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SouthPack '99: built for speed

With 450 exhibits and activities for learning, SouthPack '99, May 18 to 20 in Atlanta, also recognizes the area's fascination with stock car racing.
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World packaging 'capital' shifts to interpack

Dsseldorf, Germany, takes the spotlight for packaging as interpack 99 opens 15 exhibition halls to some 2괌 packaging exhibitors, May 6 to 12.
One way Unilever made its redesigned lotion packaging more suitable for global markets was to eliminate sizes typical in America
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Packaging for a global marketplace

As today's marketplace becomes increasingly global, how does that affect the way products are packaged? The strategies adopted by these firms provide some useful clues.
This load (left) in 3Com?s Santa Clara, CA, warehouse, symbolizes everything that 3Com wants to change: the load is too tall and
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3Com 'networks' packaging knowledge

Maker of computer networking gear forms a Global Packaging Initiatives Team to create global packaging standards. This "best practices" blueprint aims to cut costs and unify 3Com's packaging worldwide.
For illustrative purposes, an aseptic bag is sliced open to reveal the gland and the bottom membrane. During filling, product fl
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A well-seasoned traveler

Aseptically packaged chilies allow an Australian grower and harvester to extend distribution beyond its rural location and compete in a hot global market.
New wrappers and shrink tunnels produce a variety of ?premium? landscaping products (right) sold in a shrink-wrapped pack. Eas
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Easy Gardener changes its packaging landscape

Improved graphics and a tighter wrap provide stronger shelf presence for rolls of Easy Gardener's landscaping products that are packaged on new wrappers and shrink tunnels.
Technicians at the Chinese testing center perform drop tests, using up-to-date measuring instruments. The instruments are obviou
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The difference isn't all language (sidebar)

Modern testing lab in China
Two factors that often drive overpackaging in the Far East is poor quality paper and difficult distribution environments. This s
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The difference isn't all language

Like virtually no other packaging commodity, corrugated paper quality varies widely from pulp-rich North America to markets that import recycled paper like the Far East. Now, the economic slowdown in the Far East may be changing the outlook for corrugated.
The RF-sealed blister pack that Polaroid developed for global sales of its I-Zone pocket camera is shown here (left) as it will
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Polaroid pictures a perfect pack

Polaroid prepares for the launch of a global product in a global package. The I-Zone instant pocket camera will also test the company's new regional packaging strategy.
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World packaging 'capital' shifts to interpack

Steel packaging issues to be heard
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Polaroid pictures a perfect pack (sidebar)

Global cassette packs, too
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Packaging for a global marketplace (sidebar)

Heinz adopts a global vision
Free-fall metal detectors are mounted to f/f/s equipment at Roskam (the square-shaped objects on the far left side of the photo
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Roskam Baking 'falls' for in-tube metal detection

In-tube metal detectors are helping contract packager Roskam Baking grow its business. The CP packs dry food products such as cereal and snacks at four plants in its home city of Grand Rapids, MI.
Though suppliers in individual countries, such as Japan, Brazil, Taiwan and France (pictured left to right) printed the ?everyma
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Titanic distribution makes a splash internationally

Capturing the essence of the most popular film last year and merchandising it to several different countries became a 'titanic' feat.
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Frozen baby food debuts in ovenable paperboard trays

When author O. Robin Sweet and her husband ventured to St. Petersburg, Russia, six years ago, writing two new books and starting a food processing business were the farthest things from her mind.

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