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RockTenn's Montreal, Quebec, Canada Folding Plant Earns Triple Chain-of-Custody Certification

Demonstrating its continued commitment to environmental responsibility, RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) announces that it has received triple chain-of-custody (CoC) certification for its Montreal, Quebec, Canada folding carton plant, formerly known as Wilco, Inc.
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Alliance opens plant in Iowa

 
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Industry Watch

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Supply Chain Convergence

Contract packaging is merging with contract logistics—a benefit to product manufacturers as they tighten their supply chains. But co-packers who fail to adapt will fall behind.
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Innovations in Security Technology

Counterfeiting is a growing global problem for consumer packaged goods.
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TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR CONFERENCE AT PACK EXPO

New My PACK EXPO™ Tool Available to Help Attendees Select Compatible Sessions
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Costco builds entire categories around its Kirklan Signature brand to develop exclusivity. Kirkland Signature products use paper
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Retailers: Paperboard can help evolve private label

Store brands are going ‘uptown’ and reaching the store perimeter. Research identifies paperboard as one desirable material for packages to help in this push.
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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
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Packaging Services Expo around the corner

The first ever Packaging Services Expo is all set to take place on May 10-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
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Exhibitor Listing (sidebar)

EXHIBITOR BOOTH #3M Global Packaging Services 319Accel, Inc. 512Access Business Group 519Accurate Products 334Adalis Packaging Solutions Group 522AdProps 223Aldelano Packaging Corporation 713Algus Packaging 127Alliance Packaging 231American Blending & Filling 419Apex Intl. 623Assemblies Unlimited 114Cano Packaging 130Capital Adhesives 609CARC Industries 234Chicago Glue Machine & Supply Company, Inc. 207CL&D Digital 128Cloud Packaging Solutions 129CMC Americas 507Colbert Packaging 707Compact Industries 530Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc. 528Contract Packaging Association 806Contract Packaging Magazine 709Corporate Support, Inc. 429CPC (Cosmetic/Personal Care Packaging) Magazine 228DDL, Inc. 415EMPAC Group 435Export Corporation 615Frain Industries 213Friendship Industries Inc. 136Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. 730Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin 613Healthcare Packaging 709Hope Network Industries 414Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) 427International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 635Jerrell Packaging, LLC 235Lansmont Corporation 226Lauraville Specialty Products 619Loveshaw 534Market Resource Packaging LLC 326Misco Products Corporation 113MSW Packaging 407Olmarc Packaging 318Onyx Capital Ventures 720Opportunity Medical 208Package Design Magazine 229Packaging Unlimited 727Packaging World 709Packaging* Science Center 526Paket Corporation 322Panef Corporation 413PDI (Packaging Division Industries) 718Peacock Engineering 313Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News 228Piknik Products Company 720Platinum Packaging Incorporated 607Portion Pac 631Praxis Packaging Solutions 327Premier Packaging, Inc. 513QTS Packaging Solutions 132Quality Packaging Specialists, Inc. 726Quality Packaging, Inc. 514Quick Pak 412Robert’s Packaging 227Rock-Tenn Company 616SC Plastics 219SCA Packaging, Consumer Products Division 808Schmid & Son Packaging 132SGS U.S.
Film-laminated paperboard cartons for two Procter & Gamble dry detergent brands offer examples of the shelf "pop" that 
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On paper, a world of opportunity

The consensus view is paperboard is hardly old-fashioned. But both consumers and retailers believe it can do far more to intensify the visual theater, clarify the price-value relationship with the product, and improve security.
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Packagers 'heated' over gas

Senate energy tax incentives would help on natural gas prices, but not immediately. So packagers will have to cope with high prices.
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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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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of the Gold Award winners from the PPC annual competition.
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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of Gold award winners from the PPC annual competition.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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Companies

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) and Ball Corp.
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Rock-Tenn and dotrix form strategic partnership

Rock-Tenn Co.and dotrix have formed a strategic partnership leading to the first high-speed, wide-web, digital ink-jet solution in North America, the companies say.
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Achievements

tesa tape, inc. (Charlotte, NC) was given national recognition for its commitment to exporting from the U.S. Commercial Service.
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Relocations, expansions

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) has opened a robotic system testing center at its headquarters.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) and Outsourcing Services Group (Allendale, NJ) have signed a letter of intent for OSG to purchase P&G’s North Norwich mfg.
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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.
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No-strings-attached tea bag

