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Stonyfield Farm blends environmental/economic goals
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Procter & Gamble touts recycled paperboard content

Cincinnati based Procter & Gamble has not only joined The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (New York, NY), but it's now adding the group's symbol to folding cartons of its Puffs tissues.
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How European culture drives packaging

The Intl. Steel Packaging Congress 1999, held during interpack 99, illuminated ideas for European manufacturers at the turn of the century. Many points will resound also in the U.S.
Ben Miyares, V.P. Industry Relations, PMMI
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation

Featuring five specialty pavilions, including a new one for converters, WestPack 99 honors its history at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to 30.
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Putting a labeler to the test

Test kit maker Artel uses a new labeler to speed production and meet FDA standards.
Paperboard cartons provide differentiation for Valio?s ?Fons?-brand of water
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New coating slakes Finnish dairy's thirst

Helsinki dairy Valio substitutes a plastic barrier coating for aluminum foil in its paperboard cartons for drinking water. The change meets environmental objectives while providing the necessary barrier performance.
A scanning device traverses a web of linerboard to measure the material?s basis weight and moisture content at the Morrilton mil
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Innovative fuels energize paper mill

A tax credit and inexpensive sources of fuel allow an Arkansas paper mill to refurbish its boiler, avoiding a larger investment.
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FPA expands use of source reduction logo

The Flexible Packaging Assn. is making available a trademark license for the use of its Source Reduction(TM) logo. Under terms of the agreement, the logo may be printed on flexible packages or other printed materials.
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Flexible packaging price hikes?

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a change in its New Source Review program that has the potential to be the most expensive rule to affect flexible packaging in the last 20 years, according to the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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IFCO U.S.: Product flyer

From IFCO (Tampa, FL) comes a color flyer detailing the company's Econobox(TM) reusable packaging system for bulk shipping. Econobox is said to be cost-effective, reusable and environmentally friendly.
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Nitrate labeling debate

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) wants a panel of scientific experts to review data on sodium nitrite before listing it as "harmful to consumers" under the State's Proposition 65 chemical warning label law.
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Pouch is economical, ecological

The formed hamburger patties produced at Micarna require a thermoformed tray for a package because their shape must be protected through distribution. Unformed ground beef, however, needs no such protection, so Micarna relies on a simpler, less expensive and "greener" alternative: modified-atmosphere pouches produced on a vertical form/fill/seal machine.
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Goldfish 'swim' to overseas markets

Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish crackers are in plentiful supply throughout the U.S. in both gable-top and paper-bag package formats. But to launch the popular snack overseas, Pepperidge Farm, a division of Campbell Soup Co.
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Redesigned handbook glamorizes fiberboard boxes

Y2K is one of the hottest topics as we approach the new millennium. But the years 2002 and 2003 are significant to fiberboard packaging because those years mark the 100th Anniversary of the development of solid fiber boxes, and corrugated's first approval as a valid shipping material, respectively.

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