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Carton graphics aim to dazzle

Reaching store shelves nationwide in the first quarter of 1999 were dazzling “Liberace” video packages that capture the exuberance of the famed entertainer himself.
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Label's a page torn from history

A label that looks like it’s been torn out of a history book is perfectly appropriate for Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon. Because the labels are applied from the same web, and because of the front label’s unique angle, positioning the label on the release liner was a challenge. Bottles are filled and sealed with a wood-stop cork and a tin capsule.
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Chemicals take to water-soluble film

Water-soluble film played a key role in a recent packaging innovation at Chemenergy of Albany, NY.
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A step toward biotech labeling

A new international trade agreement on bioengineered foods puts pressure on U.S. farmers and processors to segregate these products and could speed their labeling in the global marketplace.
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Trans fat labeling proposal

The National Food Processors Assn. wants to extend the comment period for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed trans fat labeling rule by 90 days, to May 15, 2000.
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Protection from Listeria

Warning labels on food products to protect against Listeria is among the mandates proposed to the federal government by The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group.
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Packaging economics' pendulum swinging back

Not long after listening to (at least part of) President Clinton’s State of the Union address and my own governor’s State of the State speech in January, I was reminded just how pervasive is the role of economics.
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Dean dips into single-serve cups

Dean Foods creates a new refrigerated foods category with four-packs of 2 3/4-oz chip and vegetable dips marketed in colorful die-cut folding cartons.
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Controls sites offer education

Controls suppliers are valuable resources that can benefit packaging professionals who want to learn more about controls.
Bercen's new IBC is blow-molded of HDPE and holds 275 gal of chemicals. A cage of double-wire steel rods protects the IBC and pr
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Chemical maker's new IBC closes the loop

A durable container’s recycling program prompts a chemical manufacturer to invest in new IBCs to transport its chemicals across the country.
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Artistry adorns luxury liquor package

Limited-edition premium bourbon from Jim Beam looks regal in a package loaded with special touches, including the most delicate of hand-applied decals.
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Contract packaging bets on Las Vegas

As part of the third annual Private Label Expo, show sponsor Bentley Intl. has added a Contract Packaging Expo, April 5 to 6, in Las Vegas. Conference sessions on outsourcing will also be featured.
Buena Vida's redesigned pressure-sensitive label (above) has a cleaner look than its previous glue-applied label. The winery's n
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Labeler gives new life to wine bottles

A single-head, pressure-sensitive labeler for front and back labels provides a small Texas winery with quick set-up and clean-up time and saves $10ꯠ, too.
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A true designer's portfolio

Even though it’s not the first book to be reviewed in the new century, it’s especially stunning to see “Copyright 2000” on a book’s copyright page.
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Unsaleable product costs reach $4.2 billion in '98

Packaging is often the problem when products and packages are diverted from retailers to reclamation centers. Credits issued are a growing cost for distributors and manufacturers, says a new report.

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