicker approval of packaging materials, and deflation of building political pressure.

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