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Bill Riley promoted to president, MWV Home & Garden

Bill Riley has been promoted to the position of president, MWV Home & Garden, a full-service global platform of dispensing solutions--including sprayers, pumps and dispensing closures--that incorporates unique performance characteristics to communicate usability and ergonomics.
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Industry watch

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INDUSTRY WATCH

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INDUSTRY WATCH

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Industry Watch

Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
Packaging World presented Printpack with an award in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Publisher Joe Angel (shown far left) p
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Industry Watch

TRACKING PACKAGING CHANGES
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Sources of supply

By no means comprehensive, here is a brief list of some companies who are either in the business of providing sustainable packaging materials or can speak to the subject:Innovia, www.innoviafilms.comEarthcycle Packaging, www.earthcycle.comNatureWorks, www.natureworks.com Plantic, www.plantic.com.auFabri-Kal, www.fabrikal.comMeadWestvaco, www.meadwestvaco.comTetraPak, www.tetrapak.com0-I, www.o-i.comHuhtamaki, www.huhtamaki.comPlastic Suppliers, www.plasticsuppliers.comSee the main story that goes with this sidebar: Sustainability brings environmental, social, and economic opportunities
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Companies

Sato announced a definitive agreement to purchase Checkpoint’s Bar Code Systems Business, with operations in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, including its hand-held labeling solutions in the U.S.
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Embedded RFID

Should consumer packaged goods companies consider using packaging materials with RFID tags built in?
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Achievements

MeadWestvaco has been selected as a member of the 2006 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for global leadership in sustainability and corporate responsibility.
A two-piece, extrusion-coated, paperboard-and-blister combination pharmaceutical package offers consumers three value propositio
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Achieving value by anticipating needs (sidebar)

One successful tactic for paperboard manufacturers in developing value-based packaging is knowing what consumers want and then taking the initiative to anticipate CPG companies’ needs by designing the right packaging and marketing it to them.
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.’
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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of companies that won Gold Awards at the annual PPC competition.
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Sustainable packaging coalition forms

In November, a group of two dozen packaging professionals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Masterfoods, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Unilever agreed to form the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
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Achievements

Adhesives Research, Inc.
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Achievements

Tray-Pak Corp.
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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People

–Impaxx (Vernon, CA) appointed Kenneth Phillips as vp and chief financial officer, and Thomas Soper III as vp, chief growth officer.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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People

–Kisters Kayat (Edgewater, FL) hired Michael Brancato as vp, sales and marketing.
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Companies

–Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) opened its new Lansmont Technical Services Center in Irvine, CA, for product and package testing, field measurements, consulting, and education.
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Achievements

–The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) announced that Paul J. Zepf has been named Member of the Year. –Exopack (Spartanburg, SC) received the 2001 Monsanto Supplier Quality Recognition Award for outstanding product quality and service.
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Security packaging

AGI/Klearfold (New York, NY) offers Durafold™ Security Packaging, a new theft-resistant packaging option that helps consumer-product companies reduce pilferage in retail environments.
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Companies

–Aetna Group has located its U.S. div. in a 77ꯠ sq’ facility in Duluth, GA. –MeadWestvaco Corp.