Kodak Wins District Court Ruling
strict Court here overturned two decrees dating back to 1921 and 1954 that placed restrictions on Eastman Kodak Co.
The 1921 decree was designed to prevent Kodak from selling competing, or private-label, brands of film without the Kodak name. The 1954 decree stopped the photographic products company from connecting the sale of its color film to the business of photoprocessing.
U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca handed down an 86-page decision last week that overturned the two rulings.
Kodak issued a relief saying the company was "very gratified" with the decision.
EZ-Liter Bottle Opener Launched
SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- Innovative Products Group here has introduced EZ-Liter, a one-piece bottle opener for 1-, 1.5- and 2-liter or quart bottles. The bottle opener clamps around the neck and body of the container with an attached handle, turning the container into a pitcher.
The lightweight plastic kitchen gadget is made in red, white and blue, folds flat for easy storage between uses and retails for about $2.
Fluoramics Unveils Floor Display
MAHWAH, N.J. -- Fluoramics here has a new free-standing floor merchandiser display in the shape of its 8-ounce Tufoil engine treatment bottles. The display holds 36 8-ounce bottles.
Pennzoil Introduces Gumout
PITTSBURGH -- Pennzoil Products has introduced a Gumout Ultra Fuel Injector and Carburetor cleaner, with twice the strength of its current cleaner, according to the company. The manufacturer claims one 8-ounce bottle will treat up to 28 gallons of gasoline to clean fuel systems, remove water from the gas tank and so improve fuel efficiency and protect engine parts from rust. The retail price was not available.