Campbell’s Skillet Sauces - Ampac
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2013 FPA Silver Award Winners

Following are the 2013 FPA Silver Award winners.
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Printpack Inc. to build new facility in Rhinelander, WI

Printpack Inc., manufacturer of flexible and specialty rigid packaging, announces plans to begin construction of a new plant in Rhinelander, WI in the fall of 2012 as part of its strategy of aggressive reinvestment to improve production efficiency.
Winner of the Diamond award in this year’s DuPont competition was FreshCase® technology.
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DuPont Awards—celebrating innovation and collaboration

From breakthrough vacuum packaging developed by a billion dollar materials supplier to a kraft divider made by a year-old startup, these winners represent innovation itself.
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Scholarship encourages future leaders in packaging

Packaging World magazine and packaging converter Printpack, Inc. will recognize an aspiring packaging professional with the 2012 Future Leaders in Packaging Scholarship.
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Industry watch

 
Preserve
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Preserve launches mail-back pack for recycled toothbrushes

Made from recycled PP, toothbrushes can be mailed back to Preserve Products for recycling into plastic lumber.
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Industry watch

 
FAULTLESS PREP. Orca Bay redesigned its frozen seafood packaging to include two varieties of vacuum-packaging steam technology--
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Value and health drive new food and beverage packaging

A depressed economy and consumers' increasing concerns about personal, as well as environmental, health and wellness drive food and beverage packaging innovations.
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Printpack opens new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China

Printpack is pleased to announce the opening of Printpack (Suzhou) Packaging Co., Ltd., the newest addition to Printpack's global manufacturing footprint. The production facility, located in Suzhou, China, will produce shelf stable thermoformed rigid plastic containers for the food packaging industry.  全球领先的食品包装企业普派包装集团荣幸地宣布其最新的生产基地——普派(苏州)包装有限 公司于2009年11月18日正式开业,公司设在中国苏州。普派苏州主要生产用于食品包装的热 成型硬质塑料容器。
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Pack Expo Selects--the winners are in

Results are in for the 2009 Pack Expo Selects Competition, and the prize goes to Purex® Complete™ 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets, submitted by Robbie Flexibles. Printpack’s Body Glove water filtration was a very close second, and Lloyd’s Barbeque, from Airlite Plastics Co, took third.
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Shrink sleeve label delivers tamper evidence, too

 Gravure printed in seven colors, this attractive label does double duty for Nutrex Research.
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Twin-packed Silks

Perio's dual-pack shave cream for women combines value and convenience.
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2008/2009 AmeriStar winners revealed

The Institute of Packaging Professionals announces the 2008/2009 AmeriStars.
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Industry Watch

 
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Printpack acquires Grupo Industrial Plastico

Printpack Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Grupo Industrial Plastico (GIPSA) of Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Industry Watch

COMPANIES Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific Intl. Inc. have merged to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., creating a provider of products and services in the high-growth life, laboratory, and health sciences industry.
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What's new in food & bev?

Convenience is king in food and beverage packaging—now and for the foreseeable future. But other trends bubbling to the surface bear watching.
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Printpack acquires Seal-It

Printpack Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Seal-it, Inc.
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Pack Expo 2006 generates B2B connections

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute delivers 45,741 buyer attendees, up 553 from the 2004 show.
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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.
Packaging World presented Printpack with an award in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Publisher Joe Angel (shown far left) p
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TRACKING PACKAGING CHANGES
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Printpack celebrates its 50th anniversary

Packaging World presented Printpack with an award in recognition of its 50th anniversary.
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Companies

Weber Marking Systems announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering, will be consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility.
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Printpack acquires assets of PBM Plastics

Printpack has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of PBM Plastics, a manufacturer of thin-wall, deep draw, thermoformed plastics.
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ISO Poly Films hires plant manager

ISO Poly Films, Inc. hired Brett Eager as the new plant manager.
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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.
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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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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Silver Award winners

Following is a list of winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Achievement Awards.
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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.
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Companies

Exopack (Spartanburg, SC) acquired the remaining operating assets of Plassein Intl.
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Printpack loses family members in Kenya plane crash

