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Modified Packaging Summit spotlights contract packaging

Changes will integrate former Packaging Services Expo and Containers & Materials Expo. Outsourcing will be one focal point of this year’s conference sessions.
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Holiday air travelers bag items

Plastic bag manufacturer worked with airport authorities to give holiday travelers the bags they need to carry liquid items on airplanes.
Petitions raise questions of safety and approval of new, low-oxygen varieties of case-ready meat packs.
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MAP packaging hits turbulence

Petition raises questions of safety and approval of new, low-oxygen varieties of case-ready meat packs.
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Packaging Containers & Materials Expo

COMPANY BOOTH3M Security Solutions 1422Acucote Inc 1117Airlite Plastics Co. 1533Alastian 1730Alentuy 1635All-Pak, Inc 1521Alpha Packaging 1510American Excelsior 1435Anchor Packaging, Inc. 1613Arjobex 1439Atlantic Paper Co. 1117Avery Dennison, Engineered Films Division 1625Berry Plastics 1325Brand Protection Alliance 1117The Bottle Crew 1211Captive Plastics 1317Card Pak, Inc. 1226Chick Packaging 1639Closure Manufacturers Association 1504C.L.
DMI
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Companies

DMI completed an expansion of its Wharton, NJ, headquarters to 275ꯠ sq’ for manufacturing, filling, and packaging of aqueous products.
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Companies

O-I officially opened a glass manufacturing plant in Windsor, CO, which will produce more than 1 billion bottles annually.
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Pactiv to sell protective and flexible packaging businesses

Pactiv Corp. has agreed to sell substantially all of its North American and European protective and flexible packaging businesses to an affiliate of AEA Investors LLC, an international private equity firm, for approximately $530 million and the assumption of certain liabilities.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
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Film properties benefit Sengewald in Germany

Appearance, tear resistance, and peel properties are key benefits of a top film web used for thermoformed packs of surgical drapes and gowns sold primarily in Europe.
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PACK EXPO Video: Air-Paq inflatable packaging

PACK EXPO : Pactiv offers a look at its new Pactiv 9000 Air-Paq® engineered inflatable packaging at its booth, S-2342, at Pack Expo International 2004. See video clip of this machine
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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Companies

(Left to right) Baron Georges Jacobs, chairman of the executive committee of UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom), William Lowther, dir.
LMC Intl. (Elmhurst, IL) appointed John Molinaro to the position of regional sales manager.
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People

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) hired Mark Polivka as the vp of supply chain management.
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Pliant sues to defend slider patents

On September 30, Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) announced that it had served several companies with patent infringement complaints relating to flexible packaging that can be resealed with a slider device.
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Companies

–Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has started production of adhesives for the Latin American Region at its new Brazilian adhesives plant in Jacare’.
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Companies

–Flexicon Corp. (Bethlehem, PA) relocated into its new 90ꯠ sq’ mfg. facility and world headquarters.
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FPA Achievement Award suppliers

Alpha listing of suppliers mentioned in March '02 coverage of Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards:
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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
Will packaged goods companies face price increases from converters who have to reduce emissions generated by coating and laminat
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Web of confusion

EPA’s proposed clean air standard is likely to cost packagers, one way or another, in add-on costs by manufacturers or converters.
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PEF 'kicks off' fundraising program

In mid-December, the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) will randomly select the winning ticket for its Super Bowl XXXVI drawing. Proceeds of the fundraising effort will be used to underwrite packaging scholarship programs at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.
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International agreements

Hassia USA (Morganville, NJ) has joined forces with Erca-Formseal (Les Vlis, France) and A+F (Kirchlengern, Germany) to offer thermoformer flexibility and end-of-line packaging to their customers.
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International agreements

—Pactiv Corp.’s (Lake Forest, IL) Sengewald business unit is joining forces with Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. (Addison, IL) to announce a global strategic partnership for medical packaging.
In lieu of sending greeting cards, Edelstein Diversified Co. Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has made a holiday donation to The
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Achievements

The Folding Carton Div. of Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI) has achieved more than 7 years without a lost- time injury. —Plastic Suppliers, Inc.
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Appointments, promotions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL): Edwin W. Parkinson, president, CEO. —The New Resina® Corp. (Brooklyn, NY): Andrew May, president.
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Inline-applied slider-closure first

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Sargento Foods is the first commercial user of Pactiv's Hefty® Slide-Rite® closure system on a form/fill/seal package.
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Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
Process-printed flexography in seven colors by Robbie Manufacturing, the graphics carry the traditional Pilgrim's Pride look wit
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Printed films seal meat trays

