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Meridian shifts again

Sales are up for Meridian Clear, a noncarbonated, flavored spring water introduced in late 1993. So far up that Atlanta, GA-based Meridian Beverage Co.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Riverwood Intl. (Atlanta, GA) is increasing its converting capacity by 40ꯠ tons per year by installing two new carton converting lines at its West Monroe, LA, carton plant; Riverwood plans to start up a new $23 million coating and additives facility at the same location.
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Sheet-fed press proves it's game for Chicago converter

Sheet-fed offset press with in-line aqueous coating helps Moss Printing enhance efficiency, reduce labor costs and pursue additional business. A contract packer of a popular board game carton is among the first Moss customers to benefit.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. OSHA (sidebar)

Is OSHA too nit-picky?
Process technicians David Greene and David Craft (above) observe the control console of the 10-station gravure press. The printe
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Brach's bags a winner with nine-color candy graphics

A 10-station gravure press lets Morrill Press print in nine colors, then laminate that structure to a sealant layer in-line on a single pass for Brach & Brock Confections' chocolate-covered raisins.
In late June, Newsweek magazine devoted a full page article to the subject of repetitive-strain injuries and how OSHA would deal
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to levy big fines on companies. But it also has begun to show new interest in cooperating with industry.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): D. Lantz Reppert, executive vp, paperboard converting.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Riverwood Intl. Corp. (Atlanta, GA) and Cia. Suzano de Papel e Celulose (Sao Paulo, Brazil) have agreed to build a new carton converting plant in Brazil.
Premier Plastics uses two labeling \"systems\" to apply front and side labels for two sizes of Mallards Food Products' ginger st
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Labelers stir fry a skillet of savings

California converter blow molds and labels containers for packer of ginger stir fry sauce sold at supermarkets and club stores. Set-up and operation video trains operators on labeler use.
This table is taken from the EPA guidelines, as published in the Federal Register, March 15. Other tables listed recovered fiber
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EPA and industry 'boxing' over cartons

The Environmental Protection Agency wants higher post-consumer recycled paper content in government-purchased boxes. Meanwhile, packaging manufacturers fear even more supply and price problems.


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