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Without proper venting, container collapse can occur
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Vented cap liners cure container woes

High-altitude plastic bottle collapsing problems solved and product safety and brand image preserved.
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BPA gets into court, too

Most of the discussions about bisphenol A, or BPA, in this column have been about how regulatory officials and governments have reacted to the chemical’s presence in packaging. 
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Global packaging research

The International Association of Packaging Research Institutes was established in 1971 as an international membership association to promote packaging as a global science to important target groups within international organizations and research foundations.
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A Jim Beam perspective

Robert Land, corporate packaging engineer at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., talks about trends in packaging.
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.
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2011 Clear Choice Awards: Innovation in glass pack design recognized

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has announced the winners of its 2011 Clear Choice Awards. Sponsored by GPI since 1989, the awards honor consumer product goods manufacturers that expand the frontiers of glass packaging design by using glass containers in innovative ways.
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Waste-to-Energy Exchange

Produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability, the Waste-to-Energy Exchange will discuss solid waste as a renewable source of energy and implementation strategies for packaging professionals. Held at the NY Institute of Technology on Nov 9, 2011, registration is open.
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TE clamshell for sprouts

Baltimore-based Brassica Sprout Group has announced a switch to what it believes is the industry’s first tamper-evident, tamper-resistant, vented clamshell container as one more step in their continued efforts to improve food safety in the sprout market. 
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Aluminum can recycling rate highest in a decade

Aluminum Week, Sept. 12-15, will ‘Celebrate Sustainability’ with good news during the association’s 78th annual meeting.

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