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Breaking out of the jewel box

New York-based record company 32 Records launched its 32 Jazz label this April with a new CD package reminiscent of LP packaging. Company spokesman Joel Dorn cites durability of the package, made of both paperboard and polystyrene, as well as its fully printable paperboard surface, as keys to the company's decision.
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Gaining an Urban edge

"The labels are kinda like our minds-always changing." So reads the label of Jones Soda, the latest venture of the Urban Juice and Soda Co.
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HDPE-based Tropicana bottles project fresh, 'local dairy' image

In the first stage of a national roll-out, coextrusion blow-molded bottles for Tropicana FruitWise smoothies are finding a place in the refrigerated cases of supermarkets in Cleveland and several other markets.
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Treated paper focuses on foodservice

Treated paperboard containers provide grease resistance and reduce material use and costs for pizza and breadsticks.
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Pediatric labeling

In an October 27 public hearing on FDA's proposed regulation on mandatory pediatric labeling for drugs and biologics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended the formation of a pediatric drug labeling advisory panel to determine, among other things, which drugs really need to be studied.
A checkweigher verifies that each bag has the correct tablet count (left), eliminating the need for an operator to verify counts
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Vitamins in a vacuum

Vacuum packages of vitamin tablets in foil, believed to be a first, provide Amway's Nutrilite Div. with a unique look for Pacific Rim markets.
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Bringing shaped containers to new heights

Sold only in New Hampshire, an intriguing glass bottle for gin, vodka and rum sold by Jenkins Spirits, Londonderry, NH, is shaped like the state itself, as is the label.
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Single food safety agency proposed

Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate to establish an independent food safety agency. It would consolidate all food safety, inspection and labeling functions now spread among various government agencies.
Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons spares no expense in creating eye-grabbing, color-saturated, richly detailed labels that allow its
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For Arizona, packaging is the medium and message

The secret behind a series of drop-dead gorgeous packages? Packaging decisions are made at the highest levels of a company that's willing to spend big.
The paper filter unwind and bagging unit are shown close-up (left), while the overwrapping station appears above. Finished ov
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Vf/f/s percolates at S&D Coffee

To meet the growing sales demands of its foodservice and institutional customers, this Concord, NC, roaster fills ground coffee into a paper filter bag then overwraps between one and five bags in plastic film on the same machine. Strong sales help S&D reap a six-month payback on the unusual machine.
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GladWare stacks up

The newest thing to hit the plastic wrap aisle at the local grocery may be GladWare®, new low-priced, reusable storage containers from First Brands Corp.
Disposable packaging (left) used formerly by 3M for its bulk videotape generated about 1 cu? of waste. The Reusable Pak (above)
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3M saves bundles with new bundle

The Audio and Video Products Div. of St. Paul, MN-based 3M Co. has scored an impressive victory in packaging source reduction. This leading producer of bulk videotape for the film duplication industry designed a returnable and reusable package for its products that: * eliminates 1.4 million cu' of waste annually, * reduces the number of packaging components from 11 to three, * reduces the variety of packaging materials from five to two, * reduces labor costs not only in 3M's Hutchinson, MN, plant but at its customers' plants, too, and, * saves $4 million annually in packaging costs.
An operator loads ends into a vertical pocket on one of nine Rotofeeder machines located on a mezzanine level at La Coste?a (lef
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End feeders zip chili pepper packing

Equipment that automatically feeds ends to can seamers helps Mexico City-based La Coste"a meet rising demand for its chili peppers. The feeders also save 70% in labor costs and improve overall efficiency at a two-year-old plant.
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