Leak-proof films, featuring flexo-printed designs, seal both fresh chicken and frozen meat products for two companies at stores nationwide. Pilgrim’s Pride repositions its full line of fresh chicken and Carlson of Albert Lea debuts Crossroad Farms fully cooked frozen meats.
Ethan Allen's Thomas Lowery said package consistency posed a challenge for the company as it began selling furnishings on its We
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E-commerce builds momentum by the bay

Before a larger-than-anticipated audience in San Francisco, representatives from packagers Ethan Allen and Reflect.com address packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers.
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Appointments, promotions

Alvey Systems, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Douglas M. Westerman, dir., Central Region; Bruce Bleikamp, account mgr., Major Account Development; Steven Cohron, account mgr., Major Account Development; Hank Kirk, account mgr., Major Account Development.
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E-commerce seminar analysis

Packagers, material suppliers and other firms addressed ‘Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers’ at a June conference. Here’s an analysis from one of the conference's panel moderators.
Kraft
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Super marketing through packaging

Products at the Food Marketing Institute trade show in Chicago illustrate how grocery marketers rely heavily on packaging to add convenience and sales appeal.
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Grape grower adds 'zip' to bag

A new bag with a sliding zipper keeps a grower’s grapes unitized and adds consumer convenience. The gussetted bags also display well on store shelves.
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Appointments, promotions

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC): Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., COO.
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Program to present packaging for e-commerce

Executives from packaged goods manufacturers, logistics companies and packaging suppliers will address the topic "Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers" June 8 and 9 at the Renaissance Stanford Court in San Francisco.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

A management team of Van Leer Metallized Products Ltd. (Franklin, MA) has successfully completed negotiations to purchase the co., renaming it Proma Technologies.—International Paper’s Industrial Packaging Business (Memphis, TN) has completed a merger with Ace Packaging (Monroe, MI).—Westvaco (New York, NY) has signed a letter of intent to sell its liquid packaging business to Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.
A proprietary film lamination allows consumers to easily peel the lidding material from the tray, without fiber tear. The tray/l
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Sealer speeds Kahiki's new food line to market

To improve output of its new frozen dinners, Kahiki Foods invests in a rotary heat sealer that operates at twice the speed of its predecessor.
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Supplier news: International agreements

IWKA AG (Karlsruhe, Germany) has taken over the packaging technology div. of Jagenberg AG (Düsseldorf, Germany). Concurrently, IWKA has sold its defense technology div.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Tenneco Packaging (Lake Forest, IL) has completed its spin-off from Tenneco, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) and has become Pactiv Corp., a specialty packaging co.
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Scott's plants new zipper on Miracle-Gro bags

In January, The Scott's Co. is replacing a traditional reclosable zipper with a sliding version on its 8- and 16-qt bottom-gusseted, stand-up bags of Miracle-Gro® potting mix.
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Two-pronged attack in case-ready meats

Some supermarkets like vacuum skin-packing for case-ready meat, while others prefer modified-atmosphere master packs. Why not offer both, asks this Denver meat packer.
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FDA pressed to 'repackage' 120-day approval program

Congress appears likely to provide at least part of the $6 million needed to get a new 120-day notification program off the ground by Oct. 1. But many manufacturers are concerned with how the FDA will administer the program.
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Carrot producer 'slides' to new zipper

Bakersfield, CA-based carrot producer Wm. Bolthouse Farms is among the first packaged goods manufacturers to use of the Slide-Rite(TM) zipper from Pactiv Inc.
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Pre-made bags bring consistency

For a more consistent look for its line of frozen Mexican foods, Ruiz Food Products of Dinuba, CA, is using the Promobag(TM) from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS).
Ben Miyares, V.P. Industry Relations, PMMI
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
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Hormel expanding MAP-packed pork

Hormel Foods, Austin, MN, believes it now has a long-shelf-life package system that delivers prepackaged pork cuts through a supermarket chain's warehouse.
An operator at AAP St. Marys (above) places an aluminum wheel in the molded recess of a high-density polyethylene tray. Each lay
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Wheel manufacturer eliminates quality defects

An aluminum wheel manufacturer switches from polyethylene foam to polypropylene foam to cushion its wheels for overseas shipment, saving the company the costs of repairing damaged wheels.
Tenneco?s Dana Mead addresses The Aluminum Association?s annual meeting
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People, not technology, will drive global business

Like it or not--in fact, intentionally or not--virtually all U.S. businesses are already participating in the global marketplace, and the choice is not "whether" but "how well." So said Dana Mead, president of Pactiv, in remarks to The Aluminum Association's annual meeting last fall.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Greenwich, CT) and Sentinel Products Corp. (Hyannis, MA) have formed a global joint venture to be called Sentinel Polyolefins LLC (Hyannis, MA) and equally owned by both companies.
An unusual hf/f/s machine (above) is shown running at the  equipment supplier?s facility. The machine was scheduled for shipment
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German medical products maker bags new IV material

