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No more can openers for Baxters' soups

Baxters Food Group Ltd., Fochabers, Scotland, revamped its entire Ambient Soup line with a new easy-open end from Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA).
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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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Nestlé Russia signs on Crown

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Beginning in mid-2003, Nestlé Russia will partner with Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) for the supply of cans for its Nescafé coffee.
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The packaging marketplace: A global view

The Global Packaging Market, a major study by Ernst & Young, was published recently by England’s Packaging News magazine. Here, Ernst & Young’s Tim Rothwell presents an overview of the study.
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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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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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Steel canmakers show off in Düsseldorf

The 3rd International Steel Packaging Congress, held in Düsseldorf April 25 during interpack 2002, was highlighted by the awarding of Steel Packaging Effectiveness awards.
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'Tall blonde' runs on modified line

Carolina Beer & Beverage, LLC, a regional craft brewer in Mooresville, NC, faced constraints in introducing its “Tall blonde” plastic bottle last year (see Feb. , p. 2) included costs.
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Europe grows can shipments

Shipments of beverages in cans in Europe for the first half of 2001 showed 5% growth compared with a year earlier, according to Beverage Can Makers Europe.
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Appointments, promotions

Marquip (Phillips, WI): Joe Heizler, exec. sales mgr.
Brentwood Industries (Reading, PA) has begun construction on a new 200,000 sq' facility to house its Specialty Products Div.
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Relocations, expansions

—Doyen (Lakeland, FL) has established a holding company known as Doyen Group PLC, the overall holding company for Doyen’s five operations.
PMMI executive board officers: (from left) Charles D. Yuska, Bernard M. McPheely, Mel Bahr, Robert S. Potdevin.
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Appointments, promotions

Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA): John W. Consay, to replace retiree William J. Avery, CEO. —Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (Buffalo, NY): Mark E.
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Appointments, promotions

Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. (Austin, TX): Dale E. Stahl, president, COO.
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Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bernhard Baumgartner, president, CEO; Ronald Wallner, vp, COO; Rick Niespodziani, vp, service; Rob Hoskins, mgr., regional sales; Gary Burnside, mgr., regional sales; Pat Carroll, mgr., regional sales.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc. (Philadelphia, PA): B. Nigel Gilson, executive vp, global customer business.
Survivalists unload a shipment of 6-gal buckets containing dehydrated food packaged with oxygen absorbers.
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Y2K fever makes bulk foods sales sizzle

For the millions of people worried about the new millennium, timing is everything. The race is on to obtain bulk foods packaged with oxygen absorbers.
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Package design goes for the gold

In this year's annual Clio Awards a history-making computer game and a new beer take home two of many prizes.
The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators honors converters for work done on glass containers. Three of 1998?s winners are pic
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Glass decoration clearly wins

Jelly jars' decoration brings movie to life, wins award and even becomes a collector's item.
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Heineken rolls out 'keg' can

Appearing on store shelves across the U.S. beginning in April is a promotional can from Heineken USA, White Plains, NY, in the shape of a keg. The can, first tested in the New York area late last year, is made in Europe by Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA).
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New year queries: Are you euro conversant? Are you Y2K compliant?

Tick...tick...tick...A quickie quiz to open the new year. A euro is: A. The hood ornament of a German sports car.
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Spam wears two-pc container well

In July '98, Austin, MN-based Hormel Foods began a transition from three-piece to two-piece aluminum cans for its well-known SPAM® line. Hormel's aluminum can and end supplier, Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA), began production on an easy-open (EZO) two-piece drawn-and-ironed can for 12-oz sizes; a 7-oz two-piece can will be in production soon, according to Phillip Minerich, research scientist at Hormel.
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Anheuser-Busch tests PEN bottle to answer some market questions

The first commercial market appearance of a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) homopolymer bottle in the United States occurred earlier this summer in New York City and on New York's Long Island.
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Are packagers ready to invest in metal's best and brightest?

Packaging managers looking for innovations can be forgiven for focusing most of their attention on the flexible packaging and rigid plastic container fields.
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Del Monte to make a 'jarring' change

An old-fashioned mason-style glass jar evokes a nostalgic feeling for buyers of Del Monte's popular Orchard Select® brand sliced fruit. But by July, the jar will have undergone some significant changes.
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Rectangular Spam cans upgrade to BOPP labels

For those of us who can remember the 1950s, being "spammed" has taken on new meaning. This is not something that affects the twentysomething and younger crowd much.
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A wide-mouth first in PET

Shatter-resistant and lighter than glass, narrow-neck polyethylene terephthalate bottles for hot-filled beverages have enjoyed steady growth lately. But only now is a wide-mouth PET jar for hot-filled food being commercialized as Tree Top Inc.
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New Year's promise: Further packaging advances

There's a better-than-even chance we'll see a surge in packaging advances this year. Packaging developers in a host of segments see the promise of their long labors bearing fruit in 1998.
Bottles ease onto and off of the filler turret via oversized-diameter starwheels (left), which cut down on splashing associat
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Putting the pressure on faster filling

A unique feeding system on Sweet Ripe Drinks' new pressure filler permits 750-bpm speeds with less glass breakage, higher accuracy and 15-minute changeover.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Neil Whittaker and Martin Braithwaite, management team of the precision tooling business of CarnaudMetalbox Eng. (Paris, France), purchased the business from owners Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) and will call the company Innotek (London, England).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crown-Simplimatic has been purchased from Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) by investors Jerry L. East, B. Douglas Goodell, James W. Parker and Key Equity Capital.
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Getting noticed is now packaging mission #1

In today's market, there are more serious packaging developments than the emergence of beverage containers with walls purposefully bent out of shape.
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The Web: still searching for relevancy

For many packaging professionals, today's Internet experience is both irritating and irrelevant. In our view, that's because packagers have been deluded into wasting time searching for data that's not there rather than focusing on finding what is likely to be "enWebbed." Packagers who log on to the Web to find a piece of market data, for instance, "how much aluminum foil was sold in the U.S.
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PE/EVOH/PE bottles make shelf-stable splash for Hawaiian Punch

Until recently, bottlers of shelf-stable juice drinks had only two plastic packaging options: bottles of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene (PP/EVOH/PP) containers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crown Machinery Div. (West Chicago, IL) and Simplimatic Eng. Co. (Lynchburg, VA) have been combined in the new Crown Packaging Systems Div. of Crown Cork & Seal; both will be identified as part of Crown-Simplimatic (Baltimore, MD).
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Shaping technology injects market excitement in metal cans

Until a couple of years ago, American packagers using cans seemed satisfied with the straight sidewall profile and functionality of most metal cans. The cans were strong, easy to fill and seam, and offered a number of labeling, case packing and stacking options.
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METPACK to 'shape' can packaging

Bigger and more important than three years ago, the Essen, Germany, trade fair includes 150 exhibitors and a full conference program, right before interpack 96.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Crown Cork & Seal Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has become the world's largest packaging company by acquiring CarnaudMetalbox SA (Paris, France).
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Packaging pros take Greeley's advice and "Go West!"

If you want to test new packaging concepts, evaluate the latest in packaging technology or determine what new consumer packaging ideas are likely to be flowing through the American manufacturing-to-consumption pipeline in the next year or so, go West now.
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Crown/Carnaud deal creates a $10 billion packaging company

Packaging firms buying packaging firms. We'd better get used to it. Because most experts predict that the current pace of consolidation among firms supplying packaging materials and machines shows few signs of slowing.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.
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Uncanny reproduction

Preston, WA-based beverage company Talking Rain plans to expand its line of Sparkling Ice flavored waters, introduced earlier this year, by adding a canned version.