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Technical prowess, flexible style

Two improved package materials, one for cup lidding, one for microwave wrapping, secured Technical Innovation awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn. competition. Printing and Environmental Achievement awards also went to new technologies.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course

From soups and salads to poultry, foods of all types become winners at the market—and in the 2000 Flexible Packaging Assn. competition.
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Recycled board rates well

It's not surprising that a survey commissioned by the Recycled Paperboard Alliance found that 100% recycled paperboard packaging compared favorably to SBS in conveying the attributes of attractiveness, performance, and quality.
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A 'greener' way to decorate

VOSS of Oslo, Norway, is the first beverage plant licensee of RevTech’s Envirogluv™ glass decorating technology. In fact, it’s the first application of the technology used by a packager other than Revlon, RevTech’s former parent company, which has used it on glass containers of nail polish and makeup for several years.
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Willett America Inc: Ethyl acetate ink

Willett America (Grapevine, TX) offers ink with an ethyl acetate base for use in applications where toxic solvents are unsuitable. Ethyl acetate, a solvent found in nature, is environmentally safe and acceptable in the food industry.
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Bags are a natural for organic cereals

In May, 2000, Barbara’s Bakery, a Petaluma, CA-based natural foods maker, began using oriented polypropylene “eco” bags to sell family-sized packages of its Organic Shredded Oats and Organic Puffins cereals.
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Sporty pouch will be a U.S. first

from InterBev 2000: Following more than two years of development, Hydrade Beverage Co., Dallas, TX, unveiled in New Orleans its 500-mL stand-up pouch for the sports drink category. Intended for on-the-go use, the pouch has a laminated PET/foil/PET/PE structure and a resealable fitment for convenience. Sourced and contract filled overseas, it will debut in four varieties in the U.S. in early 2001.
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Grocery pack recycling grows

Bottle bills are a costly and inefficient means of recycling and addressing municipal solid waste management, said Katie Hornbarger, state affairs manager for the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) in testimony before the Connecticut Bottle Bill Task Force.
Harley-Davidson uses molded pulp to help protect shipments of motorcycle parts and accessories, as shown (above) by packaging en
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Molded pulp benefits beer, motorcycle parts shipments

Harley-Davidson and Merchant Direct discussed how they ride the advantages of molded pulp at IMPEPA’s late-September seminar.
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'Plastics Packaging' molds students, professionals

With the World Wide Web, packaging students and professionals can quickly glean information. Thus, there seems to be little need for a book on the basics of plastics packaging, especially a 432-page tome whose only color printing appears on its hard cover (shown at right).
Chalone Vineyard wine uses Regale's InPart3; non-scuffing partition system, which is in production now.
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Molded pulp protective packaging breakthrough

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Chalone Vineyard wine bottles will be the first to use Regale’s new protective packaging technology, which reduces costs by 80% and reduces lead time by 90%, according to the supplier. Libbey Glass and Hewlett Packard are currently testing the packaging.
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Wine bottles go 'green' for Europe

Citing European preference for “green” packaging, and to satisfy local regulatory prohibitions, Canandaigua Brands, Fairport, NY, has switched wine capsules on bottles it ships to Europe.
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GMA evaluates Massachusetts plan

The GMA strongly supports the Product Stewardship Initiative that will be a central component of Massachusetts’ source reduction strategy. Under this initiative, the state works cooperatively with product manufacturers to decrease the amount of product packaging and provide for more reuse opportunities.
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'Bottle can' springs from two new technologies

Daiwa Can Co. has created a uniquely hybrid package with its aluminum ‘bottle can.’ A lamination of PET film to aluminum replaces conventional coil coatings.
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Positively different battery packaging

Consumers should get a charge out of the new innovations in battery packaging in which clarity and reclosability top the list of conveniences offered by Rayovac and Leap brand batteries.

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