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Rigid Container Packaging

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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.
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.
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Rx distributor turns to internal RFID (sidebar)

New drug bottle ‘Targets’ safety concerns
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Bottle sports a gripping redesign

Coca-Cola North America introduced in April a new bottle design for its Powerade sports drink that's easier to hold and grip.
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Anheuser-Busch to double aluminum beer bottle capacity

According to St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, demand from retailers, wholesalers, and consumers for its beer in 16-oz aluminum bottles is so strong that the brewer will double its capacity for the package by this fall.
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New plant food package reduces product returns

Retailers were returning a percentage of EnviroSafe Lab’s Dynamite Plant Food unsold because the product’s tubular containers cracked during distribution or became weathered over time when exposed to rain and the sun’s heat on the shelves outside of lawn-and- garden centers.

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