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Don't go changing, FTC urged

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reviews its environmental marketing guidelines for effectiveness, at least one trade group urged the regulatory agency to keep things the way they are.
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Redesign brings recognition

The new look of Fleischmann's® Margarine clearly has some marketing appeal. Less apparent is how the Parsip-pany, NJ-based Fleischmann Co.'s switch to Scotch-ban FC-807 from 3M (St.
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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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Marketing book

"The Total Package: The Evolution and Secret Meanings of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Tubes" explores the evolution of packaging throughout history and reveals ways in which manufacturers use marketing strategies to sell their products.
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IBM rides new 'saddle' suspension pack

IBM selects a new 'saddle' suspension pack to protect low-profile products like hard disk drives. Increased recyclability also results in cost savings, better performance and inventory reduction.
Specialty Brands1 decision to change its caps to a custom green color is an attempt to    maintain brand consistency. Label pane
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Spicing up a line

Specialty Brands revamps its Durkee Spice products for a more contemporary look. A switch from PP to PET, new sizes, graphics and freshness coding add flavor to a well-established line.
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Rep. Shays pressing FDA on indirect additives

FDA hopes new TOR policy will lead to quicker approval of packaging materials, and deflation of building political pressure.
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Pouches link looks, functionality

Pouches made of water-soluble film are giving Cincinnati-based Ciba-Geigy a competitive edge in the market for turf management products used by golf course groundskeepers.
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RHDPE for food contact in nine months?

Could the next nine months bring letters of nonobjection by the FDA for recycled high-density polyethylene in food contact applications?
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North Carolina nixes ADF for now

Consumers in North Carolina will not be faced with an advance disposal fee on most containers in the near future, but the idea isn't completely dead.
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Mead disputes desire for EPA guidelines

In the wake of our report on the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled-content standards for government-purchased boxes (see PW, August '95, p.
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FPA source reduction logo to go on packages?

Launched in October of 1994, the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s source reduction logo has been allowed only on materials and exhibits designed to educate and inform.
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DSD report generates U.S. objections

A recent report published by Duales System Deutschland, the German organization charged with collecting recyclable packaging, has generated strong protests from U.S.
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How big is the food packaging business?

Food packaging is, at least, a $60 billion business in the United States. It makes up the largest chunk of our $102.3 billion packaging market. That's a pretty big number- larger than most other estimates we've seen of the U.S.
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What wins Western packagers

Western packagers reveal plans for '95-'96 in exclusive Packaging World survey. Labeling equipment and new materials top shopping list; automation and changeover time are among hottest issues.

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