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Taste of the earth

Coffee bean roaster and marketer GHH Select sells unique whole beans in a valved bag with stunning digitally printed images on labels.
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The clear "super tube" variety pack highlights the mints' visual appeal.
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Liquid mints become 'jewels' in a tube

Yosha! Enterprises breathes fresh air into category by finding structural inspiration in the cosmetics aisle.
Metallized, multilayer film gives Miss Meringue cookie pouches striking impact on shelf while delivering barrier properties that
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Cookies with cachet

Metallized film and a stand-up flexible pouch that considers operational issues gives Miss Meringue a sweet deal on shelf.
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Cans strike back in the tuna category

Even a casual observer of today’s packaging arena can’t help but notice the trend toward tuna in retortable pouches. But canned fish marketer Saupiquet of Nantes, France, has launched a new line of albacore tuna slices in one-piece steel cans that have Peel Seam™ peelable lids from Crown Food Europe, an affiliate of Crown Holdings, Inc.
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Homeland security kits reach market

More than 40ꯠ Ready Kit and Ready Kit Plus products made it to market to coincide with Department of Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge’s speech announcing DHS’s first National Preparedness Month, which began September 9.
Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.
The Grill Wipes pads are pouched on a compact, four-station rotary machine that includes a 
customized filling station seen on t
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Slick pouching for oily wipes

For Grate Chef president Keith Aldredge, one good thing has led to another. Not only did Grate Chef reintroduce its Grill Wipes in revamped pouches, the Dacula, GA, company found a great way to automate the product’s packaging operations: via contract packager Packaging Division Inc. See video
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
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Film test results (sidebar)

Nephron has for months conducted pouch film material assessments to qualify or requalify packaging materials and its material vendors. Specifically, it’s testing pouch material used to package the low-density polyethylene vials containing the product solutions.
Nephron says the cartoner is 'forgiving' of variances in carton materials.
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Payback brings Nephron fast relief

Nephron production breathes easier with labor-saving wrapping and cartoning lines for its respiratory inhalants that yield a one-year payback.See video
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Film 'doubles up' for dishwashers

A water-soluble film from Monosol, LLC is providing the carrier for a dual-compartment pack for Procter & Gamble’s Cascade for automatic dishwashers.
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Slick pouch for a grate product

Introduced in 2003, Grill Wipes from Grate Chef, Dacula, GA, have been repackaged in shiny new pouches for 2004 for improved functionality and aesthetics.
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Clear pouch claims to be first

A clear stand-up pouch holding 6.75 oz of flavored water is now reaching store shelves in select eastern U.S. markets. It’s claimed to be among the first clear pouches in a category where opaque metallized films or foil-based laminations dominate (see CapriSun from Kraft Foods and Hi-C Blast from Coke’s Minute Maid Div).

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