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Supplier news: International agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) is pursuing and establishing licensing relationships with Asian companies for its polymer technologies.
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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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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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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.
Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.
Controls Product Brief
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA) announces LabelMAX(TM) for Windows '95 that works with printers using Windows drivers, including ink-jet, laser and thermal-transfer printers.
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Lean look courts young adults

Call it the no-label look that's almost no label at all. Hereford, U.K.-based H.P. Bulmer is hoping the minimalist look of its Decoda alcoholic soda will appeal to its targeted 18-to-22-year-old demographic.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Film delivery system

Wulftec's (Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, Canada) NTPS pre-stretch film carriage reduces film consumption. Its components require no threading, and pre-stretch rollers resist cuts, scuffing, pitting and surface deterioration from chemical contamination.
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Snoopy for President!

Winners of the 1995 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Washington, DC-based Paperboard Packaging Council, were announced March 25 (see page 42 for feature coverage of one of the winners).
Finished d?essence sampler packages (above) measure roughly 1? high and 3? wide at their widest points. Each requires a separate
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Essence of success

Distinguished packaging for perfume "duplicates" creates an air of a well-established presence for new manufacturer/marketer d'essence. Impressive results merited an award from the Paperboard Packaging Council.
Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s system

Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has redesigned its TOPAS® f/f/s system to increase productivity of up to 1겨 bags/hr. In addition to free-flowing bulk goods, such as plastic resins, fertilizers and chemicals, the system can now accommodate difficult-to-handle products such as PVC powders.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Myers Container Corp. (Emeryville, CA) and Container Management Services, a div. of Western Drums, Inc., (Hayward, CA) have merged their reconditioning operations, now known as Container Management Services, LLC.
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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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PEN homopolymer okay for food contact

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a long-awaited regulation permitting the use of polyethylene naphthalate homopolymer for food packaging.
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Stand-up pouches debut for Stockpot's chilled soup concentrates

In its 15 years of existence, Stockpot Soup, Redmond, WA, has earned an international reputation among restauranteurs for high-quality, cook/chill soup concentrates, sauces, gravies and entrees.
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Sleeve/bottle combo facilitates recycling

Multi-material packages aren't usually thought of as being recyclable. However, a new type of dual-material sleeve pack, developed in Europe, was designed with recycling precisely in mind.
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Regaining economies of scale in glass

If Lipton's new paperboard container is the showpiece innovation, the tea maker's engineers helped pay for it with a quiet consolidation of its glass containers for iced tea products.

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