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Coca-Cola wins recycling award

Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, received an award for outstanding corporate responsibility for its leadership in using recycled PET resin. The award, from the Plastic Redesign Project, Madison, WI, was presented at a luncheon Feb. 26, at the Take It Back! 2003 conference in Alexandria, VA, sponsored by Raymond Communications (Columbia, MD).
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FDA's 'fast track' isn't always

Industry and agency consider ways to reduce delays in 120-day packaging approval program.
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Automated Packaging to help homeland security effort

Automated Packaging was chosen by the CDC to provide packaging technologies vital to the rapid deployment initiatives of the CDC's homeland security effort.
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FPA awards show flexible versatility

From fruit to juice to dog food to premixed grout, the winners in the Packaging Excellence category in FPA’s annual competition are a mixed bag.
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Bio-based polymer for produce

Bologna, Italy-based Ilip announces it is designing and manufacturing packaging for fresh produce using NatureWorks PLA from Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN).
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Staples renews environmental commitment

Mark Buckley, new vice president of environmental affairs for Staples, the office supply outlet, has renewed his company’s commitment to use more recycled content in its products.
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Stonyfield Farm blows its cover

Stonyfield Farm, the Londonderry, NH-based organic yogurt manufacturer, replaced the plastic lid and plastic inner seal on its 6- and 8-oz cups with a durable foil seal at the end of December 2002.
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Going 'green' globally

A new report on environmentally responsive label copy is now available from Raymond Communications, College Park, MD. “Green labeling: A global guide for marketers in the new millennium,” covers both voluntary and mandatory eco-label copy in the United States and around the world.
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Sony uses corn-based resin for blisters

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Sony Pacific debuted a blister package for a portable radio that incorporates the corn-based resin NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN).
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Australian canmaker tests polymer-coated steel

Amcor, the largest supplier of beverage and aerosol cans in Australia, has begun tests of a new polymer-coated tin-free steel for beverage cans, says Walter Gross, a spokesman for Amcor Australasia, Camberwell, Victoria.

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