In the premium spirits category, Luctor shows Dutch heritage through extravagant decorating of Vincent Van Gogh vodkas, gin and a liqueur. Gallery graphics require 16 colors involving suppliers in five European countries.
With the World Wide Web, packaging students and professionals can quickly glean information. Thus, there seems to be little need for a book on the basics of plastics packaging, especially a 432-page tome whose only color printing appears on its hard cover (shown at right).
Polarcup EarthShell, a joint venture between Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) and EarthShell Corp. (Annapolis Junction, MD), is adapting its new biodegradable material and foodservice packaging concepts to European market conditions; Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL) has acquired Huhtamaki Van Leers Valeron Strength Films mfg.
Since the 1920s, Baldwin Ice Cream has graced the shelves of grocery store freezers. Now, in its first major update since 1994, Baldwin is freshening up both the look and feel of its package with the help of design group MackeySzar (Minneapolis, MN).
For the first time in 40 years, Procter & Gamble, with the help of design consultancy Libby Perszyk Kathman Inc. (Cincinnati, OH), has created a new contemporary brand identity for its Pampers line of products.
Bottle bills are a costly and inefficient means of recycling and addressing municipal solid waste management, said Katie Hornbarger, state affairs manager for the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) in testimony before the Connecticut Bottle Bill Task Force.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in 1999 that the Food and Drug Administration should consider allowing health claims on dietary supplements even though they are not widely recognized as valid by the scientific community.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Archer, R-TX, has asked the International Trade Commission to conduct an in-depth analysis of trade barriers to the export of processed food and beverages.