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MIT's economical RFID field probe

The Auto-ID Labs have developed an inexpensive field probe that emulates an RFID tag, but yields much more robust information than simple trial-and-error, pass or fail testing.
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Seen previously in PW (sidebar)

Gold Award:Ritz Chips(see packworld.com/go/c110)Kraft FoodsPrintpack USAFlat-bottomed, easy-open, stand-up pouch, made from a tandem adhesive lamination, affords a peelable, easy-open function with convenient peel-off tab for reclosure.
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AIMCAL competition winners

Honolulu Fish PackageProma Technologies, 800/343-6978, www.promatechnologies.comWeyerhaeuser Corp., 808/536-3814, www.weyerhaeuser.comITW Foilmark, 978/462-7300, www.foilmark.comAutomatan, 715/341-6501, www.automatan.comInova MicrolightProma Technologies, 800/343-6978, www.promatechnologies.comChallenge Printing, 952/903-4400, www.challengeprinting.comElizabeth ArdenUnifoil Corp., 973/365-2000, www.unifoilHub Folding Box, 508/339-0005CFC Intl., 708/891-3456, www.cfcintl.comInternational Paper, 888/815-4873, www.ipbleachedboard.comET DVD caseHazen Paper, 413/538-8204, www.hazen.comUnifoil Corp.
Hawaii Pride's boxes clearly state the product is irradiated, include the radura symbol, plus the SureBeam symbol.
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Irradiation codes light up imported produce

APHIS wants imported, irradiated fruit and vegetables to prominently display irradiation tags on boxes. U.S. companies protest cost.
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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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Relocations, expansions

Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) broke ground for a new film production facility in Greer, SC, on April 18, 2001. —EaglePack Corp.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Kliklok Corp. (Decatur, GA) and its wholly owned subsidiary The Woodman Co. have realigned their operations and will now be represented through the single unified sales channel of Kliklok-Woodman.
Packaging Machines Intl., Inc., is moving into a new 40,000-sq' facility at 505 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; phone:
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Relocations, expansions

Zanasi USA (Minneapolis, MN), formerly MarCode, has moved its headquarters to 8601 73rd Ave. N., Suite 38, Minneapolis, MN 55428; phone: 763/593-1907, fax: 763/593-1941.
The white corrugated box from Weyerhaeuser is strong enough for stacking . . .
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Economical shipping/display case

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Vitners snack products, is the first user of an economical display case from Weyerhaeuser.
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Electronics controls new technology at Pack Expo

Electronics continues to replace mechanical systems to control the increasingly precise functions of new equipment to be introduced at Pack Expo International 2000 in Chicago. New Solutions conference will help attract 80ꯠ packaging visitors to year’s biggest packaging show.
Kettner GmbH Rosenheim (Neutraubling, Germany) has laid the foundation for a new office and production building with 3,000 sq me
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Relocations, expansions

Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new 54ꯠ sq’ facility in Beaver, WV. The $6 million satellite plant includes a new polyester film extrusion line that will add 16 million lb of film and sheet output.
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Speakers at Supercorrexpo 2000

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters has announced the featured general session speakers for the 2000 AICC annual meeting scheduled Oct. 25-28.
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Achievements

Westvaco (New York, NY) has received the wildlife stewardship and forest management awards which are presented annually by the American Forest and Paper Assn.
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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: International agreements

IWKA AG (Karlsruhe, Germany) has taken over the packaging technology div. of Jagenberg AG (Düsseldorf, Germany). Concurrently, IWKA has sold its defense technology div.
The innovative corrugated display holding 12 bottles of ReaLemonade concentrate is made of single-wall corrugated, but it offers
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Lemonade launch refreshed by innovative packaging

In launching the first major ReaLemon Brand® extension in 65-years, package designers at Eagle Family Foods brought plenty of creativity to the first shelf-stable lemonade concentrate.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Weyerhaeuser Co. (Federal Way, WA) has begun production at its Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, plant, which produces corrugated containers for industrial and agricultural applications.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Weyerhaeuser (Federal Way, WA) and Wilton Connor Packaging (Charlotte, NC) have formed a joint venture, Wilton Connor, LLC (Charlotte, NC), to expand the capabilities of both companies.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Weyerhaeuser (Seattle, WA) has signed a letter of intent to purchase Connelly Containers' (Bala Cynwyd, PA) sole heavy-duty packaging plant.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

SCA Weyerhaeuser Packaging Holding Co. Asia Ltd. opened its first box plant producing corrugated containers in Shanghai, China.
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Packing process grows on Teixeira Farms

California produce grower lengthens lettuce shelf life and saves material costs by switching from waxed cases to a bag-in-box configuration.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) has formed an exclusive alliance with Weyerhaeuser Containerboard Packaging (Aurora, IL), which will market the patented Profile(TM) SAAM/Weyerhaeuser case-packaging system.
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Unusual case stands up for pouches

An innovative new corrugated case used to ship and display stand-up pouches is now being test marketed by Grand Rapids, MI-based Roskam Baking for its stand-up pouches of Rothbury® Farms croutons.
Full-height corrugated trays are used for six packs of PET gallons. It?s a packaging format that has been a huge success in club
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Tropicana tries shelf-stable OJ in PET

Hot-filled orange juice in 1-gal heat-set PET bottles have been selling at a brisk pace at club stores nationwide since Tropicana launched them about a year ago.
The bowl?s ?foot? not only enables the package to stand nicely in a refrigerated display, it also keeps the cheese or meat as cl
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Bowling them over in the produce aisle

The latest innovation from Tanimura & Antle is a line of single-serve fresh-cut salads packed in a thermoformed bowl. Refrigerated shelf life is two weeks.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Weyerhaeuser Co. (Tacoma, WA) is buying ten corrugated box plants from Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY).
At the company?s Aurora, IL, Center for Customer Satisfaction, Weyerhaeuser?s Dick Warrick stands at the control panel of a vibr
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LTL shipments can now take performance packaging route

Users of performance-based Rule 180 for less-than-truckload shipments may face some obstacles. But opportunities exist to reduce transit damage and please customers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Weyerhaeuser Co. (North Bend, OR) is converting its containerboard factory to run exclusively on waste paper and will close an adjoining pulp mill.
Under conditions prevalent in many repulping operations (120?F, ?10?F, near neutral pH), the addition of Mead?s repulpable wet-s
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Making performance paper greener

Mead joins list of papermakers to develop processes permitting recovery of troublesome paper packaging. Repulpable wet-strength board could be a major boost to paper recovery.