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Worth its weight in crystal

It's no coincidence that Donna Karan's new Chaos perfume "purser" looks like a work of art. Resembling an uncut crystal, the uniquely shaped sprayer was designed by sculptor Stephan Weiss, husband of Donna Karan.
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Getting noticed is now packaging mission #1

In today's market, there are more serious packaging developments than the emergence of beverage containers with walls purposefully bent out of shape.
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Promo employs unusual clamshell

"The pitcher was initially developed for an on-premise bar-kit promotion. Only later, after the pitcher was designed, did we decide to do an off-premise promo with it." That's how Karen Kurylo, packaging manager at Southfield, MI-based Hiram Walker & Sons, describes the origins of an unusual clamshell package used for 750-mL bottles of Kahlua liqueur.
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More EC export regs

North American exporters to the European Community (EC), who already must contend with some 20 different packaging laws, may face yet another EC mandate, currently under consideration by the European Commission, according to Recycling Laws Intl.
These mock-ups of the Superga package were photographed without the label that describes the style, size and color of shoe.
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Turning the shoe industry on end

Italian shoemaker challenges packaging conventions by adopting a vertical gable-top package that resembles both a doctor's bag and a milk carton. Patented carton design offers environmental advantages in waste-conscious Europe.
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Return of the 'domino theory' (sidebar)

Has EPA been wounded?
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Plastics under seige in Massachusetts

A plastics recycling bill has been introduced in the Massachusetts state Senate that would, if passed, doom the sale of most plastic packaging. The bill bans plastic packaging for consumer products unless at least 80% of Massachusetts residents have access to plastics recycling facilities by December 31, 2000.
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Rhapsody in blue

Rochester, NY-based Global Beverage's striking cobalt blue-tinted polyethylene terephthalate container is credited with firing up sales of its Bl Botol brand spring water since it debuted about 10 months ago.
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Shelf present

With so many salon haircare products available today, it can be difficult for one brand to stand out, especially when competing with big names like Paul Mitchell and Aveda.
An operator applies an updated price code to a package by sending it past an ink-jet coder.
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What price flexibility?

Mexican pharmaceuticals maker Byk Gulden relies on ink-jet coding to react faster when economic conditions require price changes to already-marked packages.
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FDA Web updates

The Food and Drug Administration is making it easier to keep track of labeling changes for drugs by listing these changes on its MedWatch web site: http://www.
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Three's a charm for Freeman

The Beautiful Skin® line of skin care products from Freeman Cosmetics got another makeover this past winter. Marking its third redesign since its introduction in 1985, the eight tubed products of the 11-product line now include inverted dispensing with a custom-color cap, a more consistent brand logo, and an asymmetrical crimped end.
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Labeling settlement

Honey Baked Hams, Inc. of Irvine, CA, agreed to change its package labeling as part of a negotiated settlement of a civil suit arising from a complaint by the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health.
Sleek, inverted PVC bottles (left) for private-label shampoos and moisturizers won the gold award. Silver went to a tube with a
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In the eye of the beholder

Good looks and marketing muscle characterize this year's cosmetics and personal care winners in NACD's annual packaging competition.
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Sara Lee launches MAP-packed Bragels

Modified atmosphere packaging that gives filled bagels a seven-day non-refrigerated shelf life may provide another reason why nobody doesn't like Chicago-based Sara Lee®.

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