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Consumer Product Packaging

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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.
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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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Color 'caps' new jars for detergent capsules

A striking new PET jar, designed and blow-molded by RPC Containers Blackburn, is now serving up capsules of Persil liquid laundry detergent for Lever Fabergé, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.
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Efficiency tops 90% at Edna Valley Vineyard

A first-of-its-kind accumulation table boosts bottling efficiency by 20% and helps attract new business.See video
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Flexible packaging and labeling winners

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Transfer print 'pops' prototype boxes

Private-label packager Huish Detergents, Salt Lake City, UT, is vertically integrated, operating its own printing presses and machinery to convert corrugated into detergent boxes that it fills.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
Unilever selected a translucent pearlescent blue color to set off its Wisk detergent from the competition.
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Wisk bottle color breaks the mold

Wisk bottle color breaks the mold Unilever selected pearlized blue color for liquid detergent bottles by working closely with its color supplier and blow molders.
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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Time to market 'Vanish'es

To get on the bandwagon of oxygen-action cleaners, Reckitt Benckiser selected polypropylene cups, injection-molded and decorated by RPC Containers Blackburn for its new Vanish Oxi Action.
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Outlaw line shrinks from aluminum

Houston-based Pennzoil-Quaker State is in the middle of a significant shift to plastic bottles and SleeveCo full-body shrink-sleeve labels for its line of Outlaw car care products.

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