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Consumer Product Packaging

For its LifePak dietary supplements, Pharmanex worked closely with its film vendor to develop a material with suitable barrier c
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Supplement packs deliver healthy results

Custom structure helps Pharmanex meet multiple needs for its packets of LifePak dietary supplements.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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Film-laminated cartons deliver for P&G

Procter & Gamble improves moisture barrier in its dry detergent cartons by shifting from a lacquer coating to film/paperboard lamination.
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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.
Espoma's new robotic  palletizer handles the output of three packaging lines. The newest line is for plastic bundles (above) of
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Espoma grows new bag line

New side-gusseted, flat-bottom plastic bags at plant food maker Espoma necessitate a new robotic palletizer, stretch-wrap bundler, and bag sealer.See video
Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
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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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WD-40 blasts into wider coverage

Long used to having its namesake product fix squeaks in tight places, the WD-40 Co. also knows some things need a wide spray of the lubricant.
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Unilever tries self-piercing closure

Unilever Bestfoods Europe has adopted a new self-piercing plastic closure for its Calvé mayonnaise that’s marketed in the Netherlands.
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Graphics reflect 'fabulous' work

The snazzy, award-winning packaging for Fafard Seed starter potting soil is well-grounded in innovative techniques.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
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Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.
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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).
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A grateful label design

Wine packager Allied Domecq Wines recently turned to Michael Osborne Design to create new packaging for its J.Garcia Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot wines.
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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Microsoft pack wins EPA design challenge

A new shipping package that looks like an envelope and protects like a box won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cradle-to-Cradle E-Commerce Package Design Challenge, announced at the recent Pack Expo Las Vegas show in October.

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