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Wine labels offer taste of the country

Beginning in November, Wollersheim Winery, Prairie Du Sac, WI, began replacing the gray labels and capsules (photo, right) on 11 of its popular wines with new color-coordinated and graphically appealing alternatives (photo, left).
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Light shines on carded blister

Netherlands-based Philips Lighting Co. packages its Marathon brand of nonincandescent household bulbs to the American market in a carded pack that contains a recycled, amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (APET) blister set in an outer card. Changing from solid unbleached sulfate board to recycled board helped make an ecologically friendly, cost-saving package.
Reader-friendly: Audrey is encased in a book-style package.
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New package development: When collaboration is king

Twelve collaborators. Four time zones. Two countries. One Web site. The story of how 3Com used the Web to develop packaging for its new Internet appliance.
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Spare Parts Purchasing: Online Parts Buyers Find the Right Track

Go to www.barry-wehmiller.com. Click on the Parts folder. Log in. Type in your part number. Select desired quantity.
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Sites Are Changing...Are You?

The bloom is definitely off the e-commerce rose as many sites are running out of funding. The good news is that many of these sites, at least in packaging, continue to improve.
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New Bagging Machine Sourced Online

Shipwreck Beads, Olympia, WA, a major supplier of beads and associated products to the jewelry and clothing accessories industries, needed a new bagging machine.
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Crafty Buyer Saves 20% on PE Bags Online

When it was time to find a supplier of protective packaging for its decorative aluminum products, Mount Joy, PA-based PA Metal Crafts went straight to the Internet.
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Specialized Sourcing Made Quick and Easy

Gift wholesaler and manufacturer K & Co., Parkville, MO, learned of PackagingFinder.com (www.packagingfinder.com) in August 2000 through Microsoft Network’s search engine (www.msn.com).
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E-Marketplace as Resin Price Barometer

“The PE resin market is so volatile, it trends up for a while and then the cycle goes down,” says Protective Lining’s Steve Howard.
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Low-cost bar code/OCR reader

SmartReader from DVT (Norcross, GA) is claimed as the only low-cost industrial bar code reader to include OCR (optical character recognition) capabilities. Priced at $2꿃, the unit reads up to 180 codes/sec.
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All-purpose medical pack

An award-winning thermoform package for Becton Dickinson’s surgical scalpel serves as a sterile barrier, a protective shipper, a sterile transfer tray from preparation to operating rooms and a point-of-use product dispenser. A blue-tint PETG outer tray, HIPS inner tray and a Tyvek lid replace an injection-molded box and foam insert.
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Prize figures are 'capped'

São Paulo, Brazil-based bottler Ambev takes the winning-cap promo concept to a new level. The company’s 237-mL (7.9-oz) Antarctica-brand guarana beverage bottles have a Pokémon™ figure onboard, contained within the patented, hollow Cap Container from Cap Design Intl.
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Drug Reimportation

Although former Secretary of U.S. Health & Human Services Donna Shalala refused to certify the drug reimportation act (see PW, Jan. ’01, p. 28, or packworld.com/go/shalala), Rep.
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No beef with new packaging

RMH Foods’ precooked beef products were so good they won two top awards in last year’s competition held by Cattlemen’s Beef Board. However, the Morton, IL-based company didn’t feel the packaging was doing an equally good job of winning consumers.
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Pack gains Annie's approval

Annie’s® Homegrown Inc. in September introduced Microwavable Single Servings Mac & Cheese Meals in a “dual pouch” that holds organically grown macaroni in one pouch and powdered cheese sauce in a second, smaller pouch.

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