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Food Packaging

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Decorative tin

U.S. Can has released its only wine-themed decorative tin, “Salud.” Measuring 65?8”x113?16”, the tin is offset printed with images of wine glasses and grapes, in addition to scripted lists of different wine types.
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In-house label printing allows Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating to print as needed. That eliminates material waste and saves mone
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Printers help bottom line become healthy

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, a maker of nutritious meals, replaces preprinted labels with in-house printed labels that reduce cost and waste.
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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.
Seasonings and mixes (above) are bagged on a new f/f/s unit that replaced a hand-pack operation.
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Compact baggers pack improvements

World Flavors adds new and refurbished vf/f/s units to replace hand-filling operations and simplify changeovers.
Ink-jet printers apply codes to ice cream cups as they pass by on their way to a metal detector and on to hand packing into ship
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Marking Mister Cookie Face

This ice cream sandwich manufacturer settled on seven new ink-jet coding systems after old units performed poorly in wet plant conditions.
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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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Kellogg's tests portable cereal

Talk about dashboard dining. Kellogg’s Drink’N Crunch! portable cereal is packaged in a tapered cup that snaps onto the rim of an outer tapered cup for on-the-go consumption.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
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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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers (sidebar)

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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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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