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FPA picks student winners

Two clever winners placed first and second in this year’s Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge.
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Clemson recognizes outstanding packaging science student

This year’s Packaging World Outstanding Packaging Science Senior Award goes to Judson Thomas Valentine.
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4 reasons for online classes

Sonoco Institute’s online courses at Clemson University are a good way to keep from falling behind.
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Hall of fame is enhanced

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association has announced that Pat Helm, Mark Jacobson, Dwight Schmidt, James E. Scott, and Dennis Young will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame.
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Communication breakdown?

 How do we best communicate that food packaging is the best and safest it has ever been?
Clemson University's Harris A. Smith Building, home to the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics.
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Clemson dedicates packaging design and graphics institute

Clemson University dedicates the Harris A. Smith Building, home to the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics.
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Retort lab facility partnership

Mocon, Inc. is partnering with Clemson University and Sealed Air to support the new Cryovac® Flavour Mark® Retort Laboratory.
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On spoilage indicators

There are three basic types of spoilage indicators.
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Sustainability news & events

Noteworthy Items Gleaned From World News
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Five join Hall of Fame

Induction for Goodman, Lowery, Allen, Miyares, Nord, and Schueneman set for Pack Expo Intl.
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Alternatives to BPA emerge

At this time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not recommending that anyone discontinue using products that contain BPA while we continue our risk-assessment process.
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Bisphenol-A safety ignites controversy

Used for years for reusable polycarbonate baby bottles and water bottles, as well as in can liners, Bisphenol-A is under increasing fire on several fronts.
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Packaging and food safety

On a regular basis, foodborne illness outbreaks are reported in the news.
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Clemson breaks ground for packaging

Clemson University broke ground recently for a new 28,000-sq-ft building to house components of the packaging science and graphic communications departments.
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New book makes sense of sustainable packaging

Field Guide to Sustainable Packaging, published by Packaging World, is an 80-page handbook that motivates and informs organizations about how to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging.
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Clemson breaks ground for packaging

University breaks ground on new 28,000 sq' packaging science building.
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Pro Mach names new President of end-of-line packaging business unit

Barry Heiser has been named President of Pro Mach's End-of-Line Business unit.
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Packaging at Clemson poised to roar louder

Clemson University is poised for a major expansion with the Sonoco Institute.
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U.S. packaging student winners tour Italy

In June, eight U.S. packaging students visited Pharmintech 2007 (www.pharmintech.com) and
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Industry Watch

Companies:Payne has established a second print operation at its plant in Richmond, VA.
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Joint Venture Supports Clemson's Rfid Efforts

Printpack, Inc. (www.printpack.com) and MSA Systems, Inc. (www.msasys.com) announced a joint venture to install RFID reading and measurement equipment in a new lab at Clemson University's Packaging Science Department.
Clemson University President Jim Barker announced July 14, 2006, a partnership with global packaging leader Sonoco Products Comp
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Clemson gets $2.5 million Sonoco grant

Sonoco has given Clemson University a $2.5-million gift to create a proposed new institute for packaging design and graphics.
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Education

Stora Enso’s Specialty Papers Group has become a supporting member of the Center for Flexible Packaging (CEFPACK) at Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
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Stora Enso: new member of Center for Flexible Packaging

Stora Enso’s Specialty Papers Group has recently become a member of the new Center for Flexible Packaging, headquartered at Clemson University.
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EDUCATION

Clemson University will host two short courses in late Spring. Packaging Fundamentals will be held June 7-9. Dr. Scott Whiteside and Greg Batt will serve as instructors for this $875 course, which is designed to provide an overview of the basic principles needed by successful packaging professionals, and those who interact with the packaging industry.
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Clemson's packaging science program (sidebar)

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program.
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Clemson University, Clemson, SC (sidebar)

Packaging classes started: 1988Packaging students graduated, Spring 2004: 45Students in packaging, Fall 2004: 150Distinction: Packaging Science Degree; Center for Flexible Packaging (CEFPACK)Web site: www.clemson.edu/packagingContact: Dr.
Clemson students check for pouch leaks on this integrity tester.
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Clemson links students to 'real-world' packaging

Co-ops with packaging companies, on-site materials research, and ongoing communication with faculty and business professionals help Clemson packaging students ‘hit the ground running.’
Robert M. Kimmel (left) and W. Scott Whiteside cut the ribbon at the opening of Clemson's Center for Flexible Packaging.
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Clemson opens center for flexible packaging

In October, Clemson University’s Department of Packaging Science officially opened CEFPACK, a new center for research, development, evaluation, and application of advanced materials and packages.
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Clemson's packaging science program

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program. Those questions and his responses follow.
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Clemson's packaging science program

During Packaging World’s visit to the Clemson, SC, campus earlier this year, Department of Packaging Science chair and professor Ronald Thomas addressed a wide range of questions about the university’s program. Those questions and his responses follow.
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In Memoriam

Dr. Jorge A. Marcondes, Clemson University, passed away June 24, 2004.
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Clemson opens Center for Flexible Packaging

The Clemson University packaging science department has opened the Center for Flexible Packaging located on campus in Newman Hall.
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PEF makes final distribution

The Packaging Education Forum announced that as part of its final distribution of funds to support packaging education, it is distributing $400ꯠ in assets to packaging programs at six universities.
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PEF makes final distribution

The Packaging Education Forum announced that as part of its final distribution of funds to support packaging education, it is distributing $400ꯠ in assets to packaging programs at six universities.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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cradle-to-cradle design (above), sparking thoughtful discussion among participants (right).
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Cradle-to-cradle catches on

