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Rigid Container Packaging

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Shapely can is the apple of Heinz's eye

Switch to hourglass-shape can lifts sales in the Netherlands.
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Colorful tubs chill out

Switch from paper to chill-resistant plastic heats up Blue Bunny brand ice cream sales.
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The many different facets of glass packaging and sustainability

Sometimes assumptions about sustainability can obscure the clear facts.
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Bush Brothers sticks it to glue problems

New can label adhesive applicators reduce adhesive use by 25%.
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GPI toasts overall package design winner

New glass bottle packaging for Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey has earned Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, the overall package design award in the Glass Packaging Institute’s (www.gpi.org) 2007 Clear Choice Awards.
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'Cardboard can' for soda?

Sagentia is developing a sustainable, bag-lined 'cardboard can' for soda and beer.
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Ecolab's bottle is better, faster by design

Modeling studies cut eight months out of the package development process for its ProForce cleaning solution bottle sold at Sam's Club.
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Tubs clearly a 'nutty' choice for Hampton Farms

High-barrier thermoformed tubs' unique shape and clear view of premium roasted nuts deliver a point of difference for Hampton Farms' product launch.
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Want innovation that drives sales? Slow down

Inventive package structures require at least 18 months, but economic pressure too often speeds up the design. Approach innovation as a cross-functional process, two gurus say.
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Mexican processor says si to new option

Del Fuerte’s shelf-stable vegetables and sauces make smooth move from cans and jars to revolutionary Tetra Recart retort carton packaging.
ROBOTIC EFFICIENCY. The robotic dispensing system's small footprint better utilizes space and reduces the potential for human er
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Robotic dispensing boosts pharmacy's efficiency

Medicap automates with a machine that counts tablets, fills them into bottles, prints and applies labels to the bottles, then caps them with user-friendly closures.
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

New drug bottle ‘Targets’ safety concerns
This drawing illustrates the top-floor-to-shop-floor communications network that unites Arla's new dairy into a tightly integrat
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A batch processing approach to packaging

Arla Foods’ automated order system lets production orders flow through its new fresh-milk bottling lines in batches.
Instead of a pump, which requires two hands for dispensing, the Squeeze & Squirt container lets kids use a single hand to releas
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Crayola kid's soap makes splash

Personal-care products marketer uses distributor’s design studio to come up with new package for squeezable foam hand and body soap for kids.
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Aluminum bottle reinforces diet aid uniqueness

Diet capsules move to an aluminum bottle to foil counterfeiters and employ two TE features to assure consumers.

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