Honest Tea, Bethesda, MD, launched a whole-leaf, natural tea line in fall 2000, sealed in what it calls a first-of-its-kind integral "Tag-and-Bag" supplied by Copack Intl. (Carlstadt, NJ). This nonwoven, filter tea bag and tag replaces the standard string, staple and printed tag. A four-side, sealed kraft overwrap pouch locks in the freshness.
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Roller bottle on display

Great Grip™ from Flexible Products rolled out in June with an HDPE bottle topped with a polyurethane foam roller that's protected by a graphical paperboard wrapper.
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Dean dips into single-serve cups

Dean Foods creates a new refrigerated foods category with four-packs of 2 3/4-oz chip and vegetable dips marketed in colorful die-cut folding cartons.
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Innovative paper packs recognized by 3M

Pizza Hut's "Better Box" carry-out package was the Pick of the Pack award winner in the 1999 3M Scotchban Innovation Awards program. Selected as the most innovative and environmentally responsible entry, the box is made of 150#-test B-flute corrugated.
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Procter & Gamble touts recycled paperboard content

Cincinnati based Procter & Gamble has not only joined The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (New York, NY), but it's now adding the group's symbol to folding cartons of its Puffs tissues.
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Spuds bud in barrier trays

Potatoes are breaking into a new market with Purely Idaho brand potatoes from Burley, ID-based Redi Foods. Packed in a tray with clear film lidding and sleeved in colorful paperboard, this modified-atmosphere package has a 21-day shelf life.
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Associations honor converters

Golden, CO-based Graphic Packaging Corp. won three Excellence Awards from the Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA) for folding cartons, all made using the company's Composipac(TM) converting process.
Designed to minimize operator bending, a custom carriage stop allows the film to stop at any height
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Carton producer stretches savings

Paper company Rock-Tenn switches from a shrink wrapping system to a customized stretch wrapper to unitize skids of paper. Benefits stretch beyond expectations.
At the dedication at Michigan State, the following are shown (left to right) around the new cutting table: Dr. Harold Hughes, MS
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MSU to demonstrate CAD/CAM package design

After a major fundraising campaign, Michigan State University's School of Packaging dedicated its completely new computer-aided-design and manufacturing system Feb.
An improved bag for Manzate Fungicide (top) increases  productivity by 25%. GardenTech Singles (above) were developed with custo
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Agricultural winners at FPA

Two innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Bradley Currey, Jr., chairman and CEO of Rock-Tenn Co., received the 1997 Robert Gair Award from the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). The award is presented to PPC members for outstanding and consistent contributions to their companies, the paperboard packaging industry, the PPC, and their communities.
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GladWare stacks up

The newest thing to hit the plastic wrap aisle at the local grocery may be GladWare®, new low-priced, reusable storage containers from First Brands Corp.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.
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Show spotlight seeks middle ground

MIDPAK '97 takes the stage October 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. A full conference program and a medical exhibition combine to offer packagers a range of options.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Blistex Inc. (Oak Brook, IL) has named Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA), which supplies four- and five-panel packers to Blistex, Supplier of the Year.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rite Paper Products, Inc. (Wright City, MO).
Filled bags of pre-mix antibiotics (such as the one at left) convey to a manual inspection station (above) where production asso
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Robotics deliver Rx for manual cartoning

Automated set up, packing and labeling of cartons containing antibiotic I.V. bags saves Baxter Healthcare nearly $2 million/year in labor and material costs.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA) Packaging and Materials Testing Laboratory has been approved as a Certified Laboratory Member of the International Safe Transit Assn.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Harvey Martin, general mgr. of the Missisquoi recycled paperboard mill in Sheldon Springs, VT; Lynn H. Arrants, dir.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Melvin Bothamley, vp sales, partition div; Mark Sadock, vp mktg. & strategic planning, corrugated div.; Ken Springer, Jim Loftin, and Jim Einstein, all vp & regional mgr.
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Producers promote 100% recycled paperboard

Fourteen major U.S. manufacturers of recycled paperboard have formed the 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance, New York, to promote the use of the product in packaging of both consumer and industrial products.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA), Merced, CA, partition plant: Charlie Fugarino, general mgr.; Charlie Zeller, regional sales.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA) has acquired the capital stock of Olympic Packaging (Mundelein, IL) and the assets of Alliance Display and Packaging Co.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA) Recycled Fiber Div.: Steve Flanagan, southwest regional sales and operations mgr.; Mike Lambert, southwest regional sales mgr.; Chuck Wuchter, Dallas plant mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Plastic Packaging Div., Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Vincent J. D'Amelio, mgr., Conyers, Georgia operation.