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Silica gel desiccant

CondensationGuard(TM) from Grace Davison (Baltimore, MD) is specially formulated to respond near the dew point when moisture condenses into water droplets, thereby adsorbing only excess moisture and maintaining a proper moisture balance.
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Milking graphic appeal

Who else would Columbus, OH-based Borden Inc. be targeting with its new Crazy Milk lowfat milk product?
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Elder-Friendly Rules May Eliminate Some Child-Resistant Packages

Ever since President Nixon signed the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) into law in 1970, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has been fielding complaints from adults who feel some child-resistant (CR) packages are too hard to open.
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Sculpting a family look

When salon haircare products company Graham-Webb added a sculpting foam to its Bodacious line of products, it wanted a dispenser that looked and functioned like the other dispensers in the line.
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AmeriStar's industrial winners

Winners of the 1994 AmeriStar Package awards were announced November 12 at a reception held in conjunction with Pack Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by the Herndon, VA-based Institute of Packaging Professionals, recipients in the Industrial Category included a multi-compartment paperboard container for pressure transmitters and a polycarbonate suspension system for silicon wafers.
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Rigid vinyl film

Previously available from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) as a three-layer adhesive lamination of vinyl/PE/ACLAR®, Pentapharm® ACLAR rigid vinyl film is now available with or without a PE layer.
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Coca-Cola's efficiency soars with ultrasonics

Ultrasonic proximity and motion control sensors improve efficiency and reduce downtime at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated's Mobile, AL plant.
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New BOPP fillm

Propafilm CK 140 from ICI Films (Chicago, IL) is a biaxially oriented PP film with good moisture, gas and flavor barriers. FDA approved for direct food contact, it is suited for dry mixes, powders, spices, candies, coffee, tea, medical device overwraps or any product requiring an anti-static surface.
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Adhesive brochure

National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers a brochure explaining how the company devotes its research and resources to developing new adhesives and adapting existing products to meet changing packaging and converting needs.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pillsbury Co., Minneapolis, MN, signed a 20-year agreement with Seneca Foods Corp., Pittsford, NY, to make Seneca the main processor of Green Giant canned vegetables.
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Revamped Bottle Bill Could Be Worth Cost, Study Says

A new study on the costs and benefits of a national bottle bill conducted for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that the social benefits of deposit legislation would slightly outweigh the costs-provided a least-cost system were adopted.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Dr. Theodore P. Labuza is the 1995 Recipient of the DFISA/FPEI Food Engineering Award, sponsored by Dairy and Food Industries Supply Association and the Food and Process Engineering Institute.
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When 'green' fails at the cash register

Consumers are proving that it isn't enough for packaging to be demonstrably better for the environment than the packaging used for a competitive product.
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New LDPE resin

Petrothene® NA 336-201 is a new LDPE resin from Quantum Chemical (Cincinnati, OH). It contains a high-level of slip agent that makes it suitable for thin-gauge film lines running at high output rates.
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Directive adopted

In Europe, comprehensive legislation for reducing, recovering and recycling packaging waste became a reality on December 14 when the European Union Council of Ministers and the European Parliament adopted a directive on all packaging and packaging waste.
When counterfeiters can reproduce holograms like those that appear on Microsoft?s packaging, it?s almost impossible to police pi
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Chesebrough decision strips away protection

If an appellate court decision stands, protection has narrowed for trade dress in packaging. P&G's newest suits could prove troublesome.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn) sold its polypropylene business to Huntsman Chemical (Salt Lake City, UT).
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Polypropylene merger shaved a bit

Montedison S.p.A. of Italy and Royal Dutch-Shell of the Netherlands will be allowed to finalize the $6-billion merger of polypropylene operations an-nounced last fall now that the two partners have agreed to sell off the polypropylene assets of Shell Oil in the U.S.

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