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In this illustration, consumers rate how specific environmentally related packaging changes could influence their purchasing dec
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COPE takes environmental pulse

In one of its final tasks before disbanding at the end of 1996, the Council on Packaging in the Environment (COPE) released a Retrospective entitled "Taking the Environmental Pulse of the Consumer: A 4-Year Look." The COPE-funded study, conducted by the Environmental Research Associates (ERA), surveyed consumer opinions between 1993 and '96.
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Toploading robotic system

The Collectopack from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a top-loading robotic system that separates, checks, counts, collates and places products into top-load cartons or feeds multi-packs into a wrapper or cartoner.
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Chemical packaging plant explodes

An explosion followed by a fire at a chemical packaging plant in West Helena, AR, killed three firefighters and caused the governor to declare a state of emergency as the area was evacuated due to toxic fumes.
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Survey: training gap for packaging automation (sidebar)

Methodology
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Static-phase coupling

Candy Controls (Niles, IL) has introduced the Candy Phasing Hub, a static-phase adjusting coupling for angular displacements. When in motion, it operates as a rigid 1:1 shaft coupling.
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Toploading robotic system

The Collectopack from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a top-loading robotic system that separates, checks, counts, collates and places products into top-load cartons or feeds multi-packs into a wrapper or cartoner.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Amoco Chemicals (Chicago, IL), Magnetic Separation Systems, Inc. (Nashville, TN), Shell Chemical Co. (Akron, OH), and Wellman, Inc.
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Gauging demand for calendered plastics (sidebar)

Calendering developments show steady growth
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Encyclopedia updates packaging technology

"Ten years agoo/ooservo drives were for airplanes, sous vide was French for vacuum and Crown Cork and Seal was an also-ran in the world of can makers.
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Gardeners get a friendlier fertilizer pack

"Now it's just shake and go." That's how Greg Moore of Agway, Inc., describes how much easier it is for home gardeners to dispense Agway's eight specialty fertilizers since the Syracuse, NY, firm switched from a bag-in-box approach to a rigid container with dispensing closure.
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Plastic drum

Florida Drum (Harrisburg, NC) has added a 15-gal size to its line of plastic drums. The Delta Drum 15 is designed to replace users' DOT 34-marked 15-gal drums, which can no longer be used in shipping, says the company.
Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Co. will be among the first to shift to suggested FDA refrigeration statements on the labels of its To
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Refrigeration language guidance steams food companies

Many food packagers resist FDA guidance on more explicit labeling language for refrigerated foods.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Univation Technologies (Houston, TX), the joint venture of Union Carbide Corp. (Danbury, CT) and Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) for PE technology, licensing and catalyst supply, has opened for business worldwide.
While these former PP bottles (above) earned recognition from NACD last year, they didn1t provide the clarity that the new PET v
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Bottle drinks from the stream of technology

American Beverage Marketers warm-fills its Finest Call cocktail mixes into new PET bottles, then injects liquid nitrogen. The LN2 prevents bottle paneling and helps to extend shelf life. The PET bottle replaces PP, providing greater clarity and appeal for the product's introduction to the retail market.
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Vibration trending

Hardy Instruments (San Diego, CA) has introduced a new, two-wire, loop-powered vibration transmitter for measuring vibration on plant machinery including pumps, fans, blowers, motors and mixers.
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T&A hitches its wagon to a brand

Already a leading marketer of its own branded, value-added, fresh-cut produce, Tanimura & Antle took its fresh-cut program to a whole new level on April 28.
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NPE 1997 delivers a 'world of plastics'

Billed as the world's largest plastics exposition this year, NPE 1997 expects more than 1귔 exhibitors and 75ꯠ visitors at Chicago's McCormick Place between June 16 and 20. A technology-oriented conference program focusing on plastics trends will feature at least 100 industry experts.
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Plastics' broken loop

Recycled-content legislation has receded, environmentalists have been quiet and virgin PET is plentiful and cheap. Packagers are divided on whether to continue their commitments to use post-consumer resin in the U.S. market.

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