William Love, 41, one of Printpack's family members, his wife, Elizabeth Love, 41, and their daughter, Sarah Love, 12, tragically passed away July 19 in a plane crash in Kenya.
This years \"Best of the Best\"
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Golden Cylinder Awards announced

The Gravure Assn. of America recognized the best of the best in gravure printing at the 2003 Golden Cylinder Awards. Judging for the Golden Cylinder Awards took place Feb. 11 and 12.
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FPA awards show flexible versatility

From fruit to juice to dog food to premixed grout, the winners in the Packaging Excellence category in FPA’s annual competition are a mixed bag.
Inventory reports are available online, as a spreadsheet download or in printer-friendly format. Printpack customers can order a
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Web Plus: Printpack stays on track with inventory online

What was once developed for in-house use to track customer inventory more efficiently has now evolved into a Web-based tool for both employees and customers of flexible packaging converter Printpack (www.printpack.com).
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Flexible packaging and labeling winners unwrapped

During Pack Expo, ExxonMobil Chemical (Macedon, NY) recognized excellence and innovation in flexible packaging and labeling at its 16th annual Golden Mummy and Pyramid Awards ceremony, held November 5 in Chicago. There was a total of seven winners.
Richard C. Botsch
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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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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
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PEF announces 2002 Hall of Fame inductees

The Packaging Education Forum (PEF) will induct five career packaging professionals into the Packaging Hall of Fame during its annual Packaging Leadership Awards ceremonies on Nov. 5th.
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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
Kool Race Car Carton
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2001 PLGA Printing Awards

Packaging World highlights winners of the Packaging and Label Gravure Assoc. 2001 awards for excellence in printing.
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Packaging workflow task force

A promising step toward streamlining and standardizing packaging prepress was the January publication of ANSI CGATS TR 011-2002.
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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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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The Mead Corp. (Dayton, OH) and Westvaco Corp. (Stamford, CT) have agreed to create a global company involved in packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals.
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In Memoriam

David Peake, 62, former vp of Printpack (Atlanta, GA), passed away May 14, 2001.
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Apple sauce in a bowl

When National Fruit Product Co., Winchester, VA, launched a 16-oz White House Quick & Easy apple sauce in February, it traded in the traditional multiserve apple sauce glass jars for a new barrier bowl thermoformed of polypropylene and ethylene vinyl alcohol.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) entered into a letter of intent to purchase the business and assets of Independent Packaging (Dallas, TX).
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All-in-one chips-n-dip pack

Early this year, Frito-Lay, Plano, TX, added Ruffles Potato Chips & French Onion Dip in colorful heat-sealed trays to its snack kits line up. The tray contains a prepackaged 1 7/8-oz bag of chips and a 3 5/8-oz dip cup. According to Frito-Lay, the snack kits are designed to fit into busy families' lifestyles, addressing their needs for convenience and portability.
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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Relocations, expansions

Matrix (Saukville, WI) has moved into its new 18ꯠ sq’ building at 700 N. Progress Dr., Saukville, WI 53080; phone: 262/268-8300, fax: 262/268-8301.
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Cube-like bag stands tall

Lebanon Seaboard is among the first to use a patented new stand-up bag concept called the Lincube® Bag from Linpac Packaging Solutions (Austell, GA). Since December, the Lebanon, PA, firm has sold three varieties of its bird seed in the stand-up bag in Maryland and Virginia. Other markets will follow.
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Pouch is part of a 'brand block'

In a major packaging initiative, Heinz launches a stand-up bag with a TransZip™ resealable closure as a replacement for lay-flat plastic bags for all Ore-Ida frozen french fries, hash browns and tater tots.
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Paperboard rounds serve refrigerated pancakes

Spotted at WestPack in September was a colorful round paperboard container that holds six ready-to-eat pancakes introduced earlier this year by Spartan Foods of America, Spartanburg, SC.
Peelable lidstock is heat-sealed to hot-filled cups of salsa (left) on an intermittent-motion cup filling machine. Before sealin
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Film structure is tops with Bel/Kaukauna

A multilayer peelable lidding film for plastic cups of hot-filled salsa eliminates leakers and provides easy opening.
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Luxurious look for premium products

