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Food Packaging

Optically-clear multilayer cylindrical bottles meet a difficult set of requirements for bioM?rieux, maker of the BacT/ALERT line
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers

Medical diagnostics maker bioMérieux pioneers switch to multilayer plastic bottles for blood culture samples.
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From food to pharmaceuticals
Seven-layer jars made with clarified polypropylene let the fruit show. New label graphics for the Libby's brand helped capture r
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Fruit jars stand up, stand out

Signature Fruit works with blow molder to develop a wide-mouth plastic jar that withstands pasteurization for packing premium California fruit.
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Cornstarch redesigned

Clabber Girl has introduced a new cornstarch package whose graphics retain the antique-like charm of a previous paperboard package, but integrated with bright, colorful graphics.
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Stonyfield opts for in-line tf/f/s

For four years, Stonyfield Farm filled its 4-oz YoBaby organic yogurts for babies and toddlers into injection-molded polypropylene cups, with six filled and lidded cups automatically unitized in a wraparound paperboard carton.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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Metallized bread 'bags' top AIMCAL honor

From Celplast, a metallized low-density polyethylene bag for Dempster’s sliced white bread won the Peter Rigney Product of the Year award in the annual competition of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
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A holiday twist

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters with three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Whoops labels communicate refreshment

A new fruit-based drink line in Brazil, Whoops, has been launched by Norim indústria e Comércio Ltda, São Paolo, with the help of Prodesmaq Ind. Gráphica Ltda., in the same city.
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Grolsch handles new 12-pack for bottles

Driven by U.S. market growth, Dutch brewer Grolsch will be introducing a new 12-pack wraparound carton for its bottles, beginning in April.
A robotic bag loader moves a new valve bag into one of the four filling stations 
on the filler, which has been upgraded with el
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Rinker invests in process improvement

Rinker’s multiwall valve-bag filling operation made big gains in productivity, accuracy, and ergonomics after management invested in three key upgrades.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Kroger's sweet results

The block-bottom fabricated bags used for Cincinnati, OH-based The Kroger Co.’s "Private Selection" Chocolate Squares present ample space for product branding and information, while the upright stance offers high visibility for consumers.
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Paperless printing presence

Designed to replace a paperboard carton, the new Costco-brand Kirkland Four Cheese Ravioli pouch is rotogravure-printed to enhance the overall quality and shelf presence of the package.
ConAgra's Healthy Choice packages' green background paved the way for Nabisco's success with SnackWells, now a product of Kraft
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Calorie catharsis

FDA’s attack on obesity promises food label copy changes while substantive packaging purges may be possible, too.

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