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Blisters & Clamshells

New cartoning equipment helps Anderson Packaging accommodate the challenging tolerances of cartons such as these from TAP Pharma
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CP's custom cartoner handles challenging carton

New equipment helps pharmaceutical contract packager meet its customer demands and stay within its budget.
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Retort pouches convey freshness in mushrooms

Grupo Ayecue, a manufacturer and marketer of mushrooms in Spain, has a reputation in Europe as a pioneering research and development company.
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Making 'scents' of technology

NutriSystem markets plastic bottles with three closures, each of which emits an aroma designed to enhance the appeal of water for dieters.
The first four lines of Topps' cards to move to the new package are these baseball card brands.
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Baseball collector cards in new 'vault'

Topps continues to broaden market for collector cards with retail packs now selling for up to $30. New packaging virtually eliminates shoplifting.
A new packaging design for GE light bulbs optimizes how information is presented on labels and the manner in which the products
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Consumers help GE see the light

Three-year project uncovers consumer frustrations in buying light bulbs and responds with a package design that takes the guesswork out of product selection.
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
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Flexible approach to applying lipstick (sidebar)

ColorKiss by Orlandi is a unique use of flexible packaging to hold a single application of lipstick. Developed by Dale Beal, Orlandi vice president of marketing, it uses an exclusive license for the inventor’s patented system.
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Gephar brings blisters in-house

Self-packaging of blister packs is in fashion for Gephar Food, an Italian contract packager of ‘parapharmaceuticals.’
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X-ray inspection boosts QC

A leading producer of frozen gourmet desserts, Montreal-based Martin Dessert recently upgraded its quality-control efforts by adding X-ray inspection equipment to detect foreign objects that might find their way into the product.
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DVD case now for software

When Eidos looked to package its multi-disc game software, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin and Deus Ex: Invisible War for North America, it selected the slim triple Alphapak from Nexpak.
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Pipeline: Innovation continues

As I wrote last month, I’m still trying to clean 2003 out of my office, and there were a few other packages that bear examination, although with relatively modest detail.
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Retooling hardware packaging

Our annual look at hardware packaging ranges from the cute (fancy seed pails) to the creatively functional (driveway sealer in an easy-pour bucket).
An 8-oz aerosol can with a special relief valve and a foam insert now allows Ultra Blue to market and ship propane gas for do-it
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Cool pack for a hot product

Ultra Blue’s new handheld propane torch uses a patented container and valve to safely deliver the gas to do-it-yourselfers.
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2-in-1 packs 'TAP' Rx simplicity

Prevacid NapraPAC™ in two strengths is available from TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., Lake Forest, IL.
It's almost impossible to tell any difference between the three blister packs that make up the Perfect Glue line, but the glues
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Container, closure, and package make Perfect Glue

Macco Adhesives introduces three new household adhesives in a variety of containers, but all with similar overpackaging.

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