A new line of Log Cabin syrups and pancake mixes fills a gap in the marketplace between mainstream brands and high-priced specialty brands, says Ed Yuhas, director of con-sumer marketing for Aurora Foods, Columbus, OH.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
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New market means new packaging

Sundried tomatoes are a $20 million category, according to marketing vice president Howard Nager of Sunsweet Growers. To break into this hot market, Pleasanton, CA-based Sunsweet decided to use packaging color and design aimed at appealing to a wider market than it aims for with its well-known prune products.
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Standing up to the competition

By early this summer, Elmhurst, IL-based Keebler expects to complete its nationwide rollout of Cheez-It® baked snack mixes in three varieties.
Kettle Foods wanted to keep the paper look of their previous bags but put in a window so customers could see the tortilla chips
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Innovative applications bag awards

Flexible bags protect bone-in meat products, provide a barrier for respiring cheese, and allow high-altitude shipping of tortilla chips. All three earn awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
A computer combination weighing system uses scale buckets that deliver accurate fill weights
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods

New horizontal form/fill/seal machinery helps contract packager Ryt-way build its budding pet food business. Ryt-way's first customer is Hill's Pet Nutrition, for 1- and 2-lb stand-up pouches for dog treats.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack (Atlanta, GA), Rampart Packaging Div., has invested $7 million to expand its Williamsburg, VA, plant by 12ꯠ sq'.
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Dissimilar packs share honors

A powder medication inhaler and unusual bags for an ice melter and for pet food earn recognition at DuPont's 12th awards competition.
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Neckhanger displays gum sample pack

Clearly Canadian and Warner-Lambert have teamed up in a joint sampling program to promote gum and sparkling water. Throughout the summer, three million 1-L polyethylene terephthalate bottles of Clearly Canadian's wild cherry-flavored sparkling water will have their necks adorned with a five-stick sample pack of cherry Trident gum from Morris Plains, NJ-based Warner-Lambert.
Among Nabisco?s global product offerings is this flexible structure for Oreo cookies marketed in Indonesia
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Packagers ponder global opportunities for flexibles

Packaging executives from Procter & Gamble, Nabisco and Phoenix Packaging Resources discuss flexible packaging priorities and challenges in markets around the globe.
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets (sidebar)

While it contains no liquid, Quaker Oats' new "dual pack" for its 100% Natural Granola is bound to make waves in the cold cereal category.
Fresh steaks are vacuum-packaged in clear films using an ionomer sealant layer, and then boxed for shipping
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Catching the rays

Packagers seek FDA approval of resins for use in overwrapping and trays for irradiated beef and poultry.
A sample print run for a Nestlé frozen novelty wrap promoting Walt Disney?s Hercules movie displays the impression-by-impres
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Digital-on-demand printing opens new markets for converter

Two six-color digital offset presses drive Watson Label Products into the packaging market. Machines specialize in short-run production of flexibles used primarily for prototyping and promotional purposes.
By holding a die-cut handle at the top and shaking the bag, users can dispense ice melting compound through a mesh bottom gusset
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Bags stretch advantages for packagers and end users

Among FPA's winning packages sold at retail are a flat-bottom flexible bag made on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery, a club-store bag incorporating a transverse zipper for reclosability, and a patented shaker bag that handily dispenses ice melt.
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Clarification

In describing the new Spiderwire flexible pouch packages last month (see PW, January '98, p. 4), we inadvertently credited the wrong vendor.
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DOJ kills Reynolds/Alcoa deal; will it chill Reynolds/Ball talks?

