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"Famous" holiday case

The Edrington Group, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., is decorating The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky domestic and overseas export cases for the holiday season. Since October ‘01, a new animated Grouse icon has been adorning a new B-flute corrugated case used for 7-cL, 70-cL, and 1-L bottles in 6- and 12-pack distribution cases.
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Baking kits display holiday spirit

Betty Crocker has cooked up a timely product for the season: holiday baking kits in four varieties. The kits from Minneapolis, MN-based General Mills are packaged in creative and colorful boxes with precision die cuts. Although introduced last year—and seasonally for Halloween—this winter's kits offer new features.
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Xbox box has 'game'

The graphics design for the much anticipated mid-November debut of Microsoft's Xbox game console strikes a balance for hard-core gamers and mainstream consumers. After soliciting concepts from several firms, Redmond, WA-based Microsoft awarded the design work to SBI and Company (Salt Lake City, UT).
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Design goals

Redmond, WA-based Microsoft asked design firm SBI and Company (Salt Lake City, UT) to create an identity at retail for its Xbox game console that effectively and consistently communicates the Xbox brand attributes and positions the company as a leader within the category.
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Protective details

The Xbox console includes a variety of sensitive internal components including a hard drive, DVD drive, and a CPU. To protect the console during transportation and handling, Microsoft selected expanded polystyrene foam end caps.
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Unique tray delivers phones

Swiss Voice AG, Hombrechtikon, The Netherlands, launched its new telephone line ISDN/WAP to the European market in September ’01 packaged with a protective injection-molded tray made of potato starch and natural fibers.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_12_13_003.shtml">Sonoco buys Smurfit core plan

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: SONOCO, the US-based global packaging company, has purchased Smurfit UK's core and tube converting business from Jefferson Smurfit Group. Click logo for full article.
The 8'-long crown molding is in an open-faced corrugated box when it enters the shrink wrapper.
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Side-sealed and delivered

A manufacturer of crown molding invests in a horizontal shrink wrapper that delivers better protective packaging and tamper evidence.
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Upset over inserts (sidebar)

Stop bugging us!
Multi-panel labels have permitted some products to eliminate outer folding cartons. But FDA's proposal on inserts could change t
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Upset over inserts

New FDA demands for package inserts would bloat printing requirements and force some products to add outer cartons.
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Delivering for dairy (sidebar)

Custom bottle helps launch Oberweis Dairy into single-serve milks
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Delivering for dairy

Oberweis Dairy’s investment in new filling, capping, labeling, conveying, bottle-packing, and shrink-wrapping machinery begins to pay off with the introduction of single-serve milks.
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Small orders + small orders = big savings (sidebar)

Packaging distributor saves 20% online
Weatherchem customers can watch the price decrease as orders aggregate online.
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Small orders + small orders = big orders

Low-volume buyers of packaging materials are striking up deals and saving up to 40% on their purchases through online demand aggregation.
New filling equipment has helped Yofarm improve accuracy and consistency in filling toppings for its YoCrunch line of yogurt.
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Yogurt producer fills craving for higher throughput

Yofarm reduces waste dramatically with a new auger filler that achieves consistent volume control of yogurt toppings.

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