The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators honors converters for work done on glass containers. Three of 1998?s winners are pic
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Glass decoration clearly wins

Jelly jars' decoration brings movie to life, wins award and even becomes a collector's item.
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Mobius winners span several varying packaging styles. The Newby teas evoke a sense of classic refinement, the President?s Choice
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Package designs shine among Mobius winners

The 28th-annual Mobius Awards were handed out late last year. The package design category highlighted some of the year's most exciting and successful packages.
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More than just a pretty package

A line of high-density polyethylene bottles combines form and function to clinch NACD's Best of Show award. Other winners also fit the theme of beauty and functionality.
Guiderail adjustment assemblies include cylindrical components (shown above and inset) that display color dots that correspond t
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Glaxo 'Wellcomes' quick-change software

As Glaxo Wellcome's Zebulon, NC, facility packs a wider variety of pharmaceuticals, quick-changeover equipment becomes top priority. Software developed in-house helps the plant reduce changeover times on its solid-dose packaging lines.
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New market means new packaging

Sundried tomatoes are a $20 million category, according to marketing vice president Howard Nager of Sunsweet Growers. To break into this hot market, Pleasanton, CA-based Sunsweet decided to use packaging color and design aimed at appealing to a wider market than it aims for with its well-known prune products.
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Kellogg, IP team up in school

A new school milk program from Kellogg Co. and International Paper (Memphis, TN) features 8-oz milk cartons displaying popular Kellogg characters on the side panels.
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Robots continue march into packaging

It will come as no surprise to anyone who may have walked Pack Expo 98 last November, but robot makers expect heady growth in packaging applications over the next few years.
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Standing up to the competition

By early this summer, Elmhurst, IL-based Keebler expects to complete its nationwide rollout of Cheez-It® baked snack mixes in three varieties.
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New product clearly calls for a tube

When Minneapolis-based Lamaur Corp. added Extra Hold Styling Gel to its Willow Lake® line of hair care products, management wanted to keep the look of the other containers in the Willow Lake line.
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Beef labeling

Congress continues to ponder requiring country-of-origin labels on some imported foods, including beef and lamb. Package labels would indicate the origin of the meat source and the percentages of both domestic and imported meat when they are blended, as in ground beef.
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Rexall Sundown touts 'label within a label'

Rexall Sundown in February began marketing its Sundown® line of herbal supplement capsules in high-density polyethylene bottles adorned with what Rexall refers to as a Twist N' Learn(TM) label.
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Baxter softens PVC stance

"For certain IV bags, we're looking to replace PVC. That would happen gradually, on a product-by-product basis because of the long period of time required for regulatory submission and approval," according to Deborah Spak, senior manager in communications for Baxter Intl.
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Hormel's pack makes bacon ready-to-eat

For the first time, fully precooked bacon strips are now available virtually anywhere in the supermarket. A new thermoformed MAP flexible package allows Hormel Foods, Austin, MN, to pack oxygen-sensitive cooked bacon slices without refrigeration for up to four months.
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Supplement labels

Dietary supplement labels now must contain more complete information, including a clear identity statement, a complete list of ingredients and a new "Supplement Facts" information panel.
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Two chambers are better than one

A compelling dual-chamber design for Unilever Home & Personal Care's new Dove Nutrium body wash makes for more than just an eye-catching bottle. According to the company, separating the body wash (white chamber) from the moisturizer (pink chamber) maximizes the benefits of the two formulas.

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