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Sustainable Packaging

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Packagers tell insects: 'Stop bugging us!'

New EPA rule simplifies the procedures for gaining a tolerance exemption.Arrival of insect repellent approved for use in food packaging heralds new era of chemical coatings that ward off bugs and germs.
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Injection-molding resin

Recently commercialized by Chevron Chemical (Houston, TX), HiD9004 is an HDPE injection-molding resin designed primarily for producing 5- to 7-gal pails and their lids.
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B.A.G. Corp.: PVC container

The Super Sack® PVC container from B.A.G. (Dallas, TX) is well-suited for applications requiring strength and longevity. Easily repaired, the FIBC container is said to lower overall container costs, while providing environmental advantages.
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Grappling with eco-fees

Packagers shipping abroad can't afford to leave data reporting requirements and fee liabilities out of package design decisions.
A combination of hot melt and cold glue placement helps maintain seal integrity on citrus cases (above). Harley Nuckels (lef
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The Sunkist seal of approval

Open cases were a hassle for Sunkist Growers affiliate Baird-Neece Packing Corp. A dual hot and cold glue system solves the problem, and increases output.
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Donnybrook over spring brooks

FDA considers whether bottled water labels should carry information on levels of ingredients, contaminants and chemicals.
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Catching the rays (sidebar)

Old MacDonald never had this kind of farm
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FPA announces top winner

In this year's annual awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn. (see PW, March '98, pp. 34, 42 and 58), the Green Globe award for environmental achievement and the President's award for top package overall both went to GardenTech Singles by Gulfstream Home and Garden of Lexington, KY.
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Packaging science undergrads are helped

Three different universities can now offer students scholarships in Packaging Science, funded by the Petroleum Packaging Council (Chicago, IL). Clemson, Michigan State and California Polytechnic State has each been awarded $2ꯠ for 1998 for scholarships to be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.
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Bass is bullish on beer in plastic

Few brewers have gone as far as Bass in developing a plastic bottle for beer. Now Bass wonders when U.S. brewers will get on board to help drive bottle costs down.
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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Weyerhaeuser: Produce packaging system

ClimaPack(TM) is a packaging system for shippers/growers to transport row crops or citrus foods. From Weyerhaeuser (Seattle, WA), the system comprises plastic bags, a corrugated box and a cooling and modified atmosphere process.
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Organic labeling rules proposed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting comments on its proposal to establish uniform federal standards for use of the term "organic" in labeling both raw and processed foods.
Plumes of steam, a typical byproduct of the papermaking process, are exhausted from Georgia-Pacific?s Crossett, AR, paperboard m
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Should paperboard buyers turn white with fright?

EPA "cluster" rule forces bleached pulp mills to spend millions to clean up air and water emissions. Quality, cost, even availability may become a question mark.
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Paper pulp molders share successes, shortcomings

New molded pulp producers group meets to assess status and learn new technologies. Packagers report on applications, identify areas that need help.

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