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Consumer Product Packaging

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Anniversary makeover

Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign developed a new look for the 2003 vintage of the Hillebrand family of wines in conjunction with the winemaker’s 25th anniversary.
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Examining press sheets at Exopack are (left to right): Charlie Ratterree of Fafard, Jeff Wagner of Exopack, 
and Eric Nurnberger
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Sleeve press and EB combine for savings

New 67”-wide 10-station flexo press with electron-beam coating and curing earns Exopack lots of private-label lawn and garden packaging business with Fafard.
Glove ports allow operators to make adjustments at key machine areas.
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Swiss beverages go on the 'bloc'

An aseptic bloc filling system helps Pomdor AG
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Pigmented PET puts squeeze on convenience

An easy-to-use cleaner that takes the strain out of removing oil stains on concrete or masonry now boasts easy-to-use packaging. Edgewater Industries’ Pour-N-Restore was relaunched this spring in new squeeze bottles.
The 2-L pouches feature a one-piece fitment (above), which accepts a fill/dispensing probe that ensures that users are never in
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Pouch provides a perfect solution

Ecolab’s custom 2-L stand-up pouch provides source reduction and “safety seals” the concentrated, institutional liquid cleaners.
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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Putting a wrap on shelf life

A new USDA-formulated all-fruit bar achieves impressive shelf life thanks in part to its high-barrier wrapper that was initially developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a healthy alternative to traditional military meals.
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
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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.
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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.
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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