Leading consumer products companies and materials suppliers intend to form an industry working group to tackle cradle-to-cradle package design.
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Clemson upgrades printing/converting facilities

Clemson University is upgrading its Printing/Converting facilities in a new building that will house a new three-color rotary die-cutter for corrugated applications.
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CLEMSON HOSTS EXTENSION SEMINARS

Clemson University will host “Packaging Fundamentals,” Nov. 4-6, and “Managing Packaging Development,” Nov. 6-7. The former seminar will cover packaging materials, laws, regulations, testing, and environmental issues.
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MSU, Clemson offer seminars

Michigan State University and Clemson University announce packaging seminars scheduled for this autumn...
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Clemson hosts packaging seminars

Clemson University’s Department of Packaging Science will host two extension seminars for packaging professionals at its Clemson, SC, campus.
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CLEMSON PLANS CONVERTING TRAINING

This spring, Clemson University expects to install at its Printing and Converting Research Center a Martin 1628 DRO three-color-flexo rotary die-cutter.
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People

Terce Henriquez was promoted to vp of global label sales by AET Films (New Castle, DE).
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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
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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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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
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EDUCATION: Packaging grads win trip to Italy

In June, six recent college graduates of packaging programs traveled to Italy for two weeks as winners of the inagural Italian Packaging Technology award.
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Package designing at Clemson

Seniors at Clemson University’s Department of Packaging Science will be using MyDesign by xPackage.com to learn how to design packages. According to xPackage.com, users can log in and customize designs online and e-mail drawings to others or view them online.
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Clemson spreads paperboard knowledge

The Packaging Science Department at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, recently added a handbook to its Packaging Science 204 class.
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Industry watch: Education

The Corrugated Containers Div. of TAPPI (Atlanta, GA) has received a pledge of $10ꯠ in scholarship money from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. —BST Pro Mark (Elmhurst, IL) has donated a web-inspection system to Clemson University.
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Appointments, promotions

Squid Ink (Spring Lake Park, MN): Loyd Tarver, vp, business development. —Clemson University (Clemson, SC): Jorge Marcondes, trustee’s chair in packaging science.
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Packaging education

Clemson University (Clemson, SC) announced that it will run its Winter Intensive Packaging Program in collaboration with San José State University (San José, CA).
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Achievements

—Packaging Corp. of America (Lake Forest, IL) has established an e-storefront in the Paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) marketplace. —Cargill Dow LLC’s (Minneapolis, MN) NatureWorks™ PLA was awarded the Dept.
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Southpack offers packaging solutions

Running April 24 to 26 in Atlanta, Southpack 2001 is right in the back yard of 77ꯠ manufacturing companies. Some 500 exhibitors will display their wares.
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Education warms up this winter

San José State University (San José, CA), Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) and Clemson University (Clemson, SC) are all offering special programs through their respective schools of packaging this winter.
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Appointments, promotions

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): August Ray, vp, advertising. Moen Industries, Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA): Paul Martinez, dir., marketing and sales.
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.
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Achievements

Weyerhaeuser Co. (Federal Way, WA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Jan. 18.—Rockwell Automation’s (Greenville, SC) distribution facility in Crossville, TN, was presented with a Supplier Quality Award from Motion Industries.—The foodservice business of International Paper (Memphis, TN) has formed a partnership with Clemson University to help train students in the field of digital design.—ISO 9001 certification: Fujioka Newlong Industrial Co.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI) was recognized by Johnson Controls Corp. for its outstanding performance in 1999 and was awarded the North American Supplier Leadership bronze award.—Sertapak Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) received ISTA Certification for its testing laboratory facility.—Industry Week magazine has named Multisorb (West Seneca, NY) as one of the IW Growing Companies 25: America’s Most Successful Small Manufacturers for 1999.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David "Matt" Wells, a student at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, has been awarded the 1998 TAPPI Corrugated Containers Div. Scholarship, endowed by Bobst Group Inc.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Kenneth S. Marsh was named the first holder of the Cryovac Trustees Chair in Packaging Science at Clemson University.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Polyfibron Technologies, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) donated a Letterflex 3048 liquid photopolymer platemaking system to Clemson University's Graphic Communications program.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) donated $250ꯠ to Clemson University for a new packaging evaluation laboratory.
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EPA tries to color converters 'green'

Pricing and performance of flexible packaging could be affected by EPA's new regulatory programs and by voluntary changes, too.
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Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
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Supplier news: Achievements

A recent endowment given by Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) allows Sonoco Packaging Science Lab, located at Clemson University (Clemson, SC) to produce a plastic film extrusion system.
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R&D managers urged to see the global picture (sidebar)

Educational and training resources
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Slaying the technology beast

Packaging engineers must grapple with increasingly complex packaging technologies while simultaneously mastering the science of line efficiency to squeeze out costs in an ultra-competitive future.
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R&D managers urged to see the global picture

Packaging research and development managers will need to expand their view beyond the four walls of the corporate fortress. That means paying closer attention to the economics of R&D decisions, and understanding the company's international role.
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Slaying the technology beast (sidebar)

Packaging World's experts
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Expanding the scope of the operator

With computer and technological advances, the role of the packaging machinery operator continues to evolve as the year 2000 nears. Flexibility is key.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future (sidebar)

Packaging World's experts
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Clemson University (Clemson, SC) has installed its third corona treater donated by Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI).