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Bacardi focuses on consumers

Maintaining a consumer focus when developing new products and packaging is critical to the success of Bacardi, said Yousef Zaatar, vice president, product manufacturing development, for Bacardi Bottling Corp., Jacksonville, FL.
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Unimark named <I>Plastic News</I>' Processor of the Year

Unimark Plastics is the winner of Plastics News’ Processor of the Year Award, the newspaper announced Feb. 2 at its Executive Forum in Summerlin.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Sustainable packaging coalition progress

The next meeting of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition is scheduled for June 23-24 in Seattle, WA, and will be hosted by Starbucks Coffee Co.
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RFID and patient compliance

There are several major issues facing the pharmaceutical industry besides noncompliance.
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Silver Award winners

Following is a list of winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Achievement Awards.
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FPA's 'highest achievement' winners

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Q&A: Supporting sustainable packaging

John Delfausse is the vice president of package development at Aveda, a division of New York, NY-based Estée Lauder. The cosmetics maker is committed to supporting sustainable packaging (see story, p. 81). Here, Delfausse addresses additional issues related to packaging and the environment.
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Salmon report may spark labeling

A study published in the Journal of Science in January and funded by the Pew Charitable Trust said farm-raised salmon contain higher levels of carcinogens than those caught in the wild.
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Ontario packaging fees to be discussed

A second morning session, Monday, March 1, at the Take It Back conference will cover new developments in packaging fees levied in Ontario, Canada.
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Ongoing 'garage sales' for materials

Do you know someone who can use 23ꯠ high-density polyethylene trays? That was the question posed to me recently by John Majercak, 413/586-7350, of the Massachusetts Materials Exchange.
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Food container sales increase projected

According to Freedonia’s study Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible, food container demand in the United States is projected to increase nearly 3% annually to $18.7 billion in 2007.
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Pipeline: Same plan, different cultures?

I always enjoy reading reports from the Australian Institute of Packaging meetings, prepared by Michael Halley. Among other topics, these reports help me keep up to date on the kinds of packaging issues faced there.
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X-ray technology

Smiths Heimann offers the Eagle Bantam, designed to provide an inexpensive solution to inspection. Features include the machine's 53" length, environmental design to support both IP64 and IP65 requirements, inspection speeds to 400'/min, statistics and reporting capability, and contaminant detection as well as check weighing, count, mission pouch, and void detection.
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PET recycling rate drops

The PET recycling rate fell to 19.9% in 2002, down from 22.1% in 2001, according to the National Assn. for PET Container Resources. In addition, the amount of PET collected for recycling dropped to 797 million lbs from 834 million lbs in 2001, marking the first decline since 1996.

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