The molecular image is from the cover of the book Nanotechnology in Packaging.
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Nanotechnology packs promise

Nanotechnology is expected to deliver improved strength and barrier properties to flexible and rigid packaging materials, although widespread commercial use may be years away.
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Nanotechnology packs promise: supplier list

Following is a list of companies included in our story, Nanotechnology packs promise.
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Unfinished business

As I began to gear up for 2004, I realized that my office was littered with a whole raft of news and feature story applications that, for a variety of reasons, were not published.
Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
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Packaging pirates avast

FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
Schneider Packaging (Brewerton, NY) has added 35,000 sq' of new plant and mfg. space located adjacent to its current headquarter
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Relocations, expansions

Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ) has added a controlled-environment production area to its Phillipsburg, NJ, facility. —Dow Performance Foams (Midland, MI) has announced the plans for a new production line to be added to each of its mfg.
Miller Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, WI) has named Owens-Illinois, Inc. (Toledo, OH) its Supplier of the Year. Shown from left to righ
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Achievements

The Huntsman Cancer Institute (Salt Lake City, UT) has received a gift of $125 million to expand its research and treatment capabilities.
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Containers capture consumer convenience

Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Seneca Printing & Label, Inc. (Franklin, PA); Bayer Corp. Plastics Div. (Pittsburgh, PA), for its Film Business Group; Soroc Products, Inc.
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Bayer pours into lawn-and-garden containers

Spotted at the August National Hardware Show in Chicago were containers from Bayer-Pursell that are notable for their combination of functionality and good looks.
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Bayer kicks the cotton habit

Without much to-do, Bayer Corp. discontinued the use of its familiar cotton wad from its Bayer aspirin bottles last January. Bayer had been using the cotton for most of the century to keep fragile aspirin tablets from breaking during shipment, says Anne Coiley, manager of public relations for the Pittsburgh, PA, company.
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Supplier news: International agreements

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) and Bayer Group (Leverkusen, Germany) have formed an agreement that will provide Bayer Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) with polyamide 6 resin in North America and AlliedSignal Polymers GmbH (Rudolstadt, Germany) with caprolactam, a polyamide 6 precursor, in Europe.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Bayer Corp.'s (Pittsburgh, PA) Plastics Div. received Screenprint Inc.'s Quality Supplier Award.
Pesticide applicators lift a tab (far left) to remove a very visible tamper-evident band from the 110-mm, one-piece polypropyl
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Bayer adds TE to wide-mouth cap

A wide-mouth TE cap offers extra safety for Bayer's agricultural insecticide. Neck rings in the mold make it easier to change the container finish for the cap.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Bayer Corp.'s Polymers Div. (Pittsburgh, PA) has increased capacity at its Berlin, CT, Makrofol® PC film mfg. facility.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Bayer Corp., Polymers Div. (Pittsburgh, PA): Dr. Klaus H. Sommer, vp, polymers research.
Out of 15 specific packaging functions, the list above were those most often mentioned by respondents to the survey. Most of the
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Materials and container development lead outsourced functions

Development of packaging materials and containers and the graphics that go on them are the functions most often outsourced, say Packaging World readers. However, packaging machinery selection, packaging line design and integration all make the Top Ten.
A single camera on a packaging line can be used to identify proper lot and expiration dates on a labeled container. Inspection
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No clear 'vision' from FDA on label inspection

Agency hopes to give additional detailed directions to drug manufacturers on the requirements for verifying cut labels and other components.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Assn. (Washington, DC): Gary S. Balkema of Bayer Corp., chairman-elect.
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Pouches stand up for DuPont awards

For the second year running, stand-up pouches were prominent among winners in the DuPont Awards competition. Markets from around the world are represented in this 10th installment of the annual competition.
The reclosable Premise 75 package (top) offers convenience and safety for pest control operators (PCOs). The unusual placement o
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Getting the bugs out

A new insecticide from Bayer's Agricultural Div. is packaged in a protective envelope with multiple compartments that adds new dimensions to a not-so-old packaging concept.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Monsanto Co. (St. Louis, MO): completed the sale of its styrenics plastics business to Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Miles Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) will begin operating under the name of its parent company, Bayer