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Healthy race to develop new food packaging

Government concerns about nutrition and obesity prompt food companies to explore new label copy and packaging.
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
Richard C. Botsch
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Hall of Fame welcomes five in 2002

Among the gala events associated with Pack Expo International 2002 is the induction of this year’s new members in the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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Contoured bottle fits Hansen's entrance into single-serve water

Hansen Beverage Co. entered the single-serve flavored water market in July with its Energy Water line sold in a 24-oz hot-filled polyethylene terephthalate bottle from Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI).
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Appointments, promotions

—Hammer Lithograph (Rochester, NY): Hart Swisher, dir., innovation and technology; Andy Beach, mgr., technical services.
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Appointments, promotions

SIG Combibloc Inc. (Columbus, OH): Terry V. Derrico, president, CEO. Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): Michael E.
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Healthful soft drink splashes onto scene

Aloe Splash® noncarbonated soft drink debuted in April on the West coast in a custom bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate topped by a large, 38-mm sports cap.
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Heinz' EZ Squirt has more than cool curves

Come October, innovative packaging will help the H.J. Heinz Co. launch Heinz EZ Squirt, the first ketchup designed especially for kids. The Pittsburgh-based ketchup king designed the package with cool curves and pliable sidewalls that are easily squeezed.
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More conferences for EastPack

Several groups are planning conference sessions during EastPack in Philadelphia. Some are planned for Monday, the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 23.
Creative Packaging Corp. accepts the McKesson Supplier Certification Award: (from left) Tom Wilcox, Wade Utsunomiya, Jerry Somme
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Achievements

Petroleum Packaging Council (Chicago, IL) will fund university scholarships to junior and senior packaging science students at Clemson University, Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
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Contract packaging bets on Las Vegas

As part of the third annual Private Label Expo, show sponsor Bentley Intl. has added a Contract Packaging Expo, April 5 to 6, in Las Vegas. Conference sessions on outsourcing will also be featured.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Multivac (Kansas City, MO): Michel L. Defenbau, CEO, Multivac North and Central America.—Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL): Dirk Briskorn, president; Bill Whitesel, vp of operations; Paul Williams, vp, sales, marketing and service.—Slautterback Corp.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

UCB Films Inc. (Smyrna, GA): Andy Newman, president.—AGR Intl., Inc. (Butler, PA): Henry Dimmick, Jr., CEO; Robert Cowden, vp, sales and service.—American National Can Group, Inc.
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation (sidebar)

Facts and figures
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation

Featuring five specialty pavilions, including a new one for converters, WestPack 99 honors its history at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to 30.
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Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL): Tom L. Wilcox, dir., sales and marketing.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL) received the 1998 Supplier of the Year Award from McKesson Water Products Co.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL): Jim Sonsalla, intl. sales rep.
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New beverage targets 'action heroes'

Marketed as "refreshment for action heroes," Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp.'s new REfresher non-carbonated beverage uses eye-catching graphics to target action-oriented 15- to 30-year-olds.
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Packages test 'new waters'

Infused with supplementary oxygen, new oxygenated bottled waters are said to enhance physical endurance and offer a fresh taste akin to mountain water.
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Tapping into the power of the Eastern market

EastPack '98 returns to Philadelphia May 19 to 21, growing to over 125ꯠ sq' of packaging products and two specialty pavilions. IoPP's development conferences will also attract packaging professionals looking to learn.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL) was presented with the McKesson Water Products 1997 Supplier Certification Award.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL): Tom Stoneberg, dir., new product development.
A custom-built seal tester squeezes bottles through a succession of vertical rollers to expose leakers or poor seals
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules

Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.
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Push/pull caps: from fad to fixture

"We thought for a while that [sports caps] would be a fad, but now I think they're here to stay." So says Mountain Valley Springs president Tom Mitchell in explaining his company's move to push-pull sports caps on 0.5-L and 1-L bottles of water.
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WestPack draws from far and wide

Featuring four specialty pavilions, including a brand new Materials Handling Pavilion, WestPack '97 unfolds at the Anaheim Convention Center September 23 to 25.
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Shaking things up at Snapple

"A package that meets the targeted consumer's needs" is how Snapple marketing manager Sylvia Oriatti describes the new Snapple Squeeze line of juice drinks in 20-oz bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate.
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SouthPack to unveil 'Gallery of Packaging'

The Creative Packaging Show, 500 exhibitors, a Scan Tech pavilion and a wide-ranging conference program-it's all part of SouthPack, set to attract 11ꯠ to Atlanta's World Congress Center, May 6 to 8.
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Controlled dosing gel pack

A custom package for Colgate-Palmolive's Mennen Speed Stick® Gel anti-perspirant/deodorant allows users to control precisely how much gel is dispensed from the package.
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Grocery packaging waste down

The grocery business is another that has moved aggressively in reducing packaging waste in an attempt to head off costly and burdensome federal, state and local regulations.
McKesson runs three sizes (left) through its new line, typically keeping size changes to about once per week. Immediately after
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McKesson brings PET packing in-house

Fast-growing California water bottler is learning to appreciate the advantages of in-house filling, after long relying on contract bottlers for its half-, 1- and 1.5-L PET bottles.
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Sportscap closure tops water bottles

A pull-push sportscap closure adds extra appeal to Castle Springs' two new sizes of natural spring water. Supplied by Creative Packaging (Buffalo Grove, IL), the 28-mm closure includes a clear green injection-molded polypropylene base, a white polyethylene spout and clear PP overcap.
On the bloc system, bottles move from the rinser (A), to the filler (B), then the capper (C). Infeed, discharge and transfer w
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PET water bottles flow through filling

AquaPenn rinses, fills and caps PET bottles on a bloc system twice as fast as a former line, producing 1/2-L and 20-oz bottles of spring water. Improved bottle handling slashes downtime, resulting in a nearly 20% increase in efficiency.
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East Coast show packs power

Sponsors of EastPack '96 plan to wow visitors with the debut of the Packages '96 pavilion. Over 450 exhibitors and 10ꯠ visitors are expected, March 19-21, at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
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Diverse forces shape today's creative packaging

The four primary goals of packaging-product protection, identification, dispensing and merchandising-won't change in the 21st century. But as we near that milestone, the market forces that more subtly affect packaging are evolving.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL): Ted Guss, mgr. corporate technical services.