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Shrink band decorates Christmas tree package

Italian chocolate manufacturer Perugina has exported chocolate-covered cherries to the U.S. at Christmas time for several years now. But this year for the first time the Christmas tree-shaped package that holds the foil-wrapped delicacies comes with an added component: a polyvinyl chloride band.
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Small package poses big challenge

Ecoly Intl. was in a sticky situation. The company needed to downsize its 10-oz Oak Tree Finishing Aerated Hairspray into a 1.7-oz version for use in a travel kit, without losing rich package graphics and extensive copy.
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Label invites an escape to the islands

The new labels on bottles of Lemon Bay Virgin Island rum are as vibrant as the Virgin Islands themselves. Bottled for Owensboro, KY-based Barton Brands, Lemon Bay is a new citrus rum designed to compete with Bacardi Lim*n.
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Global regs a trade threat?

Proposals for new international requirements on biotech-enhanced products pose a significant threat to global trade in food, beverages and other consumer products, warns the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA).
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Dairy bottle blocks light?

In unveiling last month a bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate for 16-oz milk, Dallas-based Schepps Dairy was not the first to put fresh, refrigerated milk in PET (see Packaging World, November '97, p.
All Packaging?s operations manager Bob Nobles, vice president John Chaisson, and president Ken Pepper (left to right in the phot
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New press gains prove more than cosmetic

A new sheet-fed press at All Packaging boosts the converter's efficiency, speed, uptime and print quality. Neoteric Cosmetics is the first to benefit, obtaining vibrant folding cartons for its retail cosmetics.
Packaging specs such as this one, including container drawings from vendors, are maintained and accessed electronically by those
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Software helps SmithKline gain compliance

New software helps SmithKline Beecham comply with FDA GMPs for creating and disseminating packaging specifications. Software permits validation of packaging spec dissemination process, virtually eliminating exposure to compliance violations. Part one of two.
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EPA caps VOCs in products

Manufacturers will be required to reformulate, repackage or retire some products. However, most national brands already comply.
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Custom color, shape set salon products apart

A custom-matched color and a unique shape set the brushed aluminum can for Beautopia's new Brocato America hair spray and mousse apart from the competition.
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Warning to states: no warning labels

At the top of the food industry's 1999 congressional agenda will be a bill outlawing most state food labeling laws. Legislation that pre-empts state authority is always controversial.
Downstream functions at Ryt-way1s  Lakeville, MN, pet food packing plant include robotic case packing (top), case erecting (cent
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods (sidebar)

Downstream of its pouch-filling equipment, Ryt-way has also added new robotic case packing and case erecting equipment to automate what was once a labor-intensive process.
Buttons stitched onto cards (above) receive individual information like materials, pricing, country of origin and UPC code from
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Just-in-time cards from label printers

Button wholesaler buys off-the-shelf color thermal-transfer label printers to print cardstock for more than 7ꯠ SKUs. Machines permit print runs from one dozen up to 1괌 dozen cards.
The approval/dissemination process starts off by first ?registering? a spec in the system
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Software helps SmithKline gain compliance (sidebar)

How a packaging spec is born
The entire line of Sally Beauty?s products received an update into the 21st century. The company feels the bottles have the look
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Sally Beauty's containers get a makeover

After having a successful line of hair-care products on the market for 20 years, Sally Beauty Co. decides it's time to update its look.
The ink-jet code applied in-line (below and inset) to the shoulder of milk jugs makes it easy for retail store employees and con
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Meadow Gold milks coding machinery

It wasn't too long ago that a one-line, 12-digit code was all that Southern Foods was able to hot-stamp onto its one-gal, high-density polyethylene jugs of Meadow Gold-brand milk.

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