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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 3)

Terro Outdoor Ant KillerBest of Category: Outdoor & Gardening Senoret Chemical Co.'s Terro Outdoor Ant Killer is the first application of the stand-up, ShakerPAK dispensing pouch with handles.
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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The packaging marketplace: A global view

The Global Packaging Market, a major study by Ernst & Young, was published recently by England’s Packaging News magazine. Here, Ernst & Young’s Tim Rothwell presents an overview of the study.
A wall-thickness measurement system helps Southeastern Container make consistent PET two-liter bottles for Coca-Cola.
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Moving ahead with converting technologies

Technical advances in materials and machinery are making converters more efficient and their customers more satisfied.
Nancy Hirshberg, vice president of natural resources, Stonyfield Farm.
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Analyze this

Yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm analyzes its ‘package delivery systems’ to determine environmental impact.
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Analyze this (sidebar)

Yogurt cups to toothbrushes
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M&G Polymers USA LLC: PET resin

Cleartuf® Max PET resin from M&G Polymers USA LLC (Apple Grove, WV) was designed for use in carbonated soft-drink packaging applications. Resin is environmentally friendly and has faster reheatability.
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P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

When merchandising executives from top retailers speak, packaging people tend to listen.
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Balancing economics and the environment

Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg describes how the organic yogurt maker balances these packaging concerns.
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IoPP AmeriStar call for entries

June 1 is the deadline for the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2002 AmeriStar entry forms. Winners will be announced at an award reception in Chicago during Pack Expo, Nov.
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Green designs artfully presented

Ambitious and authoritative coverage of green, or environmentally friendly packaging, tastefully presented from a design perspective.
The large U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's has been using these compostable, biodegradable trays for organic produce for the p
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U.S., U.K. progress in biodegradables

Biodegradable packaging is back in the news as Sainsbury’s in England unveils produce packs. Wal-Mart, meanwhile, launches bowls and plates in the United States.
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NatureWorks LLC: Compostable packaging

NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow (Minnetonka, MN) is a family of polymers that is derived entirely from renewable resources and is said to biodegrade in municipal and industrial composting facilities.
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Bernard Technologies, Inc: Cross-contamination barrier

Bernàrd Technologies (Chicago, IL) is launching a series of products that incorporate its Microsphère® and Microl`ite® Sustained Release Systems.
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Can ban lifted in Denmark

Finally bowing to the European Commission after a battle dating back to 1977, Denmark lifted its ban on cans for beer and soft drinks, effective January 23.

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