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Aseptic carton with screw cap juices sales

Dublin, Ireland-based Batchelors Ltd.'s share of the overall juice market in Ireland has risen approximately 10 percentage points since last October.
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.
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HDPE resin

Bottles made from Petrothene® LS 9020-46 HDPE resin from Millennium Petrochemicals Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) are said to have about three times the gloss and better crack resistance compared to bottles made with standard HDPE.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ): Leonard J. Berlik, exec. vp, adhesives.
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Plastics under seige in Massachusetts

A plastics recycling bill has been introduced in the Massachusetts state Senate that would, if passed, doom the sale of most plastic packaging. The bill bans plastic packaging for consumer products unless at least 80% of Massachusetts residents have access to plastics recycling facilities by December 31, 2000.
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Bottles and fitments

Stlzle-Oberglas (Scotch Plains, NJ) offers a complete line of new dropper-type bottles and dispensing fitments. The cylindrical bottles are made in stock sizes from 5 mL to 100 mL and are supplied with closures and dropper assemblies that fit the containers' standard 18-mm neck finishes.
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FDA Web updates

The Food and Drug Administration is making it easier to keep track of labeling changes for drugs by listing these changes on its MedWatch web site: http://www.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Millennium Chemicals Inc.'s (Iselin, NJ) three main operating units have changed their names to link with the Millennium name. Quantum Chemical is now Millennium Petrochemicals Inc.
These mock-ups of the Superga package were photographed without the label that describes the style, size and color of shoe.
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Turning the shoe industry on end

Italian shoemaker challenges packaging conventions by adopting a vertical gable-top package that resembles both a doctor's bag and a milk carton. Patented carton design offers environmental advantages in waste-conscious Europe.
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Shock testing instruments

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) has released a four-page, full-color brochure detailing the Lansmont line of Shock Testing Instruments. Discussed are various features that are said to ensure accurate, repeatable, and reliable test control; and various operational safety features.
An operator applies an updated price code to a package by sending it past an ink-jet coder.
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What price flexibility?

Mexican pharmaceuticals maker Byk Gulden relies on ink-jet coding to react faster when economic conditions require price changes to already-marked packages.
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Getting noticed is now packaging mission #1

In today's market, there are more serious packaging developments than the emergence of beverage containers with walls purposefully bent out of shape.
Materials Product Brief
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Release sheets

Winlon® Release Sheets from Winzen Film (Dallas, TX) are an alternative to coated paper sheets and are approved by the USDA and FDA. The sheets are available from 0.5 to 0.8 mil and in standard sizes from 7.5" x 7.5" to 22" x 28", as well as custom thicknesses and sizes.
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Roll-fed labeler

Sasib Food and Beverage North America (Charleston, SC) has developed a high-speed, roll-fed labeling machine capable of handling a variety of flexible or rigid containers at speeds to 1걄/min.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Plymouth Printing Co., Inc. (Cranford, NJ) has been named a certified partner by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Group, Wilmington, DE.
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Add-on packaging revs up Coors' sales

First things first. Yes, it's a real package. No, it's not actually shipped that way. But when retailers hand-erect the faux carburetor valve covers and insert the tabs into die-cut slots on 24-count multipacks of the new "engine block" package for Coors Light, they've got a clever floor display that has jump-started sales of the brand in a recent promotion, says the Golden, CO, brewer.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling

The use of a new copolymer for its 'soft feel' requires special care in container handling to preserve its appearance for men's haircare line. That risk wins a Best of Show in the National Assn. of Container Distributors competition.
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Metallocene film

Union Camp (Wayne, NJ) is now offering metallocene LLDPE film converted into finished bags or rollstock. The metallocene film can be used for heavy-duty shipping sacks, form/fill/seal packaging or bags for frozen products.

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