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Lozenges are blister-packed, flow-wrapped

Seeking to make the packaging for its Throaties medicated lozenges more consumer-friendly, Ernest Jackson, based in Crediton, Devon, England, switched from a foil bag-in-carton to an overwrapped blister card.
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Tea in a matchbox

Steep Co. of South Glastonbury, CT, thought that its Tea Matchbox(TM), adorned with graphic icons, labels and fun slogans, was so unusual the company had it trademarked.
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Federal funding fears

The National Food Processors Assn. worries that the approval of new and safer anti-microbial sterilants for food packaging and revision of irradiation disclosure labeling requirements could be in funding jeopardy.
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Ultra-premium wines look the part

"What's really distinctive here is ACL plus a paper label." That's how Gary Glass, director of business development at Sutter Home Winery, sums up the unique approach to decoration taken by this St.
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Closure says quality

Chemical resistance, clarity and high gloss-these are the characteristics that Pacific Chemical Co. of Seoul, South Korea, wanted in the injection-molded closures that adorn its IOPE line of upscale skin care products.
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Irradiation labeling, or not?

As FDA considers new labeling requirements for irradiated foods, a recent consumer study shows that while nearly half of those surveyed accept the term irradiation, more of them (55%) preferred the terms "cold pasteurization" and "electronic pasteurization." The study was commissioned by the Food Marketing Institute in collaboration with the Grocery Manufacturers of America, National Restaurant Assn., and American Meat Institute.
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Multi-panel coupon label touts sweepstakes

Ott Food Products used a pressure-sensitive, multi-panel coupon label and a special cap liner on its bottled dressings and barbecue sauces to promote the hottest tourist destination in its marketing area.
One applicator arm applies two separate labels to the end of each case (top, opposite page) and the side (left
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Corner-wrap labeling without the wrap

A pair of easy-to-use adjacent-panel labelers each relies on one applicator arm to apply two separate labels, reducing material costs compared to corner wrap labels.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

Additional NACD award winners:Food category
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Burnett cooks with foamed PP/EVOH tray (sidebar)

And the winner is.
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Rectangular Spam cans upgrade to BOPP labels

For those of us who can remember the 1950s, being "spammed" has taken on new meaning. This is not something that affects the twentysomething and younger crowd much.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
Frozen soup is stored in this walk-in freezer until a frozen food distributor picks it up for delivery to supermarkets
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Tabletop filler boosts soups

Since a tabletop filler was installed last December, restaurant Barnum & Bagel is enjoying solid growth in supermarket sales of its frozen soups in PP tubs and lids
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Household Chemicals
Blister packs and lidded cups are two prominent techniques for providing single-dose packs of medication. A worker at Packaging
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Federal 'medicine' for drug errors may be hard to swallow

Agencies are now considering requirements for unit-dose packaging and bar coding of containers to reduce the potential for medication errors.

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