Serum-Werk Bernburg introduces IV bags for hospital use in a new structure that eliminates the need for an overwrap. New hf/f/s machines at a new plant fill medical solutions into the bags.
Early next year, AlfaPet plans to promote its small-animal food offerings in a specially treated carton that repels insects. The
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Treated cartons drive insects buggy

AlfaPet recently became the first to use a carton treated with a special coating that repels insects.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Multisorb Technologies Inc. (Buffalo, NY) and Pactiv Inc. (Greenwich, CT) completed an agreement that names Pactiv as the exclusive food market distributor of FreshPax(TM) and FreshMax®, two of Multisorb's signature products.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc.(Lake Forest, IL) announced it will open a new plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, to manufacture molded fiber packaging products.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc.(Lake Forest, IL) has acquired Richter Mfg. (Pomona, CA). The company will operate as Tenneco Packaging-Richter.
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Packagers tell insects: 'Stop bugging us!'

New EPA rule simplifies the procedures for gaining a tolerance exemption.Arrival of insect repellent approved for use in food packaging heralds new era of chemical coatings that ward off bugs and germs.
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Cat-shaped pouch turns heads overseas

A cat-shaped, stand-up pouch available in four collectible printed versions (three are shown) has helped Gilbertson & Page (GILPA) successfully launch a new dry cat food called Umami.
At the dedication at Michigan State, the following are shown (left to right) around the new cutting table: Dr. Harold Hughes, MS
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MSU to demonstrate CAD/CAM package design

After a major fundraising campaign, Michigan State University's School of Packaging dedicated its completely new computer-aided-design and manufacturing system Feb.
This three-dimensional diagram shows how honeycomb  dunnage helps secure rolls of brown paper used by corrugators. In the diagra
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Honeycomb secures paper for Pactiv's rail shipments

Four Pactiv mills switch from wood to a honeycomb paper roll securement system for railcar shipments of brown paper used by corrugating plants. The system helps reduce damage and mill worker injuries.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) will break ground in mid-December for an 825ꯠ sq' national distribution center in Temple Industrial Park, Temple, TX.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Pactiv Inc.-AVI's (Glens Falls, NY) CouchPouch(TM) received a Sequoia Award, which recognizes environmentally responsible products and systems, from the Assn.
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Packaging revolution IS changing everything

"This changes everything." That line, taken from a recent crop of Chrysler ads, would have us believe the company's doing something revolutionary in its field.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase Astro-Valcour, Inc. (Glens Falls, NY) from KNP BT (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
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Rounding out paperboard packages to set them apart

When product/packaging development teams turn to the subject of paperboard carton structures, the discussion is generally pretty "boxy." How long, wide and deep must the carton be to hold the product?
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL): Jerry Lowe, vp, gen. mgr., Containerboard.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv nc. (Evanston, IL) will close its only rotogravure folding carton plant located in Rittman, OH, in May.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase the protective and flexible packaging division of NV Koninklijke KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
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Supplier news: International agreements

KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is discussing the sale of its worldwide flexible and protective plastic packaging activities to Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Pactiv Packaging's (Deerfield, IL) Counce, TN, kraft linerboard mill was selected as one of 10 best plants in America by IndustryWeek magazine.
Panels used to build office cubicles are stretch wrapped on a  horizontal stretch wrapper with metallocene-resin-based stretch f
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Metallocenes make their mark

Steelcase Inc. uses one of the first-available metallocene stretch films for wrapping cubicle wall panels. Downgauging keeps costs in check.
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Pack Expo Plus: Seminars, conferences and allied shows

High-tech packaging solutions, new resin technologies, healthcare packaging, and better sealing technologies are just a few of the areas covered in conferences and seminars during Pack Expo week.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc. plans to move its headquarters from Evanston, IL, to Lake Forest, IL, by March 1998.
For packaging Steelcase?s heavy desktops, a single-wall, five-panel folder is easily inserted between two foot pedal-operated fi
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Steelcase corners corrugated savings

Office furniture maker alters distribution packaging for heavy desktops, increasing protection where it's needed, reducing it where it's not. Savings total nearly $180ꯠ/yr in materials and labor, while repetitive stress injuries are eliminated.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) acquired Hexacomb, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) for $58 million.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Pactiv (Houston, TX): Carter Lee Kelly, mgr. of federal relations for packaging.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv (Houston, TX) acquired the business and assets of Lux Packaging, Ltd. (Waco, TX).