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IOPP 2001 AmeriStar Awards

Packaging World highlights the Best of Show winner and the 13 Best of Category winners of The Institute of Packaging Professionals, Naperville, IL, 2001 AmeriStar Awards.
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Rules & Regs: Canadian regs not likely to affect packaging

Packaging is likely to get a pass on a new requirement for environmental assessment of products regulated under Canadian Food and Drugs Act. According to the New Substances Notification program under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, as of September 13, 2001, products regulated by F&DA (biologics, food additives, novel foods, personal care products, and cosmetics) must meet environmental assessment standards, as well as health and safety criteria.
Will packaged goods companies face price increases from converters who have to reduce emissions generated by coating and laminat
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Web of confusion

EPA’s proposed clean air standard is likely to cost packagers, one way or another, in add-on costs by manufacturers or converters.
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Lumberg: Harsh-duty connectors

The Enclosure-less™ line of cables, connectors, and distribution modules from Lumberg (Midlothian, VA) withstand the corrosive and environmental conditions found in food and dairy facilities.
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Harmonizing U.S. and Canada nutrition labels

Health Canada, our northern neighbor’s counterpart to the Food and Drug Administration, has proposed amendments to its regulations governing nutrition labeling, nutrient content claims, and diet-related health claims.
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Molded pulp seminar rescheduled

The attack on the U.S. and prevailing travel difficulties have prompted the International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. (Mequon, WI) to reschedule the 6th International Molded Pulp Packaging Seminar from Sept.
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What's the opposite of 'green'?

Well, that’s not exactly the question that arises after reading a report in the Aug. 2 edition of The Economist. Rather than being the opposite of environmentally sensitive, the point of the report is that maybe “pale green” is closer to the truth.
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FPA calls for entries

November 21, 2001 is the deadline for entries for the 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. Winners will be announced at the association’s annual meeting at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA, Feb.
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Flexibles to stretch beyond $19 billion in sales

FPA forecasts that fresh produce, meat/poultry/seafood, pet food, medical, and snack foods will represent the top five end-use growth areas for flexible packaging materials in the next five years.
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Nestlé is leader of the year; PEF nominations

The Packaging Education Forum will honor Nestlé USA, Inc., as its Packaging Leader of the Year, 2001-2002. Its commercialization of innovative packaging forms reflecting consumer preferences for convenience, quality, safety, and environmental sensitivity were recognized by PEF, as was the Glendale, CA-based company’s support of college-level packaging education.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/environment/01_07_16_001.shtml">Packaging low on the list

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: A newly published INCPEN-commissioned report on the environmental impact of the way we live shows that packaging comes low on the list of contributors to energy wastefulness. Click logo for full article.
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Survey shows mixed feelings on GE foods

An in-depth survey by the Center for Science in the Public Interest of consumer views on labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods showed broad but limited support for labeling and demonstrated the difficulties of ensuring fairness in labeling.
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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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Workshop explains recycling laws

An environmental packaging workshop will be held the day after Pack Expo Las Vegas, September 13 at the Hampton Tropicana Inn, Las Vegas. The one-day workshop will tackle how packagers can comply with the patchwork of "take-back" laws now on the books in 30 countries around the world. In addition, it will cover how to comply with California's recycled content mandate on rigid plastic containers.
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Catering to convenience

From kid-focused foods in all-plastic barrier bowls to a caulk cartridge that reduces solid waste in Japan, the DuPont Awards cover a range of technologies.

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