Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

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Burrows Paper Corp.: Corrugated clamshell

Burrows Paper (Franklin, OH) has introduced a corrugated F-flute clamshell multicompartment box. The material is more environmentally sensitive than EPS and offers heat-retaining, crush-resistant qualities, according to the company.
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FDA pressed to 'repackage' 120-day approval program

Congress appears likely to provide at least part of the $6 million needed to get a new 120-day notification program off the ground by Oct. 1. But many manufacturers are concerned with how the FDA will administer the program.
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User fees stuck in neutral, (sidebar)

FDA pressed to 'repackage' 120-day approval program
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Stonyfield Farm blends environmental/economic goals

New multipack packaging for kids' yogurt exemplifies Stonyfield Farm's dual commitment to the environment and to its bottom line.
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Standardization suits Stonyfield Farm, (sidebar)

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.
An operator inputs the label information into a computer and prints out the labels.
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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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