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Consumer Product Packaging

Nestlé is testing this new 18-lb bag, which is easier for consumers to carry and store. Nestlé is looking for pet-food pac
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Convenience is key

Pet-food manufacturers discuss the future of packaging and how innovation, customer convenience, and ease-of-use fit in with upcoming packaging plans.
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Retail product release

Roto-Rooter launched what is reported to be its first consumer product, a liquid drain cleaner for home use, with package design and development assistance from One80 Design (New York, NY).
Keeper's custom variation on a blister pack allows consumers to interact with the product's key features, yet protects the tie-d
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Interactive strap pack is wireless

Keeper’s feature-packed I-Pack™ secures the tie-down straps, yet permits consumers to interact with the product on store shelves—all without wires.
Step 1 - Book orders and corrugated T-blanks in the machine's infeed.
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No more changeover

Software and servos permit specialized machine to package random-sized orders of books and CDs at 30 packages/min. See in-plant video
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Sleeve labels deliver 'Black Magic'

The Black Magic brand of auto care products “has heritage and equity in its shine” characteristics, says Jeffrey Lack, group manager of innovations for Shell Lubricants.
F-style HDPE bottles index around this 10-station indexing filler-capper, which fills agrichemical liquids at several stations b
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Filler-capper grows savings

Agrichemical products maker Micro Flo adds a 10-station indexing filler-capper for liquids that replaces older equipment. Benefits include labor savings, speed and output increases, and reduced product giveaway.See in-plant video
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Packaging scents for the home spa

Avecia, a Wilmington, DE-based maker of pool chemicals, wanted to add scented aromatherapy products to its line of home spa items.
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'Shot' fires schnapps sales in UK

A unique, patented 30-mL “pot” (in olde English) made of Eastar® copolymer from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), has helped create a successful product launch for SideKick™ schnapps from H.P. Bulmer, Hereford, England.
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Recart takes an important step

Bonduelle, a large European marketer of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, plans a March 2003 launch of a variety of vegetables in the Recart™ retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
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Reclosable holo bag stands out

An ice melter is repackaged in reclosable, premade stand-up bags featuring an attention-getting, full-coverage, laminated holographic substrate.
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Crave packaging is revealing

A 2.5-oz plastic spray bottle mounted inside a see-through plastic “carton” distinguishes the packaging for Crave fragrance from Calvin Klein Cosmetics, a New York, NY, div.
After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
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Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
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Printing pays back Duckback

Flat-case printer earns eight-month payback for Duckback Products, a maker of stains, coatings, and cleaners for external wood and concrete surfaces.
Shown here is a sampling of Another Day's induction-sealed containers. For at least one customer, Another Day employees apply ta
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Saving for Another Day

Automated induction sealing, tape dispensing, and twist-tying machinery help this cleaning products company save money by reducing labor costs and moving short-run jobs in-house.
Miracle Sealant's new home-improvement retail products come in this two-layer teal-pigmented bottle with a sleeve label.
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Home Depot customers receive a Miracle package

Primarily an institutional supplier, Miracle Sealants opens up new retail business thanks to new fluorinated bottles and sleeve labels.

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