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Steel producers target canned foods

Feeling profitable and optimistic, steel producers work to expand demand in containers by new promotional education campaign aimed at consumers.
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Steel eyes the aluminum beverage can market

This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
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Silica-coated films

Simplicity® silica-coated films from PC Materials (Medfield, MA) are designed to improve gas and moisture vapor barrier properties of polyester, oriented PP and nylon.
At Shepard?s, the mail order fulfillment house for the Museum, nine packing stations use the water- soluble loose fill. Overhea
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Moma knows best about loose fill

For packaging and shipping its exclusive gifts, New York's Museum of Modern Art opts for a dissolvable cushioning material to protect the art pieces and the environment.
At the end of Barber Foods? packaging line, Lock?n?Pop is applied to a box top by two pneumatically operated nozzles
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Barber Foods pops for an alternative

When stretch wrap's true colors showed through-and weren't green-this chicken product producer switched to an adhesive palletizing system.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
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FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
Sales of Roskam Baking1s Rothbury Farms retail croutons and stuffing mix have increased briskly since the company changed from a
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Crouton pouch stands up to the competition

Stand-up reclosable pouches replace folding cartons with inner liners for Roskam Baking's line of Rothbury Farms croutons. Zippers are applied in-line on new horizontal rotary form/fill/seal machines.
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Clearly Canadian tries the Triton

Among the latest to test the Triton(TM) paperboard carrier from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is Clearly Canadian. The firm, based in Vancou-ver, British Columbia, Canada, begins testing the laminated wet-strength paperboard carrier this month in Georgia and Florida on four-packs of 500-mL polyethylene terephthalate bottles.
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Bottle bill back again

Despite evidence to the contrary and opposition by some environmentalists, bottle bill proponents remain determined to push a national forced deposit law through Congress.
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FTC to review green marketing guidelines The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will review its green marketing guidelines beginning in July and expects to issue changes early in 1996.
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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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Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.
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Cushioning material

Flex-E-Wrap from Prompac Industries (Staten Island, NY) is a reusable cushioning material made from recycled kraft paper. It's designed as an environmentally friendly and space-saving alternative to bubble wrap.
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EPA drafts guidelin on eco-preferred products

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed draft guidelines to be followed by federal agencies in making "environmentally preferable" purchases of products and services.

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