In late December the U.S. Department of Justice moved to prevent Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) from selling its Muscle Shoals, AL, aluminum can stock rolling mill to Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA): Deborah Green, plant mgr. of its Grand Prairie, TX, Films plant.
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Boskovich tests microwavable vegetable pack

Fresh produce in convenient, value-added packaging was in abundance at the recent Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago. Among those entering this fast-growing category is Boskovich Farms.
Film is ink-jet coded prior to filling at speeds of 250?/min.
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Cheese wrapping on the double

State-of-the-art dual-lane 'hot pack' technology produces cheese slices hermetically sealed in film at 1길/min, with one operator. Integrated ink-jet printers code each slice for consumer convenience and quality control.
Film unwinds from left to righton this horizontal rotary form/film/seal machine. The machine produces about 60 pouches/min. A sa
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Stand-up pouch stands tall on the shelf

A first-of-its-kind rotary hf/f/s machine helps Indiana candy and snack maker Golden Stream introduce 30 products in stand-up pouches. Retailers like the ways pouches can be merchandised; consumers like the resealable zipper that's applied in-line.
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Hershey's dinosaur holograms roam the market

Coinciding with the May release of the movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park(TM)," Hershey, PA-based Hershey Foods launched its first holographic package.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Paper Converting Machine Co. Ltd. (Plymouth, UK) and Printpack Europe Ltd. (Bury, UK) discontinued the joint demonstration facilities at Printpack's Saffron Walden, UK, site, which was used to show PCMC's narrow web Vision flexographic printing press.
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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.
2:Controlled permeability in the film lidstock is the key to extended shelf life on this salad bowl.
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Foods fit fine in flexibles

Half of the 12 winners in this year's FPA awards competition for excellence in flexible packaging are food packages. A broad range of food categories are represented.
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PRINTPACK TO COMMERCIALIZE JEBCO TECHNOLOGY?

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has begun efforts to commercialize the Jebco flat-bottom pouch technology that was displayed rather prominently at Pack Expo 94.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will close its San Leandro, CA, and Dayton, OH, converting plants, which were part of its recent acquisition of James River's (Richmond, VA) Flexible Packaging Div.
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Robotic case packing sweetens Brach & Brock's bottom line

A top-load robotic pick-and-place machine replaces manual case packing of bagged candy at Brach & Brock Confections, saving the confectioner $150ꯠ in annual labor costs.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) and Landec Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) will jointly develop fresh-cut produce packaging films.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will purchase the flexible packaging div. of James River Corp. for about $365 million (Richmond, VA). Assets include nine manufacturing plants in the U.S., one in Mexico, and part of the technical center in Milford, OH.
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Europe moves forward on disposal laws

As EU member nations work to meet the packaging waste directive, U.S. manufacturers are increasingly concerned that laws will discourage packaging innovation.
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General Mills downgauges costs

While heat-sealable films have long dominated flow wrapping applications, films coated with cohesives that seal through pressure alone are growing in use.
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Pepsi's Cube goes holographic

Somers, NY-based Pepsi-Cola hopes to "light up" store shelves and displays during this holiday season with holographic images on its 24-pack "Cube" cartons for five Pepsi brands.
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Beverage containers dominate DuPont awards

A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.
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Bags use holograms to promote candy characters

"Sparkling hologram bags that practically glow on the shelf to catch shoppers' attention." That's how Brach & Brock Confections describes the packaging for its new Street Sharks Gummy Candies and Batman & Robin Fruit Snacks and Gummy Candy.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) announced a major expansion of its facilities in Grand Prairie, TX.
Grandad?s Real;Bacon;Rinds package uses a fused susceptor system, in which microwave susceptors burn out when they reach a cer
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Pork rinds pop up in new market

Microwave susceptor technology creates a new market for two pork rind producers, as family-owned Grandad's and food exporter Alamilla and Associates try their hands at microwavable pork rinds.
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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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AIMCAL winners reflect technical achievement

Technical merit and marketing appeal were key elements in this year's winners of the Package and Label Competition, sponsored by the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators. Well-polished packages took home awards.
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Flexibles promote 'enviropackaging'

Refill packs for Tide and Cheer laundry detergent garnered FPA's "Green Globe" award for 1994. Three other FPA winners were also big contributors to source reduction efforts.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) and Orchem, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) have introduced a full service flexible packaging converting operation called Orflex Packaging, Inc.
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7-UP adds sparkle to holiday packages

A holographic label on 2-L bottles of 7-UP and Diet 7-UP is helping to promote a Miracle Money promotion by Dallas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Corp. Bottles with the holographic label are available in Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Southern California markets until the end of the year.